Humana

2019-11-12 E-Edition

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An eager crowd estimated at 2,000 people flooded Jewett for the arrival of the steam train called Big Boy. The immense locomotive hissed and spit and sputtered for about thirty minutes while the onlookers, some from as far away as Houston got a good look. SORRY! A SUBSCRIPTION IS REQUIRED! You must be an active subscriber to access this content! […]

Ashby announces for re-election for Texas House

AUSTIN — State Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) has officially announced he will file for re-election on Nov. 9 and seek another term as the State Representative for House District 57. “It is a tremendous honor to represent the wonderful people who are blessed to call this area home, “ Ashby said. “ After prayerful consideration and discussing it with my […]

Hearne’s school district at risk of takeover…continued



Six years later, when McDaniel was hired as principal of Hearne’s formerly all-black Blackshear Elementary School, he said resistance from the white community to integration was still in full force. He said pressure from other principals convinced him to create a policy grouping students by ability level, separating high-achieving students from those who weren’t doing well. The principal of the […]

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Under the shade of a pine and a red oak tree they are ready on the firing line at the annual Flo Turkey Shoot. Boys and girls and men and women of a wide range of ages came out in the beautiful autumn weather to try their skill for the chance of winning a processed turkey. There was a good […]

County sales tax collections for September continue to show economic advances

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $849.6 million in local sales tax allocations for November, 4 percent more than in November 2018. These allocations are based on sales made in September by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made in July, August and September by […]

Sonoma Adkins announces candidacy for 2020 Freestone County Commissioner election

Fairfield, Texas – Sonoma Adkins announces her Republican candidacy for Freestone County Commissioner Precinct three in the 2020 election. Adkins brings five years of government experience from positions in the offices of County Clerk, County Judge and her current position in administration for the Commissioner’s Office of Precinct three. Her experience and expertise in daily operations in the commissioner’s office, […]

Jewitt Trade Days

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Tips, Touts, Kudos, and Keto

It is 28 degrees according to the weather on my cell phone at 6:am at 924 West Commerce. Winter sure seems to have gotten here early this year. Do you think that explains the Christmas displays that went up in the stores weeks if not months ago. I think that the first killing frost this year was before the time […]