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Workers with the City of Jasper were busy on Thursday preparing decorating Sandy Creek Park for the Annual Independence Day Celebration to be held this coming weekend. This year the event is sponsored by the Jasper Lake Sam Rayburn Area Chamber of Commerce. In previous year's the event was s…

Local law enforcement is stepping up patrol at certain locations across the county following Friday morning’s landmark decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe Vs. Wade, which takes the decision of the legality of abortions away from the federal government and instead leaves the decisio…

Newton Food Share is benefitting from the addition of a power generator and also food storage facilities. The volunteer public service entity, located at 509 Main Street in Newton, has a mission of keeping the poor and destitute of their community fed.

Fire destroyed the front end of an SUV west of Jasper Thursday morning. The Beech Grove Fire Department was dispatched out shortly before 8:00 to Highway 190 West about a half-mile west of County Road 138 when the incident was reported.

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The Board of Directors of the Jasper Hospital District on Tuesday evening held just short of terminating the Hospital District’s attorney, Robert Jackson, and they also brought into question some $51,000.00 in checks written to him since June of 2021 out of Hospital District funds.

Cameras rolling, gratitude flowing, and delivery of a new vehicle were all part of the week in Dam B. ADT Alarm Company filmed a commercial on Monday re-enacting the rescue of John Ramer who was burned at his home back in April. Then, on Tuesday, Ramer thanked ADT and the Dam B Volunteer Fir…

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Magicians from the El Mina Shrine Temple made a stop here in Jasper on Tuesday evening to entertain children at the Event Center on Highway 190 west.

Shortly after 9:00 Wednesday morning, the Texas Department of Transportation issued a statement which said that a crane overturned and blocked the eastbound lanes of I-10 about 5 miles inside Louisiana. According to TXDOT, all eastbound traffic was being diverted onto Highway 12 which brings…

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Two suspects from an early Tuesday morning high-speed pursuit have now been officially charged. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department says William Onie Mendez, 36, of Buna, and Christopher Neil Thorp, 43, of Corpus Christi, fled from a deputy in a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck at about 4:30 a…

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The increase of values set on land and property by the Jasper County Appraisal District was the main focus of many who attended the regular monthly meeting of the Jasper County Commissioners Court on Tuesday. A large number of people from throughout the county appeared and voiced their frust…

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The Jasper County Commissioners Court met in a regular session on Tuesday, June 21st in the Commissioners Courtroom at 9:00 AM. The agenda had 20 items for consideration and a large number of people were in attendance and several voiced concern about especially the tax appraisals on property.