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Pair arrested for burglary, possession

According to a press release just issued by the Bowie County Sheriff's Office, Bowie County Deputy Westin Fannin responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle on Cardinal Lane in the early morning hours of May 26, 2017. The person who called 911 about this car had advised that when she turned on her front porch light to see who was outside the driver of the vehicle turned off the headlights of their car.

Deputy Fannin found a vehicle matching the description of the suspicious one called in a short distance away parked in the driveway of a home on Carrol Lane. As he approached the vehicle, Deputy Fannin observed a black male run from the garage area of this home and get in the rear seat of the car. He also noticed there was a white female in the driver’s seat of this same vehicle.

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Excellent-City of New Boston on solid financial ground

By Kenny Mitchell
Publisher

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Shooting in Malta Sunday night

Bowie County deputies were dispatched to a shooting in the 900 block of County Road 4106 in western Bowie County on Sunday, May 21 around 11:54 pm. When they arrived they spoke with Nicholas Paul while Life Net personnel provided medical attention to a gunshot victim. Mr. Paul told deputies that Rodney Clay Peters was his best friend and roommate. On this evening Mr. Peters had been acting “crazy” and was carrying his rifle around with him. Mr. Peters then went to Mr. Paul’s bedroom and pointed the rifle at him. Mr. Paul grabbed a handgun that was next to his bed and fired at the victim to protect his life. Mr. Peters fell to the ground and Mr. Paul called 911. Mr. Paul then performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Mr.
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Shooting in Malta Sunday night

Bowie County deputies were dispatched to a shooting in the 900 block of County Road 4106 DeKalb, Texas on Sunday, May 21 around 11:54 pm. When they arrived they spoke with Nicholas Paul while Life Net personnel provided medical attention to a gunshot victim. Mr. Paul told deputies that Rodney Clay Peters was his best friend and roommate. On this evening Mr. Peters had been acting “crazy” and was carrying his rifle around with him. Mr. Peters then went to Mr. Paul’s bedroom and pointed the rifle at him. Mr. Paul grabbed a handgun that was next to his bed and fired at the victim to protect his life. Mr. Peters fell to the ground and Mr. Paul called 911. Mr. Paul then performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Mr.
Wed
10
May
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New reporter joins Tribune family

The Tribune welcomes our newest reporter, Heather Russell. Heather has been on the ground the last couple of weeks writing stories and covering events for the Tribune and we thought it was time to introduce her to all of you. Heather replaces former reporter Allyson Pebsworth who resigned to pursue a career in her degree field as Health Educator for the Paris Lamar County Health District.

Heather recently moved back home to Bowie County after living for 13 years in the Naples area.  She is a 1997 graduate of DeKalb High School, and has spent the last 5 years working in home health. She and her two sons, J.D. and Jack, are members of Tapp Memorial Methodist Church. 

Heather says she is extremely excited to begin this new chapter as part of the Tribune family.

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Fire destroys home in Simms

Couple sent to Plano Burn Center with serious injuries

 

By Heather Russell

Staff Reporter

 

At 5:58 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, May 10, 2017,  emergency personnel with Simms VFD, New Boston VFD, Bowie County Sheriff’s Office, and Bowie County Fire Marshals responded to an explosion and structure fire on FM 561 in Simms, near the intersection of FM 561 and FM 990.  Neighbors reported hearing an explosion, then seeing the home of Sue and Jules Martinez of Simms engulfed in flames. 

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Maud voters to decide on liquor sales this weekend

By Heather Russell
Staff Reporter

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DeKalb City Council vote this Saturday

By Heather Russell
Staff Reporter

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Highway project in DeKalb to begin in June

A section of US 259 near DeKalb will be widened and receive new riding surface during the coming year according to plans approved in April by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

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New Boston ISD hires new teachers

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

In a special called meeting of the New Boston Independent School District Board of Directors, the Board voted to approve contracts for new staff at district schools. Not present for the vote were Board members Lynn Davis and Robert Carr.

Approved this morning were teacher/coaches Matthew Johnson and Dillon Surratt, Rachel Wyatt as a teacher at Oakview, Ashley Cobb as a Special Education teacher at Crestview, and Kimberly Smith and Dedre Vance as teachers at Crestview.

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