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Commissioner one race gets one more challenger

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With just a few days left for party primary election filings, the Montague County elections have gained one more candidate for precinct one commissioner.
The deadline to file as a candidate for the primaries is Dec. 11. On Thursday Montague County Republican Chairman Mark Neese said Gerald Upton joined the precinct one commissioner’s race. He joins incumbent Commissioner Roy Darden and fellow challenger Charles King.
All the other incumbents are running uncontested including 97th District Judge Trish Coleman Byers, 97th District Attorney Casey Hall, Precinct Three Commissioner Mark Murphey, Sheriff Marshall Thomas, Constable Two Jerry DeMoss, Tax Assessor-Collector Kathy Phillips and County Attorney Clay Riddle.
Two seek the Republican Party county chair, Melody Gillespie and Robert Ragsdale.
There is no Democratic Party chairman.
There were no additional state candidates.
Texas 4th District Congressman Pat Fallon has recently changed his mind about running for Texas Senate District 30 and filed for re-election to Congress. Fallon told a tele-town hall he was staying in Congress especially after members of his family, primarily his oldest son who said he did not want to leave.

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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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