Connect with us

COUNTY LIFE

Taking aim – Gold-Burg teen flying high in archery

Published

on

Connor Sears

By JORDAN NEAL
Some sports are more mental than they are physical. Archery is in this category. Most people have the physical strength to draw back a bow string, but it takes extreme mental focus and discipline to make the arrow go where you want it to go each time.
For one such teenager in Montague County, that has been his challenge these last five years.
Connor Sears is a 17-year-old junior who attends Gold-Burg High School. He has been competing in compound bow archery competitions since he was 12 shortly after being introduced to it as a way of hunting at a camp he attended. Eventually hunting season ended.
“We were sitting around bored one day because it wasn’t hunting season,” Sears said. “We looked up archery tournaments and went down to local Cinnamon Creek Ranch down in Fort Worth and fell in love.”
One competition led to another and another until Sears is now regarded one of the best young compound bow archers in the nation.

Read the full feature in the weekend News.

Continue Reading

COUNTY LIFE

Donations being gathered to aid Panhandle ranchers affected by the wildfires

Published

on

Donations are being accepted at Berend Brothers Feed Store for ranchers affected by the wildfires in the panhandle. Donations of square hay bales, feed, large animal medicine are being transported to the area this weekend.
People may donate by dropping off feed and hay or buy through Berend Brothers at 103 W. Clay. Those with questions can ask for Brenda at 940-872-5131,

Continue Reading

COUNTY LIFE

Bowie Boost opens with good crowd

Published

on

The Bowie Business Boost, a dynamic four-part program geared toward assisting local business, kicked off its series Tuesday with more than 50 people in attendance.
Hosted by the Bowie Economic Development Corporation, Executive Director Janis Crawley brought the welcome thanking those who were taking part. More than 50 registered to attend the opening program with Drew Myers.
Guests registered for all four programs that run through May for $49. They start early at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and end at 9:30 a.m. to allow people to get to their jobs and businesses.
Drew Myers is a speaker, writer, podcaster and coach who inspires others to live a bold and intentional life. His topic, “Customer engagement through modern storytelling,” reflected on his own life and its path to this point including 11 jobs in 11 years.
While his focus was business, he opened with personal insight to make yourself a priority and decide what is important to you. He urges people to “discover your why,” as you move on to do the same for your business.

Read more on this story in the weekend Bowie News.

Drew Myers opened Tuesday’s Bowie Business Boost. (Photo by Barbara Green)
Continue Reading

COUNTY LIFE

Navy veteran joins Bowie Police Department

Published

on

BY BARBARA GREEN
[email protected]
Justin Walker has become the newest patrol officer for the Bowie Police Department.
The 34-year-old comes to BPD after a stint at the Denison Police Department following his graduation from the Texoma Regional Police Academy in 2021.
Walker grew up in Denison where he graduated high school and decided to go into the Navy becoming a Seabee. Like many in this era, it was Sept. 11, 2001 and its terrorism events that led him to the military and serve his country.
During his four-year tenure he was deployed twice to Afghanistan and was stationed at Gulfport. After an ankle injury in Afghanistan Walker decided he would return to civilian life and pursue being a police officer, something he always wanted to do.

Read full story in the weekend Bowie News.

Continue Reading
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad

Trending