San Augustine Artist Builds Controversial Multi-Tiered Deck House Amid Local Debate
Discover the story behind the multi-tiered deck house towering over San Augustine's historic downtown. Despite local controversy and architectural challenges, the artist and carpenter behind this unique structure remains undeterred, viewing it as a potential tourist attraction for the town.
Jasper Hospital District's recently acquired land will house new medical clinics
JASPER, Texas — The Jasper Hospital District is expanding its healthcare services and is in need for doctors to step in. The hospital district has the money and over 30 acres of land surrounding the Christus Southeast Texas Jasper Memorial Hospital to build multiple satellite clinics, but need doctors to run them.
Pineland to have a planned water outage beginning on Wed, Dec 6th
DeWayne Armstrong, the City Administrator for the City of Pineland, has announced that Pineland will have a planned water outage for approximately 12 hours beginning on Wednesday, December 6th. According to Armstrong, the water will be turned off at 6:00pm, and should be back on at about 6:00am on Thursday.
Man holds Jasper County deputies at bay for several hours after firing shot at them Saturday evening
BEAUMONT, Texas — A Jasper County man is in custody after firing at deputies and holding them at bay for several hours on Saturday night. Jasper County deputies were sent to a home on FM1004 in Buna at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening for a reported disturbance according to a spokesperson for the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.
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The new Pineland Fire Department's First Responders truck was built by Wildfire Truck & Equipment Sales in Alvarado, Texas and features an emergency lights system from Whelen, an overhead emergency light bar from RIGID Industries, an Extendobed with an alectrical chain, and a WARN Industries electric winch with wire rope. Pineland Vol Fire Dept.
Jasper County Chief Deputy's Report for Mon, Dec 4th, 2023
It was a busy week in Jasper County the past week. Dispatch had a continuous stream of calls coming in and deputies were working hard answering them. The Sheriff had his game camera stolen this past week. The thief has continuously taken photos of himself since the theft, and we are working to identify him. We would appreciate this individual bringing the camera to the Sheriff’s Office and having a chat with us.
Jasper Police say scam callers claiming to be with water department
Jasper Police Lieutenant Garrett Foster said Monday that City Hall has been receiving multiple reports from local residents that scammers are calling people and claiming that they’re from the City of Jasper. Lieutenant Foster says the scammers tell the intended victim that they owe a water bill, and if...
Missing Kirbyville teen found in South Dakota
KIRBYVILLE, Texas — The missing Kirbyville teen has been found in South Dakota. Madison Susannah Rose Middleton, 17, of Kirbyville was last seen 5 days ago at her home in Kirbyville. She left that evening to go to a friend's house, according to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office news release.
Shot fired at deputies, suspect in custody after standoff
The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department says a man is in custody after he fired a shot at deputies and was then involved in a standoff that lasted several hours. Deputy Karli Cherry says it began at about 5:30 Saturday evening at a home on Farm to Market Road 1004 in the Buna area.
WebXtra: San Augustine artist explains thoughts behind multi-tiered deck constructed above home
San Augustine resident, artist and carpenter Gary Brewer explains why he constructed three large decks above his home, how long it took him, and why he chose a theme that many locals have voiced their dislike for.
Jasper Wide Receiver Kiotti Armstrong's Incredible One-Handed Grab in Roddy's Replay
Experience the thrill of high school football playoffs with Roddy's Replay. This edition features an unforgettable one-handed catch by Jasper's number nine, Kiotti Armstrong, amidst four defenders. Despite Jasper's loss, this incredible athletic feat will forever be remembered.
Mary Dickerson Hospital in Jasper to be demolished
The hospital was permanently closed after Tropical Storm Harvey hit the Southeast Texas region in 2017.
Arrest Reports for 12/01/23
40851 13737JD MTAG/ABANDON ENDANGER CHILD CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE. 32134 FM23-0077J4 ASSAULT FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD MEMBER PREV CONV. FAIL TO YIELD ROW (PRIVATE DRIVE)
The Mayor's Memo for Mon, Dec 4th, 2023
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday and with Christmas and the New Year approaching fast, the holiday season is here. Holidays are the time of year when we all celebrate with family, friends, extended families, and loved ones. It is a cherished time of year as we reflect upon our many blessings, share memories of the past and dreams for the future, and spread goodwill with open and give generously from our hearts. As a veteran, I would like to pause for a moment to remember our brave men and women who served and those who still wear the uniform and are still serving in lands far from home defending our liberty and preserving our freedom.
Jasper Police capture murder suspect wanted in Louisiana
Jasper Police have captured a man who they say is wanted in connection with an attempted murder in Louisiana who evaded them earlier this week. Captain Mike Poindexter said Saturday that the suspect, Mikel Young was arrested shortly after 11:00 on Friday evening at the Prospect Point Apartments on Premier Drive, behind the Lowe's Home Improvement Store here in Jasper, the same place where was last seen on Thursday.
Weekly Safety Report: Murder, Minor Accident, and Suspect Search in Jasper County, Texas
This week in Jasper County, Texas, there were three notable incidents. A cheerleading coach and mother of three was found dead in her apartment, with the cause of death determined to be blunt force trauma. A minor auto accident occurred in Kirbyville, resulting in no injuries and only minor damage. Law enforcement officers were searching for a murder suspect from Louisiana who had fled an apartment in Jasper.
Jasper businesses join together for Christmas Sale on Saturday
A large number of businesses here in the Jasper Area joined together on Saturday to hold a Christmas Sale and open house with the goal of getting shoppers to shop in their home town. There were cookies, punch and and other treats along with door prizes and more to entice...
Today the gas price is close to $2.88 in San Augustine as of 2023-12-03. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.243, a week ago the price is $3.253 , according to AAA.
Newton County Constable Colton Havard announces he is running for sheriff
NEWTON COUNTY, Texas — A father and son are both running for law enforcement positions in Newton and Jasper County. Newton County Precinct One Constable Colton Havard announced Saturday afternoon that he is running for Newton County Sheriff. His father, Chuck Havard is running for Jasper County Sheriff. "I...
Investigation involves former Jasper Co deputy and current Orange Co constable Matt Ortego
Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll confirms to KFDM/Fox 4 News that his department is investigating an incident involving Orange County Precinct 4 Constable Matt Ortego, who is also a former deputy with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department. The department released an incident report to KFDM, documenting the call on...