By EUGENE ROBINSON “Our government may at some time be in the hands of a bad man. When in the hands of a good man it is all well enough. … We ought to have our government so shaped that even when in the hands of a bad man we shall be safe.” Frederick Douglass… Read More Congress has the power and the duty to tell Trump: Enough
By MARC A. THIESSEN President Trump did something Tuesday night that he has rarely done since taking office: He used the presidential bully pulpit to reach beyond his hardcore base of supporters to make his case to the American people as a whole. Speaking from the Oval Office for the first time during his presidency,… Read More Trump won the night. Schumer and Pelosi lost.
By BOB PALMER When Texas Gov. Greg Abbott warns the legislature, the treasury won’t have enough money to fund every item on their collective wish list, you have justifiable reason to be skeptical. After all, the Texas economy is rolling like a downhill freight train with no brakes. Sales tax collections pour into Austin like… Read More Pothole Priorities
With sales tax rebates to both city and county indicating robust retail sales combined with a low unemployment rate, the Marion County economy begins the New Year on a positive note. The City of Jefferson received $66,313 in sales tax rebate money in December, a 32.46 percent increase over December 2017 when the city received… Read More Local Economy Sprints Into New Year
New Fire Station, Drainage Project, Completion of Sewer Lines Could Be in Cards By BOB PALMER, Jimplecute News Editor In a wide-ranging interview before the first City Council meeting of 2019, Jefferson Mayor Charles “Bubba” Haggard said a new City Hall did not appear likely this year. An assortment of other municipal improvements did appear… Read More Mayor Haggard: No New City Hall in 2019
By CHARLIE CHITWOOD Jimplecute Columnist It’s been somewhat routine in the past 20-or-so years to get that sinking feeling when the confetti drops on the NCAA National Championship Game – college football’s over. For Dallas Cowboy fans, the season’s usually been over for a couple of weeks but Dak Prescott and Zeke Elliott have seen… Read More From the Pressbox | January 10, 2019
By BOB PALMER, Jimplecute News Editor AUSTIN – State Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, carries a light legislative load which could well position the first term senator if Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick taps him for heavy committee assignments in what many expect to be a kinder, gentler session than in 2017. Patrick, who blew off the… Read More Is Hughes’ Knife Sharp Enough for ‘Meat & Potatoes’ Session?
By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor Thanks to Lake O’ the Pines raising its elevation by more than six feet, flooding in the Caddo Lake area caused by Black Cypress and Little Cypress has been reduced. “The elevation in Caddo Lake continues to recede,” Walt Sears, executive director of Northeast Texas Municipal Water District, said.… Read More Lake O’ the Pines Holds Back Water to Ease Caddo Flooding
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: Mayor Haggard: No New City Hall in 2019, New Fire Station, Drainage… Read More Today’s Front Page via the Newseum | January 10, 2018
Review By Francene DePrez Many years ago, we hosted the Trammel’s Trace Rendezvous at Diamond Don RV Park for Mountainmen portraying the early 1800’s. At the time, Gary Pinkerton had a dormant website, http://www.TrammelsTrace.com. I called him and asked if we could have the site to promote our Rendezvous. He graciously consented. After a few… Read More Book Review | “Trammel’s Trace”