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Heroic actions of local man recognized by DPS

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By BARBARA GREEN
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A Montague County man was honored Tuesday by the Department of Public Safety for his heroic actions pulling an injured woman from her vehicle after it caught fire in a crash in early 2017.
Brian Young was presented with the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Director Award during a morning ceremony Tuesday as his family and a large group of DPS officers looked on. Gary Albus, regional director for the DPS out of Lubbock, made the presentation.
The accident occurred at 6:50 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2017 at the intersection of Alamo Road and State Highway 59. The accident report states following the impact, one of the vehicle engine compartments caught fire and the driver’s door and window jammed.
The driver, Diana Winslow, Nocona, was dazed and had suffered a knee injury, so she could not get out of the vehicle on her own.
The crash occurred in front of Young’s residence and when he heard the noise he ran to the vehicle to find it was filling up with smoke. Flames were beginning to reach the passenger compartment, as Young forced the driver’s window down, unbuckled her and pulled her out.

Read the full story in the mid-week News.

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Nocona girls move forward, game today

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Good luck to Montague County’s Lady Indians as they take on Lipan in the regional finals today at 1 p.m.

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Bowie receives $450,000 downtown revitalization grant

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By Cindy Roller,
Bowie Community
Development
After four years of work and preparation, the City of Bowie has officially been approved for a $450,000 Downtown Revitalization Grant.
The primary objective of the Community Development Block Grant program is developing viable communities and expanding economic opportunities issued by the Texas Department of Agriculture.
The first of many planning meetings was on Feb. 9 via zoom including City Manager Bert Cunningham, Bowie Economic Development Executive Director Janis Crawley, Community Development Executive Director Cindy Roller, Public Management Senior Project Manager Lisette Howard, and Tyler Creamer and Brandon Dusenberry with Hayter Engineering.
The grant will focus on one of the oldest streets in Bowie, Smythe Street starting at Montague Street near the railroad tracks. This work also includes portions of Tarrant and Smythe for brick and ramp repairs.
Repairing deteriorated sidewalks, handicap-accessible ramps, pedestrian lights, brick repairs will be most of the construction which has a completion timeline by 2026. The total grant awarded is $450,000 with a 15% match of $67,000.

Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.

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Spring book sale opens Wednesday at Bowie library

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It’s time to stock up on books to enjoy on those lazy spring afternoons. The Friends of the Bowie Public Library will host its annual Spring book sale starting March 7 at the library located at 301 Walnut.
The three-day sale will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 8 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 9.
The Friends take pride in offering its community the opportunity to purchase used books at a highly discounted price, therefore, no book scanning will be allowed.
Proceeds from the book sale help the library provide programming to the community. Bring a bag or a box to fill your shelves.

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