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April Yard of the Month goes to 807 Central

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Bowie celebrates the arrival of spring with presentation of the April Bowie News Yard of the Month honor to Julia Davis, 807 Central.
The judges, which includes master gardeners, were excited to kick off the new season as they visited a total of seven nominated yards. Those yards nominated included: 700 Meadow Lane, 310 Strong, 1206 Hidalgo, 1213 N. Mill, 1209 Miller and 1208 N. Lamb.
The Bowie News extends its appreciation to those who submitted nominations for the contest which will run through June. Please start your submissions now for the May award and remember yards previously nominated can be submitted again.
Deadline to submit a May yard will be May 22 and the winner will be announced in the May 30 edition of The Bowie News.
Call the News office at 872-2247 to make a nomination or email to: [email protected]. If you email follow-up with a phone call to make sure it arrives. If possible please include name of nominee, address and contact information.

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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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