Area News

Shoot at deputies, be indicted in two weeks

MONTAGUE – Barely two weeks after he alleged fired several rounds at a pair of Montague County deputy sheriffs, Orville Daniel Throneberry, 5t, was indicted for aggravated assault against a public servant and unlawful possession of a firearm. As Sheriff Marshall Thomas noted Monday during his monthly report of department activity to the Montague County…

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Homecoming Parade

One of the highlights of the tri-ennial Nocona High School Homecoming is the parade of classes. This year, there is something special at stake – a large, traveling trophy which will be presented to the winning class at the conclusion of the parade. The large trophy for the winning float in the triennial homecoming parade…

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Dollar General noncommittal about reopening

After suffering a fire on Monday, Aug. 18, which caused extensive damage to the outside of the store, a Dollar General spokesperson was virtually non-committal about the firm’s plans to resume operations in Nocona. “At this time, we are in the process of evaluating next steps regarding our store in Nocona, Texas,” Angela Petkovic, a…

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Deardeuff sentenced

MONTAGUE – William Sam Deardeuff, 38, of Nocona, entered guilty pleas to eight felonies Monday and was sentenced to serve 8 years in state prison. That took place less than 24-hours after Nocona officers and sheriff’s deputies had attempted to arrest him on charges of driving while license invalid, and evading arrest. On Aug. 26…

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Darden debates stipend for County Attorney’s secretary

lone employee in the County Attorney’s Office an “administrative assistant” and paying that person $3,300 a year more than what the chief deputy clerks in five other county offices make. And when County Attorney Clay Riddle suggested the court could do as Darden suggested, and his office could stop doing a variety of legal tasks…

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Clean up Nocona, now, group requests

Informed that “whatever you are doing, it isn’t working” as far as helping to keep Nocona clean, neat and inviting, the Nocona City Council and a group of more than 20 concerned citizens spent over an hour reviewing what the city has do in terms of code enforcement, and exploring possibilities of what it can…

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Polhemus opens 2020 election efforts

With Labor Day in the rearview mirror, the 2020 political season kicked into gear Wednesday as 97th District Attorney Casey Polhemus held a press conference announcing she had filed for re-election. She joins what is currently a short list of candidates for local office that will expand between now and the Dec. 9 filing deadline…

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County starts adopt-a-cemetery program

The Montague County Historical Cemetery Preservation Board in conjunction with the Montague County Historical Commission has undertaken the task of cataloging all the cemeteries in the county. Presently we are locating cemeteries and logging GPS readings, accessing the cemetery’s condition, determining if there is a group or organization caring for the cemetery and ranking them…

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