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Tuesday 04/28/2015
Power outage causes two local water supply entities to issue boil water notices
Posted: April 28, 2015

The power is back on and the water is flowing, however, two local water supply entities on Tuesday morning issued boil water notices after the loss of electricity caused their water systems to lose pressure for several hours.

Johnny Broughton is the manager of both the Jamestown and Holly-Huff Water Supply Corporations, and he says that their customers should boil the water prior to consumption, until further notice.

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Tuesday night JHS baseball game moved to Thursday night, issues at stadium after storm
Posted: April 28, 2015

Jasper High School officials say that issues at the Jasper High School baseball stadium on State Street after Monday morning’s powerful storm has caused the Tuesday evening home game against Diboll to be pushed back to Thursday evening at 7:00.

The following evening, Friday, Jasper will host Hudson, also at 7:00. Both games will be LIVE on KJAS with Art Lay.

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JNEC says power restored to about 16,000, with about 3,000 to go
Posted: April 28, 2015

Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative has announced that as of 8:00 Tuesday morning, their crews have restored power to about 16,000 customers, but they’re still working to get electricity to about 3,000 that are still in the dark.

The company says they should have energy flowing to every customer by the end of the day on Tuesday.

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Monday 04/27/2015
UPDATE: Power restored in Jasper, electricity coming from Sam Rayburn Dam
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 7:00 pm

After about 12 hours without electricity, power was restored in Jasper at about 6:00 Monday evening. City of Jasper electrical superintendent Danny Wade says the energy is coming from the Sam Rayburn Dam.

The lights went out across the entire area at about 6:00 Monday morning after powerful thunderstorms passed across Deep East Texas. According to Wade, the wind blew a tree down on top of the 138,000 volt power line owned and operated by Entergy Inc. between Jasper and Newton..

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Woman rescued after her truck was swept away by rushing water
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 4:45 pm

The Jasper County Sheriff's Department, along with the Rayburn Fire Department & First Responders were involved in a water rescue on Monday morning.

According to Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman, at about 11:25 one of his deputies discovered a vehicle in Mill Creek at County Road 200 in the Brookeland area. Newman said the deputy realized that a woman was inside the vehicle.

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Jasper-Newton Electric Co-op restores power to 12,000
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 3:59 pm

Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative (JNEC) reports that as of 2 pm it has restored power to approximately 12,000 meters.

JNEC and contractor crews are continuing to work to restore power to the remaining meters.

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Jasper County Sheriff’s Department releases top 10 most wanted list
Posted: April 27, 2015

Jasper County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Matt Ortego has released the department’s list of their top 10 most wanted suspects. Those named in the list are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, but currently they have warrants for their arrest in connection to alleged crimes:

Dustin Wayne Ross, 30, white male, wanted for theft of property.

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Jasper Shuts Out Huntington
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 9:48 am

John McMillon struck out 9 helping the Bulldogs to a 4-0 win over Huntington. The win ups Jasper's district record to 4-3 with 2 games remaining in District. Jasper takes on Diboll Thursday night at the Dog House and then Hudson on Friday night, also at the Dog House.

The game with Huntington remained scoreless till the top of the 5th inning. With 2 outs Mike Kalafatis reached base on an error and came around to score on a double by Ben Stover. Jasper added 2 more runs in the 6th inning that started with a base hit by Reese Durand, Dalton Bennett moved him to second with a sac. bunt and he scored on an error. Tyler Ruiz was hit by a pitch and he scored with the help of an error and a base hit by John McMillon. That gave Jasper a 3-0 lead.

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Sunday 04/26/2015
Three local game wardens receive awards in Austin ceremony
Posted: April 26, 2015

Three local game wardens have been recognized as heroes for their actions which saved the life of a Houston area man last year, and although a child died in the incident, the trio indirectly saved the life of another person. The awards were presented to Jasper County Game Wardens Morgan Inman and Justin Eddins, and Tyler County Game Warden Roy Eddins on Friday at Texas Parks & Wildlife headquarters in Austin.

TP&W Director Carter Smith, along with Colonel Craig Hunter, Director of the TP&W Law Enforcement Division, and other high ranking officials were on hand for the presentation of the Director’s Life Saving Citation.

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Friday 04/24/2015
Jury gives Crystal Boyett maximum sentence and maximum fine
Posted: April 24, 2015

KFDM 6 News in Beaumont is reporting that a Hardin County jury early Friday afternoon gave Crystal Boyett the maximum sentence, 20 years in state prison, and the maximum fine, $10,000.00, following her conviction the previous day on a manslaughter charge.

