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High-speed pursuit

Authorities pursued a truck out of Calallen with stolen goods. The truck made its way through Alice at a high rate of speed and made its way to the Ben Bolt area before law authorities were able to box the driver in.


Related Topix: Calallen, TX, Alice, TX, Ben Bolt, TX, Kingsville, TX, Kleberg County, TX

Sat Apr 12, 2014


Homicide Victim Organs Donated

It was a bittersweet scene over Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital about two dozen people got together for a solemn ceremony honoring a homicide victim from Jim Wells County who happened to be an organ donor.


Fri Apr 11, 2014

Farmer's Market is Saturday, April 12

Anthony Ruiz News The Jim Wells County AgriLife Extension office will host its second County Farmer's Market this Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at Green's Nursery located at 1464 E. Main St. in Alice.


Related Topix: Alice, TX, Life, Food, Honey

Thu Apr 10, 2014

DPS Recognizes Outstanding Employees, Texans

The Texas Public Safety Commission and the Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today presented two Unit Citations , two Director's Citations , and a Life Saving Award to DPS employees for their extraordinary service.


Related Topix: Texas, Eden, TX, Concho County, TX

Monument sought at site where native remains found

The local Lipan Apaches would like to see a monument built in the site where ancient native artifacts were discovered last year at the site of the city's multiplex on the west side.


Wed Apr 09, 2014

Sheriff's officials holding man on murder charge

Brenda Poe News & Graphics Jim Wells County Sheriff's Officials are holding a man for allegedly shooting a woman in the head.


Related Topix: Alice, TX

Tue Apr 08, 2014


Alice High School Students Evacuated Due to Blown Internal Transformer

Students at Alice High School were dismissed for the day after an internal transformer malfunctioned in the school's mechanical room, causing a power outage just after noon Tuesday.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Ancestor 14: Gregoria Cruz was a mother and wife who left a mystery

Gregoria Cruz is a maternal great-grandmother. She was born in Texas in 1885 or 1886 to Hilario Cruz and Gregoria Ruiz of Mexico.


Related Topix: Duval County, TX, San Diego, TX

Safety was 'a priority'

Jim Wells County Judge L. Arnoldo Saenz, Mayor Larry Martinez and H-E-B Alice manager Sylvia Campos organize water distribution efforts.


Related Topix: Alice, TX

More than 80 apply for county's HOME Grant

"We've been fortunate through unfortunate events that have happened throughout the state that when there are disaster monies that open up, whether here or around the area, we're able to access those funds," County Judge L. Arnoldo Saenz said.


Related Topix: Rancho Alegre, TX

Thu Apr 03, 2014

CASA hosting children's festival

Anthony Ruiz News To raise awareness for National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, Brush Country CASA, the Child Welfare Board of Jim Wells County and the Texas Department of Family and Child Protective Services will host the first of a planned annual Children's Spring Festival event at Anderson Park in Alice from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on ... (more)


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Alice, TX, Kingsville, TX

Mon Mar 31, 2014

7 selected for inaugural juvenile drug court

Anthony Ruiz News Jim Wells County took its first step into the inaugural run of its juvenile drug court last week, accepting seven individuals into the program during Wednesday's juvenile hearing.


Related Topix: Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Marijuana

Civil politics

Area politics has always been of the rough and tumble variety, but some voters are beginning to question if it's beginning to cross the line and heading towards becoming a public annoyance.


Wed Mar 26, 2014

Cruz arrested in connection with burglary

Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department arrested Jesus Manuel Cruz, 21, on a warrant for burglary Wednesday after stolen merchandise from a burglary on County Road 154 was found at a pawn shop in Kingsville under his name.


Tue Mar 25, 2014

Council meeting Thursday

The Alice City Council on Thursday has a long agenda set. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.


Related Topix: Texas, Alice, TX

Sun Mar 23, 2014

Retiring K-9 Ivo will now catch balls not bad guys

Ivo is a 9-year-old female German Shepherd that served the citizens of JWC for six years.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Drugs, Marijuana, Premont, TX

Local producers benefitting from recent rains

Anthony Ruiz News While Jim Wells County has experienced dramatic temperature swings during the past several weeks, recent steady rainfall is helping local producers with potential El Nino weather conditions possibly bringing more rainfall later this year.


Related Topix: Weather, Agriculture, Science

Fri Mar 21, 2014

Alice's economic outlook is 'strong'

Nicole D. Perez Publisher-Editor Alice's economic future looks strong, local officials say, and increased construction and projected job growth point in just that direction.

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Related Topix: Alice, TX, Eagle Ford, TX

To dissect a campaign

Political eyes will now be turned towards watching happenings in the Jim Wells County Judge runoff election between incumbent Arnold Saenz and challenger Pete Trevino to be held on May 27. Even though the runoff itself only involves Saenz and Trevino, the one candidate who is not part of the runoff, Alice Mayor Larry Martinez, is sure to play a ... (more)


Related Topix: Alice, TX, Premont, TX, Ben Bolt, TX, Orange Grove, TX

Mon Mar 17, 2014

Commissioners sign resolution opposing oil waste facilities

Anthony Ruiz News Jim Wells County Commissioners approved a resolution opposing waste disposal systems in the county during Monday's regular meeting at the county courthouse.


Related Topix: Orange Grove, TX, Eagle Ford, TX