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March 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

West Side campus is 23% completed

Nichols Intermediate hits 66.4% completion

West Side Elementary’s progress is reported to be 23 percent complete and the new Nichols Intermediate campus is 66.4 percent complete. More...

New iPADS part of primary instruction

Students, teachers provide testimonials to board trustees

Election season may be coming up, but at Rusk ISD, the races have been decided two months early. More...

Master Gardens plan spring garden meeting March 7

Cherokee County Masters Gardeners Association will host a spring garden conference in Jacksonville March 7 at the First Christian Church, 1920 Beaumont St. More...

Jacksonville Kiwanis Shootout March 14

The Jacksonville Kiwanis Club will hold their second annual Kiwanis Shootout at 9 a.m. March 14 at Mud Creek Off-Road Park in Jacksonville. More...

Special Sections

News

Vehicle ‘2 steps, 1 sticker’ plan rolls out on March 1

Starting March 1, a new program to combine both vehicle inspection stickers and registration stickers will be phased into one window decal. More...

Ballots are set for city, school elections

A number of area elections on May 9 have been cancelled as there were no contested races when the filing deadline ended on Friday, Feb. 27. More...

Old saw mill could re-open in Alto

An old saw mill on 317 E. San Antonio Rd. could re-open soon. The Alto City Council discussed the possibility at their Feb. 26. meeting. However, Cindy Murray, city secretary, said, “No action was taken on this issue. More...

Viewpoints

Republican Chairman give report

February marked the last full month of my tenure as State Chairman, thus it was fitting that my last full month as Chairman was similar to my first few months. More...

Praises for Gloria Jennings

Congratulations to our dear Gloria Jennings on her distinguished, 54-year career in journalism. Thank you for your leadership in this important business. You have done a fine job for the Cherokeean and for the East Texas community. More...

Enjoying the newspaper and Dr. Cobble stories

At the age of 88, I wanted to let you know how much I do enjoy getting the Cherokeean Herald from my hometown. I enjoy reading Judge Chris Davis’ column. I also loved the parts concerning Dr. Thomas H. Cobble (Images Speak, Oct. More...

Sports

Hornets move on, Guard falls short; baseball teams kick off seasons

And now, Quick Hits: Hornets defeat Rebels, move on in playoffs A bye in the first round was a good thing for the New Summerfield Hornets. The Hornets, who had not played since Feb. More...

Burning up track in the cold: 4 teams at Doug Jordan Relays

The action was hot as runners blazed up and down the track, the fires of competition burning in their minds. Truthfully, any heat metaphor would do during one of the coldest Doug Jordan Relays in recent memory. More...

Braving the cold at the 2015 Doug Jordan Relays

Bullard’s Zoe Hancock prepares to hand the baton to Brianna Connor during the girls’ 4x100 meter relay. In back, Jacksonville’s Lexi Green prepares to hand of to Jeilyn Boyd. More...

Area Interest

LUFKIN PLANNING NEW CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

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TXDOT PROJECT UPDATES FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 2, 2015

February 27, 2015 TYLER – Here's a look at work planned in the district during the Week of March 2, 2015. These work schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions or equipment related issues. More...

National

YOUR FINAL FOUR FROM SOCIAL SECURITY

Since 1939, March has meant one thing in the world of sports: March Madness. In this tournament, 68 college basketball teams compete through the month until only the final four teams remain. More...

Pets

Davy Crockett Kennel Club members plan an interactive Dog Walk

 _ CROCKETT, TEXAS (MARCH 2, 2015) - Davy Crockett Kennel Club members More...

Miscellaneous

Recycling kids’ spring fashions is ‘in’ this season

American moms from every income level are getting involved in recycling kids’ stuff at JBF

(Tyler, Texas) Vibrant colors, soft but tough fabrics and playful patterns will soon be seen on clothing racks across the country, including Tyler, Texas. More...

TJC ANNOUNCES WEATHER DELAY

Tyler Junior College officials have announced a delayed start for Thursday, March 5. More...

Jacksonville ISD will delay school on Thursday

2-hour delay planned

WEATHER UPDATE:JACKSONVILLE ISD WILL HAVE A 2 HOUR DELAY TOMORROW, MARCH 5 DUE TO PROJECTED BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS. PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR FURTHER UPDATES. More...

'Double Nichols' passes in the Texas Senate

Austin, Texas – Today, the Texas Senate approved Senator Robert Nichols' (R-Jacksonville) Senate Bill 5 and Senate Joint Resolution 5, which will constitutionally dedicate a portion of the existing sales tax on new and used automobiles to the State H More...

JISD athletic director Taber resigns Tuesday

After three years leading the Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians, athletic director and head football coach Chris Taber has decided to move on. More...

Voters asked to approve $8 million bond

Voters in the New Summerfield School District will be asked to approve an $8 million bond issue on May 9. More...

JEDCO to welcome Farmer March 5

The Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation (JEDCO) will welcome new president Marc A. Farmer during a reception event from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at the JEDCO office, 309 E. Commerce St. More...

Paddling trail launch event March 21

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will designate the Cherokee Neches Paddling Trail at a launch event at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21. More...

Community

Wearable Art Specialist Named Feature Quilter

Tyler, TX...Sandra Sims has been named "Feature Quilter" for the Tyler Quilt Show.  The show will be held Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21, 2015.  Show hours are 10 to 5 each day.  Ms. More...

Yoga class, hike planned at Caddo Mounds SHS

An outdoor yoga class will be held Saturday, March 7 at 10 a.m. followed by a foraging seminar at 11 15 a.m. at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site on State Highway 21 west of Alto. More...

Friends of the Library sets dance at civic center

Friends of the Singletary Memorial Library will sponsor the first Friday dance on March 6 at the Rusk Civic Center. Theme will be St. Patty Day. Doors open at 6 p.m. and live music will be provided beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Columns

Political Cartoon

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FAST| forward

Did Hell freeze over?

Chris Davis said that many of his friends at the Cherokee County Courthouse used to ask him, ‘When do you think Gloria is going to retire?” Of course he was speaking about longtime reporter Gloria Jennings, who will turn 80 on her next bi More...

HARK!| the Herald

Frank Ed Weimar – ‘Looking Around’

Frank L. Weimar, whose column Little Ado About Something was the subject of my last article, died at his home on Nov. 8, 1957. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Lee Parsons

Funeral is Thursday, March 5

Funeral Services for Thomas Lee Parsons, 76, of Rusk, will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, 372 E. 4th Street, Rusk under the direction of Wallace Thompson Funeral Home with Bro. Robin Parsons officiating. More...

Wanda Casey Cunningham obituary

Wanda Casey Cunningham Funeral services for Wanda Casey Cunningham, age 88, of Blackjack, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at McDonald Cemetery in New Summerfield. More...

Thomas Lee Parsons

Funeral  for Thomas Lee Parsons, 76, of Rusk, will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5,  at the First Baptist Church, 372 E. 4th Street, Rusk with the Rev. Robin Parsons officiating. Burial will be at Lowes Chapel Cemetery.Mr. More...

Health

Public’s Help Needed to Find Child Possibly Exposed to Rabies

The Texas Department of State Health Services is asking the public to help identify a child who may have been exposed to a rabid dog at a park in Austin. More...

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics in Tyler Texas Receives National Recognition for Its Support of Perioperative Nursing Certification

Tyler, Texas – Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler is pleased to announce it has recently earned the CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). More...

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Tyler, TX – During March, in recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, UT Health Northeast and the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor free community events to educate the residents of the Tyler area about colon cancer prevention an More...

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