April 23, 2014 RSS feed / News

McClurkin receives governor’s award for prison ministry

Minister believes ‘God uses me to reach his men’

James McClurkin was presented the Private Facility Contract Monitoring/ Oversight Division volunteer award during the Governor’s 2014 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award program last week. More...

Book program offered to Jacksonville citizens

Cindy Richards and her daughter, Ashlen, have opened a “Little Free Library” at the park on Bolton Street, across from the Whataburger in Jacksonville. The library contains books, which are offered to interested persons for free. More...

Alto gets boost with new health program, new building dedication

k A collaboration between the Cherokee County Public Health Department and the Alto Economic Development Corporation marked a new beginning on April 10. More...

City council will discuss 16 agenda items Wednesday

The Alto City Council will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at city hall to discuss an agenda of 19 items. The council will hold discussion and possible approval of the city street paving project. More...

Portions of Rusk under boil water notice

Portions of the city of Rusk are under a boil water notice after a line was brokenTuesdaymorning.Personsliving in the area west of SH 110 and east of the intersection of FM 343 and U.S. Highway 84 are required to boil their water. More...

Grand jury returns 20 indictments

Individuals charged in a variety of incidents

A Cherokee County grand jury returned 20 true bill indictments March 24. More...

TCEQ, Jacksonville send water notice

Jacksonville’s Public Works department recently sent out a public notice to water customers after the levels of trihalomethanes were deemed too high. More...

Milk program extended

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) milk income loss program (MILC) has been extended through Sept. 1 or until a margin protection program established with the 2014 Farm Bill is optional. More...

Lake Columbia update set for noon April 28

Cherokee County individuals interested in the status of Lake Columbia will hear an update from Angelina/Neches River Authority general manager Kelly Holcomb during a luncheon held at noon Monday, April 28 at the Norman Activity Center, 526 E. More...

2 arrested April 16 in Alto’s B&B burglary

Lufkin staff discovered burglary underway

The Dallas girlfriend of a would-be robber helped bring a two-hour standoff at B&B Grocery in Alto April 16 to a peaceful conclusion. When two men broke into the grocery store and pharmacy, they were observed by video surveillance. More...

Bishop will run for Texas governor on the Constitution Party ticket

The time clock is ticking for a Douglass man who would like to see his name on the November ballot for Texas governor. More...

Cherokee County sales tax allocations dip below last year’s figures; state is up 5.6%

Newton’s law of gravitation and physics states that what goes up, must come down. And the axiom seems to hold true for Cherokee County sales taxes. More...

Citizens want band director back in classroom

Almost 50 Alto ISD citizens appeared before the school board Monday evening in support of Thomas Williams, school band director. Mr. Williams has been placed on administrative leave. More...

Democrats meet Thursday at Lupe’s

The April meeting of the Cherokee County Democratic Club will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lupe’s in Jacksonville. The Texas Democratic Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be available. More...

Workshop helps individuals become ‘money smart’

The Fred Douglass Community Development Corporation (FDCDC) hosted its first Money Smart Workshops as part of national Money Smart Week, which was April 5-12, 2014, at the Jacksonville Public Library. More...

Award winner

Alto Chamber of Commerce members, Raymon (Binky) and Lisa Johnson, have been selected to receive the Business of the Month award for April. More...

Retirements, resignations accepted; contracts offered

Board hears positive reports from band director on contests

Members of the Rusk school board met April 14 to approve retirements, accepted resignations, hired teachers. The board also heard a report from Mike Miller on activities of the school music program. More...

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