Area News

Franklin Safari welcomes Christmas Baby Giraffe

The Franklin Drive Through Safari park celebrated a special birth on Christmas Day. A healthy female baby giraffe was born to Bertha, one of the two adult females at the park in the early morning hours of December 25.  The new born was given the name ‘Natalii,’ a French name that means born on Christmas.…

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Some Texans dodge bullet train, others are square in its path

Federal officials identified the likely route a planned Dallas-Houston bullet train will take through rural counties as it connects the state’s two largest urban areas. BY BRANDON FORMBY The Texas Tribune HOUSTON — Federal officials narrowed the possible paths for a Dallas-Houston bullet train down to one likely route Friday, providing an unknown number of…

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Brady Raises legal concerns of Dallas Houston HSR Draft EIS with Transportation Secretary and FRA Acting Administrator

Congressman Kevin Brady made official inquiry on behalf of constituents about illegal surveys and trespass Jewett, Texas – On the eve of the intended publication date for the Dallas Houston HSR Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), Congressman Kevin Brady sounded the alarm with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Federal Railroad Administration Acting Administrator Heath Hall…

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TAHSR Chairman Ben Leman to seek Schubert open seat in Texas House

Ben Leman resigns as Grimes County Judge; remains TAHSR Chairman Jewett, Texas – Texans Against High-Speed Rail (TAHSR) Chairman Ben Leman has been a champion for protecting taxpayer dollars and private property rights and, in his capacity as Grimes County Judge, county rights in a fight now entering its fourth year against the proposed Dallas…

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Founding Members presentation at Leon Community Food Pantry

The Leon Community Food Pantry and Clothes Closet presented Mrs. Joyce Sanders, and in memory of Jack Sanders, a plaque honoring their designation as Founding Members of the LCPC.  Their support has been a blessing in allowing the LCPC to give food and clothing to those in our community who are in need.  Many times…

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JACC Fall Frolic Festival 2017 – See photos

Click on the photo tab and select 2017 Fall Frolic to see photos from the parade and festival   The Jewett Fall Frolic isn’t all about winning, but those that take home a prize or two are always excited! This year the Fall Frolic had all kinds of ways for someone to feel like a…

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Chloe Sifford of Teague earns Miss Fall Frolic Scholarship

Beautiful girls and proud parents and grandparents filled the Jewett Civic Center on Saturday, October 7, 2017, for the Miss Fall Frolic Pageant. The day was full of outfit changes, laughter, applause, and at the end of the day many new friendships had been forged between contestants. Six contestants were awarded the top titles, including…

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Homecoming Court presented at game

  Senior Kassidy Johnson was crowned as the 2017 Homecoming Queen during half-time ceremonies last Friday evening. Presenting the honors was the 2016 Queen, Jessica Blakeslee. Kassidy stays active in cheerleading, sports and community service. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the U.I.L. One Act Play cast and crew. Kassidy plans…

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Texas Central announces agreement with Fluor, Lane Construction as bullet train moves forward

Selection of firms signifies important milestone working on design and engineering as high-speed train project moves toward construction Fluor and Lane would be the preferred design-builder of the North Texas-to-Houston line after development phase and financial close The world-class companies bring deep and varied construction expertise, including infrastructure planning, international rail development   DALLAS [Aug.…

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Fugitive arrested in Jewett

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call  last Wednesday evening from a Jewett resident concerned about an individual at her home. After speaking with the individual at a different location, Jewett Chief O’Reilly determined that the individual was a fugitive with a Blue Warrant issued by the State of Texas for injury to…

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