Book Review | “Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan”

Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan by Alan Paul & Andy Aledort An oral biography that illuminates how far the inspiration of the virtuosic guitarist extends beyond music. In the late 1980s, Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954-1990) was on the verge of drugging and working himself to death; he was forced to face… Read More Book Review | “Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan”

Abandoned, Dilapidated Houses Pose Threat to Health, Safety, Wallet

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor JEFFERSON – If you run the roads in Jefferson and Marion County, you might spot some of those old homes with holes in the roofs and weeds as tall as the front porch. “We’ve got several abandoned structures,” Jefferson Mayor Charles “Bubba” Haggard said. “We’re trying to deal with… Read More Abandoned, Dilapidated Houses Pose Threat to Health, Safety, Wallet

Commissioners Block Expanded Public Comments at Meetings

‘What Do They Do If We Don’t?’ – Joe McKnight By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor JEFFERSON – Marion County Commissioners voted Monday to ignore a new state law permitting greater public participation in their meetings. “This is going to do away with any professionalism,” Commissioner Joe McKnight complained of the proposed “Rules of Procedure,… Read More Commissioners Block Expanded Public Comments at Meetings