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50-year-old Kirbyville man facing multiple charges after troopers find suspected marijuana, methamphetamine in a car

JASPER COUNTY, Texas — A 50-year-old Kirbyville man is facing multiple charges after troopers found what they believed to be marijuana and methamphetamine in a car. Anthony Mason was traveling southbound on Highway 96 in a 2009 Ford passenger car Tuesday, when he was stopped by troopers for a traffic violation, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety release.
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Two Newton houses destroyed by fire deemed suspicious

Newton Fire Department Captain Melanie Smith says two houses were destroyed in a Monday night fire, which has been deemed suspicious. Smith says firefighters from both Newton and Trout Creek responded shortly after 10:00 when the blaze was reported in the 400 block of Burnaman Street on the northeast side of town.

Donny Lee to leave Buna ISD

KJAS News learned late Monday that Buna ISD Superintendent Dr. Donny Lee will soon be leaving Buna to take a new job as the Superintendent at Wichita Falls ISD. Meanwhile, Buna ISD School Board President Brent Stark and the rest of the board will begin the task of searching for a new superintendent. There’s no word on who the board will possibly appoint as an interim superintendent.

Newton County Sheriff's Report for Mon, June 27th, 2022

Calls To Services (June 20, 2022, to June 26, 2022): The Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) answered seventy-four (74) calls. Jail Population: We currently have 15 inmates in the following Jails, 7 housed in Newton, 8 housed in Jasper. Jail Bookings: Last week there were 5 individuals booked into...

Buna superintendent named lone finalist for top spot in Wichita Falls

BUNA/WICHITA FALLS — The Wichita Falls school board has named Buna superintendent Dr. Donny Lee the lone finalist for the top job there. Lee posted on his Facebook page: "I was named Lone Finalist at Wichita Falls ISD today. Thank you to the students, teachers, and staff who have been amazing every step of the way. I’m honored to have been able to serve as the Superintendent of Buna ISD and developed some lifelong relationships with wonderful people. Leah and the girls will stay in Buna, but I know they are in great hands. Look forward to getting started at WFISD. Blue Skies, Golden Opportunities!"

Wichita Falls ISD names lone finalist for superintendent

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The Wichita Falls ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted Monday to name Dr. Donny Lee as the lone finalist for the next superintendent of the school district. Lee is coming to Wichita Falls from the Buna Independent School District, a 3A district in Buna, Texas....

Local children learn about animal rehabilitation at Jasper Public Library

It's all about learning. The summer reading program at the Jasper Public Library not only encourages children to read, but also allows them to learn about different topics and expand their horizons. On Tuesday, Pam Jordan with the S.E Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Silsbee presented a program about the...

Snake season has arrived in Texas – here’s what you need to know

The summer season is here — and so are the snakes. With temperatures hitting triple digits across the state, Texans might just stumble across the critters in their yards or while hitting the trails. Summer, also known as “snake season,” is the perfect time for snakes to slither out...
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Avoid these Texas critters that can kill you this summer

The Texas heat isn’t the only harmful thing residents have to worry about when stepping out of their homes. There are critters out there, large and small, that can put you in a world of hurt. Texas is home to some of the deadliest creatures in the country. Most...

VFW Fish Fry will be Fri, June 24th

Jasper VFW Post 6380 will hold a fish fry on Friday, June 24th from 10:30 a.m. until sold out. The event will be at the VFW Hall at 251 North Main Street in Jasper. Plates will consist of fried fish, potato salad, beans, and hush puppies.

In Focus With Animals

This summer finding things to see and do can become an expensive proposition. However, if your kids love animals, a new attraction in Dam B could be a great place to see and touch some unique animals. The Castillo Family Farm is located on Highway 190 in Dam B just before you reach the Farm to Market Road 92 intersection coming from Jasper.

Titter Hogan Honored at Arbor Day Celebration

The Newton Garden Club honored long-time member, Titter Hogan with the planting of two trees donated by her family. The trees were planted on the backyard lawn of the Powell Hotel. Many friends and family gathered to celebrate with her and enjoy a lovely picnic on the lawn. Thank you for your dedication over the years Mrs. Hogan. You are loved!