Fatality Near Bleakwood

In the early morning hours of Saturday, July 13, around 2:45 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a head-on collision on State Highway 87 just north of Bleakwood in Newton County.  According to DPS, a 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck was heading north on 87 and a 1996 Chevrolet passenger car was heading…

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Handing Over the Keys to a Brighter Future

In March of 2016, the Sabine River crested at its highest level in over 130 years.  With rains that settled over the area the high water mark record that was set in 1884, was surpassed by over one foot. Friday, July 12, 2019 marked the start of a new day for one very proud resident…

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NISD Board Member Installation

Courtesy Michelle Barrow, Superintendent Newton ISD installed board members from the spring election.  Johnny Westbrook and Donnie Meek are returning members; Brent Noble is a new member to the board.  Shown is Gwen Satterwhite swearing them in.

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Chase Ends in Newton

A high speed chase that extended through several counties with speeds of up to 100 mph ended on Sunday night around 8:00 p.m. on the Newton County Courthouse Square.  Earlier in the evening a woman, now identified as 30 year old, Karianna Gabrielle Nowman began fleeing Huntington Police in a silver Ford Mustang around 7…

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The Zoo is Coming to the Library

Kids get ready … The Ellen Trout Zoo is coming on Tuesday, July 16th.  The next chapter in our summer reading program story will begin at 1:30 p.m.  Representatives from the Ellen Trout Zoo from Lufkin, Texas will be in charge of a fun and educational program for our children.  It has been a few…

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30 Miles of Roadway Improvements Coming to Newton County

Funding received for the GLO 2016-Disaster Recovery is providing Newton County with 30 miles of roadway improvements.  On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, representatives from Newton County, Tina Lewis with the Texas General Land Office and Gary R. Traylor and Associates (hired to administer the project) met with the engineering firm Goodwin Lasiter Strong and contractors…

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Respected JP Passes Away

A dearly loved public servant in Newton County passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019.  A.J. Satterwhite, who was a retired Justice of the Peace, will most be remembered for his kind and compassionate heart. He was born on November 15, 1934 and was a lifelong resident of Newton County.  A.J. was a 1952 graduate…

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Dreams are Coming True for Newton County Residents

On June 19, 2019, Nancy Brown, along with representatives from Newton County, Gary R. Traylor & Associates (program administrator) and JW Turner & Associates (contractor), were all on hand for the ground breaking of the “first” new home to be built in the State of Texas resulting from the March 2016 flood.  Funds to build…

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2019 Miss Firecracker Queens

The 2019 winners in the Miss Firecracker Pageant are:  Baby Tot – Hadley Luna; Tiny Tot – Staci Ebarb; Petite Miss – Calleigh Vara; Little Miss – Kimber Smith; Junior Miss – Maci Martindale; Young Miss – WaLayla Woods; Teen Miss – De’Cember Gaspard; Miss Firecracker 2019 – Kennedy Williams; and Miss Firecracker Raffle Ticket…

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