Dennis gives details on golf tournament

Ginger Dennis spoke at Jacksboro Lions Club about a benefit scholarship golf tournament July 24 in Jacksboro. Kanon Layne Dennis Memorial Golf Tournament has been going on for many years and provides scholarships to Jacksboro and Bryson students.Photo/Brian Smith

Jack County weathers ‘epic’ storm

Jacksboro Police Department was instrumental in keeping sidewalks and parking lots safe during the storm. Here, Chief Scott Haynes and County Judge Keith Umphress (right) shovels a patch. Courtesy photo

Chamber discusses its year, honors residents during annual banquet

No good thing comes off without volunteers. This group of National Honor Society volunteers worked as servers and made sure that dishes were cleared and drinks were refilled in a timely fashion. Courtesy photo

News Stories

Positions are drawn for the May 1 election

Positions are drawn for the May 1 election before the city council meeting Feb. 22. Asher Midkiff dows the honors with City Secretary Brenda Tarpley, right, and Leslie Jackson wait. 

Nearly 70 houses had broken pipes or leaks after a mid-February storm nearly shut down the city for a few days.

Hospital gives update on recent bad weather

Rod Hammond, right, is sworn in for another term as FCH board member during the Feb. 22 meeting. He is sworn in by Board Attorney David Spiller. Photo/Brian Smith

Historical events such as the COVID virus and record weather of the last few weeks have gotten under Faith Community Hospital’s CEO Frank Beaman’s craw.

AUSTIN — With Spring Break around the corner, Texans will be looking to explore and get outside.

Sports

Baseball time is here

If we could just find some happy middle ground.

We go from below zero to temps in the 80s in five days then back into the 40s with rain. Yet we can’t figure out why everyone’s sick.

Saint Jo routs Bryson

Bryson's Landon Stephens, 12, dribbles the ball downcourt during first quarter action of last week's bi-district game with Saint Jo. Stephens had eight points. Photo/Brian Smith

BRYSON – You can blame officiating. You can blame poor defense.

JACKSBORO – Midway and Perrin-Whitt battled each there for four quarters Feb.

Graford moves into regional semis with 54-38 win over Saint Jo

Marc Matthews drives to the bucket for two of his 23 points during first quarter action of Graford’s win over Saint Jo. Photo/Brian Smith

CHICO – Whatever happened to Saint Jo’s boys basketball team between early December and Saturday night should be bottled and have folks looking for a distributor.

Lifestyles

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

Jacksboro Lions Club members welcomed two speakers to their Feb. 10 meeting.

Radiology Department Head Amber Reaves

Radiology Department Head Amber Reaves was named Employee of the Month at the January FCH Board Meeting.

I recently saw 30/30 ammo going for $85 a box at a gun show and folks were standing in line to purchase it.

Obituaries

Van Eldon Brimhall passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, February 5, 2021, at the age of 92. “Doc,” as he preferred to be called, was born in Jacksboro, Texas, on November 29, 1928.

Bret Everett Hull

Bret Everett Hull, 52, of Jacksboro passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021. Services are scheduled for Wednesday, March 3 at 2 p.m.

Arlene (Betty) Roberts Bouldin

Arlene (Bettye) Roberts Bouldin, 85, was called to her heavenly home by our Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 and was reunited with two of her sons and other dear family members.

Mary Argabright Stevens

Mary Argabright Stevens, 94, loving Wife, Mama, Mema and Sister went home to be with her heavenly family Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.

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