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Door-to-door, trunk-or-treat? New family traditions being created for Halloween night action

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By DANI BLACKBURN
Trick-or-treating is a Halloween custom dating back to as early as 1911 in the United States, with children dressing up in their favorite costume and going door-to-door to ask for candy and special treats.
Expect to see Elsa’s, zombies and batmen roaming the streets on Halloween night.
While a longtime family tradition, Halloween has changed over the years due to safety and social concerns.
Parents are searching for a safer and more convenient alternative choose to take their children to trunk-or-treats; an alternative trend that grew out of fall festivals in the mid-1990’s and continues to gain popularity.
Trunk-or-treats shifts children gathering candy door-to-door to a parking lot where cars, typically decorated, are lined up to pass out candy.
The Bowie News received feedback from local parents on their plans for Halloween through a recent Facebook post. Responses were split evenly between door-to-door and trunk-or-treat.

Read the full story how Halloween traditions are evolving and changes in the mid-week News.

Also see a schedule of local trick or treat activities planned around the county this Halloween weekend.

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Special section focuses on spring home and garden

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The first official day of Spring arrives on March 20 and it’s time to dust off those winter doldrums and get your home brightened up and your yard prepared for the warming days of the new season when they arrive. Read The Bowie News Spring Home and Garden special section inside today’s edition.

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BEDC board recognized for ‘economic excellence’

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Members of the Texas Economic Development Council announced the recipients of its annual Economic Excellence Recognition program for 2022 and the list 54 organizations included the Bowie Economic Development Corporation teams.
The awards were presented on Feb. 24 during the TEDC’s 2023 Legislative Conference in Austin. The Economic Excellence Recognition program provides recognition to economic development organizations that meet a desired threshold of professionalism.

Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.

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Nocona cancels elections with no contested races

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The Nocona City Council this week canceled its May election and moved its regular meeting to May 16 in order to give the oath of office to the incumbents taking their seats in the uncontested election.
Councilors met March 14 to address a brief agenda of business.
The Nocona Economic Development Corporation’s (Type A and B) request for $10,000 to the Nocona Youth Sports Association for the Little Dribbler’s Tournament was approved. City Secretary Revell Hardison said the funds will be used for directional signage and other similar items for the large number of people who attend the tournament.
The Nocona Chisholm Trail Rodeo Association made a request for $1,600 from the hotel/motel tax funds to use for advertising its rodeo activities. Hardison said the association used to receive funds and have made the request to the hotel/motel tax committee in the last few years, but it was not approved.

Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.

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