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On the issue of Alexander being named interim Chief of Police: “ From what I see is ever time something happens in Jasper, Texas that is not good there is the word "Racism" that jumps to the front seat. People it does not have to be this way! Let the past be the past and let there be a brighter tomorrow for our children! Seriously folks! Jasper is a beautiful town looking threw a window. If you open the window and climb in, it is not so pretty anymore. This is what people are not seeing!!! People need to stop crying the word "racism" Every time something or someone voted them out. It is what it is!! There are people that need to let go of what happened NEGATIVE years ago, move forward and start finding the POSITIVE and build on Jasper Texas with PRIDE not ANGER! Com'on Jasper!” — Sherrie
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to tenure of Pearson By JIMMY GALVAN Editor
The firing of Jasper’s first black police chief has once against pushed the small East Texas community into the national spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Jasper’s city council fired
Rodney Pearson Monday, June 11 after a tense three-hour council meeting thus ending the tenure of the first black police chief in this racially divided community. Once again, many in Jasper are questioning the reason behind the See Pearson, Page 2A
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Harlan Alexander has been named interim police chief for the Jasper Police Department. Jasper city council confirmed Alexander to serve on
the force on an interim basis until a permanent chief can be hired. The motion passed 4-1 with District 1 Councilman Alton Scott casting the vote against the measure. “Harlan Alexander served as police chief here in Jasper
for 25 plus years,” said Jasper Mayor Mike Lout. “He is very well known and respected throughout this community and he has the ability to take this department and serve as a interim chief.” Alexander has made it known to council that he has
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Jasper softball coach Val Weldon held a softball clinic Monday, June 18 to pass on softball skills to Jasper’s young players. See additional photos Page 1B.
See Alexander, Page 3A
Four people were killed and one seriously injured in a Jasper County head-on collision Friday. The accident happened sometime before 8:30 p.m. Friday northeast of Colmesneil, according to a Department of Public Safety report. Woodville residents Christopher Lemond Douglas, 28, Stacey Rae Henry, 37, Tyra Moye, 13 and Tiara Moye, 11, were all declared dead at the scene at 8:34 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Freddie Miller. Bryan Paul Baker, 49, of Kountze was taken to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in “poor condition” with internal injuries and broken bones. The four who were killed were all in a 1996 Jeep Cherokee driven by Douglas. According to DPS reports, the Jeep was westbound on Recreational Road 255 near County Road 20 when it crossed the center line and hit a 2011 Chevrolet pickup driven by Baker. The wreck was investigated by Trooper Lester McCray of the Jasper DPS office.
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At the June 11 Jasper Independent School Board meeting Interim Superintendent Dr. Jimmy Creel recommended the closure of the STARS campus. “It is with regret that I bring this recommendation to you,” Creel said. “When I was here five years ago I saw a program that I thought was a tremendous program. This recommendation has nothing to do with the performance of the people in that program or the performance of that pro-
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gram. We had many students graduate with high school degrees that would not have otherwise.” According to Creel, the academic changes with end of course exams that will require direct instruction is the reason for recommending the closure of the program. “As a result, we will be in a position of creating almost a second high school,” Creel said. “As the end of course
exams phase in we become overwhelmed with finances. This is strictly a financial recommendation.” All personal associated with the STARS campus will be given other positions in the district. School board member Edeska Barnes questioned how this will effect the dropout rate in the district. “We will be implementing a credit recovery lab at the
high school,” Creel said. “We are hopeful that our drop out rate will not be impacted negatively and we think that it will be impacted positively.” The motion was approved with one opposed. “We are so thrilled with the passage of our bond proposal, which includes the purchase of buses,” Creel said. “Considering the fact that it takes 90-120 days to get buses here, we are recommending tonight that we initiate the process of purchasing seven buses.” See STARS, Page 3A
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“They knew they are going to fire him. The decision had been made they just had to figure out how to do it.” Bernsen also took exception with the way council treated Pearson during a 45minute question session during the open portion of the council meeting. “All that was done for was to try to embarrass him and placate their supporters,” Bernsen said. “That is disgraceful and ridiculous.” Bernsen also took exception with District 3 Councilwoman Hazel Johnson’s questioning of the hours that Pearson puts in during a workweek. “She was looking at paperwork as she questioned Pearson but there are no figures for her to have,” Bernsen said. “The chief told us he doesn’t punch in and out of a time clock so there are no figures for her to look at. But she will have to answer to that.” Pearson was questioned about vacation time and his lack of appearances at major Jasper crime scenes during his tenure as police chief. Bernsen said council was “just grasping at straws.” Norsworthy said that he knew Pearson was going to be terminated after seeing him grilled by Lout and council members during the open session of the meeting. “After I saw the way he was being questioned, I could see the hand-writing on the wall,” Norsworthy said. “We had also heard that a lot of the police officers that had been let go were telling people that they would be back on the force in two weeks after Pearson was fired.” Norsworthy also questioned how this new council, that tabled three items on Monday’s agenda due to their inexperience, was able to rate Pearson fairly in their second meeting as a council. “How could they rate him
powder key and the match is only inches away from the stem.” But Vickie Stewart believes council acted in the right measure on the decision. “The facts show Pearson was not qualified to be Chief when the previous Council appointed him and I think after hearing his responses last night that became the obvious,” Stewart said. “The councils decision last night showed their desire to be responsible to the city of Jasper.” Cade Bernsen, who filed an EEOC complaint on behalf of Pearson last month alleging discrimination, said that Monday’s action only helps Pearson’s case against the city. “This just strengthens the (EEOC) lawsuit because now we are going add retaliation to the complaint,” Bernsen said. “Anybody with a brain should realize that when you have charges filed with the EEOC claiming discrimination and then you fire him, then you add retaliation to the long list that is already there. “The mayor and those council people just don’t care,” Bernsen said. “The funny thing is the mayor and these people talk about saving the people’s tax money but they don’t care.” Bernsen said they will add the retaliation to Pearson’s EEOC complain sometime this week but added they have yet to receive word on the original complain which alleged discrimination against the city. Bernsen said he was informed that the lawyers present at Monday’s council meeting informed Jasper’s city council to not act on firing Pearson. “They will never admit to it but they were told not to do it but they were intent on doing it,” Bernsen said.
fairly since they had just go put in office? They wanted to table other items. That’s just a puzzle to me,” Norsworthy said. “That was their main objective to get on council was to get rid of Pearson but yet to table other items and then you do an evaluation of someone that you really don’t know. It was all preorchestrated.” In fact, council also performed an employee evaluation on Jasper City Manager Tommy Boykin as well but tabled a decision of that evaluation until the next council meeting. Bernsen said the city council showed “how little class it has when they made (Pearson) clean out his office at 9:40 Monday evening.” “That is classless,” Bernsen said. “They made him go to his office, turn in his badge and clean out his
office because (Lout) wanted someone to watch him clean out his office because he was afraid (Pearson) was going to steal something.” The firing of the first black police chief in the history of Jasper only continues to place Jasper in a negative spotlight, according to Bernsen. “The African-American community in Jasper is really, really hurt,” Bernsen said. “In the last two months, they lost the city council in a recall process that was flawed and now the chief has been removed for no good reason. “We know the vast majority of Jasper are good people, law-abiding citizens,” Bernsen said. “The sad part about this is that the voices of moderation and reasoning have completely been over spoken over by the shrill voices of the major and his
little band of supporters. People on the outside think this is indicative of Jasper as a whole and that is not right. “What you have here is a group of bullies were able to direct this conversation so that you had the mayor and his girlfriend were able to bully everybody else,” Bernsen said. Bernsen noted that Pearson’s firing comes on the heels of the chief’s wife being removed from her job at a local healthcare provider. “One day they just come in and tell her that she didn’t do anything wrong but the morale in the office is bad and you are gone,” Bernsen said. “And now the chief is gone. We look forward to getting this in front of a jury. I think they set out to destroy them and they have done it. I hope they feel good about themselves.”
