As of Monday, an estimated 11,598-acre wildfire continued to burn in Palo Pinto County south of Graford as firefighters both in Palo Pinto County and surrounding counties as well as the Texas A&M Forest Service continue efforts to suppress the fire.
Despite the heat, Jacksboro’s TNT Fest went well Saturday. With a baseball tournament, BBQ cookoff, beautiful baby contest, non-motorized vehicle contest, fireworks, food, people came from surrounding communities to enjoy the offerings. Top, the BBQ cookoff winners. Above, a pair of beautiful baby contestants and their mom’s, while, right, Uncle Sam, aka Dalton Birdwell of Bryson takes part in the non-motorized vehicle contest. Photo/Brian Smith
With the sweltering heat the past week, I’ve taken a cue from the fish and wildlife I write about, I’ve been stirring during the ‘cooler’ morning hours and again with the setting of the sun. My outdoor adventures have been a bit limited.
The collective “whoosh” sweeping across the nation this month is the sound of school leaders exhaling, most of them having awarded diplomas, seen graduates throw caps skyward and watch them depart--ready or not--to face the great unknown.
State Comptroller Glenn Hegar last week released his agency’s plan to support the expansion of broadband internet access to areas with limited or no access. Hegar and his agency’s Broadband Development Office received feedback through a series of town halls, virtual discussions and more than 16,000 responses to a survey.