Mardi Gras 2018 enjoys success despite weather

By Carla Bass – City Editor Whenever a group of people want to enjoy themselves, they will do it in spite of the weather, and the Krewe of Hebe and the residents and visitors alike still found a way. Kelli Smith, Krewe President shared, “Considering the weather, it appears that we still had good turn-out for the festivities. I would estimate that there was around 30,000… Read More Mardi Gras 2018 enjoys success despite weather

Scholarship applications now being accepted

AUSTIN – Applications for the 2018 Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship contest are now being accepted. Eligible applicants include any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university in the coming year. Presented in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, the Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship contest will award one $6,000 scholarship and two $2,000 scholarships in June. The… Read More Scholarship applications now being accepted

Trustees assess JISD facilities

From Staff Reports Jefferson ISD trustees toured district campuses Feb. 8 prior to setting improvement priorities. The Board first visited the high school campus where discussions centered on possible renovations to the front bathrooms (near the commons area), the front entrance to the school, including lighting, parking areas, a lighted “high school” sign in front… Read More Trustees assess JISD facilities

DAR essay winners honored

Contributed by Sherilyn Johnston Over one hundred Jefferson Middle School and Jefferson High School students participated in this year’s American History essay contest sponsored by the Martha McCraw Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Winners in grades five through twelve were honored on Thursday, February 8th, at the regular monthly meeting of the local chapter held at the First Baptist Church. Parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles joined… Read More DAR essay winners honored

SUDDEN STOP: Jefferson Girls Ousted In Bi-District Playoff

By Charlie Chitwood The Jefferson Lady Bulldogs saw their fine season come to a crashing halt Tuesday night, ended by Sabine’s Lady Cardinals, 75-41. Jefferson’s girls finished their season at 25-9. Lady Bulldog Head Coach Mark Allen and his staff – assistants Brandon Allee and Larry Sturgill – are on District 16-3A’s marquee, sharing Coach… Read More SUDDEN STOP: Jefferson Girls Ousted In Bi-District Playoff

ETBU hosts Tiger Softball Clubhouse Grand Opening  

East Texas Baptist University hosted alumni, donors, and friends of the University at the Grand Opening Celebration for the completed Tiger Softball Clubhouse on Saturday, February 10. The event consisted of facility tours, recognition of donors, and Tiger Softball’s first home game.  “The Tiger Softball Clubhouse is a remarkable facility made possible by the rich… Read More ETBU hosts Tiger Softball Clubhouse Grand Opening  

VFW Information

By Stephen Pullum Texas Offers Tax Exemption for Veterans Texas law provides partial exemptions for any property owned by disabled veterans and surviving spouses and children of deceased disabled veterans. It also provides a partial exemption for residence homesteads donated to disabled veterans by charitable organizations that also extend to surviving spouses who have not… Read More VFW Information

Marion County Jail Report |February 15, 2018

Ashley Nicole Daniels, 27, Jefferson, charged with theft of property > $150,000 < $300,000. Bond set at $8,088. Chance Alexander Galbreth, 18, Jefferson, charged with burglary of a building. Bond set at $75,000. Destiney Delphine Hammond, 21, Jefferson, charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana. No bond amount given. Robert Glen Hasking,… Read More Marion County Jail Report |February 15, 2018

UT Health Northeast MD Anderson Cancer Center Celebrates Opening with Dedication Event 

TYLER, TX – A new standard of cancer care is now close to home with the opening of UT Health Northeast MD Anderson Cancer Center in Tyler. As the newest member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network®, the center joins six U.S. partner healthcare institutions and three international facilities united by one mission: to end… Read More UT Health Northeast MD Anderson Cancer Center Celebrates Opening with Dedication Event