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firing just as many questioned the reason for Pearson’s hiring 16 months ago. “This is pure racism at its finest,” said Rev. Rodney Norsworthy the day after Pearson was terminated. “You can call it nothing but that. No other police chief in the history of Jasper had to go through was Chief Pearson had to go through or was under such a harsh magnifying glass. “This has set Jasper back 50 years,” Norsworthy said. “Here we go thinking we had turned the corner after the James Byrd incident, well, we haven’t even got to the corner yet.” Norsworthy is the husband of Terrya Norsworthy, one of two council members that was ousted by a November 2011 recall election following the hiring of Pearson in February of 2011. “I have never in my 54 years witnessed such pure prejudice as I have seen in Jasper, Texas recently,” Norsworthy said. “I have been treated better in other countries that I have been treated in Jasper, Texas. This is truly a sad day not only for Jasper but in the history of America.” Norsworthy said council’s decision only would go further to destroy the nation’s image of Jasper. “This just tells the rest of the world that we are more divided than ever,” Norsworthy said. “Here in 2012, we are more divided than we have ever been. We are more divided now than when we were with the James Byrd incident. “A lot of people are rejoicing but they are rejoicing for the wrong reason,” Norsworthy said. “We have to really pray for our city. We are going to have to pray like we have never prayed before this explodes into something big. Jasper is sitting on a
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Creel made it clear that the administration may not get the bond proceeds before the bill comes. “What we are asking you to do is approve the purchase of the buses, and the approval of the resolution which assures us and the public that what we attend to do is use fund balance money to pay for the buses until the bond proceeds become available.” According to Creel, the fund balance will immediately be reimbursed when the bond proceeds become available. The purchase of the seven buses are not to exceed an individual cost of $100,000 each. According to Chris Coleman, the seven buses will cost approximately $98,000. The motion was approved. The school board approved the support for current TASB Board of Directors James deGaravilla. According to the agenda “the term of the district’s representative will expire at the close of the 2012 convention. The administration recommends that the board consider supporting Mr. deGarvavilla for reelection or submit a nominee for this position.” On June 4, the Policy committee of the Board of Trustees met to discuss Local Policy FL in regards to student records. The policy will limit the amount of information that can be released based on an open records request. At the June 11 school board meeting the administration approved to add, revise, or delete local policies as recommended by TASB policy. The administration recommended the approval for Mrs. Sheila Guillory, teacher at Jasper Junior High School, to provide an educational overnight trip that would involve traveling over 270 miles from the district. The motion was approved. The board considered acceptance of donation to fund a climbing wall at Few Elementary. According to the agenda,
“the physical education teachers at Few Elementary have solicited private donation to fund the materials needed for creation of a climbing wall in the school gym. Mr. Zac Colvin (physical education teacher at Few Elementary) proposes to build the wall himself and Mr. Ronnie Bryan supports this proposal. The administration recommends that the board accept the donations.” After discussing the construction and safety of the climbing wall, the board approved. The board approved updating an engagement letter with Coastal Securities. According to Creel, Coastal Securities worked with the district in planning and proposing the recent bond proposal and the updated letter would continue their work with the district. The final action of the evening was the approval of adoption of a resolution concerning high stakes’s standardized testing of Texas public school students. “As of last Friday morning, more than 515 school districts in the state of Texas have passed this resolution,” Creel said. “The resolution simply takes issue with the priority that the accountability system places on a high stake’s standardized test both at the state level and federal level. I became convinced that we need to stand up and do something different when I got here and counted the number of days that our high school spent in the last month of school giving tests. It was 19 days that they gave tests.” According to Creel, this high stake’s test that labels an entire school district based on the test results on one test on one day for a small handful of students has gotten out of hand. “The Commissioner of Education has even stood up and said that this has gone too far,” Creel said. “There needs to be something besides a high stake’s standardized tests.” The board passed the resolution.
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The following persons were booked in the Jasper County Jail. Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman provided this information under the Texas Open Records Act, Article 6252-17. Jun. 7 Monica Vann, 36, harassment, forgery x2 Monica Danielle Faul, 19, possession of marijuana Heath Anthony Smith, 42, possession of a controlled substance Deric D. Blankenship, 24, assault causes bodily injury on family Daniel S. Guevarra, 37, impersonating a public servant William Floyd Smith, 47, harassment, terroristic threat of family Eric Dale Dockens, 48, criminal nonsupport Jun. 8 Marla Anne McGee, 34, failure to appear, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance Maurice Charles Spell, 25, engaged in organized criminal activity John Steven Hart, 36, engaged in organized criminal activity Sharae’Brion Dani Lockwood, 19, assault causes bodily injury Laken Mackenzie James, 24, theft of property Gloria Faye Hadnot, 46, theft of service Micah Keith Odom, 45, forgery of a financial instrument, engaged in organized criminal activity, parole violation Austin Shane Berryman, 20, failure to appear, unsafe start from parked position
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YOUR OTHER OPTIONS If you do not want to be legally bound by the Medical Benefits Settlement, you must Opt Out or exclude yourself by October 1, 2012 or you won’t be able to sue BP over certain medical claims. If you stay in the Medical Benefits Settlement, you may object to it by August 31, 2012. The Detailed Notice explains how to exclude yourself or object. The Court will hold a hearing on November 8, 2012 to consider whether to approve the Medical Benefits Settlement. You or your own lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at your own cost. Class Counsel will ask the Court to consider an award of fees, costs, and expenses of 6% of the value of the benefits actually provided under the Medical Benefits Settlement Agreement. Class Counsel fees, costs, and expenses under the Medical Benefits Settlement Agreement and the Economic and Property Damages Settlement Agreement jointly cannot exceed $600 million. Class members’ payments will not be reduced if the Court approves the payment of Class Counsel fees, costs, and expenses because BP will separately pay these attorney fees, costs, and expenses.
Economic and Property Damages Settlement Providing Money to Individuals and Businesses If you have economic loss or property damage because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, you could get money from a class action settlement with BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America Production Company (“BP”). Go to DeepwaterHorizonSettlements.com for more information, including information on how to file a claim.
WHO IS INCLUDED IN THE ECONOMIC & PROPERTY DAMAGES SETTLEMENT? The Economic and Property Damages (“E&PD”) Settlement Class includes people, businesses, and other entities in the states of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, and certain counties in Texas and Florida, that were harmed by the oil spill. The website DeepwaterHorizonSettlements.com has detailed descriptions and maps to help you determine whether a geographic location may be included in the E&PD Settlement. Additionally, you can call 1-866-992-6174 or e-mail questions@ DeepwaterHorizonEconomicSettlement.com to find out if a geographic location is included.
WHAT DOES THE ECONOMIC & PROPERTY DAMAGES SETTLEMENT PROVIDE? The E&PD Settlement makes payments for the following types of claims: (1) Seafood Compensation, (2) Economic Damage, (3) Loss of Subsistence, (4) Vessel Physical Damage, (5) Vessels of Opportunity Charter Payment, (6) Coastal Real Property Damage, (7) Wetlands Real Property Damage, and (8) Real Property Sales Damage. There is no limit on the total dollar amount of the E&PD Settlement; all qualified claims will be paid.
HOW TO GET BENEFITS FROM THE ECONOMIC & PROPERTY DAMAGES SETTLEMENT You need to submit a Claim Form to request a payment. You can get a copy of the various Claim Forms by visiting the website or by calling 1-866-992-6174. Claims can be submitted online or by mail. If you have questions about how to file your claim, you should call the toll-free number for assistance.
The deadline to submit most E&PD claims will be April 22, 2014 or six months after the E&PD Settlement becomes effective (that is, after the Court grants “final approval” and any appeals are resolved), whichever is later. There will be an earlier deadline to submit E&PD Seafood Compensation claims. The earlier deadline to submit Seafood Compensation claims will be 30 days after final approval of the Settlement by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (regardless of appeals). Actual claim filing deadlines will be posted on the website as they become available. Valid claims will be paid as they are approved, beginning shortly after the Court-Supervised Settlement Program commences. It is highly recommended that E&PD Settlement Class Members complete and submit their claim forms promptly. Please read the Medical Benefits Settlement notice because you may also be eligible for benefits from that settlement.
