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New MSU faculty to perform in musical recital

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Several new faculty members have joined the Department of Music at Midwestern State University this semester.
To feature their talents and that of other music faculty to the MSU Texas and Wichita Falls communities, the department will present a Faculty Recital at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 in Akin Auditorium.
New personnel performing include:
Dr. Corey Robinson, visiting assistant professor of music (percussion), will perform “Little Toy Thunder,” a snare drum solo he wrote in 2013.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (woodwinds) William Hayter will perform “Dance Preludes for Clarinet and Piano” by Witold Lutoslawski, with Dr. Ruth Morrow on piano. Morrow is Professor of Music and the Bolin Distinguished Chair of Piano.
Dr. Paul Geraci, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (theory and trumpet), will perform the “Alexander Arutunian Trumpet Concerto” accompanied by Morrow.
Returning faculty members performing include Associate Professor of Music Matt Luttrell and Morrow, who will perform an arrangement of the “Second Prelude for Piano” by George Gershwin with Luttrell on trombone and Morrow on piano.
Assistant Professor of Music Christopher Vivio will perform “Monologue I” by Fabian Wallerand for solo tuba.
The event is free and open to the public. Call 940-397-4267 for more information.

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Alton “Fred” Allen

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Fred Allen

March 17, 1945 – May 15, 2022
RINGGOLD – Alton “Fred” Allen, 77, longtime resident of Ringgold, passed away on May 15, 2022 in Bowie.
The family received friends from 7 – 8 p.m. on May 17 at the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. on May 18 at Cowboy’s Last Ride Cemetery in Bowie with Richard Allen officiating.
Fred was born March 17, 1945 in Decatur to Alton “Frank” and Zula Prestwood Allen. He was a lifelong worker in the oil field and in his free time enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Dick Allen and Gene Allen.
Fred is survived by his children, Lynn Allen, Ringgold and Zula Carol Dietrich and husband Steve, Petrolia; grandchildren, Blake Allen, Brady Allen, Barrett Allen, Jason Gray, Jennifer Gray, Terry Dietrich and Timothy Dietrich; great-grandchildren Cody and Kendra Harralson and Lincoln Gray; sister Zelta Baker, Bloomfield, NM and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.
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Council facing lengthy agenda of new business

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Bowie City Councilors face a lengthy agenda of new business on Oct. 25 spanning outside audit proposals, amendments to the personnel policy and six planning and zoning commission requests.
The panel will meet at 6 p.m. in council chambers.
A pair of audit proposals will be reviewed from Edgin, Parkman, Fleming and Fleming, and Mathis, West & Huffines Group.
The personnel policy amendments center on paid quarantine leave and officer mental health leave.
A resolution for repayment of opioid-related expenditures and payment to abate opioid-related harms will be reviewed, along with the 2021 tax roll.
The council also will discuss the Richwood Lake Estates Park at Amon Carter Lake. This topic is a proposition on the Nov. 2 ballot.
An executive session will have the council discuss economic development negotiations on a project. Janis Crawley, executive director of the Bowie Economic Development Corporation, also will give the council an update on the recent Economic Development Administration grant that will provide $1,460,000 to the BEDC for infrastructure work at the Bowie Business Park.
City Manager Bert Cunningham will make his monthly report discussing the asset management program, the audit, search for a new finance director, a program with Honeywell that evaluates facilities on where the city can save money and an update from the Association of Rural Communities.
Public comments and the consent agenda wrap up Monday night’s council agenda.

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Fatality accidents

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Department of Public Safety officers are investigating a pair of multi-fatality accidents in Montague County Thursday night. One occurred at US 82 and FM 1806 and a half hour later one occurred near Star Travel Center outside Bowie. No details were available Friday but watch for updates.

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