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Week two of the Taylor Morton Parker capital murder trial is well underway, with the 6 man, 6 woman jury hearing testimony that is nothing short of fantastical. The State continues to lay out the story of the multi-layered financial fraud leading ultimately to the murder of Reagan Hancock and the abduction of her 35 week fetus with details that would rival the greatest crime novel ever penned. On Tuesday, September 13, Texas Department of Public Safety Special Agent Dustin Estes continued his testimony on evidence recovered from Taylor Parker’s social media and Google accounts. He presented evidence of multiple email addresses and spoof (fake) phone numbers associated with Parker and messages sent from those email addresses and phone numbers. There were also records of Parker falsifying multiple legal documents and searching her victim’s social media accounts just days before the murder. According to Estes, investigators were also able to obtain records of Parker ordering a fake pregnancy belly and a fake sonogram from the website She searched for instructions to register a birth certificate for a home birth in the weeks leading up to the murder. She also watched videos on how to perform cesarean sections, live births, and how to deliver the placenta, as well as videos on delivery at 35 weeks, and physical examination of a 35 week preterm baby. In the weeks after her purported due date of mid-September 2020, she was tracked through cell phone and financial records as visiting women’s clinics, maternity stores, and 3-D sonogram studios in Shreveport, Paris, Idabel, Longview and Texarkana. ...
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Week three of capital murder trial sees testimony of victim’s family
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By Heather Russell Publisher hrussell@bowiecountynow. com

New 4H Club in New Boston gears up for first meeting

Pleasant Hills 4-H Club, a newly chartered club in New Boston is hosting their first meeting on October 9th at Pleasant Hills Missionary Baptist Church in New Boston.


The New Boston Lady Lions

The New Boston Lady Lions contnue to show that they are a force reckoned with in district varsity softball action as they took on the visiting Atlanta Lady Rabbs.

The Lady Dragons

The Lady Dragons continued their winning ways in district volleyball play with a big win over the Lady Brahmas of Paul Pewitt in a recent contest.

The football

The football soars over the outstretched hands of a New Boston defender and splits the uprights as the DeKalb Bears outscored the Lions by a score of 30-12 to win the 2022 version of one of the lon


Capital Highlights

House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, said Friday he opposes a push by Lt. Gov.

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I drove to Texarkana earlier than usual to meet someone who needed a prescription I’d gotten filled for him. As I neared the city limits, the light flashed ‘empty’ on my dash.

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It was brought to my attention earlier today that my missives here in this space every week have taken on a more serious tone.


Saturday in the Park 2022

Saturday in the Park 2022

Dress on a Fence

In the curve of the road, she waited, her hair dangling, her clothes cleaner than one might think, at least for a homeless person.

What was once an empty and forsaken home place has now been brought back to life.



Brenda Lucill Barker, age 64 of Texarkana, Texas passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Ms. Barker as born February 15, 1958 in Houston, Texas.


Edna Ruth Joiner Weston, 85, passed away in a Longview nursing home on Friday, September 23, 2022, following a sudden illness.

Edna was born on December 26, 1936, in East Texas.


Tommy Wayne Brown passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at his home in New Boston, Texas. He was 74.

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