YOUR OTHER OPTIONS If you do not want to be legally bound by the E&PD Settlement, you must Opt Out or exclude yourself by October 1, 2012 or you won’t be able to sue BP over certain economic and property damage claims. If you stay in the E&PD Settlement, you may object to it by August 31, 2012. The Detailed Notice explains how to exclude yourself or object. The Court will hold a hearing on November 8, 2012 to consider whether to approve the E&PD Settlement. You or your own lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at your own cost. The Court will also consider Class Counsel fees, costs, and expenses including an interim payment of $75 million and additional awards equal to 6% of class claims and benefits paid. Class Counsel fees, costs and expenses under the Economic and Property Damages Settlement Agreement and the Medical Benefits Settlement Agreement jointly cannot exceed $600 million. Class members’ payments will not be reduced if the Court approves the payment of Class Counsel fees, costs, and expenses because BP will separately pay these attorney fees, costs, and expenses.
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Viewpoints, comments, letters
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YOUR VIEWPOINT Concerned citizens
By STEVEN GILBERT Jasper
For many reasons most people have defended the moral of the City and County of Jasper. But sometimes a person has no choice except to see things as they are and not as one may wish for it to be. Yet life teaches us to never allow our emotions to take control of the exact thing our brain was designed to do, which is to think and rationalize before taking action. I ask all of those angered by the decision by our city counsel to remove Chief Pearson from office without a justified reason, those who feel the need to act out in any other way than allowing our justice system work for us must realize that with all situations comes relief. However in some of the questions being asked, I to would like to understand why would our counsel members vote out such a hard working and respected person with only a reason as flimsy as alleging that he failed to appear at what was considered a major crime scene. We hired Chief Pearson and gave him the authority to run our department, and in having that duty, he also had the choice of deciding when his appearances were required and needed. Should he not have the duty to hire qualified men and women to perform certain jobs within the force? Our mayor seems to forget that he encountered a run-in with the law while in office, or as I’ve been told. Does he not realize that he himself has virtually no past legal training or education, yet he hold the top job title in the city? Should we open the records of past officials in our beautiful city and county, we will find that most men and women appointed to serve us were done so based on their honesty and hard work. I speak for the cause of justice and peace for all citizen whether red, black or white, its time to open our hearts and close our mouths and allow God’s image to prevail and we all will accomplish our common goal.
By PATTY SHAW Jasper Ok, I was warned and went ahead. It seems there is indifference to talent and beauty, the beauty of this town, the hard working people here, the artists that paint these local scenes and the musicians who write and sing. I am proud to say many of the singers were music writers, we had one out of town performer doing songs about the good, simple life in East Texas. What I do not understand is those who want to yell racism. We had a small turn out for people who worked very hard creating beautiful things; sponsors who gave their time and money to talk about the fact that there should be opportunities to recycle here. It is easy to talk but we have people with enough energy and who see the big picture that save their plastic and take it to recycle centers in towns that do care. We can complain about high energy cost and put up huge amounts of Christmas lights without any alternative power used. There are trash burning energy plants, solar energy panels, the list goes on and on in today’s market. Yet, we boast the highest electricity rate, we make state and national news as an arguing, racists people. My Jasper is not the same as the media reputation we have. I describe us as a socio-economic quagmire but friends from every economic situation love this town. We are proud of the Jasper we know. We have people that visit and move here that are amazed at our accomplishments as a community. Remember building the park: the city budget could not handle the cost of pretty lighting fixtures and underground wiring. I remember what happened because I was so astounded at the response. The campaign cry went out and donations were made by citizens and businesses to finish this project with class and style. That is the Jasper I love, the kind of stories we can tell our children about the place where they are born or raised. Now, the real movers and shakers in this town are trying to finish and maintain the Arboretum. They are studying bees, organic gardening.
These are working people donating time, money, energy for a healthier, even more beautiful future for this town. Wow, what a concept, working together for a future. No time to argue about the qualifications of the weed pullers and garden planters, the talk is of good crowder peas, mahaw season and home grown tomatoes, flowers and green things, honey. This is a good place to live, there is lots to do if you look around, wonderful neighbors to share with, hearts all beating together, the people here are the real jewels in this East Texas Forest.
Jasper needs new black police chief By WAYNE STEPHENSON Jasper
The termination of Rodney Pearson as Police Chie by the City Council has left many, bother inside and outside the City with the perception that Jasper is a racist community. Regardless of the controversy in the hiring of Mr. Pearson and/or the validity of his termination the fact is that feelings have been hurt on both sides of the issue and unfortunately some have made this a matter of white versus black. Jasper does not need to be branded a racist community any more than it already has been as a result of the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. Jasper’s image and reputation were drug right along with Mr. Byrd, Jr. and our citizens should do all we can to alleviate this damaged image. Jasper is in need of unity, especially in these challenging economic times. Surely there is a qualified black police person who can serve as police chief in a manner that will unify all ethnic groups within our community. Our City Council has the unique opportunity of extending an olive branch to our black citizens and sending a message to the world that Jasper is not a racist community—may it have the courage and foresight to do so.
Tranquility needed By SAMMY STEWART Jasper
Councilman Alton Scott, You made a statement at the June 11th Council meeting, “this is racism at it’s finest and this was going to cost the citizens of Jasper millions of dollars.” I am glad to see you have come to the same realization as the citizens as shown clearly by the results of the election. I have never seen a clearer picture of racism than was displayed by the previous Council throughout the entire selection process for the Chief of Police. Explanations offered to the public were quiet different than the facts such as “we stand by our deci-
sion in hiring the most qualified candidate” when in fact the records are to the contrary. At one of the Council meetings it was stated “Jasper needs a BLACK chief” and had the City of Jasper posted this as a job requirement then maybe we could buy into the ideation that he was the most qualified. I have yet to see that job posting therefore I can only surmise that he was the least qualified after seeing his and the other candidates qualifications. Clearly he should have never been considered as a finalist. Before stating the newly elected Council displayed acts of racism you should look more closely at the acts of the previously recalled Council members. It is THEY that have placed Jasper in this situation partly when they repeatedly would not answer why ones skin pigmentation would qualify you for this position. Jasper has never needed a White Chief or a Black Chief; Jasper needed a QUALIFIED Chief! His experience as a highway patrolman did not meet the minimal POSTED job requirements by the City requiring a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice (which he did not have) OR 7+ years experience in management of police personnel and related duties (which he did not have.) Simply put: apparently he was HIRED due to RACE and FIRED due to INCOMPETENCE. Unlike the recent news articles released by Mr. Pearson and his attorneys I believe Jasper has racism to deal with no differently than any other community. It lies within both races; but for the most part Jasper as a whole is united and historically has had many leaders from both races voted into office by both races. Mr. Scott, I would hope you would STOP and not participate in this promotion of racial division that has been encouraged by Mr. Pearson and his attorneys along with the previously recalled Council members and their followers. The people of Jasper (of all races) have spoken they wanted change, so now you can continue to be a part of the problem (by encouraging a racially divided community) or part of the solution (encouraging a united community). I guess you have a decision to make as to what kind of leader you shall be. I am of the opinion this Council faced very difficult and trying issues left behind by the previous Council. Unlike the previously recalled council members I was proud to see them look beyond his skin color and make a decision that could not have been easy for any of them and displayed true leadership by voting to turn Jasper towards a more positive direction. I ask you Mr. Scott was your statement made because a 4-1 white council made their vote OR was it because a 4-1 black council made their vote? ALL leaders should be held RESPONSIBLE and ACCOUNTABLE REGARDLESS of one’s skin pigmentation! No matter where your opinion or mine lies the real question is whether you want discord, strife and division among our community and where do you begin to make the necessary changes. I challenge you to stop looking at the color of one’s skin and begin the process to bring tranquility back to our community.
CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS Officials react to president’s decision on immigration
USTIN — President Barack Obama on June 15 announced his decision to amend U.S. immigration policy so that certain younger, undocumented residents will not be processed for deportation. The decision, the president said, should be interpreted as temporary relief from deportation for a specific set of individuals who apply for a work permit and whose presence in the U.S. is not considered a risk to homeland security. U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, RSan Antonio, and Gov. Rick Perry quickly condemned the president’s action. Perry called it an “election-year tactic to bypass Congress and arbitrarily grant amnesty to potentially millions of illegal immigrants” and Smith, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, called it “a breach of faith with the American people” and “a magnet for fraud.” Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa sent a memo praising the president for "(changing) the future for hundreds of thousands of Texans who were caught in legal limbo." A June 15 memorandum from U.S. Homeland Security
While speakDirector Janet Napolitano ing at a June 9 to federal authorities says interim hearing, an undocumented resident Hilderbran must meet these criteria to added, “The marqualify for prosecutorial gins tax was discretion: flawed from the - Have come to the U.S. outset and we under the age of 16; heard a lot of tes- Have continuously timony confirmresided in the U.S. for at ing this. There is least five years preceding much more than the date of the memorananecdotal dum and is present in the Ed Sterling just Texas Press evidence of flaws U.S.; Association with this tax. - Is currently in school, There are widehas graduated from high spread problems, school, has obtained a general education development such as similar businesses certificate, or is an honorably being taxed at different rates.” The committee plans to discharged veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard or Armed Forces; address “how a business is - Have not been convicted defined, when to allow the of a felony offense, a signifi- most common deduction (cost cant misdemeanor offense, of goods sold), and how to multiple misdemeanor offens- handle passed-through reves, or otherwise poses a threat enue. “Currently,” Hilderbran to national security or public explained, “some businesses are taxed on 100 percent of safety; and - Is not above the age of 30. incoming revenue, even if some of that revenue belongs Panel to focus on tax fixes State Rep. Harvey — and is passed through — to Hilderbran, chair of the House independent contractors.” In 2009 the Legislature Committee on Ways and Means, said his panel “is exempted businesses with focused on tackling inequities gross revenues of $1 million or in the state’s margins tax that less from paying the margins have hurt small businesses tax and the exemption was and have resulted in similar extended by lawmakers in companies paying different tax 2011. Hilderbran, R-Kerrville, said that in 2013 Ways & rates.”
Means will “look at making a better, permanent exemption that helps even more small businesses.”
Lizard won’t be ‘listed’
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently withdrew from a proposed rule that would have listed the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard as a threatened or endangered species. Most of the lizard’s habitat is in old-rich expanses of West Texas and New Mexico. Texas’ top energy official, Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman, on June 13 applauded what he termed “the diverse coalition of stakeholders, including the Texas Oil and Gas Association and the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, who worked together to prevent” the listing of the lizard. Joining Smitherman in claiming victory after U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s action were Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, state Comptroller Susan Combs and other government officials. State Rep. Tryon Lewis, ROdessa, said, “I look forward to Congress revisiting the Endangered Species Act to ensure that any future considerations for listing species are based firmly on strong scientif-
ic evidence before any action is taken. I also call on Congress to require the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to consider the economic impact on the people of the areas affected when making these listing decisions.”
Jobless rate stays same
Texas Workforce Commission reported on June 15 that in May the state economy added jobs for the 22nd consecutive month as employers added 12,500 nonfarm jobs. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Texas remained at 6.9 percent in May, down from 8.1 percent a year ago. The national unemployment rate stood at 8.2 percent in May.
State health chief to retire
Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Tom Suehs on June 14 notified the governor of his intention to retire on Aug. 31. Hallmarks of Suehs’ three years as chief of the 55,000employee agency included improvements in the handling of applications for benefits and federal approval to transform Medicaid payments to hospitals. Ed Sterling is director of member services for the Texas Press Association in Austin.
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Organizations, clubs, events
ETEC breaking new ground East Texas Electric Cooperative (ETEC) will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, June 26 at 1580 County Road 1020 in Woodville, Texas. East Texas Electric Cooperative will break ground on the construction of a wood-fueled biomass plant in Woodville, Texas. Area elected officials, ETEC board members and representatives of Sam Rayburn Generation and Transmission Cooperative, and other ETEC member cooperatives will gather to commemorate the beginning of this new generation of renewable power for ETEC. Timber waste from the immediate area will fuel the plant, creating a renewable energy source that will fuel the plant, creating a renewable energy source that will provide power to approximately 35,000 area homes upon its expected completion in late 2014.
ETEC is a not for profit generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Nacogdoches, Texas. Their mission is to provide low cost, reliable power to its approximately 308,000 member-owners located throughout 46 counties of East Texas. ETEC is made up of 10 not for profit electric distribution cooperatives: Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative, Cherokee County Electric Cooperative, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative, Houston County Electric Cooperative, Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative, Panola Harrison Electric Cooperative, Rusk County Electric Cooperative, Sam Houston Electric Cooperative, Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative and Wood County Electric Cooperative.
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Kenneth Neill Marshall Funeral services for Kenneth Neill Marshall, 71, of Spurger were held Friday, June 15, 2012 at
R.S. Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred. Mr. Marshall died June 12, 2012 at Tyler County Hospital. Mr. Marshall was a resident of Spurger for thirty years. Survivors include wife, Doris Marshall of Spurger, two sons, Carl Marshall and wife Janice of Lumberton and Chuck Marshall and
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Café Ruach, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The musical Café Ruach takes place across two time periods, modern day and biblical times, and the design contest challenged students to create a typical, modern day storefront on a glass door using Cafe Ruach's logo. Dakota created her winning design for the logo and playbill as a part of JHS' Digital Image Media class, which is taught by Mrs. Debbie Smith.
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College Credit for Heroes AUSTIN – The Texas W o r k f o r c e Commission’s (TWC) College Credit for Heroes initiative is successfully helping military veterans secure college credit for their military experience and reenter the workforce. Gov. Rick Perry, TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar, Central Texas College Chancellor Thomas Klincar, Texas Veterans Commission Chairman T.P. O’Mahoney and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board A s s i s t a n t Commissioner Dr. M a c G r e g o r Stephenson presented an update on the program’s growth at an event held at Central Texas College in Killeen. Seven community colleges are participating in the $3 million workforce development initiative’s pilot projects. “Our veterans are an u n d e ru t i l i z e d resource, a highly trained, talented and dynamic group of individuals, whose character has been demonstrated time and again
in hotspots around the globe,” Gov. Perry said. “College Credit for Heroes helps our veterans save valuable time and money on tuition as they work toward a degree, getting America’s best and brightest into the workplace as quickly as possible, which benefits our veterans, their families and the state’s entire economy.” The College Credit for Heroes program includes an Individual Education Plan that has enrolled more than 90 current veteran participants and the establishment of accelerated paths to surgical technician and emergency medical service technician certification. Alamo Colleges, Central Texas College, Houston Community College, Lee College, Lone Star College, San Jacinto College and Temple College are participating in the College Credit for Heroes initiative as part of the Texas InterCollege Council on Veterans. “Through the development of individualized degree programs that recognize prior
learning and existing skills of veterans, and the creation of an easily accessible online portal, the Texas InterCollege Council on Veterans is leading the way in enhancing academic and employment opportunities for our Texas heroes,” said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar. “We have an obligation to do everything we can to ensure veterans receive the best resources available to help them make a successful transition to the civilian world, and this program is doing just that.”
Jasper High School senior Dakota MacLeod was recently honored as the winner of a graphic design contest sponsored by 3-in1 Business Design. The contest -between students from various high schools across the state -- was to create a logo and playbill for an original musical,
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Weatherspoon camp scheduled
The Sean Weatherspoon Community Football Camp will be held Saturday, June 30 at the Jasper High School Fieldhouse from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp will stress leadership, mentoring and fundamentals. The camp is free if registration is completed before June 11. An application fee will be applied after June 11. For more information, contact MaresManagementLLC@gmail.co m or call 856-537-8771.
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BAPTIST Adams Memorial Baptist 409-384-4248 Anchor Baptist Church Hwy 96 North • Jasper Bethel Baptist 409-384-3261 Calvary Jasper Baptist 409-384-4854 Calvert Street Baptist 409-384-5379 Christ International Evangelistic 409-384-7242 Ebenezer Baptist 409-384-8155 Erin Missionary Baptist 409-383-1233 Greater New Bethel Baptist Church 384-5129 First Baptist 409-384-2527 Hillcrest Baptist 409-384-3371 Holly Springs Baptist 409-384-4888 Mount Olive Baptist 409-384-2223 Nedville Missionary Baptist 409-384-2334 Peachtree Baptist 409-384-9742 Rayburn Baptist 409-698-2266 Roganville Baptist 409-384-2822 Rose Bloom Baptist 409-384-6585 Rosewood Missionary Baptist 409-384-9338 Tanglewood Baptist 409-384-4727 Trinity Baptist 409-384-4488 Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Hwy 96 South, Zion Hill Community
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5 year old preacher from Beaumont Kevin Marcus Pearson was born July 31, 2006, he is an active 5 year old who attends Charlton Pollard School in Beaumont, Texas. Kevin has been preaching the word of God since he was 2 years old, he is walking in the footsteps of his uncle, Minister Delvin Pearson of Beaumont, Texas. Family Fun Day New Life Changers Christian Center will host
METHODIST First United Methodist 409-384-5735 Armstrong Memorial CME 409-384-4194 Curtis United Methodist 409-489-9056 Homer United Methodist 409-489-0825 Lake Rayburn United Methodist Church 409-698-2458 Moore Chapel CME 409-384-3266
CHURCH OF CHRIST Church of Christ 409-384-3229
its First Annual Family Fun Day Carnival Youth Fundraiser Saturday, June 23 at the Newton County Fairgrounds from 1-6 p.m. Contact Faja Fulley at 5942937 or Linda Wood at 5944691 for more information.
