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BOWIE ISD SETS BUDGET WORKSHOP....
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE BOWIE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL CONDUCT A CALLED MEETING AT 5:30 PM IN THE IN THE BOWIE ADMINISTRATION BOARD ROOM AT 100 WEST WICHITA STREET. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING WILL BE TO CONDUCT A BUDGET WORKSHOP FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR. THE ONLY ACTION ITEM ON THE AGENDA WILL BE TO CONSIDER AND/OR APPROVE THE PROPOSED TAX RATE TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE BOWIE ISD PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CONCERNING THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR BUDGET AND TAX RATE.

(posted 8/1/16)

NCTC TO PRESENT MUSICAL DRAMA....
THE NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT PRESENTS TAPESTRY, A MUSICAL DRAMA BASED ON THE LIFE OF MARTIN LUTHER AND THE 16TH CENTURY REFORMATION. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR THE AUGUST 5 AND AUGUST 7 PERFORMANCES AT 7 P.M. AT THE FIRST STATE BANK CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS IN GAINESVILLE. THE DRAMA WILL BE DIRECTED BY SUNNY YEATTS AND NCTC’S SHANE STUDDARD, AND PRODUCED BY THE MUSIC AND THEATER DEPARTMENT OF NCTC. TAPESTRY WAS ACTUALLY WRITTEN BY GAINESVILLE RESIDENT MARILYN THOMPSON, A PUBLISHED ARRANGER AND COMPOSER. SHE HAS BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROJECT FOR OVER 20 YEARS. ROBERT MCFARLAND, AN ACCOMPLISHED DRAMATIC INTERNATIONAL BARITONE, WILL PLAY THE LEAD OF MARTIN LUTHER. MCFARLAND WAS THE WINNER OF THE NATIONAL METROPOLITAN OPERA AUDITIONS IN NEW YORK CITY IN 1979. SINCE THAT TIME, MCFARLAND HAS BEEN SHOWCASED IN NEARLY EVERY MAJOR OPERA HOUSE IN THE WORLD. TICKETS ARE $10 AND ARE ON SALE NOW AT THE NCTC BOX OFFICE IN GAINESVILLE. YOU CAN CALL 940-668-3355 TO RESERVE TICKETS.

(posted 8/1/16)

BOWIE MAYOR REQUESTS INCREASE IN AMBULANCE STIPEND...
CITY OF BOWIE MAYOR LARRY SLACK SPOKE TO THE MONTAGUE COUNTY COMMISSIONER’S COURT ON JULY 25TH TO PRESENT ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON THE CITY’S AMBULANCE SERVICE AND THE SUBSIDY PROVIDED TO THE CITY OF BOWIE BY MONTAGUE COUNTY. ON JUNE 13TH, MAYOR SLACK SPOKE TO THE COURT ABOUT THE $18,000 ANNUAL STIPEND WHICH HAS NOT BEEN INCREASED DURING THE PAST 20 YEARS. THE NOCONA HOSPITAL AMBULANCE SERVICE RECEIVES $15,000 AND THE SAINT JO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES $12,500. THE MAYOR HAD ASKED THE COURT TO CONSIDER MAKING ADJUSTMENTS TO THE STIPEND DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF OUT-OF-CITY CALL THE BOWIE SERVICES HANDLES. COMMISSIONERS ASKED THE MAYOR TO RETURN WITH ADDITIONAL DETAILS THAT FURTHER SEPARATED COST OF THE SERVICE. SEVERAL COMMISSIONERS SAID THERE ARE COSTS THAT ARE INHERENT WITH AMBULANCE OPERATIONS WHICH SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED.

(posted 8/1/16)

BOWIE FFA MEMBERS RECEIVE "LONE STAR DEGREE"....
BOWIE HIGH SCHOOL FFA MEMBERS ALONG WITH AG TEACHERS BRYAN CHISHOLM AND ED CORDERO ATTENDED THE 88TH ANNUAL TEXAS FFA CONVENTION IN DALLAS LAST WEEK. STUDENTS RECEIVED AWARDS, HEARD MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS, AND VOTED ON BUSINESS THE ORGANIZATION CONDUCTED DURING THE EVENT. A NEW STATE OFFICER TEAM WAS ELECTED BY THE MEMBERS PRESENT.

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MAIN STREET TO SPONSOR "MOVIE NIGHTS" IN AUGUST....
MAIN STREET BOWIE IS CURRENTLY PLANNING AN OUTDOOR DOWNTOWN MOVIE NIGHT SERIES! EVERY FRIDAY IN AUGUST FOR THE FIRST THREE WEEKS, AUGUST 5TH, 12TH, AND 19TH, YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY OUT FOR A NIGHT OF ENTERTAINMENT IN FANTASTIC DOWNTOWN BOWIE. MOVIES WILL BEGIN BY 8:30 PM ON EAST TARRANT STREET, IN FRONT OF THE CITY AUDITORIUM. THE FIRST FILM OF THE SERIES WILL BE THE ANIMATED HIT KUNG FU PANDA III. BE SURE TO BRING YOUR OWN SEATING BUT ALLOW MAIN STREET AND THE BOWIE RURAL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT TO SUPPLY THE SNACKS! MAIN STREET WILL BE SELLING DRINKS AND CANDY FOR THOSE WITH A SWEET TOOTH. THE BOWIE VOLUNTEER RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS GENEROUSLY OFFERED TO PROVIDE AND COOK HOT DOGS AND POPCORN, AND DONATE ALL OF THE PROCEEDS BACK TO THE MAIN STREET PROGRAM. THEY’VE EVEN AGREED TO BRING ONE OF THEIR TRUCKS OUT FOR THE KIDS TO ENJOY. SO, COME OUT AND ENJOY A GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE THE END OF SUMMER!

PAINTING CLASS AS BOWIE SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER....
IT’S PAINT TIME AT THE BOWIE SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER. NOT PAINTING THE BUILDING, BUT PAINTING ON CANVAS. YOU ARE INVITED TO CANVAS ART PAINT TIME FROM 1 TO 3 P.M. ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH. THE CLASS FEE IS JUST $1 TO PAY FOR SUPPLIES. TO SIGN-UP, CALL THE BOWIE SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER AT 872-4500. THE THEME FOR JULY 21ST IS “LIFE IS BETTER AT THE BEACH.”

ONE-VEHICLE ROLLOVER CLAIMS LIFE OF MONTAGUE MAN....
A SINGLE VEHICLE ROLLOVER ON FRIDAY EVENING HAS CLAIMED THE LIFE OF 31-YEAR OLD TIMOTHY MICHAEL GILBERT OF MONTAGUE. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER WICHITA FALLS DISTRICT DAN BUESING STATED THAT THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT APPROXIMATELY 6:30 P.M. 8 MILES NORTH OF BOWIE ON FM1816. GILBERT WAS KILLED WHEN HE WAS EJECTED FROM HIS VEHICLE. BOTH PASSENGERS SUFFERED INJURIES WITH ONE BEING AIR LIFTED TO JOHN PETER SMITH HOSPITAL IN FORT WORTH. GILBERT WAS SOUTHBOUND ON FM 1816 WHEN HIS VEHICLE LEFT THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT NEAR A CULVERT, THEN HE APPARENTLY OVER-CORRECTED TO THE LEFT WHICH CAUSED THE JEEP TO SKID ACROSS THE ROAD, ENTERING THE DITCH, WHERE IT ROLLED SEVERAL TIMES. THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.

(Posted 7/13/16)
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