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County commissioners wrap up 2017 with Thursday meeting

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Montague County Commissioners will wrap up 2017 when they meet at 9 a.m. on Dec. 28.
An executive session is scheduled to discuss security devices or security audits. Any action will be made back in open session.
There will be a hearing on vacating an alleyway in the town of Stoneburg. The surrounding property is owned by the same person, who made the request, and the alley has never been used.
A recommendation from Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott, LLP to refund taxes paid by the Shakan Corporation on one acre in the Willaby Tullons Survey will be considered. The tax attorneys also will recommend rescinding a court order pertaining to three acres in the Anderson Buffington Survey and refunding taxes paid by Steven L. Santos.
Other topics will include the monthly consent agenda, a road crossing on Whispering Oaks Trail and accepting the continuing education transcript of Tax Assessor-Collector Syd Nowell.

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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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