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Bowie County Chief Deputy Graduates Leadership Command College

Bowie County: Jeffrey K. Neal, Chief Deputy of the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office recently graduated from the Leadership Command College – Class 82 of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. The program, taught by a consortium of universities throughout Texas, provides law enforcement administrators and executives with the skills necessary to effectively manage police agencies and deliver a high level of service to their communities. Module I, focusing on leadership, is taught at the Center for Executive Development at Texas A&M University. Module II at Texas Woman’s University focuses on the political, legal, and social environment of law enforcement. The program concluded on September 28, 2018 with training in law enforcement administration at the third module, held at Sam Houston State University. Continue Reading →

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Bowie County Sheriff Starts Public Access Portal for Jail Records

Bowie County, TX: The Bowie County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the launch of our new public access portal for jail records. This portal allows the public to view jail records including, charges, bonds and mug shots from any computer where they can access the internet. Links to our new portal have been added to Bowie County’s website under the Sheriff’s tab as well as the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office App. A computer has also been placed just outside of the front window of the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office on the third floor of the Bi-State Building where any citizen can access these records. We hope this upgrade in technology serves our citizens well. Continue Reading →

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FATALITY CRASH BOWIE COUNTY

TEXARKANA, TX – On 05/14/18, at 12:12 a.m., Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on FM-1840 in Bowie County, about one mile west of New Boston, TX. The preliminary crash investigation indicated that a 2005 Nissan Altima was traveling west on FM-1840, when the Nissan Altima struck a concrete culvert after leaving the roadway on the right side. The vehicle then went airborne before striking a tree. The driver of the Nissan Altima, Myranda Diana Finley, an 18-year-old female from Naples, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Justice of the Peace Curtis Cole. No additional information is available at this time. Continue Reading →

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Correctional Officer Accused of taking $3,000

Bowie County, TX – On 2-13-2018, the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a jailer for the Bi State Jail may have taken money from a prisoner’s personal property. The individual reported that she had been arrested by the Texarkana Texas Police Department (TTPD) on February 11, 2018 and booked into the Bi-State Jail. She advised that she had approximately $3,000.00 in US Currency inside of her purse when she was booked in. Upon her release, she discovered that only $100.00 remained in her purse and reported the incident to jail management. She advised that Correctional Officer Ikkima Shavers had processed her belongings and taken possession of her purse. Continue Reading →

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LIBERTARIAN PARTY GROWING IN TEXAS

Bowie County, TX- The Libertarian Party of Texas continues to post record growth across the state and Bowie County is the newest county to charter an official affiliate organization. County Chair Steve Oglesby made the announcement by saying, “The role of government, at it’s core, is to protect the individual’s life, liberty, and property. It has become increasingly obvious that if we, the people, want our rights protected, we need to consider looking for answers outside the Democrat and Republican parties. Many of us believe the Libertarian Party of Texas offers the best solutions to current problems, and we look forward to spreading the word. Come join us!”

The Libertarian Party of Bowie County will hold its first official meeting at Smokey Joe’s in Nash at 6:30 on January 16, and on the third Tuesday of each month thereafter. Continue Reading →

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Bowie County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Scam

Bowie County, Texas – The Bowie County Sheriff’s Office has been informed that someone is calling citizens from phone number 903.949.3089 and claiming to be Deputy Gamble with the Bowie County Sheriff’s Department. This thief is attempting scam citizens by saying he is collecting money for alleged outstanding warrants. The Bowie County Sheriff’s Office does not collect any fees over the telephone or internet. If someone calls you claiming to be a deputy of this office to collect money, simply hang up on them. Although these phone numbers appear to be local sometimes, most of these calls are coming from outside of the United States. Continue Reading →

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Bowie County Patriots Release Resolution Regarding TX House Speaker Strauss

Bowie County, TX – The Bowie County Patriots passed the following resolution overwhelmingly on Thursday evening the 27th of July 2017 at our weekly meeting:
Whereas, the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives is one of the most powerful and influential politicians in the State of Texas; and

Whereas, the current Speaker of the House has publicly stated that his constituency is NOT the people of Texas;

Whereas, under the rules of the House of Representatives the Speaker appoints committees, and appoints the Chairmen of those committees who then owe their positions to the Speaker; and further that the Speaker assigns bills to committees and is thus able to control which bills come to a vote and which do not through his influence over the various chairmen; and

Whereas, of the forty House committee chairmen appointed by the Speaker, fourteen are chaired by Democrats and twenty-one are chaired by the least conservative Republicans, according to the Rice University Study with none scoring in the top twenty most conservative; and

Whereas, very few conservative bills ever make it to the floor of the House for a vote, being stalled in one committee or another including the notorious and secretive Calendars Committee; and

Whereas, the Speaker has through such dilatory and obstructionist means, consistently denied the House the opportunity to act decisively upon the platform and priorities of the Convention of the Republican Party of Texas assembled in Dallas, Texas; and

Therefore, be it resolved that the Bowie County Patriots call upon our Texas House Representatives to call for a no-confidence vote for the Speaker of the House and elect a Conservative Speaker who will appoint conservative committee chairmen, who will bring conservative bills to the floor of the House of Representatives for an open and fair up or down vote.- – –
The Bowie County Patriots meet every Thursday at 6:30 PM at Smokey Joe’s BBQ in Nash TX. Meetings are open to the public, and participation is welcome. Interested individuals may also visit the Bowie County Patriots Online

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New Canine from ArkLaTex 100 Club Goes to Work

Bowie County, Texas – On the evening of January 4, 2017 a search was conducted of the parking lot in front of the Bowie County Annex Jail where the correctional officers employed at this facility normally park their vehicles while they are at work. This search was accomplished through the use of the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office newest canine Deputy Lennox who was purchased with funds donated by The Arklatex 100 Club. During this search, Lennox alerted on vehicles belonging to Gresheka Shana Merritt and Shanice Yvonne Poindexter. Gresheka Merritt was found to be visiting an inmate at the jail and Shanice Poindexter was found to be an employee of the jail. Both of these individuals consented to a search of their vehicles. Continue Reading →

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The Final Hours Before Election 2016

In a few short hours Americans will go to the polls to vote.  An overwhelming number of those voters will be interested in one race; the President of the United States.  Although there is always a wide selections of candidates, most people agree that the contest will come down to a choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.  For some people it will be as simple as deciding between Democrat and Republican, and others will decide on various factors.  By the end of the night, if all goes well, the United States will have a new President-Elect. Continue Reading →

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Motorcycle Wreck Leaves One Dead

 

Texarkana, TX  On August 22, at approximately 11:25 a.m., Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a crash on FM-2148, approximately.25miles west of Carol Lane. The preliminary crash investigation indicates that a Toyota Tundra pulling a trailing, was traveling west making a left turn onto a private drive. A Honda motorcycle, operated by Kodi Kolieo Scott, 23, of Hooks, Texas, was also traveling west on FM-2148 approaching the Toyota pickup and trailer. The motorcycle went into side skid before colliding with both the pickup and trailer. Kodi Scott was transported to St. Continue Reading →

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