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BISD to adopt budget, tax rate on Monday

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By BARBARA GREEN
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Bowie Independent School District Trustees will conduct a budget hearing during a 7 a.m. called meeting on Aug. 31.
Adoption of the 2020-21 budget and the 2020 tax rate also will be considered, along with budget amendments for the present fiscal year.
The board met this past week to hear new budget figures based on their requests for different salary options offered by trustees at a prior workshop.
Paula Peterson, chief financial officer, said at this time the budget proposal is a balanced document and with no significant changes she anticipates it will remain in that form when offered on Monday.
In salary options the board asked for calculations on a pay increase that would pay teachers $1,000 above state base, paraprofessionals $500 above based and all non-step personnel would receive a three percent raise. There also would be various adjustments made for maintenance, transportation, food service and custodial.

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Dollar General Market now open in Sunset

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The new Dollar General Market in Sunset is now open at 325 State Highway 101.
The new DG Market store format features an expanded selection of fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, as well as the same categories, brands and products customers trust Dollar General to carry.
“We are excited to provide Sunset residents with our new DG Market format and look forward to welcoming customers to our new location,” said Matthew Simonsen, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “At Dollar General, we are committed to serving our customers with a pleasant shopping experience and strive to be a good corporate citizen. The new DG Market format will provide the Sunset community with closer access to fresh and healthier foods and a convenient location to purchase the items they want and need at everyday low prices. We hope our customers will enjoy the new store.”

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Nocona Chamber of Commerce presents annual awards

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By BARBARA GREEN
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The Nocona Chamber of Commerce was in “Full Bloom” Monday night as its celebrated the past year and welcomed new officers and directors for the new term.
Following the floral them of “In Full Bloom,” the banquet tables were colorfully decorated by members using spring colors and flowers or promoting their own business.
Chamber Board President Emory Roden, entering the second year of a two-year term, brought the welcome, followed by Emily Carminati, executive director, who introduced the new officers that include Roden, Susie Grant as vice president, Bob Taylor as treasurer and Heather Morris, secretary. Board members are Amber Harper, Becky Fenoglio-Hankamer, Corissa Miller, Donna Lemons, Glenda Womble, Jason Castle, Jodi Womble, Kristal Ferguson, Mandy Kirkpatrick, Marie Molsbee and Monica Sterling.
Roden presented the Citizen of the Year award, which he said this year was instead going to a pair of citizens who kept being mentioned during the nomination process. The award went to Nellann McBroom and Dennis McBroom for their efforts to improve and support Nocona.

Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.

Pictured at the top: Dennis and Nellann McBroom received the Citizens of the Year Award presented by Nocona Chamber President Emory Roden. (News photo by Barbara Green)

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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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