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Hard freeze warning, wind advisory remain in effect until this evening

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National Weather Service - WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM
CST THIS EVENING...
...HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO 9 AM CST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...For the Hard Freeze Warning, temperatures as low as 5
  degrees expected. For the Wind Advisory, northwest winds 20 to
  30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected.

* WHERE...All of North and Central Texas.

* WHEN...For the Hard Freeze Warning, from 6 PM Today to 9 AM CST
  Friday. For the Wind Advisory, from 6 AM to 8 PM CST Today.

* IMPACTS...Unsecured outdoor items may be blown around in the
  wind. Driving on area roadways may become difficult,
  especially for high-profile vehicles. Frost and freeze
  conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and
  possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures will fall into the single
  digits and low teens Thursday night. Winds will rapidly
  increase after 6 AM Thursday, peaking during the early to mid
  afternoon Thursday before gradually abating Thursday evening.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 20 to
30 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Boaters should
use extra caution when venturing onto area lakes.  Residents may
wish to take action to secure trash cans, lawn furniture, and
other lightweight outdoor objects that may be blown around in the
strong winds.

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent
freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should
be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have
in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-
ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

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BISD approves administrator contracts, hears about budget error

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By BARBARA GREEN
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Bowie School trustees approved new contracts for all its primary administrators and discussed a hit to the budget thanks to an error in value calculation software.
After an executive session that lasted about an hour the board approved all the contracts presented that included the assistant superintendent, finance director, support services, athletic director, technology director and all the principals. Superintendent Blake Enlow said everyone on the list was approved and no one was left off the list.
School safety also was a topic listed in executive session, but no action was taken or discussed back in open session.

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

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Early voting opens today

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Early voting for the March 5 party primary elections began Tuesday and runs through March 1.
There will be four locations in the county for voting in person: 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.
Early voting is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at those four locations starting Feb. 20 and going through Feb. 23. Extended early voting hours at all locations will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 24; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 25 and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 26-March 1.

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Bowie sends demand letter to Nelson Street contractor

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By BARBARA GREEN
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It appears a letter from the City of Bowie demanding MX Construction return to work immediately on the Nelson and Mill Street drainage projects may be working as the contractor crew returned to the site on Wednesday.
In a Feb. 7 letter to Chris Delgado, project manager, Mike Tibbetts of Hayter Engineering, also representing the city, urged the crew to resume work and resolve problems discovered a month earlier in the inlet/junction box at the intersection.
The box had been constructed on soil that had not been tested – soil that the on-site superintendent for MX said would not pass the required compaction tests.
Bowie City Manager Bert Cunningham said Thursday MX was back at work Wednesday laying water lines and doing other tasks, but the city has not received a final response to how they will move forward on the inlet box. He added the full crew with the supervisor was not yet back.

Read the full story on the demand letter in the weekend Bowie News.

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