Area News

First Covid-19 positive reported for Nocona

  Montague County Health Officer Dr. Delbert McCaig informed County Judge Rick Lewis early Wednesday evening that a Nocona man tested positive in Wichita Falls to the novel Coronavirus. Asked who would investigate where the man had been during the past two weeks, Judge Lewis replied, “Like I told you earlier, I don’t know. It’s…

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Time to get ready for storm season

LEWISVILLE – Spring thunderstorm season has started to make itself known, which means power companies and power customers need to prepare for power outages. Lightning, wind and trees combine to cause outages throughout the year, but typically peak from April-June. Texas-New Mexico Power urges customers to review their power outage plans, which can accompany their tornado…

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NISD Board prepares for distance meeting

  The Nocona School Board will hold its March meeting on Friday at 5 p.m., announced Supt. Dr. David Waters. The administrator is finalizing plans on how to conduct a video-conference meeting. As soon as the agenda is set, he would post links to connect to the meeting on the district’s website www.noconaisd.net. Gov. Greg…

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NCTC to start all classes on-line

North Central Texas College to move classes online for Spring 2020 GAINESVILLE – “North Central Texas College is closely tracking the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and we are committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff,” college spokesperson Elizabeth Abu stated in an announcement Saturday afternoon. “We are continuously monitoring the Centers…

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NGH searching for PPEs, masks, vents

So far, the tests for Covid-19 have been negative, reported Nocona General CEO Lance Meekins. But the hospital administrator, and the medical staff at the 18-bed facility know, “It’s just a matter of time.” Over the weekend Wichita County confirmed its fifth case of Covid-19 while Monday Parker and Erath Counties was added to the…

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NISD staff prepare distance learning lessons

“Nobody’s’ ever been through anything like this,” commented NISD Supt. Dr. David Waters from his home on Monday as he began to outline the steps his staff is taking to transition from on-site to off-campus distance learning – possibly for the remainder of the current school year. At the same time, he wanted to reassure…

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NISD to prepare 2500 meals Monday

Because Nocona I.S.D. qualifies for the federally funded Summer Food Program, the district is offering free breakfasts and lunches to all of its students through May 29, announced Supt. Dr. David Waters on Monday. While Bowie and Montague ISDs started their breakfast and lunch program on Monday of this week, Dr. Waters said NISD needed…

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Meals on Wheels needs hoppers amd drivers

With added stress from meeting the needs of Nocona’s senior citizens during the novel coronavirus pandemic The Carpenter’s Shop Senior Citizens Center could use additional drivers and hoppers to deliver meals once a day. The Center has closed its dinning room to in-person dinning in compliance with Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order as well as…

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County ratifies Covid-19 declaration

MONTAGUE – The Montague County Commissioner’s Court, meeting in their first tele-conference Monday, ratified the emergency health declaration issued last week by County Judge Rick Lewis extending it until removed. While state orders supersede county and city directives, passage of the local order “Opens us up for any future grants for assistance,” explained Judge Lewis…

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How to contact NISD faculty

While all of Nocona ISD’s school facilities are closed until at least April 10 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, if you have any questions please email either your child’s campus or the central office at the email address provided below. Supt. Dr. David Waters noted to maintain the cleanliness of the buildings, there will very…

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