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Dorman graduates DPS trooper academy

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Riley Dorman, a 2009 graduate of Bowie High School, graduated from the Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Academy during ceremonies in Austin on Aug. 26.
Class A-2022 had 45 new troopers commissioned after they completed the vigorous 28-week training academy where they were tested both mentally and physically.
Dorman is the son of Timmy and Synda Dorman of Bowie. Riley joins his brother Taylor “Rob” Dorman, who graduated from the DPS academy 10 years ago and is a helicopter pilot for the DPS at the border in Del Rio. The rookie recruit will be joining his brother as Del Rio will be his first station in a few weeks.

Read more on this story in the mid-week Bowie News.

(Center) Riley Dorman takes the oath as a new trooper of the Texas Department of Public Safety. (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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