During the next 12 months, The Bowie News will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. There will be many activities throughout the year.
Looking back, will offer up a few of the top news or community briefs from the past 100 years of Bowie News coverage including its predecessor The Bowie Booster.
We begin this column with the start of the present Winter line of ownership.

Nov. 23, 1965, The Bowie News
Headline: Mason publisher buys Bowie News; Lynn purchases daily in Kansas
Jim Winter of Mason, TX will be the editor and publisher of The Bowie this Saturday. He and a business partner, Curtis Head of Abilene will complete the arrangements to purchase the newspaper from the current publisher Emerson Lynn Jr. at the close of the week…Winter has been of the Mason County News in Mason since April 1963. He has sold that property to devote his energies to the publication of The News.
Prior to the publication of Mason newspaper, he was advertising manager of the Abilene Reporter-News, a position he has held the last three of 12 years he worked for the Reporter-News.
In Mason he was a director in the chamber of commerce, director of the Lions Club and on the Mason County River Authority.
Other news in this edition:
• Hangars for the Bowie Municipal Airport will be constructed by a Dallas firm at a cost of about $9,037.
The contract for construction was let by the city council last Friday at a special session, called to open bids submitted.
Monday night the council reviewed their decision and heard a report by City Superintendent Howard Black than an office could be built beside the hangers for about $4,000.
Bids for the hanger construction were on the assumption that the city would pour a slab concrete floor for the building before the construction would begin. The floor will cost an additional $2,500 it was estimated.
• Bowie Manufacturing Company, makes of Haggar Slacks, was named last week Haggar’s “Plant of the Year.” The citations were made for top quality and quantity production. The local plant was in competition with those in McKinney, Greenville, Waxahachie, Corsicana, Dallas, Olney and Temple, OK.
The engraved Plant of the year trophy was presented to Bob White, plant manager and the Bowie foreladies at the annual plant managers and foreladies’ meeting in Dallas last weekend.