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Groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter weather

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After a week of winter storm days, North Texans were not happy to hear that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Thursday morning and according to legend that means there will be six more weeks of winter.
Phil’s prediction comes as parts of the country are being slammed with cold temperatures and ice. This was the 137th year the groundhog’s prediction was made as the ceremony dates back to 1887.
How is Phil’s record when it comes to prediction? According to the Associated Press, Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter more than 100 times. Since 1887 the popular groundhog has predicted six more weeks of winter 107 times and early spring only 20 times. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration state there was no record of 10 of those years.
NOAA states from 2013 to 2022 Phil has been right just four times and incorrect in the six remaining years in the last decade.

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Tank truck, pickup crash injures one

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One person went to the Bowie emergency room following this accident on U.S. Highway 81 and Applegate Road at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday. Department of Public Safety officers report a truck tractor tanker was north bound on Hwy 81 driven by Michael Logan, 57, Duncan, OK. A passenger car moved into the left lane to pass the truck and Logan reportedly tapped his brakes, that locked up causing him to jack-knife across the highway. As the tanker crossed into oncoming traffic a southbound Dodge Ram 2500 pickup driven by Bradley Werner, 49, Lavaca, AZ struck the tanker. Werner was transported by Bowie EMS to the ER with undisclosed injuries. Texas Department of Transportation crews arrived on the scene to assist while debris and vehicles were removed from the highway. (Photo by Barbara Green)

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Grand Jury issues April indictments

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The Montague County Grand Jury issued nine indictments during this week’s April session.
The 97th District Attorney said there also were four no-bills and five sealed cases awaiting the arrest of a suspect.

Read the full list of cases in the weekend Bowie News.

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City of Nocona receives clean audit for 2023-24

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The City of Nocona received a clean audit as its council addressed a variety of topics in its April 9 meeting.
Accountant David Parkman presented the financial report ending Sept. 20, 2023 prepared by Edgin, Parkman, Parkman and Fleming PC. City Secretary Revell Hardison said there were no issues and the year ended strongly.
A pair of requests from the Nocona Economic Development Corporation were approved. The second reading to expend $13,025 from the NEDC A and B boards to purchase a mower and maintenance vehicles and to top dress greens at Indian Oaks Golf Course was finalized.

Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.

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