Area Top Stories

Eagles Fall to Brahmas

Photo by Heather Foster; story by Jon Meek The Newton Eagles traveled to Henderson, Texas, Friday night to face the Paul-Pewitt Brahmas in the Area Round of the playoffs.  The Eagles came into the game favored to defeat Pewitt. The Brahmas had another idea.  They beat the Eagles 44-36. It was a hard fought game…

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Newton Elementary School Turkey Trot Winners

Newton Elementary School held its annual Turkey Trot Friday, November 20.  It was such a great time for all the participants.  The winning team in Friday’s event was Ginger’s Green Beans.  Pictured is Coach Ginger Mays, Fredrick Allen, Jamie Mulkey, and Bralon Wead. Special thanks to Mrs. Gina Adams of Brookshire Brothers for sponsoring the…

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Newton Elementary School “PIRATES” For Outstanding Character

Newton Elementary School honored students this week for exemplary character traits.  The acronym PIRATE stands for Peer Unity, Improve, Responsibility, Actively Learn, Talent and Empower. Pictured is Aspyn Edgerton, A’Zadyn Brooks, Gemma Watson, Audrey Angelo, Brooklyn Tisdale, Aspen Spivey, Laila Schmidt, K’Mari Holloway, Isabella Kenebrew, Easton DuBose, Mila Brooks, Emma Hollinshead, Matthew Bartlett, Abigail Kludt,…

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Fire Captain Warns of Dry Conditions

We spoke with NVFD Fire Captain, Melanie Smith Bowman and she wanted to remind the community of the importance of using caution during this very dry season. Newton County has chances of rain in the forecast this week,  meanwhile the NVFD has been called out to several  grass fires lately and want the community to know how dangerous the dry…

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Round One Victory Over Harleton

Photo by Heather Foster; story by Jon Meek De’Anthony Gatson’s receiving touchdown run against Harleton.  Gatson would have six touchdowns for the night. On Friday night the Newton Eagles lined up against the Harleton Wildcaats at the Shelbyville Dragons Stadium in round one of the playoffs.  The Eagles came into the playoffs unranked for the…

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Tenaha Tigers Defeat Burkeville Mustangs

Photo by Sherry Tracy The Mustangs had a great season and their fans are so proud of the strides they made.  Unfortunately, they were knocked out of the first round of the playoffs by the Tenaha Tigers. Coach Williams and his staff want to thank the community for the tremendous support throughout the season.  He…

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Go Texan Hosting His & Her Bingo

The Newton County Area Go Texan is hosting a His & Her Bingo night. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 5th. The doors open at 5 p.m. and the games begin at 6 p.m. They will have 10 rounds of Bingo for the event. The prizes are ‘His & Her Prizes’ including designer purses,…

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Eagles Advance to Playoff Round Against Harleton

Photo by Heather Foster; story by Jon Meek Pictured is Newton’s big tight-end Brice Westbrook catching one in the end zone from quarterback Maliek Woods.  This was Westbrook’s second touchdown of the season. The Newton Eagles traveled to Corrigan on Friday night ready to close out the regular season and start the playoffs.  It only…

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Mustangs Heading to the Playoffs

Photo by Sherry Tracy The Burkeville Mustangs have had a strong season under the leadership of Head Coach Eric Williams and are now heading to the playoffs.  It has been nine years since the Mustangs made it to the playoff round, so you can imagine the pride and excitement of the fans.  Pictured above #6,…

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Eagles Overpower Hornets and Claim District Crown

Photo by Heather Foster; Story by Jon Meek De’Anthony Gatson is shown carrying the ball against the Hemphill Hornets.  Gatson rushed for 249 yards with 32 carries and had 4 touchdowns. The Hornets came into the Friday night contest confident and prepared to dethrone the Eagles of the 8-year dominance of the district crown.  Hemphill…

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