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It’s time to winterize your home, water well

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As North Texas finally transitions towards cooler temperatures, community water needs change as well. Preparing your home for freezing temperature scan save time and money, especially with meteorologists expecting El Nino to bring wintry weather to the Southwest United States.
Use these tips from the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District to winterize your house and well, all while saving a few gallons. Now is the time to check fixtures in your home for leaks or moisture loss. To identify leaks in your system, consider a non-toxic dye tablet.
Changing appliance water colors from clear to blue or green reveals issues before they cause damage. For individuals with hard water (water with elevated dissolved solids) faucets and fixtures can be soaked in a vinegar or mild acid solution to break down commonly occurring calcium carbonate build-up.

Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.

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Get ready for July Jam this Saturday night

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For a fun night out make plans to attend the 22nd annual July Jam starting at 6 p.m. on July 27 in the Bowie Community Center West Hall
There will be a “chickin’ pickin’ fiddling fun time” as guests will be entertained by amazing fiddling tunes and enjoy a chicken meal.
Tickets are just $15 with the event starting at 6 p.m. The funds raised help provide awards for the championship fiddler competition during the Oct. 5 Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival. The contest attracts talented musicians from all over to visit downtown Bowie to test their fiddling skills.
The event, hosted by Bowie Community Development, will feature a unique array of items up for bid in the silent auction plus a wide variety of homemade jams.
Hosted in conjunction with July Jam is the July Jam Poker Cruise presented by the Piston Heads Auto Club. This event starts at 9 a.m. with a $5 per hand entry and is open to anything with a motor.
The 60-mile cruise with three stops starts in Bowie Plaza and ends in the same location. Half of the proceeds goes to the winning hand with $5 charge for each extra card for hand. Buy as many as each driver would like. The other half of the funds raised goes towards the July Jam fundraising event.

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Filing began Monday for city, school board races

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Filing began July 22 for the Nov. 5 elections for city and school boards and will run through Aug. 19.
Places coming open on the Bowie City Council include Place One presently filled by TJay McEwen, Place Two with Kristi Bates and Place Three with Terry Gunter.
For the Bowie Independent School District Place One with Jacky Betts and Place Two with Nichole Maddox will be up for elections.

Read the full list of school and city elections in your mid-week Bowie News.

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Gold-Burg PTO plans fish fry

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Gold-Burg Parent Teacher Organization will host a “Back to School Bear Bash” Fish Fry from 5-7:30 p.m. on Aug. 3 in the high school cafeteria.
Enjoy a fish dinner for $10 and for those age five and under the cost is $5 a plate. It includes fried catfish, french fries, hush puppies, tartar sauce, drink and dessert.
The evening will include live music, an auction and prize drawings. The auction will be at 7 p.m.
Proceeds will go to student athletics, field trips, elementary activities, prom, schools supplies and other needs.

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