Firefighters from four local fire departments recently participated in a 40-hour course of training Aug. 13-14 and Aug. 27-28 at the Tarrant County College Fire Academy.
Crews from Sunset Volunteer Fire Department, City of Bowie fire, Bowie Rural fire and Nocona fire took part.
Nathan Wilson, captain in the SVFD, said it was a great experience training together, building teamwork and camaraderie while expanding their knowledge and skills to better serve the citizens of Montague County.
During the training they practiced lowering, hauling, patient packaging and ascending ropes, often working up in the air from buildings. Wilson said the final test was a very involved scenario that had a target completion time of three hours.
“We completed it in two hours and 10 minutes. Everyone worked really well together. It was a great experience to bring people from different departments together,” said Captain Wilson.
Routine business for commissioners on Monday
By BARBARA GREEN
Members of the Montague County Commissioners Court met for a brief agenda of business on Monday as the county moves into the final month of the year.
The date for the last December meeting was moved from Dec. 25 to Dec. 26 due to the Christmas holiday.
A joint resolution was accepted for the county to conduct the Democratic and Republican Party primaries on March 5, 2024 and the runoffs on May 28, 2024.
Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.
Party primary filings continue to Dec. 11
In Montague County, the only contested race so far is in county commissioner precinct one where incumbent Commissioner Roy Darden is facing a challenge from Charles King.Party primary March 5, 2024 candidate filings kicked off with a lot of prospects filing for state offices with only one contested county race as of Nov. 22. Filing will continue through Dec. 11.
Montague County Republican Party Chairman Mark Neese hosted a signing evening for potential candidates during the group’s regular monthly meeting last week.
A large number of incumbents took advantage of the opportunity to sign-up for the election. Dr. Brooks McKenzie was the evening speaker. In Montague County, the only contested race so far is in county commissioner precinct one where incumbent Commissioner Roy Darden is facing a challenge from Charles King.
Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.
Commissioners meet Monday
Montague County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Nov. 27.
The court will consider a proposal from Lydick-Hooks for updating the electrical in the courthouse. This is a continuation of improvements being made to the courthouse’ infrastructure during the past two years.
The elections administration will present a joint resolution for the March 5, 2024 and May 28, 2024 primary election and runoff elections.
Other topics on the agenda will be the county’s enrollment in the Texas Association of Counties 204 certified cybersecurity course.
The court will change the date for its Dec. 25 meeting to Dec. 26 due to Christmas.
Precinct two will seek to enter the property of Kim Cunningham on Tage Road to clear a fence line.
The final plat for lots 1-10 at Redbird Estates subdivision will be offered for acceptance.
A budget adjustment for a bill from Syntrio for $1,615 will be up for payment from the contingency fund.
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