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Defense attorney’s arrest throws Fulbright case into a mistrial

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The Sunday evening arrest of Joshua Fulbright’s defense attorney, Mark Barber, for driving while intoxicated with a child passenger under 15, lead to a second mistrial in the murder case involving a two-year-old girl.
The trial was about to start its second week of testimony on Monday in 97th District Court at Montague.
According to a press release from the district attorney’s office, a “personal issue came up with Fullbright’s defense attorney” that led the court to declare a mistrial in this case. The release states the state is working to ensure the case is promptly reset for trial.
Fulbright is accused of severely beating two-year-old Scarlette Olivia Newsom on Oct. 11, 2018. The toddler later died from her injuries. This trial began with jury selection on Aug. 22 for a murder charge for which he was indicted in 2021.
On Aug. 29, KFDX-TV news reported Barber’s arrest occurred shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday in a traffic stop on State Highway 79 near Davis Road.

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

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97th District courtroom at Montague to get kevlar panels

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By BARBARA GREEN
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Montague County will make some security upgrades in the 97th District Courtroom and will apply for grants to replace radio equipment in the sheriff’s office following court action Monday.
Commissioner Bob Langford told the court he was approached by Security Baliff James Bacon about installing bulletproof material in the podium and wall panels in front of the judge, court reporter and jury panel. The Kevlar balistic panels are about 1.25 inches thick.
Langford explained this was a recommendation from the security officer, not something pushed by District Judge Trish Byars. The panels would be installed on the inside of the present wall panels providing a shield on the lower level.
County Judge Kevin Benton added active shooter training directs people to get down as low as possible. Langford said this would allow people to crawl along the floor with some protection trying to get to safety.
Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.

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Early primary voting ends Friday

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The final week of party primary early voting ends Friday with election day arriving on March 5.
During the weekend the first ever early balloting on Saturday and Sunday took place. Elections Administrator Ginger Wall said the numbers were low at 102 on Saturday and 48 on Sunday, across all four locations.
Through March 1 early voting will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all four locations.
As of closing Monday night there were 1,160 total early ballots cast across both the Republican and Democratic Party tickets.
The four locations in the county for early voting in person are Montague County Annex Community Room, Montague; H.J. Justin Building, Nocona; Saint Jo Civic Center, Saint Jo and Bowie Senior Citizens Center, Bowie. Voters are reminded they can cast ballots at any of these locations thanks to county-wide voting.
In the party primaries a voter must select a party in which to cast a ballot. In a runoff, the voter can only vote in that party’s runoffs.
In Montague County all local races were Republican candidates with only two contested races for precinct one commissioner and 97th District Attorney.

Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.

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Four-day work schedule began this week for Bowie city, finance offices

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The new extended four-day work week for Bowie city offices and the finance department began Tuesday and March 1, which will be first Friday the offices will be closed.
New hours will be Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. , and closed on Friday.
After hours call for electric, water or sewer emergencies will go through the Bowie Police Department at 872-2251.

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