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Man Robbed and Shot at home on Highway 87

According to Police Chief, Will Jackson, a shooting and possible robbery occurred at a residence on Hwy. 87 just north of Newton.   Homeowner, Ryan Menville said the two suspects were black males.  Menville has since been released from the hospital and is recovering. For more on this story, stop and pick up a copy…

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Missing Man Found Near Fishing Spot

Friday night at 11:12 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a missing man off of FM 1416 in the Trout Creek Community.  According to the report from Sheriff Robert Burby, Johnny (Clarence) Sampson was fishing near Big Cow Creek and was reported missing. Sampson was found near the shore by his fishing…

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Body Found South of Devil’s Pocket

Released by Sheriff Robert Burby On Monday, September 13, 2021, Newton County Deputies were dispatched to a wooded area located south of Devil’s Pocket on Hwy. 87 South, in response to a report that utility workers found the body of an unresponsive female. There is no foul play suspected, and we are currently investigating all…

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Eagles Battled Mustangs to the Bitter End

Photo by Heather Foster/Story by Jon Meek Week 4 of pre-district play brought the West Orange Stark Mustangs to town.  Along with the Mustangs, followed many scouts, local media, and state media from all over Texas.  It was all eyes and ears on the action being played on Barbay Field last Friday night. Although the…

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100th Showdown for Eagles and Cats

Photo by Heather Foster; Story by Jon Meek Newton vs. Kirbyville on Friday night at Wildcats Stadium … it was the 100th meeting of those two cross-town rivals.  The first meeting was in the year 1921.  The final score was Newton 54, Kirbyville 0. For more on this story, stop and pick up a copy…

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Rise and Walk for the Fallen Event held on 9/11

Rise and Walk for the Fallen was held Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Caney Creek Park in Newton, and it was a beautiful day for the walk.  The event raised $200 to send to the Fallen 13 families.  Agriculture Extension Agent, Emilee Gerngross was at the event and offered face painting for the kids.  Thanks…

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Newton County Judge Issues a Disaster Declaration

Judge Kenneth Weeks signed a Disaster Declaration Monday evening right at press time.  According to the press release, Tropical Storm Nicholas could cause widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life. According to the National Weather Service, torrential and severe thunderstorms could affect Newton County causing flooding in populated areas as well as infrastructure…

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A Tea Party for Newton County’s Ladies

First United Methodist Church is hosting a Newton County Ladies Tea in the green building on Saturday, September 18, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.  All ladies are invited, but a reservation is required, as seating is limited.  To RSVP, contact Janice McMahon at 409-382-5342. For more information on this story, pick up a copy of…

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We Remember 9/11

We will never forget that day back in 2001, when our lives as we knew it changed forever.  We will keep those who lost loved ones on that day in our prayers for the rest of our lives. God Bless the U.S.A.!

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Gatson Chosen in Week One for Built Ford Tough 3A Player of the Week

Ford Motor Company is proud to announce the winners of the 202221 Build Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week trophy for week one.  Among those winners is Newton High School’s De’Anthony Gatson. Congratulations De’Anthony, Newton is so proud of you! For more on this story, stop by and pick up a…

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