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SRA Provides Disaster Recovery Grants

The Board of Directors of the Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) has approved special funding to provide disaster recovery assistance grants to counties, municipalities, and other entities located within the Sabine River Basin that were impacted by Hurricane Laura.  Over the coming weeks, grant checks will be presented to the following local entities: Orange…

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Eagles vs. Hornets for 9th District Title

Photo by Heather Foster; Pre-Game Story by Jon Meek The Newton Eagles, who are currently 4-2 (4-0) will host the Hemphill Hornets 6-1 (4-1) in the final home game of the regular season.  The Eagles have already clinched a playoff spot and will try to win their 9th consecutive District Title Friday night at Singletary…

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Eagles Soar High Above the Owls, 62-0

By Jon Meek Photos by Heather Foster     The Newton Eagles loaded up Friday for a long three-hour drive to Anderson, Texas to face the 2-2 (1-0) Owls. Anderson-Shiro gave Newton a close contest in the District Championship during their last season, so the Eagles expected a fight from the Owls. Anderson-Shiro won the…

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City of Newton is Down But Not Out!

Photo by Caleb Wilkerson The Bean Building the morning of the hurricane.  75 mph winds tore the roof off of the building on the Newton County Square.  The building was a mexican restaurant in recent years and burned on January 4, 2017.  As you can see, the historic bricks were scattered into the street during…

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The “Livestock” Show Must Go On

By Heather Foster Even through a pandemic, the show must go on … the livestock show that is.  With a terribly uncertain February, and then a very worrisome March, we have had to experience life in a pandemic.  Terms social distancing and flattening the curve are now part of our vernacular and slowing down in…

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Sr. Pee Wee Eagles Bring Home The Championship Belt

The Senior and Junior Pee Wee Eagle teams advanced to the Championship round and played in AT&T Stadium this past weekend.  The Senior Team won the championship and brought home the Championship Belt.  The Junior Pee Wee Eagles also advanced, but fell short in the game.  According to their head coaches the games were really…

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2019 Miss Firecracker Queens

The 2019 winners in the Miss Firecracker Pageant are:  Baby Tot – Hadley Luna; Tiny Tot – Staci Ebarb; Petite Miss – Calleigh Vara; Little Miss – Kimber Smith; Junior Miss – Maci Martindale; Young Miss – WaLayla Woods; Teen Miss – De’Cember Gaspard; Miss Firecracker 2019 – Kennedy Williams; and Miss Firecracker Raffle Ticket…

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Missing Man in Newton County

Update: Carson was not missing. He told the sheriff, he is fine. He  just wants to be left alone. 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.…

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