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The City of Newton Issues Ordinance to Create Child Safety Zones

Newton Police Chief, Will Jackson, wanted to make sure that the citizens of the City of Newton were aware of a new ordinance that recently passed in the city limits.  The purpose of the ordinance is to regulate a sex offender’s residency in order to protect children in the City of Newton.  According to the…

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After a Strong Season, Eagles Fall to Bulldogs

  Photos: Heather Foster Pictured above- Tristian Lathan shooting behind the arch for the Eagles. Headline Photo: Brice Westbrook beating Hitchcock defenders on a fast break.    The NHS Varsity Eagles played against the state- ranked Hitchcock Bulldogs on Friday, February 26 and fell to the Bulldogs 77-55. Coach Parks made adjustments after the half…

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Help is Still Available

The Jasper/Newton Long Term Recovery Group is continuing to help residents in our area that have been affected by Hurricane Laura.  Cathy Pearson, of the Agriculture Extension Office in Newton, wants to make sure that every person in Newton County that needs help, gets help. For any person that may have financial need that has…

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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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