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Weekend accidents injure one pedestrian, one motorcycle rider

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Bowie emergency personnel responded to a pair of accidents across two different days where two people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
The first accident was a pedestrian/vehicle incident at 5:44 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Tarrant and Mason. The police report states Sylvia Raw Quance, 65, Chico was driving a Ford F350 pickup turning left from East Tarrant onto North Mason.
A pedestrian, Terry Lynn Mitchell, 70, Bowie, stepped out into the traffic lane approximately 20 feet south of the crosswalk, walking east. Police report the driver said she did not see Mitchell until she was about to strike him.
Mitchell was transported by Bowie EMS to Wise Regional Hospital with minor injuries.
The second accident was at 10:04 a.m. on Oct. 17 in the 100 block of Cowan Street. James Clifford Morris, 48, was riding a Suzuki motorcycle west on West Clay Street. Police report the driver ran across the yellow lane diver, applied the brakes, but lost control laying his motorcycle on its side. Morris injured his left ankle and hand. He was transported to Wise Regional.

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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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