Lady Dawg Coach Scores With Caddo Big Mouth Bass

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor Jefferson High School Girls Athletic Director Mark Allen counts himself a lucky man. “I’ve found my little niche,” Allen said. “I have a great soulmate. I love basketball, fishing and hunting.” With Jefferson High School, Allen gets to do all three. “I appreciate the opportunity here at Jefferson,” Allen… Read More Lady Dawg Coach Scores With Caddo Big Mouth Bass

Local Youths Enjoy Canadian Culture and Cuisine

  By SHELIA LANGBARTELS, O.D. Jimplecute Contributor Ten teenaged members of the Jefferson Travel Club recently traveled to Quebec, Canada for a six-day adventure. The trip was organized through EF Tours (Education First Tours) by Alejandra Morgan. Mrs. Morgan started the Jefferson Travel Club three years ago to give local kids the opportunity to experience… Read More Local Youths Enjoy Canadian Culture and Cuisine

Paddie Tells Jimp Plumbing Board Needed to Change; Legislative Session Saw Laws Impact State & Local Issues

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute Editor End-of-session turmoil over the death of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners could have been avoided, if proposed legislation reforming the board had passed, Chris Paddie, R-Marshall and vice-chair of the House Sunset Committee, said in an exclusive interview with the Jimplecute. “In no way was this because we… Read More Paddie Tells Jimp Plumbing Board Needed to Change; Legislative Session Saw Laws Impact State & Local Issues

Sheriff’s Department Misses TPIA Deadline, Blames Jimp for Missing Request

Updated: June 14, 2019, 10:16 a.m. Posted: June 13, 2019, 6:46 p.m. JEFFERSON – The Marion County Sheriff’s Department failed to meet the 10-day deadline of a Texas Public Information Act request by the Jimplecute. Sheriff David McKnight said Friday, the reason he had not complied with the request is because he had not received… Read More Sheriff’s Department Misses TPIA Deadline, Blames Jimp for Missing Request

Today’s Front Page via the Newseum | June 13, 2019

In addition to our Front Page, this week’s edition includes: Local Youths Enjoy Canadian Culture and Cuisine Lady Dawg Coach Scores with Caddo Big Mouth Bass Editorial | Marion County Residents Have the Right to Know 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… Read More Today’s Front Page via the Newseum | June 13, 2019

Book Review | “Astrotwins Project Blastof”

Review by Stacy Mills Book Title: Astrotwins Project Blastoff Book Author: Mark Kelly ‘Astrotwins Project Blastoff’ is the first novel by retired astronaut Mark Kelly. As you may know, Mark Kelly commande the final mission of Space Shuttle Endeavor in May of 2011. All totaled, he flew in four space flights to the International Space… Read More Book Review | “Astrotwins Project Blastof”

Jimplecute Exclusive | State Sen. Hughes Calls Legislative Session Productive

Mineola Republican Helped Craft New Laws On Hog Hunting, Teacher Pay, Timber Taxes By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor AUSTIN – State Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, saw a key bill he sponsored to curtail election fraud flounder in the House this year, but more than 300 bills and resolutions with his fingerprints on them were… Read More Jimplecute Exclusive | State Sen. Hughes Calls Legislative Session Productive

MCAD Budget Approved Despite County Objections, Again

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor JEFFERSON – In a vote reminiscent of Yogi Berra’s “it’s deja vu all over again,” county commissioners rejected the Marion Central Appraisal District budget last week for the fifth consecutive year. Commissioner Charlie Treadwell’s angst over CAD employees earning more than county employees doing similar work is hardly new,… Read More MCAD Budget Approved Despite County Objections, Again

Hacking Claims False; Text Messages Show Sheriff Made ‘Elmer’ Facebook Post

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor JEFFERSON – In a text message to Chief Deputy Frank Cason, Sheriff David McKnight admitted he made the satirical “Elmer” post on the Marion County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page on April 24. A letter, containing copies of the text messages, dated June 3 from County Attorney Angela Smoak arrived… Read More Hacking Claims False; Text Messages Show Sheriff Made ‘Elmer’ Facebook Post