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    New JHS program helps students succeed

    07/21/2014 11:14 AM CDT
    Starting with the upcoming school year, Jacksboro High School will offer a new program to help students succeed.AVID which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a system that offers a curriculum offering strategies to students that develop critical thinking, literacy and math skills. 
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    County discusses possible Bryson marshal
    07/21/2014 11:13 AM CDT - The City of Bryson may soon have its own law enforcement presence.During last week’s meeting, Jack County commissioners discussed a possible interlocal agreement with the City of Bryson for support services of detention and dispatch for a city marshal. Read more

    Chamber offers Spotlight on Business
    07/21/2014 11:11 AM CDT - The Jacksboro Chamber of Commerce has an eye out to catch businesses and their employees in the act of providing fantastic service to the community and its visitors. Read more

    Texas adds 19,100 jobs in June, 371,000 over year
    07/21/2014 11:05 AM CDT - The Texas economy added 19,100 seasonally-adjusted total nonfarm jobs in June for a total of 371,000 jobs added since June 2013. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady in June at 5. Read more

    JISD to sell property
    07/18/2014 12:37 PM CDT - The Jacksboro ISD school board voted to authorize the sale of two tracts of land east of the middle school at its meeting Monday.The properties are known as the old middle school gym property located at the corner of North 4th Street and West Belknap Street and the old teacher parking lot property located at the corner of North 4th Street and College Street. Read more

    County considers adding IT professional
    07/18/2014 12:36 PM CDT - Judge Mitchell Davenport requested input from commissioners regarding the creation of an IT department and hiring an IT director. He got hardly none.The last person responsible for those duties also served as a sheriff’s deputy, but left his job with the county last fall. Read more

    Lowe's buys Diamond, shutters store
    07/15/2014 02:45 PM CDT - Monday, the 13 employees of Diamond Food Market IGA in Jacksboro were informed the store would close for good at noon the following day.The store was purchased by Lowe's Market, the same company that purchased Marketplace in late April of this year. Read more

    Lions gearing up to Pack the Bus Aug. 1
    07/15/2014 11:47 AM CDT - Jacksboro Lions Club is at it again. This time with a service project the whole community can participate in.The club is hosting its second annual Pack the Bus event. Read more

    City uses strategic plan to begin budget
    07/15/2014 11:44 AM CDT - Budget season has begun and Jacksboro City Council has a plan. It’s a strategic plan developed in 2012.“The plan was written specifically to help the council develop a budget,” said City Manager Mike Smith. Read more

    Police Notes: May and June
    07/11/2014 05:35 PM CDT - MayMay 1 4:13 a.m. — An arrest was made in the 1500 block of North Main Street for the manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 3/4 less than 28 grams in a drug free zone, a third degree felony. Read more

    Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Full Story
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    Colin Firth, Emma Stone riff on working with Woody

    NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Firth had been hoping for decades to get a call from Woody Allen. Emma Stone, at only 25, hadn't been waiting nearly as long — but she notes her family dog IS named Alvy, after a classic Allen character, and she can keep up with Firth in a spontaneous recounting of the bank robbery scene in "Take the Money Full Story