Animal Shelter Faces Financial Questions, Criminal Probe, Volunteer Revolt

DEVELOPING STORY: The Jimplecute is on site at the Marshall Animal Hospital waiting for the 26 dogs that are reported to be arriving today. 32 dogs were transported here last night. Update: Saturday, 1:03 P.M. CSTThe Jimplecute witnessed an anonymous donor guarantee funds to pay for the $350/dog cost after HSMC depletes all of their funds.… Read More Animal Shelter Faces Financial Questions, Criminal Probe, Volunteer Revolt

Book Review | “The Punishment She Deserves”

Review By Francene DePrez This book is the latest in a mystery series featuring Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner Sergeant Barbara Havers, both with Scotland Yard. Elizabeth George has been writing books in this series since 1988. Even though this is the first book I have read by George, I picked up the relationships… Read More Book Review | “The Punishment She Deserves”

Weekly Devotional | Death of a President

Countless Americans have followed closely the funeral of former President George H. W. Bush. Presidents, kings, dignitaries, and their entourages gathered to pay their respects to the Bush family. The services and burial were handled with class and dignity as the world watched. After all the fanfare dies down, the excitement ceases, and the news… Read More Weekly Devotional | Death of a President

Jefferson ISD Moves Forward With Construction Project, Refunds Property Taxes

By BOB PALMER, Jimplecute Editor Jefferson ISD trustees approved plans Tuesday for the construction of eight new classrooms on the Elementary campus, pending final estimates. Board Chairman Jason Bonner was concerned about the window sizes in the rooms. “If fire in hallway, how can the kids get out?” Bonner asked architect Dan Bartlett. The windows… Read More Jefferson ISD Moves Forward With Construction Project, Refunds Property Taxes

Volunteers Donate Time to Rescue Humane Society Shelter Dogs; Job Far From Finished, Criminal Charges Deemed Unlikely

By BOB PALMER, Jimplecute Editor In a Greek tragedy containing an animal shelter awash in rain water and feces and the discovery of freezers filled with the bodies of dead dogs, Hercules and Zeus would rescue the unfortunate victims. In Marion County last week, those mythological figures came in the form of two Great Dane… Read More Volunteers Donate Time to Rescue Humane Society Shelter Dogs; Job Far From Finished, Criminal Charges Deemed Unlikely

Animal Shelter Viewed as Necessity By Many

By BOB PALMER, Jimplecute Editor Jefferson Police Chief Gary Amburn was emphatic. “We can’t do without a shelter,” Amburn said Tuesday. “We have to have something.” Kari Alexander, Marion County Chamber of Commerce executive director, worries about the impact stray dogs roaming the streets of Jefferson would have on tourism. “I think that would be… Read More Animal Shelter Viewed as Necessity By Many

Expert Says No-Kill Shelter Possible in Jefferson for $60,000 Per Year

TX Dept. of Health: Old Shelter May Have Violated State Regulations By BOB PALMER, Jimplecute Editor A national expert estimates a Jefferson animal shelter should care for an average of 10 dogs, not the 80 dogs discovered when members of the Humane Society of Marion County intervened last weekend. Brent Toellner, senior director of national… Read More Expert Says No-Kill Shelter Possible in Jefferson for $60,000 Per Year

What has the president been ‘smocking’?

By EUGENE ROBINSON President Trump was up early Monday morning, tweeting falsely that investigators have found “No Smocking Gun” that proves he did anything wrong. He meant “smoking,” of course. His vision must be clouded by the haze. In a sentencing memorandum for the president’s one-time personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, federal prosecutors in Manhattan wrote… Read More What has the president been ‘smocking’?

What You Didn’t Hear is the Most Damning Part of the Mueller Investigation

By ERICK ERICKSON The spin machine isn’t really spinning right now. That is notable. The steady drip of information now coming from Robert Mueller’s investigation continues to paint a troubling picture of where he is headed. The investigation had been a counter-intelligence investigation. Few commented on that until the Mike Flynn filings, and now some… Read More What You Didn’t Hear is the Most Damning Part of the Mueller Investigation