Area News

Fikrst of its kind skimmer found locally

When it comes to cybercrime no merchant wants to be “the first” to fall victim to the latest wave of electronic thievery. Thursday that burden fell on the sleepless shoulders of Chris Petty, owner of One Stop Conoco and Fuel World Thursday, as he heard words no businessman wants to hear from a technology security…

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Big homecoming wrapping up, plans for next

The Nocona Ex-Students’ Association will meet on Jan. 20, 2020, 5:30 p.m. at Nocona Dairy Queen. This meeting will finalize the 2019 Triennial Homecoming and get fresh and new ideas for the 2022 homecoming.  The classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972 will be honored as the Golden Classes in 2022. At this meeting, the committee…

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Storm spotter training offered

The Red River Valley Tourism Association met on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at the Tales N’ Trails Museum. RRVTA is made up of 52 members from both sides of the Red River as far west as Childress, and Duncan, Okla., and Broken Bow, Okla., and New Boston to the east.  The goal of RRVTA is promotion…

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Red River tourism the plan

The Red River Valley Tourism Association met on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at the Tales N’ Trails Museum. RRVTA is made up of 52 members from both sides of the Red River as far west as Childress, and Duncan, Okla., and Broken Bow, Okla., and New Boston to the east.  The goal of RRVTA is promotion…

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President’s physican wants to represent you

R.Adm Ronnie Jackson, 52, of Levelland brings one thing none of the other 14 Republican nor 3 Democratic candidates for the 13th Congressional District of Texas. Access. Access to President Donald Trump. Access to former President George W. Bush. Access to many of the current cabinet members of the Trump Administration. Access to the flag…

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Council tables lake rules; sets public meeting for Monday

By Tracy R. Mesler After more than 40 minutes discussion, and explanation, the Nocona City Council tabled adoption of new rules and regulations for Lake Nocona to allow for a public hearing next Monday, Jan. 20. The city took possession of lake Nocona on Dec. 31, 2019, which also meant the end to the rules…

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Cars collide on fog shrouded curve

With heavy fog cutting visibility down to yards, members of the Nocona Rural Fire Department disconnect batteries and begin picking up debris from a two car, head-on collision which occurred about 8 Tuesday morning on FM 103 at the first curve north of Prairie Valley School. Air bags deployed and the occupants were taken to…

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Slow down, speed limit changes

Last week the Texas Department of Transportation put up electronic message boards warning motorists that beginning Monday, Jan. 13, the speed limit on U.S. Hwy. 82 immediately west of the Airport Road would be lowered to 60 miles per hour until past Ray’s Used Equipment because of the hill and curve approaching the intersection from…

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Court continues merging HR-treasurer’s offices

By Tracy R. Mesler MONTAGUE – Expressing a common desire “not to fall further behind” in terms of managing the county’s more than 100 employees the Montague County Commissioner’s Court approved hiring a clerk for the temporarily combined County Treasurer/Human Resources Department. In November the court created a separate Human Resources Department, transferring a chief…

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NHS to host blood drive

The Texas Blood Institute will hold a blood drive at Nocona High School on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, or if you would like to make an appointment please call Rebecca Wilson at 825-3264 (the high school office). Photo ID is required. For…

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