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One person injured in weekend crash in the Curtis Community

Details are not yet available from the Texas Department of Public Safety, however, Beech Grove Fire Chief Jamie Gunter says an occupant of a Toyota passenger car was injured after the car went off a highway and crashed through a fence before stopping in a pasture. The crash occurred shortly...
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George Lester Tudmon

Mr. George Lester Tudmon was born to the late Mr. Lincoln Tudmon Sr. and Mrs. Pearl Larkin Tudmon on June 13, 1948 in Jasper, Texas. He received Christ at an early age. On June 28, 2022, George was visited by the angel of death and entered into eternal rest. His father, mother, brother, Lincoln Tudmon Jr., Sisters Mary Lee Cox, Hattie Lee Smith, Geneva Scott, and Ernestine Smith, all preceded him in death.

New Belle Jim owners cut the ribbon to begin a new era

The new owners of Jasper’s historic Belle Jim Hotel have set up shop and on Friday they cut the ribbon to officially begin a new era of the 122-year-old landmark on the northeast corner of the Courthouse Square. The Jasper-Lake Sam Rayburn Area Chamber of Commerce and others gathered on Friday for the ribbon cutting ceremony with new owners, Ed and Sujey Guizar.

Independence Day Celebrations this weekend

Hillcrest Baptist Church will host an Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 3rd with activities beginning at 7:00 p.m. and a Fireworks Show at 9:30 p.m. The event will feature food, softball games, kid’s games, LIVE music, and more. Hillcrest Baptist Church is located on Highway 190 West, 1.9...

DETCCA announces Nicole Colvin is new Director

The Deep East Texas College & Career Academy in Jasper announced Thursday that Nicole Few Colvin has been named the new Director of the educational facility. Colvin, a native and resident of Jasper, has been with the entity for two years, most recently as a Success Coach. Previously, Colvin was a physical education teacher on the elementary school level.

Alesia Brown

Alesia Brown was born to Anthony Brown and Deakra Horn on September 9, 2003 in Jasper, TX. Alesia attend Woodville ISD and graduated class of 2021. She later attended University of Houston Downtown. Alesia was like a rare gem, one of a kind with a bright spirit and no matter...

Eighteen students begin EMT classes at DETCCA

The Deep East Texas College & Career Academy in Jasper has announced that eighteen local high school students, all ages 17 and 18, have started in the Emergency Medical Technician class with a goal of earning their State of Texas EMT certification and going into the emergency medical services field.

Sonny "The Birdman" Carlin comes to the Jasper Public Library

It's all about learning and children gaining more knowledge about their world; It's The Summer Reading Program at the Jasper Public Library on Water Street. In recent weeks children who attended learned about the ocean and it's magnificent science of nature along with rehabilitating animals. On Tuesday, Carlin, the well...

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...

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.

“Johnny Nichol’s Polk Berries” By Doug Fincher

June 7, 2022 - I came to San Augustine thirty years ago to meet with the Deacons of Calvary Baptist Church to discuss becoming their Pastor. Deacon Chairman Johnny Nichols Immediately explained to me why his legs were so bowed. “It’s Arthur”, he laughed. I’ve tried “all but one thing” to cure my Arthritis, but nothing has helped. When I asked why he hadn’t tried “that one thing”, he said an old man gave him the cure “but I never used it”.

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!

“Song of the Birds” by Doug Fincher

“The birds of the air nest by the waters and sing among the branches ...” Psalm 104:12. April 26, 2022 - In 1970, a professional photographer warned me that my interest in bird photography was only a passing fad. But thirty-two years later I’ve proved him wrong. Pam and I invite our avian friends often to our home and we visit them regularly at theirs.

UPDATED: Animal Shelter reports owner of roosters identified, matter cleared up

UPDATE - The City of Jasper Animal Shelter reports that they have found the owner of the roosters and the matter has been cleared up. ORIGINAL STORY - The City of Jasper Animal Shelter reports that two roosters, who appeared to be in very poor condition, were found Friday in a cage and abandoned next to a trash dumpster at the old Jasper High School football stadium.