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Safe, protected community vital in picking your home

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By DANI BLACKBURN

This is an ongoing series featuring all aspects of Bowie in The Bowie News’ Build a Better Bowie campaign.

Bowie is a place where doors may often be left unlocked and kids can play in their front yards.

That sense of safety, and living without the fear of violent crimes, is a key reason people reside in a rural community such as Bowie.

There are those who are born into a small-town life, and those who choose it for themselves and their families. Safety is typically a factor in that choice.

“A sense of community is one of the reasons people migrate to this town,” said Mayor Larry Slack. “There are are a lot of good people here. Neighbors watch out for each other’s property and parents watch out for other’s kids, something those in big cities are not usually fortunate enough to experience. When you have others watching out for you, it makes it a safer place to live.”

Slack explained the town has many other benefits regarding safety, including a number of emergency departments with well-trained members.

Read the full feature in the mid-week News.

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Closed session set for jail administrator’s job

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Members of the Montague County Commissioner’s Court will meet for a public hearing on a road issue at 8:45 a.m. and then for its regular session at 9 a.m. both on Nov. 28.
The hearing is for precinct four to consider vacating a 45-foot X 230-foot alley in the Clay Street area in Spanish Fort. Commissioner Bob Langford previously stated he was petitioned for the change on a section of county road that has not been used to his knowledge and in the past has been fenced. This action will clarify the property lines for the owner. Any action would be taken in the regular meeting.
An executive session is scheduled for the 9 a.m. agenda. It relates to personnel regarding the jail administrator’s pay, job description and duties. Any action will be taken back in open session.

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DEA issues new alert about fentanyl/laced fake prescription pills

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is alerting the public of a sharp nationwide increase in the lethality of fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills.
The DEA Laboratory has found that, of the fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills analyzed in 2022, six out of 10 now contain a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl. This is an increase from DEA’s previous announcement in 2021 that four out of 10 fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills were found to contain a potentially lethal dose.

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Bowie Chamber director ballots due Monday

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Members of the Bowie Chamber of Commerce are reminded to turn in their ballot for the director’s election by Nov. 21.
Last week, ballots went out to members to elect five members to the 15-member board. Directors serve a three-year term on the board.
The five candidates with the largest number of votes will begin their term on Feb. 1, 2023 and be introduced at the Jan. 23, 2023 chamber banquet.
There are five names on the ballot, plus a space for a write- in: Chris Anderson, WL Plastics; Gaylynn Burris, mayor; Carol Head, The Shopper; Julie Hopkins, executive director Clear Choice Pregnancy Resource Center and Brad Sherman, Chapman Building.
Membership Director Debbie Herriage said those with questions may call the office at 872-1173 or email info@bowietxchamber.org.

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