“The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein Stein (How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, 2005, etc.) uses a dog as narrator to clever effect in this tear-jerker about an aspiring race car driver who suffers more woes than Job, but never mistreats his dog. Lab mix Enzo believes he is… Read More Book Review | “The Art of Racing in the Rain”
“The Angry Birds Movie 2” has the irritated avians and their pugnacious porker foes joining forces against a common threat. The massively popular mobile game spawns a sequel that surpasses the utter silliness of the original. Angry Birds 2 goes full tilt on its goofy plot. Loaded with slapstick shenanigans and a head-bopping pop music… Read More Movie Review | “The Angry Birds Movie 2”
From Staff Reports Jefferson ISD trustees Monday took steps to lower property tax rates in the district. Business Manager Mike Wood explained to the board how the state now requires districts to compress (lower) M&O tax rates this year. Superintendent Rob Barnwell recommended the M&O tax rate for this coming year to go down from… Read More School Board Proposes Lower Tax Rate
By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor After a lengthy discussion and extensive number crunching, Marion County Commissioners Wednesday proposed a tax rate of 57.8067-cents per $100 valuation – an increase of 2.4 cents over last year. The proposed budget, also approved by the court, includes a $300 per year raise for all county employees. The… Read More Marion County Proposes 2.4-Cent Tax Increase, Employee Raises
By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor The Office of the Texas Attorney General has given Marion County Sheriff David McKnight 10 days to explain why he failed to comply with a Jimplecute Texas Public Information Act request. “Please provide a written response to this letter within 10 business days,” stated the letter from the AG’s… Read More Attorney General’s Office Demands Answers from McKnight, 8th TPIA Deadline Missed This Week
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You have to give Democrats credit for one thing. They can sure think up some nifty names for their programs. Already on the presidential debate stage we have heard about Medicare For All and the Green New Deal. The labels ring well in the ear and catch the attention of the unwary. The Green New… Read More Lisa Left You Long Ago
“The Kitchen” is the film adaptation of the DC Vertigo graphic novel by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. The premise gives a female perspective to the traditional, machismo infused ethnic gangster flick. Unfortunately, we don’t get Goodfellas with gals. A vacuous plot and utterly predictable execution wastes the formidable talents of a top tier cast.… Read More MOVIE REVIEW | “The Kitchen”
“When you know your name, you should hang on to it, for unless it is noted down and remembered, it will die when you die.” And the scribbled no-name “Macon Dead,” given to a newly freed black man by a drunken Union Army officer, has stained out a family’s real name for three generations, and… Read More Book Review | “Song of Solomon”