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Red River Promise updates area schools on its first year

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As the new school year was ready to begin administrators and counselors from 13 local high schools and representatives from five universities gathered at North Central Texas College for updates and training on the Red River Promise program.
The Red River Promise is entering its second year and offers high school students from Cooke and Montague Counties, as well as Graham Independent School District, the opportunity to attend college with varied support services and free tuition and fees.
Red River Promise Director Barbara Stanley kicked off the event by recapping the first year. She shared 165 promise students enrolled at NCTC for Fall 2022, an increase of 72% from last year of students in this service area.

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

Muenster High School Counselor Kristi Schneider participated in the Red River Promise Counselor Workshop at NCTC as the new school began to open recently. (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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