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Councilors take oath begin new terms, Sproles resigns due to move in city

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By BARBARA GREEN
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Newly elected and re-elected members of the Bowie City Council took the oath of office during a called meeting and accepted the resignation of one member this past Friday night.
The regular Nov. 13 meeting was moved to allow the Nov. 7 election results to arrive for canvassing by the council. After votes were reviewed and accepted, Gaylynn Burris was sworn in as mayor, returning for a second term.
Brent Shaw and Stephanie Post were each re-elected for a second term in precincts one and three, while Donna Ashley took the precinct two seat. Ashley had previously served on the council several years ago.
Shaw was elected mayor protem.
The mayor regretfully told the council Precinct One Councilor Laura Sproles resigned due to a move into another precinct. Her resignation was effective Nov. 17.

Read the full story including the year-end financial report in the mid-week Bowie News.

Top photo- Newly elected Precinct Two Councilor Donna Ashley takes the oath of office from returning Mayor Gaylynn Burris during the Friday night council session. (Photo by Barbara Green)

(Left) Bowie City Secretary Sandy Page administered the oath of office to Mayor Gaylynn Burris starting her second full term as mayor after the Nov. 7 election. (News photo by Barbara Green)
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Unseasonably warm weather expected this week

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Hot, dry and breezy conditions will create an elevated threat for grass fires along and west of I-35 Monday and Tuesday. Monday will likely be the warmest, when near-record high temperatures are expected. (National Weather Service Fort Worth)

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Financial report readied by outside auditor

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Members of the Bowie City Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Feb. 26 and receive its annual financial report from the outside auditor.
Staff from Mathis, West and Huffines will present the report that reviews the 2022-23 fiscal year for the City of Bowie.
The council will consider a resolution authorizing a grant application to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security to purchase a emergency management trailer. This trailer at an estimated $23,187.98 would house the portable communications equipment the department has purchased.

Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.

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Weekend early voting arrives for party primary

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Early voting for the March 5 party primaries opened strong this week with more than 450 ballots being cast as of Thursday across both the Republican and Democratic tickets.
The voting began Feb. 20 and will through Feb. 23.
Ginger Wall, elections administrator, reminds county voters they will have extended hours for early voting this weekend and all next week.
The voting locations will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 26-March 1.
This weekend early voting will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 25.
There are 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 may cast ballots at any of these locations.

Read more on this story in the weekend Bowie News.

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