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City of Saint Jo to consider zoning change request for possible new business

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The City of Saint Jo City Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Dec. 13 in Saint Jo City Hall and will consider possible zoning changes for a potential new business.
There will be discussion for a change to rezone 59.01 acres of city-owned property at the corner of U.S. Highway 82 and Field Road in the city to be changed from agricultural to commercial district. City officials have been working with developers interested in possibly bringing a Dollar General to town.
Part of this property has been leased to a local company and it also is adjacent to land used by Easy Street Shelter for its facility and behind that the city wastewater system. Cindy Castle also is scheduled to speak on behalf of the shelter at Wednesday’s meeting to discuss updates of lease land.
Other topics on the agenda include a request to place temporary signage for Windmill Grill on U.S. 82; reports and quarterly statements from the economic boards 4A and 4B; monthly financial statement and paying bills; verbal reports and minutes from the Nov. 8 and Nov. 23 meetings.

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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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