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“The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett Their mother’s disappearance cements an unbreakable connection between a pair of poor-little-rich-kid siblings. Like The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer or Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach, this is a deeply pleasurable book about a big house and the family who lives in it. Toward the end of World… Read More Book Review | “The Dutch House”
Aren’t Baby Boomers a lucky generation? We saw a man walk on the moon. We’ve gone from “Hello Mable, connect me to Gloria,” to cellphones and Facebook. We even have vehicles with more entertainment options than the houses where we grew up. Now we have become the first generation of Americans to witness three attempts… Read More Here We go Again
‘Joker’ Dances Close to the Edge See if you find this storyline alarming. Disaffected loner descends slowly into madness, ending in bloodbath. Sound familiar? What keeps this comic book villain from straying too close to depressing headlines is a stellar performance by Joaquin Phoenix, who achieves almost Robin Williams crazy as the gritty clown, Joker.… Read More MOVIE REVIEW | “Joker”
By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor Jefferson ISD trustees learned Tuesday of the resignation of Junior High Social Studies teacher Lance B. Reese. Garland Police officers arrested Reese, 31, on August 30 on a charge of sexual assault of a child. Jefferson ISD immediately suspended Reese following the arrest. Reese, who lived in Longview, was… Read More Teacher Resigns Following Sex Assault Arrest; Trustees Set Hourly Employee Raises
Leaves Those Lacking Insurance Without Free or Low-Cost Option By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor Departure of Genesis Prime Care clinic at 106 N. Alley has left Jefferson Mayor Charles “Bubba” Haggard scratching his head. “I just hate it we weren’t able to keep them in some form or fashion,” Haggard said Wednesday, the day… Read More Closing of Genesis Prime Care
By AUSTIN FARMER Bulldog Beacon, JHS Campus Editor Every athlete knows the bitter taste of defeat, but to come within a few steps of victory and still lose requires immense strength of character. With the ball in their possession deep inside the opponent’s territory, time ran out on the Dawgs Friday night as they… Read More Bulldogs Fall in Heartbreaker, 29-28
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From the Publisher By Mica Wilhite One of the former owners of the Jimplecute, Vic Parker, said to me Friday, “The Jimplecute is a gem. It is 171 years old and the 5th oldest newspaper in Texas. Well, actually, I think it’s the 4th oldest.” Vic is right. The Jimplecute is a gem and publishing… Read More Today’s Front Page | October 10, 2019
Funeral Services for Siaosi “Gio” “Vani” Siovani Tu’ipulotu, 40, of Jefferson, Texas are scheduled for Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2pm in the Jefferson Christian Academy Gymnasium with Pastor Michael Fui and Pastor Alden Ho officiating and under the direction of Haggard Funeral Home. There will be a viewing with singing and testimonials from 8am… Read More Obituary | Siaosi Siovani Tu’ipulotu