Soggy end of week kicks off festive weekend

Once again the Jack, Wise, Palo Pinto and Young County area was blessed with water from the skies. With reports ranging from roughly an inch to over 4.5 inches in the area from a system that came through several days earlier, local residents saw water filling the tanks, lakes and small streams. The second rain event brought an additional 3.77 inches to Jacksboro.

Although always welcomed, the rain did not come without challenges. Several wrecks were reported, with one that temporarily slowed down traffic traveling on east 380 on Friday afternoon. A vehicle pulling a camper found itself the center of attention as the camper lost traction of the road and flipped. The camper was a complete loss. No injuries were reported at the scene.


With forecasters predicting the rains to arrive, most of the area football games were moved from the normal Friday night to Thursday. Bryson, Paradise, and Bowie teams all “toughed it out”, playing in the rains Friday night. (Be sure to check the local scores in the sports section)

The rain turned to a mist by Halloween (Saturday) afternoon, just in time for the Big Brothers Big Sisters “Fall Fest Carnival”, held at the county fair barn facilities. Weather for the first annual “Trunk-R-Treat on the Square” (hosted by, yours truly, the Jack County New Edition) was just right for the multitudes of costumed super heroes and other trick or treaters that made the event a huge success.

Monday morning broke bright and clear, but forecasters suggest we keep our umbrellas handy as another chance of significant rain moves in on Thursday. Stay tuned!!


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