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Bowie Council meets Monday via Zoom session

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Members of the Bowie City Council will meet through a video conference link at 6 p.m. on April 13.
Numerous items of new business are scheduled. The 2018-2019 audit will be offered from Mathis, West and Huffines.
Resolutions naming a new city attorney and one accepting the hazard mitigation plan will be considered. A report from the Bowie Economic Development Corporation is on the agenda.
The planning and zoning commission will make a recommendation from David McEachern to replace lots 23-28 at Madison and East Greenwood.
An ordinance establishing a processing fee for the payment of utility bills by credit card will be considered.
Under old business is a sewer rate increase submitted by City Manager Bert Cunningham, along with setting up a workshop to discuss council rules and procedure.
A new agenda item lists “items of concern,” which appears to be updates on projects discussed in recent months.
They are as follows: Old Bowie Lake eight inch line; water plant bleach conversion and ultraviolet system at the sewer plant; street repairs, the Mill Street sewer line and potholes; Central Hospital of Bowie; smart meters; city office renovations at 307 N. Mason; charter review committee and budget process.

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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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