2017 news took many trails, from citizens’ dissension to business development

Cattle graze during the Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary Cattle drive by the Bowie Chamber of Commerce. (News photo)

By BARBARA GREEN
“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
Oprah Winfrey may have the right idea with that statement as the past cannot be changed, we can only move forward. Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one. Happy New Year.
Below are some of the top news items covered by The Bowie News during 2017. While it is far from all the news, we selected to ones that impacted the most people.
It was a year fraught with uncertainty on many fronts nationally and locally. Montague County news spanned the gambit from citizen outrage at their local government to citizens joining together to help those reeling from the hurricanes. As the new year dawned, firefighters in the Bowie area battled a massive blaze at the old Bellmire Home on Rock Street. The front building was completed destroyed by fire.
A large slate of newly elected county government officials took the oath of office including Sheriff Marshall Thomas, District Attorney Casey Polhemus and Commissioner Roy Darden in precinct one.

Read the full review of the 2017 news in the weekend edition.

The city ladder truck sprays water onto the fire from above. (Photo by Dani Blackburn)
Architectural rendering of the new patient rooms at NGH. (Courtesy BYSP)