Review By Leah Cooper I have to confess that I am a big Pat Conroy fan. In his book of essays, “My Reading Life” he introduces the reader to his college friend John Warley and the true story behind Warley’s novel, “A Southern Girl.” Conroy had me hooked when he said, “I wish I’d written… Read More Book Review | “A Southern Girl”
By STACY BAUER & DAX HUGHES Jimplecute Movie Reviewers I changed purses to a smaller one. I wished I hadn’t because I forgot my tissues. You’ll need them for this cinematic journey. Not a complete downer though, as joking and playfulness show up to balance-out short bouts of sorrow. Experiencing this empathetic, human tale of… Read More MOVIE REVIEW | “The Upside”
An article from Texas AARP addressed some basic concerns for using the Internet. Just as there are thieves in the “real world”, scammers lurk online trying to steal your money and/or identity. Following are some basic, easy precautions to take to help you stay safe online. Make sure that you have antivirus installed. There are… Read More Basic Concerns for Using the Internet
By BOB PALMER THE CONVERSATION: A lot of time gets wasted on social media, but occasionally meaningful thoughts are exchanged. The following discussion took place recently on Facebook. If you think you recognize some Jefferson names, you might be right. ME – The border wall treats only symptoms, not the disease (poverty, crime, violence south… Read More Scattershooting
By ABBY LIVINGSTON Texas Tribune Leaders of the Texas Senate are proposing giving schools $3.7 billion to provide $5,000 pay raises to all full-time classroom teachers — on the heels of a House budget proposal that includes $7 billion more for public education. Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, filed Senate Bill 3 Tuesday morning, which… Read More Texas Senate proposes $3.7 billion for mandated teacher raises
By BOB PALMER, Jimplecute News Editor Two Jefferson residents who recently opened their homes for the Candlelight Tour of Homes quickly tell you the annual event takes a lot of work. “It was like putting on a play every night in your home,” Kim Shaw, whose Walnut Street house was on the tour in 2016,… Read More Candlelight Tour Hosts Receive Pay in ‘Oohs & Ahhs’
From Staff Reports The Lady Dawgs handled the New Diana Lady Eagles in Bulldog Gymnasium on Friday night. Jefferson improved their record to 18-5 (6-3 in district) with the 54-31 win. “I think this was a great win for us. We’re really working together as a team, and we just need to continue that for… Read More Lady Dawgs Bring Down the Eagles
The technology of 2019 and the ease in shopping online is incredible. Recently, Heritage Baptist Church’s office placed an online ink cartridge order on a Wednesday afternoon. Thursday morning FedEx delivered it. That is truly amazing! Communicating with phones has never been more versatile and comfortable. The world literally is only a click away. Whether… Read More Weekly Devotional | Timeout!
Julie Evelyn Dowell died on January 11, 2019 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler, Tex. She was born on May 20, 1953 in Marshall, Texas and raised by her parents, Greer and Mary Evelyn Dowell. Julie had a wonderful childhood growing up. She spent her summers and holidays with her grandparents, Dan and Ruth Lester of Jefferson,… Read More Obituary | Julie Evelyn Dowell
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Jewel “R.J.” Keith Jr., 82, of Jefferson will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday January 20, 2019 in the Capt. Wm. Perry Chapel of Haggard Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Harp and Bro. Robert Earl Keith officiating. Interment will follow in Prospect Cemetery under the direction of Haggard Funeral Home. Visitation will… Read More Obituary | Robert “R.J.” Keith Jr.