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Nocona City Council approves food truck rules

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After four months of examining other cities’ food truck ordinances, the Nocona City Council discussed and approved an ordinance regulating those businesses that operate within the city limits.
Last November after hearing questions and concerns about food truck operations, the city staff was directed to review other ordinances to help develop one for Nocona. That recommendation went to the council at its Feb. 14 meeting.
Many of the complaints about food vendors came from local restaurant operators who said those food trucks were not paying property tax in Nocona and most were not paying the sales tax into the city, but into the community where they reside. Others are possibly not paying it at all.
The seven-page ordinance defines what is considered a mobile food vendor whether it be a non-motorized car or a truck or van.

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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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