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Western Heritage and Cattle Drive in Bowie supporting our Child Welfare Board

“The Bowie, Texas Chamber of Commerce is presenting The Chisholm Trail Heritage Festival,

Cattle Drive, and Wagon Train on April 11-15, 2018. The Montague County Child Welfare Board is a major beneficiary of this event, with a portion of the proceeds donated to our Board.

Events include several trail rides on neighboring ranches, and highlighted by a trail drive Saturday, 4/14/18, of a herd of 30 Longhorn cattle through the streets of Bowie. The Bowie Convention Center and Arena will be the site of mounted shooting event, chuck wagon races, obstacle races, and a goat milking contest.

Saturday night at the Convention Center will be a dance with a presentation about our kids and auctions benefiting our Child Welfare Board. Many cowboys and guests will be dressed in period old west attire.

Special thanks to Van Baize and Bit Pruitt, and the Bowie Chamber, for their support of our kids.


Counselor Position open at Montague Child Welfare Board 

The Montague County Child Welfare Board (MCCWB) is seeking a License Professional Counselor (LPC) to counsel children in Montague County. Our goal is to provide counseling for children who’ve been abused and neglect, or have been referred to us by county schools so that parents are not forced to drive great distances to provide their children care.   

This individual should be willing to travel to all towns and schools within Montague County and provide counseling at the Child Welfare Board house in Bowie, county schools, churches, or other designated places. The MCCWB will pay counselor per case at amount discussed and agreed upon before hiring.  

 If interested, please fill out application on our website or facebook page and send to:

Montague County Child Welfare Board

Licensed Counselor Job Application


Montague County Child Welfare Board is an equal opportunity employer. This application will not be used for limiting or excluding any applicant from consideration on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.


Please fill out all of the sections below:


Applicant Information:

Applicant Name:​​______________________________________________________


City, State, Zip Code:​​______________________________________________________

Telephone Number:​​______________________________________________________

Email Address:​​______________________________________________________

Date of Application:​​______________________________________________________


Education and Training

High School


Location (City, State)

Year Graduated



Location (City, State)

Year Graduated

Degree Earned



Training/Certificates: __________________________________________________________


References: Please provide three professional references




Phone Number


 Personal Information & Background

Are you a U.S. citizen or approved to work in the United States?​​​Yes or No

Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense (felony or misdemeanor)?​Yes or No

– If yes, please state the nature of the crime(s), when and where convicted and disposition of the case: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Driver’s License: ​______________________​Social Security: ______________________

Date of Birth: ​______________________


Do you give permission for the Montague County Child Welfare Board to conduct a background check on your name? ( ) Yes or ( ) No. (An answer of “no” will prohibit you from being considered for employment with the Montague County Child Welfare Board.


At Will Employment:

The relationship between you and the Montague County Child Welfare Board is referred to as “employment at will.” This means that your employment can be terminated at any time for any reason, with or without cause, with or without valid notice, by you or the Montague County Child Welfare Board. No representative of Montague County Child Welfare Board has authority to enter into any agreement contrary to the foregoing “employment at will” relationship. You understand that your employment is “at will,” and that you acknowledge that no oral or written statement or representatives regarding your employment can alter your at-will employment, except a written statement signed by you and the current board president.



Applicant Signature​​​​​​​​​Date


Great Sponsors for our children and our Childrens’ Fair


Free Watermelon at July 4th Celebration at Saint Jo

Paul, Jeanette, Sheriff Thomas, Cindra, and Clint served melons to big and little kids:

Chisholm Trail 150 year celebration in Bowie on Saturday April 22

Come to the Bowie Chisholm Trail 150 celebration Saturday April 22nd and bid on this Longhorn bull to be auctioned off. All money goes to our Child Welfare Board and benefitting abused and neglected children of Montague County. Auction will be about 5:30-6:00 PM in the Bowie arena by the civic center.

Come to the parade at 9. Two Wild West shows during the day at the Civic Center arena 

This is the bull calf to be auctioned off

Brother of auction calf

Mother of auction calf

Child Abuse in Montague County compared to state average 

Sponsors for Children’s Fair 2016

Thank you to our Sponsors and Participants
Patterson Ford of Bowie
Modern Woodmen
Montague County Cowboy Church
Christ Community Church
Nocona Cheerleaders
Saint Jo Church of Christ
Life Church 242
Saint Jo First Baptist Church
Wellington State Bank
Freedom Life Church
Forestburg Baptist Church
Valley View Baptist Church
A World for Children
First Free Will Baptist Church
Nocona Ministries
Nocona First Baptist Church
Nocona Central Christian Church
Wise Electric
Central Baptist Church
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts
Bowie First Baptist Church
Nocona Church of Christ
Montague County Sheriff’s Department
Nocona Methodist Church
Betsie Fenoglio
Carter Lake Road Church of Christ
Montague County Rural Fire Department
Montague County 4-H
Saint Peter Lutheran Church
Bowie High School Students
Laurie Bordon Roles
Lynn Lierly
JD Berend
Nazarene Church
Dale and Linda Hudspeth
Eddy and Janet Walker
Steve and Denice Kabisch