Leaving the area

For the first time in school history, Jacksboro's softball team has qualified for regionals with an area round sweep of Merkel. The Tigerettes will face Coahoma Thursday and Friday in the quarterfinals. Courtesy photo

Westward Ho, Rylan

JHS senior Rylan Chalmers is surrounded by his family as he signs a national letter of intent to play basketball for Wayland Baptist University during a Thursday ceremony. Chalmers was a three-year starter for the Tigers. Photo/Brian Smith

Jacksboro Lions Club District club of the year

Lions Club members are looking for eyeglass donations to help children and adults. Boxes will begin being seen around town so anyone with old eyeglasses can possibly help someone else see with their donation. Photo/Brian Smith

News Stories

Making the right decision

Belcher is seen here during his collegiate playing days at Howard Payne University. He is being inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday night. Photo/Blake Belcher.

Like many college students, Jacksboro Baseball Coach Blake Belcher had a decision to make while in college.

Precinct 2 Commissioner James Brock resigned unexpectedly last Monday.

National Day of Prayer

Jacksboro celebrated the National Day of Prayer with a noon ceremony Thursday morning.

A number of teenagers have been arrested in connection with a robbery and a burglary of convenience stores in Bryson and Graham April 29-30.

Sports

Leaving the area

For the first time in school history, Jacksboro's softball team has qualified for regionals with an area round sweep of Merkel. The Tigerettes will face Coahoma Thursday and Friday in the quarterfinals. Courtesy photo

GRAHAM – State records don’t happen every day.

Bryson athletes awarded for success

Windsor Godfrey, left, and Landon Stephens were named the topBryson athletes of the school year during the athletic banquet May 3. Both were multi-sport athletes. Photo/Brian Smith

BRYSON – Approximately 200 people filled the Bryson practice gym May 3 to see their families and friends honored for a solid school year in athletics.

WEATHERFORD – Starting five freshmen for most of the campaign, many observers didn’t see the Tiger baseball team making it to the playoffs.

4-H donation to library

Jack County 4-H members made a donation of proceeds for its Silent Auction baskets to the Gladys Ritchie Library for all the work the library does. Courtesy photo

Lifestyles

 Prosperity Bank Donation

Prosperity Bank and its employees made a donation to the Jacksboro Community Food Pantry recently.

 

Bryson Field Cleanup

More than a dozen people came out Saturday for a Bryson field cleanup at McCloud Memorial Park.

The Old ‘Bean Pot’

Luke has been cooking with cast iron for most of his adult life. He first began using the old kettle on the right in the last sixties when his uncle presented it to him for a birthday present. File photo

This past week on one of those cool clear mornings, the urge to do a bit of campfire cooking hit me.

Modern Day Rendezvous This Saturday

Luke pouring a hot cup of coffee to Mrs. Nancy Roy at last year’s event. Photo by Jeff Rice

The Rocky Mountain Rendezvous was an annual gathering that began in 1825 at various locations held by a fur trading company at which trappers and mountain men sold their furs and hides and replenis

Obituaries

Elaine Love, 86, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 1, 2021 in Jermyn surrounded by her family.

A Graveside Service was held Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Antelope Cemetery.

Michael Douglas Coughlan

Michael Douglas Coughlan, 74, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 1 p.m.

Helen L. Simpson (Cheverton)

Helen L. Simpson (Cheverton) passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Oral Thomas Jump

Oral Thomas Jump, 91, passed away Friday, May 7, 2021 in Jacksboro, Texas. He was born on October 7, 1929 in Polk County, Missouri to William Thomas Ezra Jump and Ida Jane (Linch) Jump.