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Former Jasper County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Jack Royce Myers, Sr. has died. Myers, who served under the late Sheriff Aubrey Cole, passed away early Friday. He was 82.

With a December 13th deadline to file to run for election or re-election, KJAS News has learned that there will now be at least two contested elections in the upcoming March Primary, and both will be on Republican ballots.

This week our JJHS Student of the Week is Trevor Beatty. Mrs. Lisa Lewis nominated him , saying "Trevor is a standout 6th grader who always shows up ready to learn, with a willingness to help others. Oftentimes, Trevor will have the answer to a technology question or help a classmate with a …

A Jasper cowboy is one of 119 athletes that have qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas which began on Thursday and will continue through Saturday, December 11th. Braden Richardson, 26, is a bull rider and is currently ranked #11 in that category in the Professio…

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Jasper Dentist, Dr. Coolridge Coleman, Jr., has died. Family members say that Dr. Coleman suddenly became unresponsive late last week, and passed away on Monday in Methodist Hospital in Houston.

A Polk County man and his girlfriend have been found, arrested, and questioned regarding the November 19th death of the man’s father. Lynnie Chatman, 40, and his 22-year-old girlfriend, Brooke Ashley Cormier, had not been seen or heard from since the death of Leonard Eral Chatman, 64, whose …

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A Hardin County couple and their dog died in an early Tuesday morning house fire. It happened at about 3:30 on Farm to Market Road 2937, also known as Old Spurger Highway, approximately 4 miles north of Silsbee.

Texas State Senator Robert Nichols has announced that he has filed to seek re-election to represent Texas Senatorial District 3. Nichols, a Republican from Jacksonville, was first elected in 2006 and he is now seeking his ninth term in the Texas Legislature.