Area News

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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Volunteers and donors honored at Grand Opening of LCPC

It was almost three years in the making and last week many who helped make the Leon Community Food Pantry and Clothes Closet (LCPC) a reality gathered together to celebrate. The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting was Wednesday, May 17, at 1301 South Highway 79, the permanent home of the LCPC. President David Ball and…

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Transportation Committee Meeting in Austin

At 8:00 am Thursday, May 4, the House Transportation Committee met to hear comments and vote on 4 high-speed rail bills proposed by Representatives Trent Ashby (HB 2172), Cecil Bell (HB 2104), John Wray (HB 2163), and Leighton Schubert (HB 2167). The room was crowded with people who live in the rural areas  along the…

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Billy Evans elected to LISD Board of Trustees

In the race for Place 5 on the Leon School Board, Billy Evans defeated Bryan Rohrer by 27 votes, 134 to 107. Clay Boyd garnered 15 votes in the race. Paula Williams was unopposed and will serve another term as Trustee, Position 4. Out of the 2,319 registered voters in the district, 258, (11%), came…

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