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DPS Seeks Help with Hit and Run Accident on FM 363

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019 a local man was killed in a hit and run accident on FM 363.  The Texas Department of Public Safety reports to us that around 4:30 a.m. 58-year-old Robert Earl Medley of Newton was found along the roadway just east of the Hwy. 87 and FM 363 intersection.  According to…

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Crime Spree at Toledo Bend is Over

A crime spree that began at South Toledo Bend around June 7 and ended early Sunday morning around 2 a.m. According to Corporal Hopson with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, two 18 year old males were arrested and charged with two misdemeanor thefts – $5,000 each; one felony theft – $15,000 each; and theft of…

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2019 Miss Newton Queens Announced

Photo by Heather Foster The Miss Newton Pageant opening acts included the reigning Miss Newton Queens as dancing clowns and the 2018 Miss Newton Makenzy Hall as the ring master leading the show. 2019 Miss Newton Queens pictured from left to right:  Marley Howard – Junior Miss Newton; Stevie Jo Butler – Miss Newton Sweetheart;…

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Two New Homes for Newton County Residents

In March 2016, the Sabine River crested at its highest level in over 130 years.  With a weather system lingering over the area, the high-water mark record set in 1884 was surpassed by over one foot.  More than 400 homes were damaged and mandatory evacuations were required.  Newton County Officials immediately began working to assist…

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Sheriff Asks for Help Identifying Attempted Robbery Suspect

On Thursday night, May 30, around 10:30 p.m., the Newton County Sheriff’s Office was called to an attempted robbery at Sunset convenient store just north of Highway 12 on 87 in Deweyville. According to Sheriff Rowles, the suspect arrived on an older model red Suzuki or Kawasaki motorcycle.  He entered the store and told the clerk,…

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Miss Newton Pageant Set For Saturday, June 8th

Photo by Heather Foster This Saturday will mark the 53rd Annual Miss Newton Pageant in Newton.  The pageant will be held at 5 p.m. at the Newton Elementary School Auditorium.  Pictured is the 2018 Miss Newton Queens at the recent Miss Newton Tea given at the home of Pam Davis.  Left to right:  Sha’Niya Brown…

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Newton County Has Grand Opening For Deweyville Sub-Courthouse

Judge Kenneth Weeks of Newton County has been very busy in the month of May.  On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, Newton County celebrated the grand opening of our new sub-courthouse in Deweyville.  Local residents are invited to go see the community’s newly constructed building.  The facility has space for the Tax Assessor/Collector office, Justice of…

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NISD Announces Honor Students

Friday night will mark the end of one exciting chapter and the beginning of another for the 2019 Newton High School graduates.  Congratulations to Jacob Lee for being named Valedictorian for the Class of 2019.  The rate for Valedictorian and Salutatorian was a tight one fought right until the end! The 2019 NHS Honor Grads…

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NISD Announces Honor Students

Friday night will mark the end of one exciting chapter and the beginning of another for the 2019 Newton High School graduates.  Congratulations to Katelyn Elliott for being named Salutatorian for 2019.  The race was a tight one fought right until the end.  Good luck in your future!

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Newton County Fair Arts & Crafts Winners

What an amazing arts and crafts show!  Cathy Pearson of the Agriculture Extension office reports to us that the Rachel Drummond Arts & Crafts building was full of wonderful entries from the community. These are some of the ribbon winners in the 2019 Arts & Crafts Show at the Newton County Fair.  Pictured from left…

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