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Gatson Flying High with Nominations and Offers

Photo by Heather Foster De’Anthony Gatson is flying high after receiving the Built Ford Tough nomination recently and now the decision to sign with Louisiana Tech on Monday afternoon.  Congratulations De’Anthony!  We wish you much success in the future!

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Filing to Run for City Council Opens Wednesday January 19th

On Saturday, May 7th, the City of Newton will hold an election for three council member seats.  The City is now taking applications to run for city council beginning January 19 – February 18, 2022.  There is no charge to file to be added to the ballot.  See Molly Will, filing officer, for more information…

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Happy Puppy Reunion

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office recovered three Beagle puppies that were taken from the owner, James Timothy Hooks from Old Salem.  Pictured from left to right, Sheriff Burby, Mr. Hooks and Newton County District Attorney Courtney Ponthier.  The person responsible for stealing the puppies was arrested and charged with theft.

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Fatality in Newton County at Hwy. 87 and RR 255

Photo Charles Duckworth, BVFD Fire Chief The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a fatal crash involving a commercial motor vehicle on State Hwy. 87 at the intersection of Recreational Road 255 Friday, January 7, 2022. The preliminary investigation indicates that around 8:50 a.m., a 2004 Kenworth truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling north…

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Operation Lone Start in Full Swing

Press Release Travis Clardy, State Representative The citizens of Texas deserve a secure, safe border.  That is why Texas Republican leadership launched Operation Lone Star last March to combat the smuggling of people and drugs into Texas.  Operation Lone Star integrates the Department of Public Safety with the Texas National Guard and deploys air, ground,…

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Library Receives Hearing Loop

In recognition of Better Speech and Hearing, Sertoma, Inc. has invited clubs across the country to raise money to purchase one or more Portable InfoLoops to donate to a local library.  Newton County Public Library received theirs on January 6th and it is already in use at the front counter. For more on this story,…

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Vehicle Identified in Burkeville Accident with Unsecured Lumber

Texas Department of Public Safety Update: The vehicle involved in the accident that occurred south of Burkeville on December 22, has been identified as a 2011 Chevrolet flatbed.  It is reported that the driver failed to secure the load of lumber, causing it to fall off the flatbed, which in turn struck the 2019 Ford…

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Commercial Decorating 1st Place Winner

Commercial Winner in Decorating Contest:  The Old Feed Store was the 1st Place winner in the Christmas Decorating Contest held by the Newton Volunteer Fire Department.  The Old Feed Store is home of the Trade Days event held on the 4th weekend of the month.  It has been quite the “hot spot” in the last…

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Board Flies Off Trailer and Strikes Driver in Accident

Photo by BVFD Fire Chief, Charles Duckworth From Texas Department of Public Safety The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a crash on State Hwy. 87, approximately two-tenths of a mile south of County Road 2091.  The accident occurred on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in Burkeville. The initial investigation indicates that at around 6:20 p.m.,…

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NCN Christmas Coloring Contest Winners Announced

Each year we enjoy our annual Christmas Coloring Contest for the kids.  Two very talented NES students won some very special stockings filled with goodies.  This year’s winners were 5-year-old Zacheus Johnson and 8-year-old Mila Brooks.  Congratulations and thanks to all those that entered our contest!

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