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October 29, 2014 RSS feed / News

Annual governing body meeting will be Nov. 6

Persons wishing to speak during public forum must register in advance

The Governing Body of Rusk State Hospital will meet at the hospital on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 8:30 a.m. in the Austin Room, Quality Management Department, Building 501. More...

Wallace-Thompson has new funeral director

Marty Kovacs is the new funeral director at Wallace- Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk. She and her family have been Rusk residents since July 1. More...

State Sen. Robert Nichols preps for 84th session, meets with agents

State Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) met with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agents from Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson and Houston counties last week as he prepares for the upcoming 84th session of the Texas Legislature which convenes Jan. More...

2 injured Saturday in plane crash at Gallatin

Two persons were injured around 1:55 p.m. Saturday in an airplane crash in a pasture 1.7 miles south of Gallatin off FM 768 and CR 1314. More...

Flu shots are available

Flu vaccinations are available at the Cherokee County Public Heath Department, doctors’ offices, various pharmacies and churches. Shots may be obtained Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m.-noon and from 1-5:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville clinic, 510 E. More...

Community Organizations in Cherokee County Need Assistance

Cherokee County Public Health Department is working with area nonprofit organizations including HOPE andACCESS to get input on the availability, need and use of resources within the community. More...

Cherokee County cities post improvements with sales tax rebates for recent period

After several months of weak sales, cash registers in Cherokee County are ringing again. All but one city in Cherokee County posted higher sales tax numbers in October when compared to the same period in 2013. More...

Maggie Sessions road declared play, school zone

Council establishes health co-payments for city employees

The Alto City Council met Oct. 20 to consider several agenda items. A school zone and a children at-play area were approved for Maggie Sessions Street from U.S. Highway 69 to Evan Street. Speed limit was set at 25 miles per hour. More...

Course of study program hosted at Jacksonville 1st Methodist

Since 2003, Jacksonville has been the site of an extension campus of the regional Course of Study School for Perkins School of Theology at SMU in Dallas. More...

McEwen receives doctorate

John Winsor McEwen, formerly of Jacksonville, graduated from Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College in Baton Rouge, La. on Aug. 8 with a doctorate of philosophy in geography and anthropology. More...

Hay Show

l High point individual in the 4-H division was Madisson Foster of New Summerfield 4-H presented by Aaron Low. Ms. Foster will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the night’s proceeds. More...

T-Rex S’crowasaurus takes home trail’s top prize

If cave men had needed to protect their crops from marauding pterodactyls, no doubt they would have set up scary stick figures in the fields to frighten flying dinosaurs away. More...

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