Annual Conference The East Texas Fellowship Annual Conference 2012 will be held June 26-29 nightly at the New Lighthouse COGIC Ministries in Jasper. The theme of the event is “The Power of
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The Church of Jasper 409-384-1206 Jasper United Pentecostal 409-384-8658 New Life Pentecostal Church 409-489-9595
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PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church 409-384-8415 OTHER Day Star Deliverance 409-389-9443 Harvest Church of S.E. Texas 409-384-1228 Jesus Christ Holy Tabernacle 409-383-0343 Word of God Family Ministries 409-383-0788 Kingdom Seekers Worship Center 698-4153 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Jasper 409-384-3046 Lakeside Christian Fellowship Hwy 96 N & CR • 229 6514110 Christ Brighter Day Ministry 115 N. Main • 409-594-0413
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BIBLE Jasper Bible Church 409-384-6145 CATHOLIC St. Michael’s Catholic Church Rectory 409-384-2447
Two locations in Jasper 204 East Lamar 275 W. Gibson 409-384-2555 409-383-1010
PENTECOSTAL Faith Tabernacle UPC 409-698-2242
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Call Community Church of God in Christ 409-423-6117 Faith Temple Church of God in Chirst 409-384-6749 First Church of God in Christ 409-383-0635
LUTHERAN St. Paul Lutheran 409-384-8317
Coleman’s Mortuary 1558 N. Fletcher • P.O. Box 179 Jasper, TX 75951 384-3711
Milam Street Church of Christ 409-384-3272 Westside Church of Christ 409-384-3714 Church of Jesus Christ House of Prayer-Jasper 409-384-1469
EPISCOPAL Trinity Episcopal 409-384-3719
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God’s Word.” For more information, call 383-1140.
Summer Food Service Program The Mount Olive Baptist Church is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age of disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Starting June 4 and ending
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Aug. 17. For more information, contact the church at 384-2223.
Try Jesus Outreach Try Jesus Outreach is reaching out to individuals, families and communities who are suffering, bound and feel they have no hope or purpose. The group meets every other Saturday at 4 p.m. at 315 East Childers. Food plates will be available at no cost and no offering is required. For more information, contact Jennifer Lincoln and
family at 489-2512 or 409224-6557.
Come worship The Lakeside Christian Fellowship invites you to come worship with them at Hwy. 96, 8 miles north of Jasper. 3/10 mile north of 255 intersection. Service times are Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information call 409651-4110.
The Jasper Newsboy, Jasper, Texas, Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Butler and Butler pull out a win for a great Father's Day By JODIE WARNER Staff writer
The Budlight Spring Team Series (Toledo Bend/Rayburn and Shreveport combined) held their last tournament of the year on Sunday, June 17, 2012 and better known as Father's Day. The team of Butler and Butler pulled out the win with a slightly early weigh in of five fish at 29.14 lbs. Their biggest threat though was the team of Jason Kezerle and Rich Remedies who weighed in about 25 lbs with only four fish around noon with a 9.13 lbs big bass in the bag. The third place team of Glen Freeman and Jeff Rice won their spot with 24 lbs even. Arva and Mark Butler said that they started their day off not knowing where to fish as they hadn't fished Toledo Bend very much, being more accustomed to Lake Sam Rayburn. They said they practice fished the evening before but didn't find too much luck; however, visited the areas again on Sunday and found great success. The eldest Butler, Arva, said that Mark hung the biggest fish, which weighed 7.76 lbs, and they had a limit by 9 a.m. at a total of about 12 lbs. Butler said they fished until about 12:30 before heading in with their sack. They said they fished with V&M Porkshad on a dropshot over brush tops and caught their biggest ones around six-mile. He would like to thank V&M Cyclone Baits, Ranger boats, Denali Rods, and Louis and Shimano Rods. The only difference between second place and first place was less than a pound with second place pulling in a total of 28.29 lbs, and the spot goes to Jason Kezerle and Rich Remedies. They said that after weighing in the four fish about noon, they went back out and managed to cull, but overall had a slow day. They said that they only got about 10 or 12 bites all day and were fishing in 15-25 feet of water with a shaky head worm north of the bridge in wooded areas in a Basscat Mercury. They caught their biggest fish on a Net Bait in Watermelon Candy on Vicious line. They would like to thank their wives Roxanne and Stephanie. Third place went to Glen Freeman and Jeff Rice who said that they caught fish all day, about 25-30 and culled throughout the day. Freeman said that
Newsboy photo/Jodie Warner
First Place Arva and Mark Butler had a great Father’s Day exploring Toledo Bend and catching a whopping 29.14 lbs limit to win the tournament
Newsboy photo/Jodie Warner
Second place, Jason Kezerle and Rich Remedies collect trophies and checks for both placing and weighing in the big bass of the day at 9.14 lbs.
Newsboy photo/Jodie Warner
Third place Glen Freeman and Jeff Rice hit the nail on the head with exactly 24 lbs.
they had a limit by 7:30 a.m. and were fishing deep ridges in the mid-lake area in 15-25 feet of water using worms and jigs; they caught their biggest fish around 2 p.m. right before weigh-in. They would
like to thank Ranger Boats, Yamaha Motors, Seagar line, Lou's Reels, and Lowrance. For more information and updates go to www.budlighttrail.com
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PROJECT GRADUATION 2012 Advanced Financial Services Advantage Plus Homecare, Inc. Axley & Rode Bill L. Dover Co. Carl T. Bledsoe, Jr. Coca-Cola, Beaumont Coffee-Time Doyle’s Production Service DuPont Goodrich East Texas Photography Club East TX Support (Kiddie Kntry) East TX Support (Wee World) Elijah’s Café Few Ready Mix Concrete Co. First Bank & Trust First National Bank First Presbyterian Church First United Methodist Church Foxx’s Pizza G.V.C.S. (Whataburger) Gary Tatum, O.D. Hollis Tire Co. In Need Christian Counseling Jasper Newton Electric Coop JHS Alumni Assn
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The Jasper Newsboy, Jasper, Texas, Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The GED Test will be Changing Soon! The GED test contains five sections. If you have passed one to four sections of the GED test since 2001, you must complete the remainder of the tests soon, or you will lose all of your scores. PLEASE CALL OR COME BY THE REGION 5 ADULT EDUCATION CENTER, WE WILL HELP YOU IN ANY WAY WE CAN TO COMPLETE THE GED TEST.
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Pastor Richard “Dick” Phillips to be Honored 60 years of Ministry A reception will be held in Pastor Phillip’s honor at the Wesley Center, First United Methodist Church of Jasper, Tx., on Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. Fred Willis, Pastor of First United Methodist will emcee the reception with speakers Rev. E.B. Beasley of Humble, Rev. Guy Pry of College Station and Rev. Royce Robb of Jasper.
Dick was called to the ministry at a very young age and with the Lord’s help his accomplishments have been many. Dick’s “love of the Lord” and his “love for life” has touched many people and we are so excited and honored to be a part of celebrating his 60 years of ministry. Dick attended Lon Morris College, Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston Universities. He did his graduate work at the University of colorado and Perkins School of Theology. In 1952 Dick started serving churches in the Texas conference beginning with the Kennard Circuit, followed by the Curtis Circuit which was composed of three churches; Curtis, Homer and Ebenezer.
The Curtis Circuit changed Dick’s life forever! It was there that he met and married his wife, Shirley Womack on March 23, 1957 and together with the Lord they moved on to do His work in Denver, Colorado. In 1961 they moved back to Texas and Dick pastored churches in Huntington, Chandler, Beaumont, Tyler and Bryan.
