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Shooting in Newton on FM 2626

    Around 7:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, the Newton County Sheriff’s office received a call that there had been a shooting at a residence on FM 2626. According to deputies, a male subject had a gunshot wound to the left arm. The victim was identified as 40 year old, Matthew Scott Mason of…

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Five More Homes Coming to Newton County

On Friday, December 6, 2019, some very excited Newton County residents met to sign contracts on five new homes.  These homes are being built as a result of the 2016 Flood in Newton County.  Homeowners, Newton County Officials, Tina Lewis with the Texas General Land Office, and representatives of DSW Homes met to discuss and begin…

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Burkeville Names All District Players

Burkeville ISD Names 12-2A All District Players:  1st Team Offense – Fullback – Devon Lakey; 1st Team Defense – Outside Linebacker – Lane Noble; Utility Player of the Year – Christopher Stelly; 2nd Team Offense – RB – Daniel Lowe; RB – La’Tayvion Mays; TE – Liam Anderson; OL – Kaleb Urie; OL – Shelby…

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The Newton Eagles 3A Division 12 All District Football 2019

Photos by Heather Foster After a great season for the Newton Eagles, Coach of the  Year is Drew Johnston; the All-District players are: 1st Team Offense – QB Nate Williams, Guard – Jamarion Samuel, Tackle – Brice Westbrook, Tight End – James Sylvester, 2nd Team Offense/RB – K J Watson, Guard – Makoyee Franks, Tackle…

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Southern Forest Products Wins 2019 Small Business of the Year

Southern Forest Products, LLC received the 2019 Small Business of the Year Award for Newton County during the 2019 Texas Forest Country Partnership (TFCP) Economic Development Summit in Lufkin on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The award presentation was made by Don Iles, Board Chairman of the TFCP who commented, “Southern Forest Products, LLC, owned by…

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Eagles Fall Short Against Daingerfield

Photo by Heather Foster – Tough game Friday night against the Daingerfield Tigers.  Newton fought hard leading until the last few minutes of the game.  Shown is Senior Valdarion Fowler as Daingerfield closes in. Story by Jon Meek The Regional 3 Semi-Final featured the two most athletic teams in the 3A District, the 10-2 Daingerfield…

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Miss Newton 2018 Competes in Miss Texas Teen USA

Miss Newton 2018, Makenzy Hall, competed this past weekend in Houston, Texas at the Annual Miss Texas Teen USA Pageant.  She is a senior at Newton High School.  She was one of 108 contestants to compete in the two-day pageant held at the Hilton Houston Post Oak.  The winner in the pageant was Miss North…

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Missing Man Believed to be found in Newton County

In November of 2017, the Newton Police Department received a report of a missing person who was later identified as Randy Holmes, a 56-year-old white male of Newton, Texas.  Information that was obtained during that time led Newton Police to believe that foul play was suspected.  Upon further investigation Newton Police Chief and lead investigator…

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Newton Advances to Regional Semi-Finals

Story by Jon Meek; Photos by Heather Foster; Zach Gulley stiff-arms a Troup defender.  Gulley would have 189 yards and one touchdown. The Newton Eagles traveled to Jacksonville on Friday night.  They arrived to a renovated Tomato Bowl stadium. The opponent would be the Troup Tigers who are 6-4 in this area round game of…

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1st Miss Newton County Pageant Winners Announced

Photo by Ladonna Jones The very first Miss Newton County Pageant was held on Saturday, November 23.  These lovely ladies were the winners:  Mrs. Newton County – Molly Lancaster; Miss Newton County – Stormy Woods; Miss Teen – Trinity Gulley; Junior Miss – Walayla Woods; Little Miss – Payton Odom; Petite Miss – Raven Woods;…

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