Joaquin VFD Responds to House Fire; Smoke Detectors Save Lives!

Shortly after 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 7th, the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a double-wide mobile home fire on U.S. Highway 84 East. Units arrived to find smoke billowing from the structure. Homeowner Jackie Williams stated that his family was awakened by smoke detectors going off. The JVFD deployed two two-man hose teams into the structure, wearing full bunker gear and SCBA.

Texas Drilling Permits

The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 510 original drilling permits in January 2016 compared to 1,102 in January 2015. The January total included 425 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, five to re-enter plugged well bores and 80 for re-completions of existing well bores. The breakdown of well types for those permits issued January 2016 included 141 oil, 41 gas, 282 oil or gas, 35 injection, two service and nine other permits.

Joaquin City Council


February 12,2016

The City Council of Joaquin will meet in special session Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. at the Joaquin City Offices located at 124 N. Preston.  Order of business as follows.

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Princess Ball Contest

To all the little princesses in Timpson that are of the age 8 up to 13 that would like to win a chance to attend the Princess Ball in Center, TX that is be held on February 27th in the “Royal Palace” also known as the John Windham Civic Center; Please read this announcement:


A contest is being held and these are the rules: