News Stories

County looking to clean up Courthouse

Jack County Courthouse will begin looking much better after a cleaning which is expected to begin soon. Photo/Brian Smith

Commissioners are looking at the cost of washing and cleaning up the outside of the courthouse.

Jail staff received a surprise inspection recently … and passed with flying colors, county commissioners found out during their regular meeting Nov. 23.

2020 is coming to an end but not before the City's Annual Christmas Parade!

Thursday, December 3rd from 5pm - 7pm on the Square, there will be vendors, tree lighting, carolers and of course the Parade, which begins after the tree lighting around 6:30 p.m.!

The coronavirus pandemic has laid much of the American economy on its back — but a bright spot made the disaster less crippling than it might have been.

Sports

Bryson suffers 49-23 loss to Lingleville

Sophomore Tracy Hauger dribbles downcourt with the Lingleville defender looking to cut her off. Hauger and her teammates suffered a 49-23 setback. Photo/Brian Smith

BRYSON – Confidence in yourself is a wonderful thing and necessary for success in anything you do.

Second half lifts Jacksboro boys past Alvord

Rylan Chalmers is guarded closely by two Alvord defenders during the Nov. 24 game with the Bulldogs. Chalmers had 13 of his game-high 15 points in the second half in the Tigers’ 48-32 win. Photo/Brian Smith

ALVORD – In the early stages of any season, it takes time for things to gel.

Bryson and Perrin landed several players on the District 9-A All-District FB teams.

Tigerettes even record at 3-3 with 49-41 win over Paradise

Avery Bennett (22) looks to split a pair of Paradise defenders during first quarter action in the Tigerettes’49-41 win. Photo/Brian Smith

PARADISE – The road had been anything but kind to Jacksboro during a recent four-game road trip, convincing losses to Class 2A Archer City and Haskell would prove that point.

Lifestyles

Billy Oliver birthday

Billy Oliver, born on November 23, 1930, celebrated his 90th birthday last week. He spent 4 years in the Navy serving on a destroyer as part of the Tin Can Sailors. Mr.

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Jacksboro High School students collected food for the Lions Club Pack the Pickup drive benefitting the Jacksboro Area Food Pantry.

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Valerie Monk speaks to Lions Club members about the benefits of being a Chamber of Commerce member. Monk, the Chamber’s executive director said the Chamber organizes monthly events to get the public involved and working with Chamber members. Photo/Brian Smith

Chambers of Commerce are local businesses that need a voice. With 200 members locally, the Jacksboro Chamber is a strong, diverse business community.

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Jackson Construction won the ChiliFest chili cookoff Saturday. More than 17 teams took part in the event.

The Jacksboro Chamber of Commerce hosted their 3rd Annual Chamber Chilifest & Classic Car Show Saturday, November 14th on the downtown square.

Obituaries

John M. Balli

John M. Balli, 92, went to rest until the coming of the Lord on November 18, 2020, in Jacksboro.

Antonio "Tony" Martinez

Antonio “Tony” Martinez was born June 13, 1950 in San Juan Durango, Mexico, to Patrocinia Martinez and Carlos Espinoza. He and Maryann married on Feb. 5, 1977 in Altus, Okla..

Mary Alice (Bryson) King

Mary Alice (Bryson) King went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 23. She was 87. A graveside service was held Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Cottonwood Cemetery in Bryson.

Ina Jo Lee

Ina Jo Lee of Perrin, Texas peacefully passed from this world to live in the loving arms of her Savior on the morning of Nov. 10.

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