Body Found in the City of Newton

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018, the body of a black male was found in the city limits of Newton.  He was found on the 400th block of Lee Street.  According to City Police Chief, Will Jackson, a preliminary investigation shows no signs of foul play pending the autopsy. The man was…

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Investigation Leads to Arrest in Deweyville

Property that was stolen on June 18, 2018 has been recovered and an arrest has been made.  A Deweyville resident called the Newton County Sheriff’s Office to report a stolen generator and compressor and Newton County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Kite began an investigation that led him to a pawn shop in Orange, Texas. The property…

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Meek Medals at Special Olympics Games Seattle 2018

The Special Olympics USA games come around every four years and this year’s games was celebrating their 50 year anniversary of Special Olympics.  The sportsmanship and joy shown by the athletes was indescribable and to be a part of it was something that you will never forget. Samantha Meek made us all proud as she…

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Golf Tournament Has Great Success!

Saturday, June 30th the WT Johnston and Billy Rowles Golf Tournament was held to support the local Eagle Athletic Booster Club.  President, Bobby Bean is happy to report it was a tremendous success thanks to the support of Sheriff Billy Rowles and Head Coach, W.T. Johnston.  Businesses and individuals got involved and the event raised…

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Caught in Broad Daylight

Sheriff Rowles reported to us that last week the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a homeowner living on FM 363 out of Bleakwood stating that a man drove up in the driveway and honked his horn.  The homeowner did not go outside so that man got out of his vehicle, went into a…

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Donations to the Newton Police Department Will Make a Difference

Sergeant Colton Havard of the Newton Police Department, partnered up with United States Deputy Sheriff’s Association to receive three Preliminary Breath Tests.  These are better known as portable breath tests.  The department also received six emergency trauma kits.  These were given at no cost to the agency.  The trauma kits will assist officers in the…

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The 5th Purple Hull Pea Festival has Great Success

        If you missed the 5th Annual Purple Hull Pea Festival, you missed a very good time! The weather was not too hot, as there was a nice breeze blowing most of the time, and the peas were ready to be picked! A pea-picking contest was held, along with a pea shelling…

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Meek to Represent Team Texas in Washington

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Seattle, Washington July 1-6, 2018. More than 4,000 athletes and coaches representing 50 state Programs and the District of Columbia, along with the support of tens of thousands of volunteers and specta- tors, will compete in 14 Olympic-type team and individual sports. Our very own…

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Miss Firecracker Pageant Needs Participants!

The Annual Miss Firecracker Pageant is coming quickly. The date is set for July 7, 2018 at the Howard Civic Center in Newton, Texas. The apparel will be red, white and blue wear. The entry fee is $50 and all proceeds go to the Newton Volunteer Fire Department. Entries range from age newborn to 18…

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Drowning at Local Water Park

On Saturday, June 16th at around 6:30 p.m. the Newton County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a possible drowning at Backwoods Beach located between Trout Creek and Bon Wier on County Road 4096.  Newton County deputies, State Game Wardens, and Trout Creek First Responders were dispatched to the scene. According to witnesses, DeVonta Rokell…

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