Boyett, a Kirbyville woman, was driving at least 155 miles-per-hour on Highway 69 in Lumberton on February 3rd, 2014 when she crashed into an SUV driven by Courtney Sterling, 15, of Lumberton. Sterling, her newlywed sister, Connely Burns, 20, and Connely's unborn son, Tyson, all died in the crash while their mother, Dawn Sterling, was critically injured, but survived.

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Trees down in Kirbyville area in the wake of a severe thunderstorm
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 5:57 pm

A very violent thunderstorm which passed over the Kirbyville area and then into Newton County about midday on Friday left a trail of downed trees and power outages in its path. However, thankfully, there were no reports of injuries or serious property damage.

There were reports of trees knocked down across Highway 96 south of Kirbyville, and also on Farm to Market Road 1004 in the Call Community. The Jasper County Sheriff's Department also reported trees down across some of the county roads in that area.

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Bronson man now charged in January 11th fatal motorcycle crash
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 3:53 pm

KTRE 9 News in Lufkin is reporting that following an investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety, a Bronson man has been arrested and is now charged with 3rd degree felony intoxication manslaughter, related to a January 11th fatal crash in nearby San Augustine County.

According to state troopers, 35-year-old Joshua Myers was operating a Yamaha motorcycle which went off the road and crashed on Farm to Market Road 705 in Powell Park Campground, on a peninsula in the waters of Lake Sam Rayburn. His 29-year-old passenger, Ashley McLemore, of Lufkin, died a short time later in the emergency room of a Lufkin hospital.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
Angel Bryan guilty of murder, jury takes less than 15 minutes to hand down 20 year sentence
Posted: April 23, 2015

A Jasper County jury of seven men and six women has found Angel Lee Bryan guilty of murdering her child, and following slightly less than 15 minutes of deliberation, the jury handed down a 20 year prison sentence on Thursday evening in the District Courtroom of the Jasper County Courthouse.

Bryan had stood trial all week before District Judge Craig Mixon for the September 2012 murder of her 19-month-old daughter, Patience Bryan.

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Area Track Results
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 4:37 pm

Jasper boys tied for third with Hudson at the Area Track meet on Wednesday in Carthage. Jasper and Hudson each had 84 points. Tatum won the meet with 130 points.

The Lady Bulldogs placed 5th in the Girls division with 42 points...Carthage won the meet with 192 points.

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Angel Bryan trial: Mother says on video "I swear to God, I didn't mean to hurt her"
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 6:17 pm

The prosecution and defense have rested and a jury of 7 men and 6 women are now deliberating in the case of Angel Bryan, a Jasper woman accused of causing the death of her young child.

The case went to the jury at 3:35 pm on Thursday before District Judge Craig Mixon.

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Area Veterans Gather For Convention
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 3:02 pm

Wm. R. Blackshear TX. Post 78 located in Jasper, Texas announces they will host the Spring Convention for the American Legion District 2 in Jasper on Saturday April 25, 2015 at the Hillcrest Baptist Church, located on Hwy 190 West.

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Tuesday 04/14/2015
JLAHS Public Adoption Roundup
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 12:37 pm

The Jasper Lakes Area Humane Society will hold their first public adoption roundup on May 2, 2015 from 9am to 5pm at the Kinnear Plaza next to Wal-Mart.  This is an opportunity for Jasper County residents with puppies, kittens or young dogs needing homes. This event will let them be seen and possibly adopted.  Registration is required by Friday, April 24, 2015 to be included in the roundup, as we are limited to just 20 spots.  For questions and information on registering, please call 409-384-8167 or 409-384-5259. No breeders or pit bulls, please. 

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JCT to present Seniors of the Sahara, Apr 23, 24, 25, 30, May 1, 2
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 9:13 pm

The Jasper Community Theatre will present their annual comedy production, and this year’s play will be “Seniors of the Sahara”.

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
JHS Soccer Breakfast Fundraiser at Elijah’s on Fri, May 15th
Updated: April 10, 2015 - 11:21 am

The Jasper High School Soccer Booster Club, along with the players from the girls and boys teams, will host a Fundraiser Breakfast at Elijah’s Café on Highway 190 in Jasper on Friday, May 15th from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

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