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Southwestern Regional Rendezvous returns to Nocona March 12-19

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The Southwestern Regional Rendezvous returns to the Nocona area March 12-19 offering a historical snapshot of Mountain Man life from the early 1800s.
Everyone is invited to visit the camp and see what life may have been like back during this rough and tumble era. There will be tipis and tents across the camp with participants in native American and colonial dress. They will cook on open fires, carry muzzleloader guns, pistols and bows.
The event will be hosted on the Jim Adams Ranch located at 5423 Farm-to-Market Road 1956 between Nocona and the Bonita Highway.
Opening ceremonies will be at 5 p.m. on March 12 and closing ceremonies at 5 p.m. on March 19. It will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 12, March 13 and March 19. Entry fee is $5 per person and it is free for kids under age 12.

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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.

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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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