JEDC

Posted on 08. Apr, 2010 by in News

Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation

The Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation (JEDC) is an incorporated entity under the Development Corporation Act of 1979.  The JEDC provides economic development support for those projects that comply with Section 4B of the act.

Eligible projects may include yet are not limited to land, buildings, equipment, facilities and improvements that assist in the promotion of new and expanded business development, job creation and retention as well as parks and related improvements and tourism.

A 275 acre business park on the south side of the city of Jacksboro, Texas is being developed, and sites are available.  The JEDC is committed to creating a fertile economic development climate and encouraging the orderly growth of Jacksboro and Jack County Texas.

For more information please contact Lynda Pack @ (940) 567-3151 or lyndapack@jacksboroedc.com.

Governor Perry

Posted on 08. Apr, 2010 by in News

Texas One

Gov. Rick Perry this week credited Texas’ favorable economic climate, low taxes, and educated and skilled workforce with strengthening the state economy and attracting new jobs and businesses.

The Lone Star State is home to more Fortune 500 companies than any other state in the nation and is the nation’s top exporting state. Moody’s Economy named seven Texas metro areas in their list of the first cities to emerge from recession, and six Texas cities were named in the Top 20 Metro Areas by the Brookings Institute. Additionally, National Review recently credited Texas’ small government and low tax environment with attracting jobs and companies from around the nation, and all four major Texas metropolitan areas were included in the top 10 Recession-Proof Cities to Retire In by Forbes.

Video Link: http://mktvideo.nasdaq.com/MarketSiteOpenCloseVideos/200910/mc_102609.wm

Jacksboro ISD

Posted on 08. Apr, 2010 by in News

Jacksboro ISD

Jacksboro Independent School District is a 2A district with an approximate enrollment of 980 students.  After successfully passing a $29 million bond issue for a building improvement program, Jacksboro ISD is constructing a new elementary school campus, high school campus, and additions and renovations of a new junior high school campus.

Jacksboro schools have been rated exemplary and recognized both at the district and campus level.  Jacksboro ISD provides a wide variety of course offerings and extracurricular activities for students including award winning UIL, DIFFA, FCCLA, Band, VICA and FBLA teams at the district, regional, state and national levels.

If you have any questions about the district please call 940-567-7203 or visit the district website at www.jacksboroisd.net.

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Fort Richardson

Posted on 08. Apr, 2010 by in News

Fort Richardson

Fort Richardson was established in November 1867. Expeditions sent from Fort Richardson arrested Indians responsible for the Warren Wagon Train Massacre in 1871 and found Comanches in Palo Duro Canyon. The Fort was abandoned in May 1878. Today, Fort Richardson State Park/Historical Site contains approximately 454.16 acres.

There are screened shelters, campsites with water & electricity, limited number of campsites with water, electricity & sewer hook-ups, hike-in primitive sites, picnic sites, a lighted group picnic pavilion, restrooms with and without showers, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and a dump station.

Prickly Pear Trail provides hiking on the open prairie land for 1.7 miles and a nature walk which follows Lost Creek for 1 mile. Fishing is allowed in the Quarry Lake located by the Park Headquarters.