A Great Day for a State Championship Parade in Newton

The sun came out on Saturday, January 125h just in time to shine on the State Champion Newton Eagles Parade and celebration.  Crowds lined the streets and filled the Howard Civic Center parking lot to cheer and celebrate the win at AT&T Stadium on December 21, 2018.  The Newton Eagles defeated the Canadian Wildcats 21-16.…

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3A Division II District 12 All District Football 2018

The Newton Eagles that have been named All District Players are:  District MVP: Josh Foster; Offensive MVP: Darwin Barlow; Co-Defensive MVP: Kristian Paulette and James Sylvester; Offensive Newcomer of the Year: Val Fowler; Defensive Newcomer of the Year: Dreshawn Spikes; Coach of the Year: W.T. Johnston; 1st Team Offense:  Center: Avante Burnham – Jr.; Guard:…

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Gun and Bow Club Attends Xtreme Shootout and has Great Success

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, the Newton Area Youth Gun & Bow Club went to Palestine, Texas to shoot at the Anderson County Xtreme Shootout.  The team took 25 youth, ranging in age from 7-15 and walked away with 8 awards. The Gun and Bow Club, managed and coached by Marty and Sheryl Herrington, is…

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Man Flown by Air Rescue after Shooting

Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles says that one person was shot and two people were taken into custody following a late Monday morning disturbance.  Deputies were called out shortly before noon on Monday, January 7th, 2019 when shots were reported to 911.  The home is located on 9931 US Highway 87 just north of Bleakwood.…

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New Year … New Judge

Photo by Anna Wilkerson One of Judge Weeks’ first priorities in his new role as Newton County Judge was to issue a Declaration of Disaster for Newton County.  On the 3rd day of January 2019 due to torrential rainfall and severe thunderstorms over an excessive period of time, a declaration was issued to Newton County.…

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State Champions Honored With Parade

The Newton Eagle Athletic Booster Club will host a parade and celebration for the 2018 Texas High School Football 3A D-II State Champion Newton Eagles on Saturday, January 12th, 2019.  The parade will be held at 2 p.m. and a “meet and greet” will follow at the Howard Civic Center.  Please come and support your…

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Johnston to be Inducted in Hall of Honor

Photo by Heather Foster Newton High School Head Coach, W.T. Johnston is being inducted into the Hall of Honor by Christus Sports Medicine and Beaumont Bone and Joint on January 26, 2019.  Five other men will be honored as well during the ceremony.  The event begins at 12:00 noon at the Holiday Inn of Beaumont…

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Latest Releases at Toledo Bend Reservoir

As of press time on Monday, December 31, 2018 Toledo Bend Project Joint Operation has 11 gates open 2 feet: In accordance with the guide for spillway gate operations in the license approved by FERC for Toledo Bend Reservoir, these are the current releases. Up to date reservoir elevations and releases as well as links…

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Bon Wier Man Arrested

On Friday, December 28th Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles stated that an arrest was made in a sexual assault of a child case on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 44 year old, Phillip James Alford of Bon Wier, who has been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a…

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Fallen Officers Honored

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 These words spoken by Jesus over two thousand years ago are as true today as the lives of fallen officers in Newton County were honored. On Friday, December 28, 2018, on the Newton County court- house square, families,…

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