Area News

TxDOT acquiring property to widen US Hwy. 82

  The Texas Department of Transportation is actively working to secure rights-of-way for the widening of U.S. Hwy. 82 from Nocona to just east of Ringgold prior to opening bids early next year for the first of four phases in widening the roadway between Nocona and Henrietta. First proposed in 1972, the widening of the…

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PV planning outdoor graduation

After discussing the broad picture with their school board Monday night, administrators at Prairie Valley School have outlined graduation plans for their kindergarten, eighth grade and twelfth grade students. While the Kindergarten graduation will be held at the start of the next school year; an outdoor graduation is planned on May 22 for the eighth…

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MISD board gives employes $500 stipend

MONTAGUE — The Montague ISD School Board voted unanimously at the April board meeting to give back to their employees by providing a one-time $500 stimulus to all district employees. The board explained, “This is our way of saying thank you for your continued ability to show grit in the face of adversity throughout this…

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PV Board wants to see enrichment plan before approving flex-days

The Prairie Valley School Board tabled a proposal to go to a Flex-Monday, 4-day school week beginning with the  next academic year to allow the administration to present a proposed calendar of “enrichment” activities for the 19 proposed Flex-Mondays. “We’re not doing this to get the teachers a day off, or ourselves a day off.…

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Cars will cruise May 30 says chamber

The Covid-19 virus may have claimed the Vicari Car Auction for 2020, but it has not claimed Cruisin’ Nocona, announced the Nocona Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Originally scheduled for May 1-2,  in early April both events were moved to May 29-30 in hopes that life for the public would quickly return to normal.…

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Case count creeps up, as hospital resuming services

Nocona General Hospital will begin slowly phasing back in for all of its out- and in-patient surgical services starting next Tuesday, “We’re going to start next Tuesday with one out-patient surgical procedure a day,” reported NGH CEO Lance Meekins. “We’re doing that so we can monitor our PPE (personal protective equipment) usage and make certain…

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Vicari cancles classic car auction

Pete Vicari, owner of Vicari Auction in Harvey, La., announced last week that the Tenth Annual Cruisin’ Nocona Vicari Auction was cancelled. “We were hoping to be able to move forward with our Nocona sale this year and bring some normalcy back into our lives,” he wrote. “Unfortunately, we have made the decision to cancel…

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Obituary – Wayne Lewis

Wayne Lewis Wayne L. Lewis, 85, died on May 2, 2020, in Nocona. He was born on March 9, 1935, in Hamilton to A.D. and Norma Jameson Lewis. He was a hard worker working in construction most of his life. He was a member of the Polytechnic Masonic Lodge #925 and the Stockyard Masonic Lodge…

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2nd Covid-19 positive case reported

Montague County’s second positive test for novel Coronavirus-19 was reported Wednesday. Dr. Delbert McCaig, the Montague County Health officer, said he had just been notified of the positive test results. He was unable to release the sex, age range, home town or social contact information on the patient. “We have to wait for the state…

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Old Bowie hospital on auction block; entities seize ventilators, equipment

Three tax entities, two in Bowie, took steps Wednesday to seize the personal property of Central Hospital of Bowie in an attempt to collect some $113,000 in past-due taxes. Among the items seized was the equipment and inventory left in the facility including ventilators and other medical equipment, masks and other personal protective equipment as…

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