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Bowie City Council votes to have four-day week trial run

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By BARBARA GREEN
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Bowie City Councilors Monday night approved a six-month trial for a compressed work schedule for city employees starting March 1.
Pamela Woods, city finance and human resources director, made a presentation to the council on behalf of the employees. She explained in recent months she was looking into ways to improve morale and that lead to pay, benefits and work hours.
Woods said they settled on work hours as a potential avenue to explore and she began researching other cities, along with talking to department heads and employees. Six members of the city staff were in the audience and raised their hand in support of the proposal.
It pointed out the extended four-day work week will not work for all employees such as emergency personnel, the library, but it can work for a large number.
“We are trying to improve morale not just for the city employees, but for the city in general as well. You might hear occasionally to raise morale you need extra pay, better benefits and more accommodating work hours. I would like to focus on work hours which in general would be four days a week 10 hours a day, Monday-Thursday,” stated Woods.

Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.

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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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