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Unauthorized burn ignites fire that burns structures, four acres

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Bowie area firefighters responded to a grass fire that burned some trailers and threatened nearby homes in the area of Watkins Road at U.S. Highway 81 shortly before lunch Friday.
Bowie city and rural, Sunset and Stoneburg fire departments responded along with Nocona EMS.
A travel trailer burned and several other trailer items were involved. The fire got up to and into a few of the back yards of homes and several residents were trying to wet down their property with hoses.
Bowie Fire Chief Doug Page said the fire was started by an unauthorized burn and covered about four acres. Montague County is still under a burn ban.

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First official day of fall arrives Saturday

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Welcome fall! The official start of fall is Sept. 23 with the autumnal equinox. Not only do temperatures drop, but plant life slows down and so do we.
During an equinox, the Sun crosses the “celestial equator”—an imaginary extension of Earth’s equator line into space. The equinox occurs precisely when the Sun’s center passes through this line.
After the autumnal equinox, days become shorter than nights as the Sun continues to rise later and nightfall arrives earlier. This ends with the winter solstice, after which days start to grow longer once again.

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BISD bond proposal webpages go live

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By BARBARA GREEN
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Bowie Independent School District Trustees got their first look at the bond proposal page on the district website and handled a brief agenda of business.
The board went into an executive session to discuss a salary addendum for Superintendent Blake Enlow. Earlier this summer trustees conducted the superintendent’s evaluation, but any salary changes usually come after the salary schedule is finalized. Any change to his contract also has to be done as an addendum.
After a 10-minute discussion in closed session the board voted back in open session to give the superintendent the same 2% raise as the rest of the non-step employees.
In his report, Enlow directed the board to the district webpage at bowieisd.net, where citizens can click the bond tab at the top of the page to access detailed information on the $65.8 million bond proposal.

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

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Wheels & Grills fires up BBQ in Nocona

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Cookers mop their barbecued chicken pieces for the Wheels & Grills contest Saturday.
The Ray Walker Memorial Cornhole Tournament was part of the Wheels & Grills activities Saturday in Nocona. Cornhole proceeds support scholarships for local youth. (Photo by Barbara Green)
Folks enjoyed the Nocona Gas Junkies Car Show during the Wheels & Grills events Saturday. (Photo by Barbara Green)
Competitors at the motorcycle and car show hoped to win one of these trophies. (Photo by Barbara Green)
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