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    Jack County Health Fair set for Sept. 20

    09/17/2014 05:07 PM CDT
    Many people without insurance tend to put off health items. An annual event this Saturday makes taking care of yourself that much easier.   The Jack County Health Fair, sponsored by the City of Jacksboro, Faith Community Hospital and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is scheduled from 8 a. 
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    A look at Jack County prekindergarten
    09/17/2014 05:05 PM CDT - Much discussion has occurred this year on the topic of prekindergarten. Both gubernatorial candidates have expressed their ideas on early childhood education. Read more

    Private water well screening set for Oct. 20 in Jacksboro
    09/17/2014 05:02 PM CDT - The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water well screening for Jack County from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20 in the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office at the courthouse, 100 N. Read more

    Bridge out, Burwick Road under construction
    09/11/2014 04:06 PM CDT - Work on a bridge two miles northwest of U.S. Highway 380 West on Burwick Road is expected to shut down a portion of the road for about 30 days. Here, John Horton and Steve Harris of Harris Welding and Construction work on the bridge. Read more

    Council sets budget, tax rate
    09/11/2014 04:05 PM CDT - Jacksboro City Council voted unanimously to approve the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year set to begin October 1.    The general fund budget expenditures were set at $3,089,689 up from last year’s $2,539,240. Read more

    Jacksboro code enforcement increases
    09/11/2014 04:04 PM CDT - Code enforcement is on the rise in Jacksboro.   The city replaced a part-time code enforcement officer with a full-time position last October. Since then, Tyler Batey has been learning the ropes of his new job. Read more

    County agrees to collect hospital district taxes
    09/11/2014 04:02 PM CDT - After getting through the Fiscal Year 2015 budget process, Jack County Commissioners went through a relatively light agenda Monday morning.    Approval of an interlocal agreement between the county and the Jack County Hospital District for the collection of taxes was given. Read more

    Texas licenses record number of new physicians
    09/11/2014 04:01 PM CDT - The Texas Medical Board licensed a record 3,994 new physicians for the fiscal year that ended last month.   The board licensed 400 more doctors this year than last, said Austin internist Howard Marcus, M. Read more

    July and August Pleas and Indictments
    09/11/2014 03:50 PM CDT - July Indictments Joshua Caleb Jones – Burglary of Habitation Joshua Caleb Jones – Theft Property >=$1,500<$20K Juanita Lowe – Forgery of Financial Instrument John Hernandez – DWI – 3rd or More   July Pleas/Dismissals Michael Delane Drennan – Aggravated Kidnapping-Counts I & II – Dismissed Johnny Ray Padilla – Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 <1G – Six (6) months State Jail Division TDCJ   August Read more

    Stolen truck believed linked to burglaries
    09/11/2014 03:49 PM CDT - The Young County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stolen Ford F-250 found wrecked into a fence on Flat Rock Road, outside of Graham, that may have been used in the burglary of a business in Jack County. Read more

    (Charles Krupa/AP)
    Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds

    BOSTON (AP) — There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center. Full Story