Area Top Stories

The Battle of the Best

Story by Jon Meek; Photo by Heather Foster Newton and West Orange Stark, the two most decorated football programs in Southeast Texas faced off at Dan R. Hooks Stadium.  The two have a combined eight championship wins under their belts.  Both teams compete for a state championship every season and the fans expect nothing less.…

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Missing Man in Newton County

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a Newton County man. According to Sgt. Barry Laird, the Sheriff’s office received a report on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 that 57 year old, Ezra W. Carson Jr. was last seen on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at a relative’s house on Farm to Market 2626…

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The Eagles Roll the Tigers

Story by Jon Meek; Photo courtesy of Heather Foster Early in the 1st quarter Silsbee revealed their plans to control the clock and keep the Eagles offense off the field.  The strategy looked to be paying off when Newton went three and out on their first possession.  Silsbee slowly drove down the field.  Five minutes…

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Troopers Bringing Smiles in Local Schools

Submitted by Ann Gardner Burkeville ISD is excited to welcome a new program from the Texas Department of Public Safety called Read with a Trooper.  On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, Sergeant Davis ate lunch with the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.  During her stay Sergeant Davis assisted the children with opening their milk, and ate her…

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October Named Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October has been named Domestic Violence Awareness Month, according to the staff at the Piney Woods Safe House, and the Texas Council of Family Violence. Newton County Judge Paul Price and Newton’s Mayor Mark Bean are shown with representative, Pepper Peveto.  Peveto is an employee for Piney Woods Safe House.  October was officially declared Domestic…

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Woman Killed Jogging On Tracks

On Sunday night, September 2, 2018 around 11:05 p.m., the Newton County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Kansas City Southern Railroad saying that one of their trains just struck a person jogging on the railroad track.  The accident took place in the Hartburg area of Newton County just east of County Road 4181. It…

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Fantastic Start to the Eagles Season

Eagles 71 – Wildcats 0 By Jon Meek, Photo Courtesy Heather Foster The Newton Eagles off-season was anything but quiet in 2018.  The hometown of Newton has been abuzz with colleges calling for the Newton 3 or the news that offensive lineman Caiden Walker committed to Louisiana Tech.  Then there was the schedule.  Many teams…

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Go Texan BBQ Cook-Off This Weekend in Newton County

Did you know that the Newton County Go Texan team gave scholarships totaling $5,000 to local students this year?  Well, they absolutely did!  They love supporting local youth and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  One of the fantastic ways they raise funds to be able to help local youth is through their Annual Go Texan…

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