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January 24, 2021


State approves funding for Cypress River Airport

Approximately $300,000 for Cypress River Airport was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its October meeting. The funds will be used for planned airport improvements, which includes: Design/construct pavement improvements A project consultant was previously selected; work will begin this winter. Project costs will be funded through Marion County and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program,

Marion County Takes Aggressive Approach to Ensure Safe Re-Opening

Jefferson, Texas – As Texas begins to re-open for business, County Judge Leward J. LaFleur takes the lead with proactive measures to ensure the health and safety of Marion County Residents and visitors are top priority.“Life has changed since the Coronavirus. Our residents and visitors need to feel safe and secure in Marion County. With


Jefferson High School students show off the $1,500 check they received for winning the TxDOT Traffic Safety Public Service Announcement competition held Wednesday in Jefferson.  The students created a video about the hazards of distracted driving and beat out eight other schools from the TxDOT Atlanta District which covers a nine-county area of Northeast Texas. 

Thanksgiving Tradition: Woodsman Style

A new Thanksgiving tradition has begun in the Piney Woods, and it is beginning to have a family flair.   The second East Texas Baddest Woodsman contest was held in Jefferson, Texas November 26, 2016 with good turnout.  The contest pits contestants in a timed event to see who can split four logs, each into

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Some Like It….MARILYN: A Musical Hollywood Memoir

“Some Like It….MARILYN: A Musical Hollywood Memoir” will be presented at historic McGarity’s Saloon and Fine Dining Restaurant in Jefferson in cooperation with the Jefferson Opera House Theatre Players on July 1 & 2 at 6:30 pm each evening.  Reservations area must due to  limited seating and tickets are available online at www.JeffersonOperaHouseTheatrePlayers.com or call