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T-storms spur a gullywasher; lightning damages Bowie water plant, Nocona out of stage two drought plan

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By BARBARA GREEN
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Bowie was inundated with rainfall Thursday night as thunder and lightning filled the skies and dropped anywhere from 3.4 to 4.5 inches of rain across the county.
The rain came fast and furious early in the evening, but never really let up until late in the night. There were reports of hail in the city with some residents sharing photos of small piles of the tiny hail on social media.
Lighting flashed across the skies and rumbling thunder was heard throughout the evening and into the early morning hours.
Bowie City Manager Bert Cunning said Thursday morning there was lightning damage at the water plant knocking out the communications’ radio electronic monitoring between the towers and the plant. There also was a pump burned out in a lift station on U.S. 8.

Read the full story including lake levels in your weekend Bowie News. Lake Amon Carter topped 96.2% full on Friday and Lake Nocona was 80.2%.

The soil behind this wooden post retaining wall at Rock and Pillar along the creek continues to wash away in big rains. (Courtesy photo)
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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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