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Fri
24
Feb
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New Boston mom and dad arrested on multiple counts of Endangering a Child

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

According to a release just issued by the New Boston Police Department, On February 21, 2017 arrest warrants were applied for and obtained to charge Kirt Lee Gortney with nine counts of Endangering a Child and Chastity Rose Gortney with nine counts of Endangering a Child. The arrest warrants were served on both Kirt Lee Gortney and Chastity Rose Gortney on 02/23/2017 and they were both booked in to the Bi-State jail in Texarkana.

Bond was set at $100,000 per charge for 9 charges for Kirt Lee Gortney and $100,000 per charge for 9 charges for Chasity Rose Gortney.

Fri
24
Feb
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RRAD gets reprieve from federal hiring freeze

No jobs to be lost at Red River Army Depot

According to an official press release from RRAD, Red River Army Depot was notified early today, February 24, of the approval of their request for an exception to the federal hiring freeze. Acting Secretary of the Army approved the request late Thursday evening on behalf of 700 plus RRAD term employees on time limited appointments. These appointments were set to expire on 4 March and can now be extended with the Army approval.
Deputy Commander Patton Tidwell said, “This is great news for the depot and our valuable term employees. The Army approval permits us to maintain a viable workforce in critical positions for the support of military readiness.”
The Command appreciates the continued interest, concern, and support of the entire community as the Army continues to diligently work within the boundaries of law and policy in support of our employees and the depot mission.

Tue
21
Feb
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Bowie County Sheriff's Office Weekly Report

For the week of February 13 through February 19,2017.

MONDAY

Criminal Mischief – Leopard Drive Texarkana

Criminal Mischief – Daniels Chapel Road New Boston

Assault with Bodily Injury – Highway 98 New Boston

Discharge a Firearm Across Property Lines – Farm to Market 2148 South Texarkana

Fire Scene Report – County Road 4277 Dalby Springs

Debit Card Abuse – County Road 1120 East Redwater

Theft Over $2500 and Under $30,000 – Highway 8 South New Boston, taken: United States currency

TUESDAY

Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle – Farm to Market 2148 Texarkana, taken: a silver 2008 Jeep Commander

Burglary of a Vehicle – County Road 2213 Texarkana, taken: personal identification

Theft of a Firearm – Private Road 25164 Texarkana, taken: a pistol and ammunition

Burglary of a Vehicle – Lone Star Parkway Texarkana, taken: a pair of sunglasses and a flashlight

Tue
21
Feb
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A&M-Texarkana to host first History Day competition

More than 250 students from area school districts are scheduled to compete in the first-ever regional History Day competition hosted by the Texas A&M University-Texarkana Department of History from 9-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, in the University Center on the A&M-Texarkana campus, 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas.

Students in grades 9-12 will compete in the senior division. Students in the sixth through the eighth grades will compete in the junior division. Categories will include individual paper, as well as individual and group exhibit, website, documentary and performance.

 

The top two finishers in each category will go on to the state competition. State winners go on to compete in the National History Day competition.

 

Tue
21
Feb
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2017 Ag Life

Look for our special section, 2017 Ag Life, in tomorrow's edition of the Bowie County Citizens Tribune.
This section is chock full of pictures highlighting the activities of our local Ag students from New Boston, Avery, De Kalb, Hooks, Simms, Maud and Redwater.

Fri
17
Feb
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Tribune 2017 Person of the Year- Judge Joni Haldeman

By Kenny Mitchell
Publisher

Publisher’s Note:
The Bowie County Citizens Tribune held its first ever Person of the Year feature this year, taking nominations in three categories over a period of two weeks and then accepting votes on our website at bowiecountynow.com. Several thousand votes were cast. The final in the series is the Person of the Year- Joni Haldeman

Wed
15
Feb
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Bowie County Sheriff's Office Weekly Report

Incident report from February 6 through February 12, 2017

 

MONDAY

Assault by Contact – North State Line Texarkana

TUESDAY

Fire Scene Report – Tri-State Road Texarkana

Animal Complaint – Page Street Redwater

Theft Over $100 and Under $750 – George Thomas Road Texarkana, taken: a smoker

Burglary of a Habitation – Fricks Lane Texarkana, taken: an Xbox controller, a pink Leap Frog case, a red travel bag, a pair of boots, a handgun and personal papers

Possession of a Controlled Substance Under One Gram – Highway 8 South Maud, arrested: Bridget Parker McGee and Jackie Lynn Autrey

WEDNESDAY

Theft Over $2500 and Under $30,000 – County Road 1216 Texarkana, taken: diesel fuel and a generator

Abandoned Vehicle – Tri-State Road Texarkana

Found Property – South Lake Drive Texarkana

Mon
13
Feb
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A Day in the Life-A Bowie County Dispatcher

By Allyson Pebsworth
Staff Reporter

Fri
10
Feb
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Pair arrested on possession of meth

According to a release just issued by the Bowie County Sheriff's Office, On Thursday,  February 9, 2017 Bowie County Sheriff’s Office Captain Robby McCarver received information that Jason Mathew Weaver and Alicia Kaye Braley were in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine. The pair were said to be traveling in a gray 2000 Toyota Camry with an Arkansas license plate and headed to the 5000 block of Eylau Loop Road.

Deputy Chad Ford, who is familiar with Mr. Weaver, set up in a location to intercept the couple. A short time later, Deputy Ford observed this vehicle pass him with Mr. Weaver driving it. Deputy Ford conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with Mr. Weaver. While speaking with Mr. Weaver, Deputy Ford noticed that he was visibly nervous and that Ms. Braley kept adjusting the closure of her purse which she was tightly clutching in her lap.

Wed
08
Feb
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#KindnessMatters

By LeAnna Stephenson
Tribune Features

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