Area News

Zumba with Tammy named Business of the Month

The Jewett Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce Zumba with Tammy as the Business of the Month. Owner Tammy Smith has been a Zumba instructor for four years. Currently she holds Zumba classes in two locations, the Jewett Civic Center and a location in Centerville. Tammy is hoping to add Zumba in Madisonville…

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March 6 Primary Results – Leon County local races

  Voters in Leon County decided five of the six contested races held Tuesday, March 6. The race for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4 will be decided in a run-off election between Lee Weiler and Robert Kelley in May. In the race for the 369th District Court Judge, Michael Davis defeated Frank Dobrovolny 1722…

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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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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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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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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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Judge Bascom Bentley honored at brief retirement ceremony

After some 28 years on the bench, Judge Bascom W. Bentley III of the 369th District Court, officially hung up his gavel on March 31 of this year. On Thursday, July 13 at the Leon County District Courtroom, friends, colleagues and well-wishers gathered to wish him Godspeed. Judge Bentley expressed his appreciation to Leon County…

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LCRT Association hosts appreciation luncheon for local newspapers

Leon County Retired Teachers Association held their last meeting in Centerville on Wednesday, May 24 at the Municipal Building.  An annual salad luncheon was served at 12:00 pm with representatives of the Leon County local newspapers as guests.  The meeting room was decorated in red, white and blue for Memorial Day in honor and remembrance…

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Business of the Month

Since its beginning in 1939 the State Bank of Jewett has worked hard to serve the local community. Through the years many faces have changed but their commitment to full service banking with a personal touch has stayed the same. R.L. Oden began the bank with the goal of helping meet the needs of the…

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