Dick and Shirley retired in September 1998 and moved back to Jasper where the Curtis Circuit requested that he once again pastor the Curtis & Homer churches. Dick had been such an inspiring pastor in the 1950’s and the churches wanted him back; to their joy he accepted the position and today he continues to serve them fairthfully.
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How blessed we are to have this man of God in our midst!
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Dick’s beloved wife, Shirley went to be with the Lord on March 21, 2008. They have two children; daughter Laura and husband Jeff Campbell of Katy, Tx., and son, Mark and wife Angie of Nacogdoches, Tx., along with four grandchildren; Kailyn & Kylie Campbell and Jacob & Katee Philips.
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CLASSIFIED Legal Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF JASPER 2011 DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT The City of Jasper will hold a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. on June 26, 2012 at the Jasper City Hall in regard to the 2011 Drinking Water Quality Report. The City of Jasper encourages citizens to participate and to discuss the report and to make their views known at the public hearing. Citizens unable to attend this meeting may submit their views and proposals to the Honorable Mike Lout, Mayor at the City of Jasper, P.O. Box 610, 465 S Main Street, Jasper, Texas 75951. Persons with disabilities who wish to attend this meeting should contact the City to arrange for assistance. individuals who require auxiliary aids or services should contact the City at least two (2) days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. POSTED THIS THE 4TH DAY OF JUNE, 2012 AT 11:00 A.M. Karen Pumphrey City Secretary 6/13-20 W 2X
NOTICE TO BIDDERS JASPER COUNTY TIRES AND TUBES Jasper County is accepting bids for tires and tubes. Sealed bids, clearly marked as such, will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2012 in the County Auditor's Office, 271 E. Lamar, Room 202, Jasper, TX 75951. Bids will be opened in the Jasper County Commissioners Courtroom Friday, June 29, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. and considered for action in the regularly scheduled Commissioners' Court meeting, Monday, July 9, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Jasper County Commissioners' Courtroom, Jasper, TX. For more information contact Interim County Auditor, Renee Weaver at 409-3845212. 6/13-20 W 2X ATTACHMENT 7-F ADVERTISEMENT AND INVITATION FOR BIDS The County of Jasper will receive bids for 2008 GLO Ike 1 Disaster Recovery Project #3 -Gum Slough Debris Removal, DRS 010078 / 10-5075-0005053 until 2:00 PM on July 10, 2012 at County of Jasper, 121 N. Austin, Room 106, Jasper, Texas 75951 (County
Judge's Office). The bids will then be publicly opened and read aloud in the Commissioners Courtroom. Bids are invited for several items and quantities of work as follows: Vegetative Debris Removal along approximately 8 miles of Gum Slough. Bid/Contract Documents, including Drawings and Technical Specifications are on file at Goodwin Lasiter, Inc., 1609 S. Chestnut, Suite 202, Lufkin, Texas 75901, (936) 637-4900 for a cost of $60.00 (non-refundable.) A bid bond in the amount of 5 percent of the bid issued by an acceptable surety shall be submitted with each bid. A certified check or bank draft payable to the County of Jasper or negotiable U.S. Government Bonds (as par value) may be submitted in lieu of the Bid Bond. Attention is called to the fact that not less than, the federally determined prevailing (Davis-Bacon and Related Acts) wage rate, as issued by the General Land Office of Texas and contained in the contract documents, must be paid on this project. In addition, the successful bidder must ensure that employees and applicants for employment
are not discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex age or national origin. The County of Jasper reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities in the bidding. Bids may be held by County of Jasper for a period not to exceed 60 days from the date of the bid opening for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the bidder's qualifications prior to the contract award. All contractors/subcontractors that are debarred, suspended or otherwise excluded from or ineligible for participation on federal assistance programs may not undertake any activity in part or in full under this project. County of Jasper Mark Allen, County Judge June 13, 2012 6/13-20 W 2X NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Earl Joseph Hebert, Jr., Deceased, were issued on May 31, 2012, in Cause No. 9213, pending in the County Court of Jasper County, Texas, to: Karen Ray. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered
are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o Anne Pickle Attorney at Law 270 East Lamar Street Jasper, Texas 75951 DATED the 8th day of June, 2012. Anne Pickle Attorney for Karen Ray State Bar NO.: 00791445 270 East Lamar Street Jasper, Texas 75951 Telephone: 409-384-2217 Facsimile: 409-384-2265 6/20 W 1X THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: SHARON FREAKY MEDEROS Defendant, Greetings: You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the Plaintiff’s petition at or before ten o’clock a.m. of the first Monday after the expiration of twenty (20) days after you were served this citation, before the Honorable District Court of Jasper County, at the Courthouse in Jasper, Texas. YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney does not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday
above specified, a Default Judgment may be taken against you. Said Petition was filed in said court, on the 11th day of May, 2012, in this cause number 32,325 on the docket of said Court, and Styled: In the Matter of the Marriage of ROCKY JOE MEDEROS AND SHARON FREAKY MEDEROS The nature of this suit is a DIVORCE, as is more fully shown by said Petition on file in the office of the clerk of the District Courts of Jasper County. Issued and given under my hand and the Seal of said Court, at office in Jasper, Texas, this the 12th day of June A.D., 2012. Attest: Kathy Kent, District Clerk District Court, Jasper County, Texas Kathy Fitzwater, Deputy 6/20 W 1X NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of Jerry Daniel Hoosier were issued on May 31, 2012, in Cause No. 9123 pending in the Probate Court of Jasper County, Texas to: Sandra Annette Hoosier. The post office address of the Independent Administrator
The Jasper Newsboy, Jasper, Texas, Wednesday, June 20, 2012 is: Sandra Annette Hoosier c/o Justin G. Sanderson Snider Law Firm, PLLC 3560 Delaware Street, Suite 308 Beaumont, Texas 77706 All persons having claims against this Estate, which is currently being administered, are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. Dated the 14th day of June, 2012. SNIDER LAW FIRM. PLLC Justin G. Sanderson State Bar NO. 24034664 Wyatt D. Snider State Bar No. 24039185 Delaware Office Plaza 3560 Delaware Street, Suite 308 Beaumont, Texas 77706 409-924-9595/409-924-0808 FAX ATTORNEY FOR ESTATE 6/20 W 1X LEGAL NOTICE Storage Auction Sherer Storage 384-8507 June 22, 9-11 a.m. TV, computer, tools, furniture. Bidders deposit pre-qualified. 6/20 W 1X EARLY NOTICE AND PUBLIC REVIEW OF A PROPOSED ACTIVITY IN A 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN To: All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals This is to give notice that Jasper County has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management, to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain and wetland will have on the human environment for flood and drainage - debris removal and street and sewer improvements under contract DRS010078-6022.2 and GLO 10-5075-000-5053. Sewer Facilities Grantee shall purchase and install one 60 kW permanently affixed, diesel-fueled emergency backup generator with automatic transfer switch and associated appurtenances. Grantee shall construct a concrete pad for generator mounting and perform site work associated with construction. Construction shall take place at the Jasper County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 Wastewater Treatment Plant located south of the intersection of Highway 96 South and State Hwy 62 in Buna, Texas. Installation of the backup generator will ensure continuous operation of the lift station and uninterrupted sewage treatment. Street Improvements Kenneth Street - Grantee shall remove and replace approximately 80 linear feet of culvert, install headwalls, wingwalls, guardrail, and terminal anchors, perform pavement repair, and regrade approximately 150 linear feet
