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    Local woman faces long road to recovery

    07/02/2015 06:23 PM CDT
    Kathy Wells was on her way home from work Monday, June 8 when she nearly lost her life.   The store manager of Fred's had been working long hours for months and she called her mother, Joletta Forbus, at 10:15 that night to tell her she was on her way home. 
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    DPS increases patrols for holiday weekend
    07/02/2015 06:13 PM CDT - AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 12-day period that includes the July 4th holiday. The increase began June 26 and will continue through July 7, with DPS troopers focusing DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. Read more

    Area Fourth of July Celebrations
    07/02/2015 02:59 PM CDT - Friday Breckenridge - The 2015 Boomfest Fireworks and Music at The Rocks, hosted by the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce, will take place Friday, July 3, at The North Park (Corley’s) where CR 277 and CR 278 intersect, just north of the Hubbard Creek Dam. Read more

    Fatality accident updated
    07/02/2015 10:42 AM CDT - A 16-year-old Wichita Falls girl was killed in a one vehicle rollover accident Monday morning. According to the DPS Wichita Falls office, Sarai Perkins, of Wichita Falls, was driving eastbound on State Highway 199 about 3/4 mile north of Farm-to-Market Road 2210 when some unknown distraction caused her to go off the road into a ditch. Read more

    Teen killed in Jack County crash Monday
    06/30/2015 03:32 PM CDT - A 16-year-old Wichita Falls girl was killed in a one vehicle rollover accident Monday morning.   According to the DPS Wichita Falls office, Sarai Perkins, of Wichita Falls, was driving eastbound on State Highway 199 about 3/4 mile north of Farm-to-Market Road 2210 when some unknown distraction caused her to go off the road into a ditch. Read more

    Audits coming for Lindsey State Jail
    06/30/2015 01:37 PM CDT - Lindsey State Jail is preparing for a couple of August audits.   During a quarterly update meeting Wednesday, Security Chief Jim Cochran said the jail is one of the few private jails in Texas to receive an audit. Read more

    Hospital to begin tracking encounters
    06/30/2015 01:35 PM CDT - Faith Community Hospital is looking at new ways to evaluate the patient experience and encounters with departments.   During a regular board meeting June 23, FCH Administrator Frank Beaman spoke of the reasons why the new performance parameters were started with the new fiscal year June 1. Read more

    Jack County holds off on same sex marriage licenses
    06/26/2015 04:49 PM CDT - Jack County will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, just not yet.   Friday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide. Read more

    City discusses bond for streets
    06/23/2015 07:21 PM CDT - Jacksboro City Council discussed the possibility of a bond initiative and election to repair city streets.   During the council’s regular meeting Tuesday evening, City Manager Mike Smith said the idea of a bond to fund streets was presented to him recently. Read more

    Umphress selected to fill Smith's term
    06/23/2015 04:10 PM CDT - In a unanimous decision made Monday afternoon, Keith Umphress was selected to fill Precinct 1 Commissioner Fearl Smith's unexpired term by Jack County Commissioners. Read more

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    Panama too drops out of Trump's Miss Universe pageant

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama is joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant in protest over Donald Trump's comments about immigrants. Full Story
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    Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

    Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.