This Week in Bowie County History
Forty Years Ago-1981
Ray Stone, producer and narrator of the “Dallas Cowboy’s Football Report” was to be the guest speaker at the New Boston Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
Selected Most Courteous at Maud High School were Lionel Lewis, Rose Holley, Deanna White, and Kevin White.
Thirty Years Ago-1991
Ronald Prince was named Postmaster at Avery.
Allied Forces attacked Iraqi military installations, beginning Desert Storm.
Twenty Years Ago-2001
Durwood Merrill was planning a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for his downtown New Boston restaurant with a star-studded lineup of special guests, including MLB veteran umpires Rocky Roe and John Shulock, Detroit Tiger Shane Halter, and Houston Astros pitcher Tony McKnight.
Selected from DeKalb High School for the TAMU-Commerce Honor Band were TJ Stephens, Michael Cockreham, Bonnie Hutson, and Holly Shumake.
Ten Years Ago-2011
Bowie County citizens lined US Hwy 82 from Malta all the way through DeKalb holding signs and flags honoring Lance Corporal Tony Yanez as he made his way home to Broken Bow. Yanez was paralyzed when the military vehicle he was driving struck an explosive device on a road in Afghanistan.
Blast Fron the Past-Five years ago 2016-Pictured Above
Five years ago this week, 2015 District MVP Katy Worrell, seated, the ace pitcher for the Redwater Lady Dragons, signed her Letter of Intent to play college softball for the Kilgore College Rangers. Pictured, left to right, is mom Susan Worrell, dad Ed Worrell, and sister Sarah Worrell.