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Tue
27
Mar
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Candidate Profiles-Three candidates challenge for two spots on New Boston School Board

By Heather Russell
Staff Reporter

In the midst of a rather tumultuous year for New Boston ISD, upcoming school board elections will see three people vying for two at-large positions.  On May 5, 2018, NBISD voters will choose amongst incumbents Lynn Davis and Robert Carr, and newcomer Felix “Edd” Williams to represent them on the Board of Trustees.  

Sat
24
Mar
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Information on harassment of homeless comes to light in New Boston

Man held by Chief King for not cleaning his table at local restaurant

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

Allegations of wrongdoing continue to surface against New Boston Police Chief Tony King as people across the area are now coming forward to discuss their particular instances with the chief and documented records in reference to those allegations come to light.

One case that has become a focus to local citizens has been a case of alleged harassment of a homeless man more than a year ago.

Fri
23
Mar
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Legal woes continue for NBPD Chief Tony King

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

Legal woes for New Boston Police Chief Tony King continued yesterday as a petition was filed  in the District Court of Bowie County, seeking damages for a fire that the petition claims destroyed close to 22 acres of cultivated and managed timberland near Maud.

The lawsuit was brought to the court by plaintiffs Dale and Ann Whitfield, the owners of the timberland that was burned in a fire, that they claim was started on property owned by defendants Tony King and Melissa King.

Thu
22
Mar
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Investigation into NBPD Chief takes step forward

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

The process to initiate an official investigation into the alleged wrongdoings of Chief Tony King and the New Boston Police Department took another step forward on Wednesday, as lawyers for the City of New Boston sent a letter to Bowie County District Attorney Jerry Rochelle requesting the action.

The New Boston City Council approved the request during their standing room only meeting Tuesday night.

Wed
21
Mar
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New Boston leadership at odds

Investigation into New Boston Chief of Police Tony King ordered by council

By Heather Russell

Staff Reporter

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Publisher

 

Mon
19
Mar
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City of New Boston meeting to address police officer termination

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

At Tuesday night’s regular meeting of the New Boston City Council, set for tomorrow, March 20 at 6 p.m., council members and city leaders are expected to deal with several issues in relation to the New Boston Police Department, and the firing of former NBPD Lieutenant Johnny Millwood.

Fri
16
Mar
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Maud ISD Board looks for new principal

By Heather Russell
Staff Reporter

Fri
16
Mar
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Women for the Arts Host Celebrity Art Auction Benefitting Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Center

As unique as the organization, Texarkana’s Women for the Arts (WFA) provides volunteer and financial support for the programs, shows, and exhibits brought to our community by the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council. WFA’s signature fundraising event, Party with Picassos, is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2018, and will be held at the Texarkana Convention Center. Cocktails and art viewing begin at 6:30 p.m. with the evening’s main festivities beginning at 7 p.m. The 19th annual event has become a premiere event for the four-state region raising close to one-million dollars to support TRAHC’s mission.

Party with Picassos event organizers, Robin Proctor and Judy Jones, said the “Picassos” event has grown since its inception and builds in popularity with party-goers each year because of its unique format.

Thu
08
Mar
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Report of Disturbance on Texarkana College Campus

March 8, 2018, Texarkana, TX- At approximately 8:50 a.m. today, an altercation occurred on the Texarkana College campus. TC administrators immediately reported the incident to the TC campus police, who responded to the situation within two minutes.  A suspect, who is a TC student, is in custody and there is no threat to the campus. Two firearms were found in the possession of this subject.  The subject did hold a valid license to carry permit.  It is alleged that the subject displayed the firearm at some point during the altercation which is not allowed under the license to carry.  The suspect is being transported to the Bi-State Justice Building for processing.

Fri
02
Mar
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Administration changes pending at DeKalb ISD

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

The DeKalb ISD Board of Trustees is expected to address some administrative staff changes during its special called meeting Monday night.

Those changes are expected to be a move of Middle School Principal Clayton Little to the same position at DeKalb High, and Athletic Director Eddy May taking over the role of Middle School Principal.

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