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Fire Destroys Home in Newton

The Newton Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residential fire at 730 Private Road 8300 off of Hwy. 190 East in Newton.  NVFD was called out at 10:30 p.m. on July 29, 2021 to the home of Dawn Parnell Woods.  The fire was fully involved when they arrived.  According to Captain Melanie Smith Bowman, the…

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Newton County Public Library Celebrates Big Finish to Summer Reading

Newton County Public Library hosted its last summer reading program on Tuesday, July 27th..  The performer was magician John O’Bryant and he was a HUGE hit with both children and adults.  All of the children who attended interacted and laughed from the beginning to the end of the program.  His assistants were in stitches! See…

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NHS Hosts Cheer Camp

According to Cheer Sponsor Kay Jones, “Cheer Camp 2021 was a blast.”  The girls had so much fun cheering, crafting, dancing and celebrating being an Eagle.  Jones was thrilled to have so much community support from parents and students.  Eagle football fans get ready!  It’s going to be a great season!  Go Eagles, Go!

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Citgo Station in Bon Wier Destroyed in Early Morning Blaze

The Newton Volunteer Fire Department was called early Thursday morning to Sunshine’s Citgo Station in Bon Wier.  Upon arrival, flames and billowing smoke poured from the roof of the structure.  The owners were visibly shaken, but are fine and thankful for the  responders. For more on this story, stop and pick up a copy of…

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Butterflies Store Burglarized

Butterflies Convenient Store was burglarized on Tuesday morning, July 20, 2021 around 2:30 a.m. Newton Police Chief Will Jackson stated that he doesn’t believe it was the same group that burglarized Eagles Convenient Store on the 17th of July. If you have information on either of these burglaries, please contact City Hall at 409-379-5061.

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NISD Wins School Board of the Year in Region 5

Region 5 Education Service Center is pleased to announce that Newton ISD is the regional winner for TASA’s 2021 School Board of the Year.  Board members include Donnie Meek, President; Johnny Westbrook, Vice-President; Edwina Lewis, Secretary; Shane Couey, Member, Misti Spacek, Member; Conley Todd, Member; and Brent Noble, Member.  Ms. Michelle Barrow is Superintendent. For…

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Eagles’ Store Burglarized Over the Weekend

Sometime after closing Friday night, July 16, Eagles Convenient Store was burglarized in Newton, Texas.  We spoke with City Police Chief Will Jackson, and he reported that the alarm did not go off, but property was stolen from the business. For more on this story, stop and pick up a copy of this week’s NEWS!…

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Newton County Judge Speaks on Prison Refurbishing

We spoke with Newton County Judge Kenneth Weeks on Friday, July 17, concerning the refurbishing of the Newton County Correctional Facility.  Judge Weeks wants the citizens to know that he will host a Question and Answer Session this Wednesday on the County Facebook Page for anyone that has questions regarding this matter.  The Question and…

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Newton ISD School Board Nominated for Board of the Year

Texas school superintendents who are TASA members and meet other criteria may nominate their boards of trustees for the TASA School Board Awards.  Michelle Barrow nominated the Newton I.S.D. School Board and the results will be in on September 25th. For more on this story, stop and pick up a copy of this week’s NEWS!…

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County Has Big Plans to Refurbish Fillyaw Correctional Center

PRESS RELEASE – Newton County Judge’s Office – Information on Issuance of Certificates of Obligation to refurbish the Fillyaw Correctional Center into a modern jail facility. After multiple public meetings and workshops, consultations with experts, and careful thought and consideration, the Commissioners’ Court has decided it is in the best interest of the citizens of Newton…

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