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Bowie economic development leaders attend national institute for training

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Economic and community development representatives from across the nation participated in the Texas Community Development Institute Feb. 28-March 3 in Houston including two local community development officials.
Among those completing year two and year one of the three-year program were Bowie Economic Development Executive Director Janis Crawley and Community Development Executive Director Cindy Roller.

The four-day course was at Lone Star College-System Office The Woodlands and included some 50 sessions facilitated by more than 30 practitioners on such topics as Community and Economic Development Practice, Developing a Workforce, Community Strategic Visioning and Planning, Identifying Stakeholders and Community Assessments.

Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.

(Left) Janis Crawley and Cindy Roller, both economic development leaders from Bowie attend the Texas Community Development Institute last week. (Courtesy photo)

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Johnny Cash/Patsy Cline tribute concert entertains crowd

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Bowie Community Center presented a concert featuring the music country greats Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash this past Friday night.

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Bowie, Nocona libraries wrap up summer reading this week

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Local libraries wrap up their children’s summer reading programs this week.
The Bowie Public Library brings the popular Creature Teacher with all their spectacular animals for the final event on July 23 at the Bowie Community Center.
The program begins at 10 am. The children also will receive their prize books for their summer logs.
The Nocona Public Library ends its program at 10 a.m. on July 24 at the H.J. Justin Building at 100 Clay Street. The program will be “Our Own Action Heroes -” Nocona fire, police and EMTs.

Top photo – Smokey Bear visiting Bowie last week at summer reading.

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Color added to outside kennels at Bowie Animal Shelter

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Rachel and Roger Whitaker gave this metal storage container a fresh look with this colorful mural at the Bowie Animal Shelter. (Photo by Barbara Green)

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