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Eagles Win District Opener Against Warren

Sports Writer and Photographer: Heather Foster After a hard-fought pre-season, the Eagles traveled to Warren to play Friday night.  The Eagles have entered district play, and they were ready! The Eagles beat Warren 53-6.  The Eagles will host the 4-1 Anderson-Shiro Owls this Friday. For more on this story, stop and pick up a copy…

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Fatality in South Newton County, Orange Woman Dies

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers are investigating a fatal crash on State Hwy. 62, near the Orange County line, that occurred Monday, September 26, 2022. The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 7:05 a.m., a 017 Ford SUV was traveling north, while a 2021 Ford pickup was traveling south.  It is reported…

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US Navy Veteran Celebrates 101st Birthday

Residents and staff at Shady Acres, along with family members and local dignitaries celebrated the 101st birthday of Johnnie Odom.  Mrs. Odom is a US Navy Veteran having served during World War II (WWII) stationed at San Diego, California.  Mrs. Odom now resides at Shady Acres Health & Rehabilitation in Newton, Texas. For more on…

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Newton County Library Announces its New Author

The Newton County Library proudly announces that their very own Christine Allen is now a published author!  Librarian, Stephanie Ducote shared the good news proudly. Christine presented the NCHC Chair John Jefferson with her first book Ben The Friendly Goat .  Chris explained that  Ben was a real goat that lived in Newton County.  His owner, Charles…

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Arrest Made for Burglary of Habitation

On August 29, 2022, the Newton County Sheriff’s Department received a call in reference to the burglary of a habitation in the 800th block of CR 3008 in Newton, Texas.  Deputy Henry arrived at the residence and spoke to the owner of the camper.  The owner reported that his generator was missing.  Upon further investigation…

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Christian Marriage Retreats Now Located in Newton

You are invited to attend a dedication on Saturday, October 1, 2022 for Christian Marriage Retreats Ministry located right here in Newton, Texas.  Ken and Sheila Giles recently. moved to Newton from the Houston area and are excited to announce they will be offering marriage retreats and counseling for marriages and families in need.  They…

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The Newton Eagles Bring the “Hammer” to the Jasper Bulldogs

Sports Writer and Photographer:  Heather Foster Newton linemen Hunter Williams, Ethan Lott, and Dylan Issac holding hammers before taking the field.  The hammers represented a punishing-blitz defense that proved successful in the Eagles win against Jasper The atmosphere was electric at Singletary Stadium last Friday night the the much anticipated match-up between the Newton Eagles…

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Motorcycle Fatality in Newton County

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers are investigating a motorcycle crash on Farm to market Road 2829, near County Road 4105, that occurred Saturday, September 10, 2022. The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 6:30 p.m., a 2005 Honda motorcycle was traveling south.  It is reported that the driver was traveling at a…

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Pursuit Ends in City of Newton

Update: The driver was identified as Emily Schandua, age 21. Schandua was charged with two count of evading arrest detention with  a vehicle (State Jail Felony) and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Bond was set at $10,000 for each offense and she has since bonded out of jail.  PRESS RELEASE –…

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Sex Offender/Parole Violator from Montana Picked up Entering Newton County

Press Release Sheriff Robert Burby On Monday, August 29, 2022, the Newton County Sheriff’s Department received a call from Beauregard Parish about a man with no identification heading west on foot on Hwy. 190.  The individual informed Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Department that he was a sex offender from Montana. The Newton County Sheriff’s Department met…

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