Book Review | “Sorry, Grown-Ups, You Can’t Go To School!”

“SORRY, GROWN-UPS, YOU CAN’T GO TO SCHOOL!” by Christina Geist; illustrated by Tim Bowers In a reverse of the back-to-school books featuring teachers reluctant to face the first day, this one spotlights some grown-ups who long to head back to the classroom. Buddy is back (Buddy’s Bedtime Battery, 2016), joined by his sister, Lady, and… Read More Book Review | “Sorry, Grown-Ups, You Can’t Go To School!”

Sheriff Reports a 29% Increase in Unserved Warrants During July

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor Marion County Sheriff David McKnight stated in a reply to a Jimplecute Texas Public Information Act request that at the end of July his department had 737 arrest warrants waiting to be served. McKnight placed the number of felony warrants at 109 and the number of misdemeanor warrants at… Read More Sheriff Reports a 29% Increase in Unserved Warrants During July

JISD Earns a ‘B’ Rating; Elementary School Given ‘F’

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor After a barely acceptable “C” rating last year, the Texas Education Agency granted Jefferson ISD a “B” this month. Both the Elementary and Primary campuses, however, received an F grade. Superintendent Rob Barnwell took the news of the higher overall rating with a grain of salt. “I’m happy about… Read More JISD Earns a ‘B’ Rating; Elementary School Given ‘F’

Marion County Proposes 2.4-Cent Tax Increase, Employee Raises

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

Attorney General’s Office Demands Answers from McKnight, 8th TPIA Deadline Missed This Week

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

Today’s Front Page via the Newseum | August 15, 2019

The Jefferson Jimplecute is proud to participate in the Today’s Front Pages online exhibit at the Newseum in Washington D.C. Each Thursday, the front page of The Jimp is posted along with more than 800 newspapers from around the world. We hope our readers will make visiting Today’s Front Pages a part of their weekly Thursday morning routine.