Sheriff Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ For Satiric ‘Elmer’ Facebook Post

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute Editor Marion County Sheriff David McKnight told the Jimplecute this week he accepted responsibility for a post to the “Marion County Sheriff’s Department” Facebook page that many found offensive. “I take full responsibility,” McKnight said when given a Texas Freedom of Information request last week by the Jefferson Jimplecute. “It’s my… Read More Sheriff Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ For Satiric ‘Elmer’ Facebook Post

Rain, Rain Just Won’t Go Away; NWS Calls For Wet, Hot Summer

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor Brandi Richardson, National Weather Service in Shreveport Senior Meteorologist, told the Jimplecute this week Marion County can expect more rain. “Another wet 10 days are coming,” Richardson said. The forecast for additional precipitation is for more than the next couple of weeks. The NWS has made a seasonal outlook… Read More Rain, Rain Just Won’t Go Away; NWS Calls For Wet, Hot Summer

Today’s Front Page via the Newseum | May 9, 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. In addition to our Front Page, this week’s edition includes: Lonesome Dove Baby Couldn’t Find His Mom Incumbents Reclaim Seats on Council,… Read More Today’s Front Page via the Newseum | May 9, 2019

Incumbents Reclaim Seats on Council, School Board

From Staff Reports Voters Saturday returned Jason Bonner and Bobby Langbartels to the Jefferson ISD Board of Trustees and Jim Finstrom and Victor Perot to the Jefferson City Council. Tyrani Braddock was unopposed for the Ward 2 seat on the council and Kent Thigpen was also unopposed for another term on the JISD board. Braddock received… Read More Incumbents Reclaim Seats on Council, School Board

Book Review | “Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War”

Review by Francene DePrez “Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War” offers a unique look at the Civil War, and just in time for Jefferson’s Pilgrimage Weekend on May 2-5, 2019. This is a new edition first published in 1959, but it is an unabridged and unaltered reproduction of the first edition published in… Read More Book Review | “Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War”

Crunch Time Makes for Strange Votes, But Hughes, Paddie Push Bills Forward

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor With only 26 days left in this legislative session, both State Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, and State Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, have key bills they sponsor well-positioned for the final dash. Although several highly-publicized bills like Constitutional Carry and paid sick leave may be headed for the Austin scrapheap,… Read More Crunch Time Makes for Strange Votes, But Hughes, Paddie Push Bills Forward

Property Tax Appraisals Double Values for Some; MCAD Notes Increase in Number of Protests Filed

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor If you are like many of the property owners contacted by the Jimplecute for this news story who have not reviewed their new property tax appraisal notice, you might want to give it a look. Many residents have discovered increases in their property values of 30 percent or more.… Read More Property Tax Appraisals Double Values for Some; MCAD Notes Increase in Number of Protests Filed