District 68 State Rep candidates face off

John Berry, Craig Carter and David Spiller look at questions during the forum Jan. 11 in Jacksboro. The three men are running for District 68 State Rep. in the spot Drew Springer left when he moved on to State Senate. Photo/Brian Smith

Second six months … revisited

Attorney for Jacksboro Police Chief Scott Haynes Rick Hagen speaks to the public about Haynes being exonerated of all charges back in October. An indictment charging Haynes with assault/family violence./impeding breath was dismissed. Haynes said he simply wanted to get back to work.

Bryson comes from early deficit to beat Olney

Zander Tinney looks to slide a pass down low during Bryson's win over Olney Tuesday, Dec. 29. Tinney and the Cubs came from behind to post a 62-51 win over the visitors to close out Dec. 20. Photo/Brian Smith

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District 68 State Rep candidates face off

John Berry, Craig Carter and David Spiller look at questions during the forum Jan. 11 in Jacksboro. The three men are running for District 68 State Rep. in the spot Drew Springer left when he moved on to State Senate. Photo/Brian Smith

With less than two weeks to go before the election, three Republican candidates for State Representative District 68 spoke before Jack County voters in Jacksboro Jan. 11

Aldermen here discussed what to do about a problem in with getting grass out of streets.

JHS Cheer 2nd at State

Jacksboro High Cheer squad finished 2nd at the UIL Class 3A Spirit competition in Fort Worth Friday. The girls havebeen top 5 finishers for years and won the title a year ago.

 

Every month, a JISD teacher gets to explain his or her job and what they are presently working on in the classroom.

Sports

Lady Pirates defeat Bryson, 46-26

The Pirate girls took control early and posted a 46-26 win over Bryson Friday in Bryson. Photo/Brian Smith

BRYSON – Perrin Coach Eddie Fortenberry, whose Lady Pirates had won just one game before Friday’s district matchup here, was just hoping to see his squad put together a complete game.

BRYSON – If your coach can’t get ejected, a fan is the next best thing.

Tigerettes open 2nd round with win over WF City View

Freshman Avery Bennett, right, plays defense on the City View player during second half action of the first game with the Lady Mustangs. Jacksboro completed the season sweep with a 49-43 win, Bennett providing six points. File Photo

While not the convincing road win Jacksboro’s girls opened District 7-3A with a month ago, the Tigerettes will get the season sweep over City View with a 49-43 win over the visiting Lady Mustangs S

Reece Essler’s first half was one for the record books.

Lifestyles

Baby announcement

Kathleen Marie Diane Carlton was the first baby born at Faith Community Hospital in 2021 Jan. 4 at 7:59 a.m.. The baby weighed 6 pounds three ounces and was 19.5" long.

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.

Obituaries

Brenda Castle

Brenda Castle, 66, of Henrietta, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

Edna Ruth Hickey Allison

Edna Ruth Hickey Allison was born on September 11, 1936 to Yvonne Hickey.

Dennis "Pete" Peterson

Dennis “Pete” Peterson, 74, of Wichita Falls, Texas passed away on January 13, 2021 in Wichita Falls.

Cecil Dudley Sparkman

Cecil Dudley Sparkman, 81, of Post Oak, died on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.

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