of ditches. Construction shall take place on Kenneth Street between James Street and Dale Street in Jasper, Texas in Precinct 1. Chris Street - Grantee shall remove and replace approximately 50 linear feet of 42-inch culvert, install headwalls, wingwalls, guardrail, and terminal anchors, perform pavement repair, and regrade approximately 150 linear feet of ditches. Construction shall take place on Chris Street just north of Daily Street in Jasper, Texas in Precinct 1. James Street - Grantee shall remove and replace approximately 40 linear feet of 24-inch culvert, install headwalls, wingwalls, guardrail, and terminal anchors, perform pavement repair, and regrade approximately 150 linear feet of ditches. Construction shall take place on James Street at the intersection with Kenneth Street in Jasper, Texas in Precinct 1. Dale Street - Grantee shall reshape and recompact approximately 4,000 square yards of roadway edges, install asphaltic tack coat and hot mix asphaltic surface on approximately 1,800 linear feet of 20 foot roadway. Construction will take place on Dale Street between Craig Street and Daily Street in Jasper, Texas in Precinct 1. Wingate Boulevard Grantee shall reshape and recompact approximately 12,300 square yards of roadway edges, install asphaltic prime coat and hot mix asphaltic concrete surface on approximately 5,500 linear feet of 20 foot wide roadway. Construction shall take place on Wingate Boulevard from north end of Boulevard to halfway between Arrowcrest and Angler Loop in Jasper County, Texas in Precinct 2. County Road 454 - Grantee shall reclaim, reshape, and recompact approximately 10,300 square yards of roadway, install asphaltic prime coat and hot mix asphaltic concrete surface on approximately 4,600 linear feet of 20 foot wide roadway. Construction shall take place on County Road 454 from FM 2245 to Creek Bridge southeast of Roganville, Texas in Precinct 3. County Road 713 - Grantee shall remove and replace existing culverts with concrete box culverts, reclaim, reshape and recompact approximately 7,500 square yards of roadway edges, install asphaltic tack coat and hot mix asphaltic concrete surface on approximately 4,200 linear feet of 16 foot wide roadway. Construction will take place on County Road 713 from County Road 707 to County Road 715 in Jasper County, Texas, Precinct 4. The street improvements will restore and ensure the function of the roads for primary access and emergency vehicle use. Flood and Drainage - Debris Removal Grantee shall perform clearing of vegetative debris of approximately 227 acres at a
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width of 100 linear feet. Construction shall take place along Gum Slough from FM 2246 at 8 miles southeast (previously cleared), from FM 2246 north along Swarther Branch to CR 784, and from FM 2246 north along Gum Slough to CR 784. The debris removal will re-establish the capacity of the drainage basin and reduce flooding. The proposed projects are located in Jasper County, Texas. Approximately 81 acres are located in the 100-year flood plain. Approximately 80.09 acres of this project cross or are located in a wetland. There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk. Written comments must be received by Jasper County at the following address on or before July 5, 2012, Jasper County, 121 North Austin Street, Room 106, Jasper, Texas 75951, Attention: Ms. Kristi Hollis, Assistant to County Judge, during the hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. 6/20 W 1X THE STATE OF TEXAS To: RASHELL DEANNA GARRETT CARTER, ALLISON HASKELL JONES AND ANITA QUICK, AND THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF HEIRS OF RASHELL DEANNA GARRETT CARTER, ALLISON HASKELL JONES AND ANITA QUICK Defendant, Greetings: You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the Plaintiff’s Petition at or before ten o’clock a.m. of the first Monday after the expiration of forty-two (42) days after you were served this Citation, before the Honorable District Court of Jasper County, at the Courthouse of said County in Jasper, Texas. YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday above specified, a Default Judgment may be taken against you. Said Petition was filed in said court, on the 14th day fo June, 2012, in this cause, number 32,396, on the docket of said Court, and styled: Scott Wayne Garrett VS. Rashell Deanna Garrett Carter, Allison Haskell Jones and Anita Quick, and the Unknown Heirs of Heirs of Rashell Deanna Garrett Carter, Allison Haskell Jones and Anita Quick A brief statement of the nature of this suit is as follows, to wit: SUIT FOR PROPERTY, as is more fully shown by said Petition on file in this suit and by the following description: BEING 5.0 acres out of Abstract 1048, H&TC Section 82, Jasper County, Texas, and being the same tract of land as described in the Deed from Allison H. Jones et ux to O.H. Jones dated April 15, 1958, recorded in Volume 142, Page 105, Deed Records of the County Clerk of Jasper County, Texas. Issued and given under my hand and the Seal of said Court, at office in Jasper, Texas, this the 14th day of June A.D., 2012. Attest: Kathy Kent District Clerk District Court, Jasper county, Texas Mae Swearingen, Deputy 6/20-7/8 W 4X
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Help Wanted Daryl Thomason Trucking. Flatbed drivers, CDL-A req. Dedicated TX runs. Home weekends! % pay + .40/mile for deadhead. New equipment. Family medical. SignOn Bonus! 800-231-5319 x5. Kolache Factory is hiring Bakers/Cashiers. Full-time, early morning hours. Must speak English. Call 409-8605000 or apply in person at 6475 Phelan Blvd. 77706. Onsite Manager and Carwash attendant needed for our Buna location. Apply in person at 1011 E Gibson, Jasper, Texas. No phone calls please.
Medical Help Wanted Harbor Hospice of East Texas is seeking a F/T SW. Please contact HR at 409-813-2332 or fax resume to 409-8132710. [6/13-27 TFN]
Notices Publisher’s Notice: All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, religion, sex, or national origin, or make any such preference limitation or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law advertised in this newspaper is available on an equal opportunity basis. [TFN]
Garage Sale Yard sale, Thursday, June 21, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 961 Bevil Loop next to Walter Kyles Logging. men and women, infant girls clothes/shoes, 0-6 months, childrens, jumper and sleeper. Two microwave ovens, set of 20” tires and chrome rims to fit Chevrolet truck, used tires, table, CD’s, DVD’s, costume jewelry, and lots more. All sales final. [6/20] Garage sale, June 22 only! Furniture, home decor, clothes, etc. 190 W CR 1747. [6/20] Garage sale, Sat., June 23. Some furniture, clothing and lots of miscellaneous items. Watch for signs on left after passing Methodist Church in Curtis, Hwy 63 West. [6/20] Huge garage sale. Too much to list. Fri.-Sat., 409 Neal Street. 489-3770. [6/20] Garage sale, Clothes, lots of boys clothes, some furniture, misc. items. June 23rd, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 2116 Pinecrest Dr., Jasper. [6/20]
Pegasus Flea Market 2315 Hwy 190 E • Jasper Dam B at Caution Light Featured Vendor: Backroads Cajun Cook-N Open from 10-8 daily
RN’S • RN PRN II- Prime Rate for RN’s meeting criteria of two or more years experience in MS, OB, Rehab or ER. Must be willing to float to other departments if needed. • ER RN • $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS to FULL-TIME ER RN • Medical Surgical Full-Time RN-Days To apply and to see a full list of all available positions, please go to www.christusjasper.org Equal opportunity employer M/F/Vets. Christmas ones, Unicorn cups too. $2,500. Call 409-4233888 or 594-2279. [6/20]
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800/246-2500 25+ acres. CR 023, wooded with well. $87,500. Call 3848203. [6/13-7/4] 10+ acres for sale. With frontage on FM 365, 5 miles south of Nome. 316-2016232. [6/20]
Houses for Sale
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409-837-4431 For Sale Collectibles: 2 small, 1 large cherry curio cabinets filled with porcelain unicorns collected from 30 years. Also,
House for sale, 1245 CR 023, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, large living room and kitchen. Well built in 2005. 1.24 acres. $60,000. Call 384-8203. [6/13-7/4]
Fisherman’s Retreat RV Park Rental Trailers Available Weekly Rentals Call for info 409-384-6705 • 936-419-6439 Condo for rent. Rayburn Country. Upscale one bedroom, one bath, very attractively furnished, private rear balcony. King-size bed. $800 per month, plus utilities, $750 deposit. No smoking. No pets. Perfect for someone temporarily working in area. Two persons maximum. 409-5943806. [6/20-27]
