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Eagles Signing Day 2019

Photo credit Heather Foster/Newton Sports Page Six outstanding Newton Eagles signed with colleges on February 6, 2019 in the Newton High School Gymnasium.  Each of these athletes has exhibited excellence in their endeavors to represent Newton High School athletics.  They are Addison Causey, who signed with Lyon College Cross Country; Darwin Barlow, who signed with…

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Special Olympics State Winter Games

After 8 years of competing in Special Olympics, Samantha Meek participated in her first State Winter Games on February 1, 2019.  Meek competed in bowling with the Golden Triangle Champs in her first State Tournament.  She won the gold medal in her division.

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Update on School Cancellation

It is with relief and thankfulness that NISD is able to give you a good report.  We have received an update from the Texas Department of Health, in regards to the recent case of Meningitis reported in our school.  The type and cause of this particular meningitis does not meet the state and federal criteria…

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Family Violence Sends Man to Jail

According to Sheriff Billy Rowles, on January 30, 2019 his office received a call stating that a man had been stabbed as a result of physical violence in the home.  The incidence occurred in the Trout Creek area. For more on this story, get a copy of this week’s Newton County News!

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Makeover in the Works

Commissioner Gary Fomby of Precinct 3 sent a crew to help with “The Museum Makeover” project.  Pictured are P.A. Bailey, Pee Wee Y’Barbo and Gary Rock.

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Johnston Inducted Into SETX Hall of Honor

Photo by Kristi Staley Newton High School’s head football coach and athletic director, WT Johnston, was inducted into the SETX Coaches Association Hall of Honor Saturday, January 26, 2019. Thank you, Coach Johnston, for your leadership in our community and congratulations on this prestigious honor! See more in this week’s Newton County News!

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Lakes Area Cruisers Speeding to the Rescue

On Thursday, January 24, 2019, the Lakes Area Cruisers cruised over Newton way for a very important visit.  They came bringing a donation of $4,000 to the Newton Food Share ministry. To see more, get a copy of this week’s Newton County News!

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Education First Paying it Forward to Local Schools

Education First Federal Credit Union and its We’re Paying it Forward program distributed funds totaling over $45,000 to 120 local schools in Southeast Texas on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. To see more on the story get the latest copy of the Newton County News!

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McGraw Nominated as Willie Ray Smith Finalist

Photo by Heather Foster Finalists for the 2019 Willie Ray Smith awards were revealed on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, with a good mix of players from all around Southeast Texas. Our own Jadrian McGraw was named as a finalist. See more of the story in this week’s Newton County News!

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