Kelley Finishes 2nd In Tourney

Heading to Nationals! Brayden Kelley finished 2nd this past weekend in the Texas B.A.S.S. Nation High School Tournament.  He won $2,000 for placing 2nd and also won the Big Bass fish (8.39 lbs.) for an additional $150. He will be heading to Lake Chicamauga near Chattanooga, Tennessee for the National Competition in July. Congratulations and…

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Celebrate Good Times…. Come On! NHS Celebrates Graduates

Photo Heather Foster Graduation was held Friday night in the Newton High School Gym between rain showers and the event was a wonderful celebration for NHS graduates and their families.  It marked the ending of one chapter and the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of the Class of 2021.  Congratulations Seniors of…

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NHS Scholarship Winners

  Photo courtesy Susie Osment Back row, left to right: Emily Spillers, Kristina McMahon, John Colt Y’Barbo, Medallion Vosti, Nate Williams, Crisa DuBose, Skyler Pollock, Chasity Fowler, Aria Jordan and Nina Bailey. Front row, left to right: Brice Westbrook, Robert Phillips, Jr., Brendon Hunter, Hunter Franck, Stormy Woods, Hannah Peacock, Sidney Fields, Roxanne Rivera and…

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Marine Archeologist Presenting River Relics at DETAS Meeting, June 7

Amy Borgens, State Marine Archeologist, will present “River Relics: Texas forgotten World War I Shipwrecks of Jefferson and Orange Counties” in a zoom and in-person meeting for the Deep East Texas Archeological Society around 7:15 p.m. on Monday, June 7, 2021, at the Howard Civic Center on 213 East Court Street in Newton Texas. Sandra Litton…

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Newton High School Announces Honor Students

Above- Salutatorian, Heather Kellum Valedictorian Hannah Peacock featured on cover page. Newton High School will host the 2021 Commencement Exercises for the senior class this Friday night, June 4, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Singletary Stadium at Newton High School. NISD proudly announces the Valedictorian of the 2021 class: Miss…

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Newton County Courthouse to Receive 1.1 Million for Preservation

Nichols and White announce significant funding for Tyler County and Newton County Courthouses Austin, TX – Today, Texas State Senator Robert Nichols (R- Jacksonville) and Texas State Representative James White (R-Hillister) announced a significant allocation of funding for the Tyler County and Newton County courthouses. “Representative White and I have worked hard to ensure that…

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2nd Suspect Arrested in 2017 Murder Case in Newton County

According to Sheriff Robert Burby, on Saturday, May 22, 2021, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Jasper County that they were in pursuit of 23-year-old Jaret Michael Chaudoin.  Chaudoin was recently indicted by the Newton County Grand Jury in connection with a 2017 murder in Newton.  He is currently in the Newton County…

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Burkeville High School Announces Honor Students

Burkeville High School will host their commencement exercises this Saturday afternoon, May 29, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the new gymnatorium at BHS.  The 2021 senior class chose the white rose as their class flower; their class motto: We came.  We Saw.  We Conquered; and they chose “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts as their class…

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$6.6 Million Granted by Texas GLO for Historic Disaster Mitigation Projects in Newton County

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Texas Senator Robert Nichols and Mayor Mark Bean announce the Texas General Land Office (GLO) approved $6.6 million in flood mitigation projects to improve water infrastructure in the City of Newton.  These infrastructure projects will directly benefit residents in a majority low-to-moderate income (LMI) area who have faced repetitive…

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