Jacksboro Gazette-News (Jacksboro, Tex.), Vol. 134, No. 33, Ed. 1 Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Page: 1 of 8
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Perrin-Whitt Consolidated Indepen-
dent School District trustees will meet
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the
school’s board conference room.
Shelter F undraiser
Friends of the Jacksboro Animal Shelter
will host a yard sale and bake sale Friday
and Saturday, Jan. 24-25. The event will
be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and
again Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at 402
W. Belknap. On Friday, the Friends will
host their bi-monthly adoption event. All
money raised through the Friends’ fund-
raising efforts goes to purchase supplies
for the shelter, provide necessary medi-
cal treatment for shelter animals and aid
in the education and prevention of pet
Jack County commissioners Court will
meet in regular session at 10 a.m. Mon-
day, Jan. 27 at the courthouse. Commis-
sioners regularly meet the second and
fourth Monday of each month. A com-
plete agenda is posted 72 hours in ad-
vance at the courthouse.
Bryson City Council will meet at 7 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 27 at City Hall. Regular
meetings are held the second Monday of
each month. A complete agenda is posted
72 hours in advance at Bryson City Hall.
Jacksboro Independent School District
trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb.
10 at the board room of the JISD Admin-
strative Building, 750 W. Belknap. Trust-
ees meet regularly the second Monday of
Jack County Retired School Employ-
ees Association will meet at 11:45 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 10 at the Concerned Cit-
izens Center, 400 E. Pine St. JCRSEA
meets the second Monday of
month excluding January, Jun
For the Year
Rainfall measured daily at 7 a.m.
Lost Creek Reservoir at as
Current level: 1,
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County narrows down CETRZ location
By Cherry Rushin
discussed the creation of a Coun-
ty Energy Transportation Re-
investment Zone at last week’s
Judge Mitchell Davenport said
the advisory board was set to
:ond meeting scheduled
rking Monday, Jan.
cond meeting schedu
yesterday (Monday) morning,
think this is a good group
the more I look at it,” Davenport
said. “We’ve got two fellows that
have been involved at some level
in the oil business. Mr. (Will)
Mangum drives an ambulance
on our roads. So he certainly has
an opportunity throughout the
county to see and observe road
Outlined in Texas Senate Bill
1747 and appropriated in House
Bill 1025, the state set aside
$225 mi 11 ion from the Rainy Day
fund for the purpose of repair-
ing county roads damaged by oil
and gas industry vehicles. The
money is allocated according to
how much activity occurs within
a given county, and Jack County
learned early in December that it
was eligible for $1.2 million in
funds for country roads.
Davenport shared a slide pre-
sentation from Allison, Bass and
Associates, consulting law firm
the county has employed to help
with the grant process.
The presentation was a brief
guide on selecting and sizing a
potential zone, along with steps
leaders must take for the
A CETRZ is
tiguous zone ii
mined to be affected because
of oil and gas exploration and
production activities, that is
established as a method to fa-
cilitate capture of the property
tax increment arising from de-
The baseline value is set at 2013
appraisals. The tax revenues gen-
See CETRZ page 3
JHS students take pride in project
By Cherry Rushin
A group of four Jacksboro
young men took the top prize
in the Jack County Youth Fair
Ag Mechanics competition
with an impressive \
Seniors Korbin Pittman and
Hunter Lindsey along with
sophomore Colton Turner and
junior Colton Redding com-
pletely restored a 1951 John
Deere Model A tractor.
The boys began the project
Summer 2012. They were not
able to finish it in time for the
county show last year, but did
take it to the San Angelo and
Houston ag mechanics shows.
They got a blue ribbon in
Houston and advanced to the
“Most people don’t be-
lieve we did it,” said Turner.
“We take it to the majors and
they’re like, ‘Y’all did this?”’
‘There wasn’t a bolt that
didn’t get cut,” said Pittman
The ag mechanics class at
Jacksboro High School has
been restoring tractors for a
few years now. Teacher Greg
Sanders said the sixth tractor
to be restored was to be fin-
ished just in time to take to the
Fort Worth Stock Show this
Sanders said the tractors
come from different members
of the community. A tractor
owner provides the tractor and
money to cover the cost of an
the tractor is returned.
Good as new
it is judged. The students took grand champion
A ag n
Korbin Pittman, Hunter Lindsey, Colton Turner and Colton Redding put a last minute
photo of the tractor before the team members began restoring it in Summer 2012.
Jack County Youth Fair. Below, is a
estoring it in Summer 2012.
(Photo by Cherry Rushin and courtesy photo)
the project is finished,
The tractor at the county
show belonged to Dale Thom-
as. The students were able to
repair it for a cost of $3,400.
Also, tires were donated.
“It was that cheap because
we had a tractor just like it for
parts, so we didn’t have to buy
parts for it,” said Turner. “Oth-
erwise, it would have been
$8,000 or $10,000.
‘The tires were donated. The
back tires are probably $1,000
each and the front tires $400
See MECH page 2
DPS communications team trains at Fort
By Cherry Rushin
Jacksboro’s Fort Richardson
hosted the Texas Department of
Public Safety’s Communications
Emergency Operations Team for
a training last week.
Sixteen personnel from around
the state set up their equipment in
the parking lot of the fort’s Inter-
They brought with them a mo-
bile communications and com-
mand center consisting of a 42-
foot trailer filled with state of the
art communications equipment.
The trailer allows DPS com-
munications staff to support local
law enforcement and emergency
personnel during disasters or
‘This trailer was at the Pos-
sum Kingdom fires at Strawn,”
said Darla Freeman, assistant
See DPS page 2
Mike Chernivec, team supervisor, and Darla Freeman, assistant commander, view
County DPS trooper Iocj
group came for a trainin
>oper locations during i
a training of other DPI
lan, assistant commander, view a map of Jack
the communications team’s visit to Jacksboro last week. The
S communications personnel using the agency’s mobile com-
(Photo by Cherry Rushin)
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Rushin, Cherry. Jacksboro Gazette-News (Jacksboro, Tex.), Vol. 134, No. 33, Ed. 1 Tuesday, January 21, 2014, newspaper, January 21, 2014; Jacksboro, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth707769/m1/1/: accessed February 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gladys Johnson Ritchie Library.