Beloved Coach Retires after Back to Back State Championships

From the desk of Superintendent, Michelle Barrow On March 25, 2019, Athletic Director and Head Coach William T. (WT) Johnston announced his plans for retirement.  Newton ISD has been blessed to have employed Coach Johnston for 26 years, eight years as the athletic director and head coach. Newton ISD will miss him dearly.  At this time…

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Manhunt in Newton County Ends Well

On Friday a routine traffic stop turned into a manhunt when 29 year old, Larry DeWane Land, Jr. of Newton fled on foot after being arrested. Around 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, Land was spotted and taken into custody. For more information on this story, get a copy of this week’s Newton County News!

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Newton FFA and 4-H Shines at the YMBL South Texas State Fair

This past weekend young people from the Newton FFA and Newton 4-H club competed at the fair in Beaumont and they proudly announce that Brayleigh Burke placed 3rd in her class and 19th in the sale.  Renwick Byerly placed 1st in his class and 4th in the sale.  Lane Noble placed 5th in his class…

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“Take Me Out To The Ball Game”

Saturday, March 23rd marks the start of another exciting season for the Newton County Little League.  At 10 a.m. at the J.O. Dennard Little League Park, the first ball will go out to symbolize “Play Ball” for the kids in the community. See this week’s Newton County News for more information.

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Coming To A Town Near You

Help make the Arts and Crafts Show Great Again! If you are a quilter, seamstress, crafter, baker, photographer, artist, woodworker, canner of any other artsy type person, get busy with your fair entries! The county fair is coming up soon, May 7-11. See this week’s Newton County News for more details.

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Arrest Made in McKee Murder

As of Monday, March 4, 2019, we reported that a Newton County woman, Candi McKee of Old Salem was missing and that a woman’s body was pulled from the Sabine River at Burr’s Ferry Bridge. On March 4, 2019 an arrest was made for the murder of Candi McKee.  A probable cause affidavit filed by…

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NHS Powerlifters Finish 3rd Overall at Regionals

Newton High School’s powerlifting team finished 3rd overall in the region at the Regional Powerlifting Meet in Baytown on Saturday, March 9, 2019.  Kristian Paulette, Darwin Barlow, Patrick Davis, Michael Clark, Hunter Amburn and Yavin Shankle all competed. For scores, get a copy of this week’s Newton County News!

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Missing Woman From Newton County

Sheriff Billy Rowles confirms that a woman from Old Salem is missing and her car was found burned off of County Road 588 in the Call Community. At press time a body was found in the Sabine River in the Burr’s Ferry area.  The investigation is ongoing.

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