A 22-year-old Newton man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales May 12.  

Michael Dwayne Byerly pleaded guilty to bank robbery on May 11 before U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

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A Newton man is dead after running into a cow with his motorcycle Saturday, Nov. 8.

At approximately 7:10 p.m. Saturday night, 45-year-old Paul David Szemborski, the driver of a Honda motorcycle, was traveling northbound on FM 1416 about four miles south of Bon Weir and struck a cow that was crossing the roadway, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis.


A woman’s search for her sister ended in tragedy after the body of 41-year-old Tami Diane Higginbotham was discovered in Newton County on Friday, Feb. 15.