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Father killed, daughter injured in Alvord area crash

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A Bowie man was killed and his daughter seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident in Wise County Thursday morning.
Department of Public Safety officials report the wreck occurred at 6:25 a.m. Thursday at U.S. 287 near County Road 2798, about 15 minutes south of Bowie.
Chantel Housour, 57, was driving a 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup southbound driving with her father Bobby Ray Vinyard, 83, Bowie, to a dialysis appointment in Fort Worth.
The preliminary DPS investigation indicated the driver lost control on the wet highway, drove off the roadway and rolled over. This investigation is ongoing by Trooper D. Thompson, Decatur. Both truck occupants were wearing seatbelts.
Vinyard was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Jan Marrow. Housour was transported by air to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth with stable injuries.
Housour owns and operates Sister Act Connection in downtown Bowie, and is active in the Bowie Chamber of Commerce and the Bowie Community Development Board.
Her family on Friday reported she had five broken ribs and a mild vertebrae fracture in a vertebrae. She was expecting to be in the hospital for several days

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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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