Mobile home for rent in Jasper City Limits. 2/2, no HUD/ no pets. Quiet neighborhood. $300 deposit, $460 per
Drivers: Do you NEED a Sign-On Bonus? Business is Booming! Join our team in Beaumont, TX Run Day & Night Positions! Sign-On Bonus for Experienced Drivers We offer: 401k, Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
Must have Class-A CDL with “X” endorsement. 18 wheeler or tanker experience preferred. EOE
Taking applications for apartment for lease. 2 BR, 1 bath, garage, quiet country neighborhood. 4 miles west of Jasper. Total electric, range and refrigerator furnished. Central heat and air, washer and dryer connections. Water and garbage paid. $450 per month lease, $250 deposit. One year lease. Extra nice. No pets. Call after 6:30 p.m., 281435-9341. [6/13-27-TFN] Commercial rental space available. 2,705 sq/ft. Will build out to renter’s needs. 525 Hursey St., Jasper, Texas, behind movie theater. Contact 409-384-6506 or 409-3820781. [6/13-7/25 TFN]
For Lease House for sale on Crestwood Street, next to middle school. 4 bedrooms with 2 master bedrooms, 3 bath, formal dining room, formal living room, large den with fireplace, 3 car garage, large gameroom with bathroom(half). Swimming pool in the back, large empty lot on the side. Just $135,000. Call 512-964-3588, Brandon or 409-489-0078. [6/13-7/4]
3 bed/2 bath house for $750/month. 1 bed/1 bath apartment for $450/month. 2 bed/2.5 bath Townhome for $700/month. 2 bed/1 bath Apartment for $450/month. Located in Jasper city limits. Contact Woodside Properties, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 409384-2171, [6/20-7/8]
Call about booth space. Open Thurs.-Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
month. Call 409-489-3701. [6/13-20]
Commercial building, 3200 sq. feet. 300 West Gibson, Jasper. 409-384-5786, ask for Noel. [6/13-7/25 TFN]
Apartments for Rent Jasper Manor Apartments is accepting applications for 1 bedroom apartments. Water, sewage, garbage paid. Affordable rent for qualified, handicap, disabled and independent elderly. Move-In Special: $100 off first month rent. Contact manager at 3846857 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mon.Fri. [6/20]
Fisherman’s Retreat RV Park 30/50 Amp Full Hook-Ups Pull Thru Spaces 4 miles N of Jasper 409-384-6705 • 936-419-6439
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New - Moss Ln.- -23BR Br 2.5 BA built 2005. Rayburn Country... $116,200 NewListing Listing- Brookeland - Jasper - Tonahill 1 BA Brickinw/30x40 metal workshop. Property corners on Tonahill and Peachtree. ................................................................................$98,500
Kirbyville - Hwy 96 S - Commercial building formerly dental office, but great location and set up New Listing - Jasper - 3 BR 2 BA Brick on app.1.3 acres, Kitchen recently remodeled and for any business.................................................................................................... $85,000 addition in back for den or 4th BR. ................................................................................$89,900 Kirbyville - Levert - Operating auto15part business w/land, building, inventory Newton - CR 3026St- -3Commercial BR 2 BA w/carport on app. acres. 25-year old pines and hardwoods, garden area. stocked spring fed repais.................................................................. pond, and more..........................................................$239,900 and equipment and bays for auto $150,000
SEE YOU ....SATURDAY JUNE 30th, 2012.
HEMPHILL, TX AT PIC A HOME REAL ESTATE HIGHWAY 87 & MARKET - 9:30 AM -10:15 AM JASPER, TX ON COMMUNITY CHURCH PARKING LOT 770 S. WHEELER - 11:45 AM TO 12:30 PM PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH MARKET CONDITIONS
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Euleen Smith, Broker ...........409-423-9794 Traci Francois, Agent ...........409-658-0612 Patty Kelly, Agent ...............409-338-9645
Lora Curl, Agent ................ 409-382-9174 Tina Miller ...................... 409-423-9228 Judith Westbrook ............... 409-489-2736
The Jasper Newsboy, Jasper, Texas, Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Welcome Home! 384-3282
POOL & SPA! 4/3 with all the extras! $299,900
CHARMING! 3/2 with bonus building. $89,500
CORNER LOT! 3/2, apartment, shop. $173,000 View More Listings at Century21.com
NEW LISTING! 2-story, pool & office. $214,900
FIREPLACE! 3/2, vaulted ceilings $152,500
COVERED PATIO! 3/2, gameroom, fireplace. $129,000
RV STORAGE 3/2, fireplace, fencing. $127,500
Wayne Stephenson Realtors is pleased to have assisted Michael and Tiffany Sarver in their recent purchase of a home in Jasper. Michael, a former American Idol Top 10 Finalist and current musical entertainer is also a general partner in Gray-Mac LLC. a sound and acoustics specialist company. Picture with the Sarvers are children Makenna, age 7, and Grayson, age 5.
Wayne Stephenson Realtors 384-4623
511 FIRST STREET 3/2/2 Plus deck $99,500
EBENEZER 3/2/2 16 acres +/$195,000
CUSTOM PATIO HOME 1,400 S/F, 2/2/2 $99,500
JASPER WEST! 3/2/1 on 1.6 acres $119,500
RYALL ACRES 3/2/2 plus shop $139,500
CURTIS COMMUNITY 3/2/2, 1-AC,A/G Pool $119,500
RAYBURN COUNTY 3/2/2 on 2 acres m/l $169,500
JASPER SOUTH 5 acres $274,500
12 ACRES M/L 5 Bedrooms $225,000
MOUNT UNION 5+ acres - pond, Nice! $169,500
JASPER EAST Great Home, Great Price $97,500
210 SHEILA 3/2/2 $125,000
OUTDOOR KITCHEN! 3/2, extra boat storage. $138,000
REDUCED! 3/3, home office, garage. $147,900 Independently Owned/Operated
McDonald’s Mobile Homes with 2 Great Locations 2025 S. Wheeler/ Hwy 96 S 409-384-5451 1011 E Gibson /190 E 409-384-2548 Jasper New • Used • Bank Repos
3 BR, 2 BA, 2005 16x80. NEVER been lived in. Like NEW! We have 3 to choose from $29,900
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323 Oak Haven Dr • Rayburn Country 3 Bedrooms. 3.5 Bathrooms. Large kitchen with all appliances. Large living room and dining room open. front/back deck 2 car garage. A/C and heat. Laundry room. $1,600 Monthly $1,600 Deposit. Call: Judy 409-698-9525 Home after 7pm Cell: 409-224-0565.
NEW LISTING!! Great hunting and fishing retreat!! Wooded 8 acres m/l with hilltop building site. 3/2 mobile home, 2 rental cabins and large garage with storage area, Jasper $139,900
REDUCED!! 3/2 custom home with lots of amenities.Workshop, storage and barn all on beautiful 3.5 acres m/l with large trees and creek frontage, Woodville WAS $195,900 NOW $189,900
GREAT 4/3 home with rock and hardy plank siding on corner lot. Large living and formal dining room with vaulted ceilings and stained concrete floors, custom kitchen, Jasper $129,900
LAND/LOTS 16 acres m/l west of town, Jasper ................................................................................$120,000 1 acre m/l corner lot w/apt. Jasper..................................................................................$89,500 3.9 acres m/l Co. Rd. 164 off FM 777 Jasper...................................................................$18,000 17.5 acres m/l Co. Rd. 472 Roganville................................................................$2,500 per acre 114.2 acres m/l Co. Rd. 034...................................WAS $2,950 per acre NOW $2,700 per acre REDUCED!! 83 acres m/l Hwy 96S Kirbyville.........................................................................$3,000 per acre 56 acres m/l Co. Rd. 138 Jasper ........................................................................$3,500 per acre 21 acres m/l in town, Jasper..............................................................................$5,500 per acre 65 acres m/l Co. Rd. 067 Jasper ............................WAS $3,500 per acre NOW $2,990 per acre REDUCED!! 160.9 acres m/l divided into 3 tracts Co. Rd. 037 ...............................................$3,200 per acre 39 acres m/l off Hwy 255W....................................WAS $3,500 per acre NOW $3,250 per acre REDUCED!! 190 acres m/l off Co. Rd. 443 Kirbyville..............................................................$2,200 per acre Each office independently owned/operated
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CLOSE IN - Office Building (16x30) and CLOSE IN - 3 bedroom, 1 bath 30x60 shop building located on 1 acre of frame home. Hardwood Floors land just off of Hwy. 96. ....... ......$100,000 ........................................$49,500
T TRAC N O C DING PEN Income Producing Property Duplex GREAT BUY! 4 bedrooms, 2 bath brick Apartment ......................... $75,000 home, CA/H, fireplace, pecan trees and fruit trees, 1.5 acres..................... $79,500 3 BEAUTIFUL ACRES m/l, just north of Kirbyville off Hwy. 96. Fenced, well and septic............. $29,500 391 S. Wheeler • Jasper • 384-4322 / Larry Dickerson 384-8125
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