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High-speed car chase flies through downtown Bowie; two jailed

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Kenton Brack
Jazmyn Webb

By BARBARA GREEN
editor@bowienewsonline.com
A high-speed chase that began in Denton County and crossed three counties finally came to an end in Bowie Thursday afternoon after the suspect, driving in excess of 80 mph, blew through lights and around vehicles, sped into a residential area, parked the smoking vehicle and fled the scene.
Law officers from across the area converged into Bowie as the chase ensued followed by the manhunt for two suspects. In the end, two men were captured and arrested, along with a female suspect who allegedly came to pick up one of the men.
Jack Lawson, chief deputy for the Montague County Sheriff’s office, said local lawmen became involved around 4 p.m. as those chasing the suspect vehicle, a Dodge Charger, reported it was heading into Bowie.
A Denton County sheriff’s deputy reportedly ran the tag of the vehicle, and it came back showing felony warrants for the registered owner Kenton Malik Brack, 24, Rockwall. Lawson said during the reporting somewhere along the way it came across as a stolen vehicle, which was the assumption the SO staff was under.
“The Department of Public Safety had a hard time keeping up as he drove north on U.S. Highway 287 traveling anywhere from 80 to 100 mph. He got all the way to Bellevue when he turned on Belknap Road and eventually came out on U.S. 81, where he traveled south toward Bowie,” explained Lawson.

The young woman pictured. Jazmyn Webb, was arrested after she allegedly arrived at the scene to pick up her reportedly boyfriend, Kenton Brack. The man in the car with him was released.

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Christmas comes to Montague County this weekend

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Christmas comes to Montague County this weekend.
Schedule of events
Bowie
Dec. 2, 5-8 p.m., Sip & Stroll downtown
4-6 p.m., Bowie Economic Development Corporation Open House, 101 E. Pecan.
Dec. 3 – 7-10 a.m., Pancakes with Santa, fire hall.
Elf ‘N’ Magic, 8-11 a.m., Bowie Library.
Christmas Village, 3 p.m. to after parade, 104 N. Smythe.
Live entertainment on Smythe by Christmas tree, starts at 5 p.m.
Christmas tree lighting, 6:45 p.m.
Fantasy of Lights parade, 7 p.m.
Nocona
The Smalltown Christmas 4:30 -6:30 p.m. Parade downtown starts the evening with other activities at Mary Beckham Davis Park.

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Leadership Day added to youth fair

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By BARBARA GREEN
editor@bowienewsonline.com
In an effort to grow and expand opportunities through the Montague County Fair, the fair board has added a Leadership Day on Jan. 4 that will feature public speaking and robotic contests, skill-a-thons and a barbecue cooking contest.
The 2023 Youth Fair will take place Jan. 4-7 at the Montague County Agriculture Center at the H.J. Justin Community Room and Nocona Community Center, all in Nocona. Entries opened Dec. 1 and continues through Dec. 15. Read all the rules and entry information at https://sites.google.com/view/montaguecountyyouthfair/.
Kristy Tillman, president of the youth fair, said the idea for expanding contests into areas other than livestock, home economics and shop has been discussed in recent times after seeing newer events in some of the larger stock shows.

Read the full story on the new leadership day in the weekend Bowie News.

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Bowie ISD staff feels good about where its facilities are with the safety standard

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By BARBARA GREEN
editor@bowienewsonline.com
Texas school districts received the latest school safety standards and have begun checking the status of their buildings and how they are going to pay for the updates required by the state.
Spurred by the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde where 19 children and two adults were killed, Gov. Greg Abbott charged the Commissioner of Education Mike Morath with rule development to ensure existing school facilities are held to heightened safety standards and to determine costs of more secure facilities in schools. On Oct. 3, the governor also appointed John P. Scott as the new Texas Education Agency chief of school safety and security.

With these directives and $400 million in additional school safety funding, districts have been informed of the standards rule and state-funded grant opportunities, plus information on the silent panic alert technology grant now available.
The commissioner is proposing legislation to address school safety and ensure minimum school safety standards. It requires all school system instructional facilities have access points that are secured by design, maintained to operate as intended and be appropriately monitored.

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