Stabbing Reported in South Newton County

    The Newton County Sheriff’s Department reported a stabbing in South Newton County around 11:22 a.m. According to Sheriff Billy Rowles a female came to her neighbor’s house and said she had just stabbed someone and asked the neighbor to call 911. At this time, no names are given as officers are still on…

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Sr. Pee Wee Eagles Bring Home The Championship Belt

The Senior and Junior Pee Wee Eagle teams advanced to the Championship round and played in AT&T Stadium this past weekend.  The Senior Team won the championship and brought home the Championship Belt.  The Junior Pee Wee Eagles also advanced, but fell short in the game.  According to their head coaches the games were really…

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NHS Athletes Receive Academic Honor

Newton High School recently announced the recipients of the Texas High School Coaches Association Football Academic All-State athletes.  They are Kollin Shaver, Zach Gulley, Avante Burnham and Jamarion Samuel. Head Coach Drew Johnston had this to say of the athletes, “We hold our guys to a high standard in the classroom and in the community.…

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NISD Celebrates School Board Recognition Month This January

The Newton Independent School District will join 1,025 school districts throughout Texas to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month, Superintendent Michelle Barrow announced. “Our school board members are volunteers who shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices for our district, all without pay.  Their goal is always focused on the future success of…

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Feud Results in Shooting in Trout Creek Community

Sheriff Billy Rowles reported to us that on Saturday, January 4, 2020, two neighbors were in an argument that was rumored to be about a dog when one of the men shot the other.  The shooting occurred in the Trout Creek Community off of FM 2460.  According to Rowles, 42-year-old Reginald Ashworth was shot by…

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Woods Community Reporter Makes The Final Ride Home

By Karyn Lobb It is with great sadness that we report the death of our reporter for the Woods Community News, Charles Park.  He came in when he first moved back to Newton wanting to write a column like the one from years ago.  The column was called Woods Community News by Rachel Drummond.  That…

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Newton Man Dies in Accident in Holly Springs

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday, January 2, 2020, a fatal crash occurred in Holly Springs on US 190 and FM 1408.  The preliminary crash investigation given by DPS stated that around 1:45 p.m. a 2014 Lincoln passenger car was traveling at an unsafe speed when the vehicle slid off the…

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Suspect Arrested in Post Office Burglaries

Released by Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office announced that on Friday, December 29, 2019 the arrest of Paul Wayne Kennedy, age 37.  The arrest was a result of a joint investigation between the Vernon, Beauregard, and Newton County, Texas Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Postal Inspector.  We…

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Pennington Running For Constable, Precinct 3

To the residents of Precinct 3 in Newton County, my name is Toby Pennington, and I am proud to announce my candidacy for Constable Pct. #3 of Newton County in the 2020 election. My wife, Debbie Fomby Pennington, and I are the proud parents of three children and three grandchildren with one more grandchild to…

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Sylvester Signs With Baylor

Photo by Heather Foster The Newton Eagle’s defensive end, James Sylvester, signed his letter of intent to the University of Baylor on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, in the high school cafetorium in front of the NHS student body, family, and friends.  Sylvester will be leaving for Waco later this month to begin his collegiate football…

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