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Steam-punked events set April 24-26

The Texas State Railroad is tapping into the growing popularity of the Steampunk culture with its first Steampunk Express event on April 24, 25 and 26. More...

April 30 deadline nears for appraisal applications

A group calling themselves Concerned Citizens of Cherokee County met Tuesday night in Jacksonville to discuss new procedures required of property owners in the 11-20-acre size tracts of land if they wish to receive special appraisals that will lower More...

Jacksonville to honor organist, piano teacher Fordyce Sunday

The late Helen Fordyce loved music, whether playing or teaching. On Sunday in Jacksonville, friends, family members and community members will gather to honor her memory with a tribute concert. The concert will be held at 4 p.m. More...

No action taken on disputed water bill at short council meeting Monday

Item four on the April 20, agenda of the Alto City Council meeting looked promising for some quality debate. The item in question involved a water bill that the customer claimed was too high. More...

FFA students compete in soil and water contests

k From left, Adan Suarez, Carly Tipton, Stacy Rodriguez and Chance Cochran from New Summerfield won first place in Land Judging. More...

Showing of Tomato Republic set for April 28 in Nacogdoches

Nacogdoches – The Tomato Republic is coming to Nacogdoches for a special screening during the Texas Forest Trail 2015 Summit on April 28, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Cole Art Center. More...

Freddy Johnson honored at Monday board meeting

Board members approve staff resignations, hire 2 English teachers

The Alto School Board may not have needed much time to take care of their business during their monthly meeting Monday night, but they took their time thanking one of their own. More...

RHS one-act play, UIL teams perform at competitions

The past three weeks have been busy for Rusk High School’s Academic and One- Act Play (OAP) teams as they competed in District and Bi- District contests. More...

Concrete caboose idea adopted by Rusk, Palestine chambers

The Rusk and Palestine Chambers of Commerce solidified their commitment to promoting tourism for the Texas State Railroad by adopting concrete cabooses as a show of support. More...

Democratic Club meeting is Thursday, April 23

TheApril meeting of the Cherokee County Democratic Club is Thursday, April 23, at Don Felix in Jacksonville. Texas Democratic Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. and the regular club at 7 p.m. More...

Ass’t superintendent Judy Terry to retire in December

Following a lifetime of involvement with Jacksonville ISD as a student, parent, and educator, Judy Terry, assistant superintendent of curriculum, has announced her retirement. Mrs. More...

Jacksonville College announces A Little Theater performances April 23-25

The theater department at Jacksonville College will present A Little Theater, a farce written by Scott Finley, on Thursday-Saturday, April 23-25. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the new Mary S. More...

Future starts with teachers

Some of the most important positions in a community are the teachers who spend hours equipping youth to face the future. Within the scope of an agricultural science curriculum, skill sets extend from one end of the spectrum to the other. More...

3rd gen cattleman strives for ‘best steak on the plate’

Kenneth Hicks, third generation cattleman from Alto, has an abiding interest in producing the best steak for the dinner plate. He raises purebred Braunvieh cattle, commercial cows and club calves. More...

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