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Winning Streak Continues For The Eagles

Photo by Heather Foster; Story by Jon Meek During the week leading up to the Eagles 4th round matchup with Daingerfield, many of the Eagles players heard their cell phones ringing with notifications that the Newton Eagles would lose Thursday night.  These messages were sent via Daingerfield players explaining the Eagles would not only lose…

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More Donations to the “Brigade”

Santa’s Toy Brigade also received another huge donation this week from Brookshire Brothers of Newton.  Manager, Gina Adams, her employees and community members have given to meet the needs of local children too.  The Newton Volunteer Fire Department is so grateful for these local businesses that will help make Christmas dreams come true.  Fire Captain,…

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Santa’s Toy Brigade Receives Donations

Santa’s Toy Brigade received some very precious Christmas surprises this week.  Shady Acres Health and Rehabilitation and their employees generously gave $1,000 to the “Brigade” to help buy toys for needy families in the community.  Santa’s Toy Brigade is an outreach founded by the Newton Volunteer Fire Department and each year they serve hundreds of…

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‘Tis the Season for Giving

Each month the Newton Food Share receives a large shipment of groceries from the Southeast Texas Food Bank in Beaumont.  The driver from the bank drops pallets of food in the hallway, and volunteers unload the pallets into our storage area.  This task is hard, physical labor.  It is one of several tasks that must…

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Wreck on 190 Sends Woman to Hospital

On Tuesday morning town was filled with sirens going east and west in Newton. At 10:36 a.m. Newton City Police, Newton County Deputies, Newton’s fire trucks, and an ambulance were all called out to an accident just east of town. According to Police Chief William Jackson, a 2009 Dodge Charger driven by 60 year old,…

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Eagles Coast through the 3rd Round

By Jon Meek Photo by Heather Foster The Newton Eagles traveled to Nacogdoches for a 3rd round playoff game at the historic Homer Bryce Stadium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin. The Troup Tigers was their opponent and I believe the Tigers planned to give the Eagles a fight after winning over Waskom 47-41…

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NVFD Stops Fire at Sunshine Convenient Store

On Tuesday around 9:50 a.m. the Newton Volunteer Fire Department was called to Sunshine Convenient Store located on Hwy 87 North in Newton County. It seemed that a fire started in a cooler in the store. Chief Kelley stated that it seemed to have been a wiring or electrical issue but the exact cause is…

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Eagles Soar Over Grand Saline

Photo by Heather Foster The Eagles Defense held Grand Saline to just 21 offensive yards in Friday’s game in Henderson.  To way that the Eagles defense has been good is a bold understatement.  This defense has been great!  The Eagles haven’t allowed more than 7 points in the last seven games.  The only team that…

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Festival Of Lights Was A Great Success

The 29th Annual Festival of Lights was held in Newton on Saturday, November 24th.  People from all over the East Texas area came by to see the lighted Christmas parade and enjoyed the festivities.  With four trains rolling through the park, the evening was truly a blast for young and old alike.  Vendors set up…

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Twist & Shout’s Gymnast Places 6th In World Competition

Coach Ramonda Vinsant of Twist & South Gymnastics of Newton couldn’t be prouder.  One of her students recently competed in the 26th Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions in St. Petersburg, Russia and placed 6th in her synchro event with a fellow gymnast from New Jersey.  Lynlee Taylor, who is only a seventh grader, of DeRidder,…

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