2016 fades into 2017: What was the top news?

Hail bombarded Sunset in April causing extensive damage, just one of the big weather stories of the year. (News photo)

By DANI BLACKBURN
2016 was a year when Montague County citizens faced political drama and watched the economy plummet; but, they found optimism in new projects from the sale of Bowie Memorial Hospital to the restoration of the Nocona Boot Factory.
The Bowie News reflects on the top stories it covered in 2016. You may disagree with the selection, share your choices on our Facebook page.

Some of the topics we chose included the impact of the Bowie Hospital closure and the pending opening of the new Central Hospital of Bowie; weather events throughout the year; the economic downturn stemming from the oil field, and declining property values; optimistic signs that business continues to develop across the county; and much more.

Read the full slate in the weekend News.