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County firefighters offer fire and rescue district map

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By DANI BLACKBURN

Montague County Commissioners adopted an official fire and rescue district map during its Monday meeting.

Nocona Fire Chief Rusty Henley presented the map on behalf of the Montague County Firefighters Association, who unanimously adopted the map and chose to present it to the court in a June 12 meeting.

The map includes 14 fire departments for the Montague County area. Those departments include: City of Bowie Fire Department, Bowie Rural Fire Department, Montague Fire Department, Nocona City Fire Department, Nocona Rural Fire Department, Nocona Hills Fire Department, Nocona Lake Estates Fire Department, Forestburg Fire Department, Saint Jo Fire Department, Ringgold Fire Department, Sunset Fire Department and Stoneburg Fire Department, Frontier Shores Fire Department and Oak Shores Fire Department.

However, Henley explained Frontier Shores is currently inactive and the area is currently covered by the Bowie Rural Fire Department.

The map was originally created in 2012, at which time the sitting judge chose not to have it presented to the court.

“He said if the firefighters association adopted it, he considered it official,” said Henley.

However, Nortex does not consider it official until it is approved by the court. The official fire and rescue district map will allow for well-defined boundaries among the 14 fire departments.

Read the full story in the mid-week News.

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Tank truck, pickup crash injures one

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One person went to the Bowie emergency room following this accident on U.S. Highway 81 and Applegate Road at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday. Department of Public Safety officers report a truck tractor tanker was north bound on Hwy 81 driven by Michael Logan, 57, Duncan, OK. A passenger car moved into the left lane to pass the truck and Logan reportedly tapped his brakes, that locked up causing him to jack-knife across the highway. As the tanker crossed into oncoming traffic a southbound Dodge Ram 2500 pickup driven by Bradley Werner, 49, Lavaca, AZ struck the tanker. Werner was transported by Bowie EMS to the ER with undisclosed injuries. Texas Department of Transportation crews arrived on the scene to assist while debris and vehicles were removed from the highway. (Photo by Barbara Green)

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Grand Jury issues April indictments

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The Montague County Grand Jury issued nine indictments during this week’s April session.
The 97th District Attorney said there also were four no-bills and five sealed cases awaiting the arrest of a suspect.

Read the full list of cases in the weekend Bowie News.

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City of Nocona receives clean audit for 2023-24

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The City of Nocona received a clean audit as its council addressed a variety of topics in its April 9 meeting.
Accountant David Parkman presented the financial report ending Sept. 20, 2023 prepared by Edgin, Parkman, Parkman and Fleming PC. City Secretary Revell Hardison said there were no issues and the year ended strongly.
A pair of requests from the Nocona Economic Development Corporation were approved. The second reading to expend $13,025 from the NEDC A and B boards to purchase a mower and maintenance vehicles and to top dress greens at Indian Oaks Golf Course was finalized.

Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.

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