July 20, 2016

July 13, 2016

July 6, 2016

June 29, 2016

Kirk family named Farm Family of the Year
Following in his father’s, John F. Kirk, Jr.’s footsteps, who won the award 40 plus years ago, the John F. Kirk, III family has been named the 2016...

Warner Wilson named Nacogdoches County Ag Educator of the Year
The best educators are those teachers who not only inform and instruct but also train and equip and inspire, those teachers who leave their students on a different plane of...

Roy O. Martin III is keynote speaker at ag appreciation banquet
NACOGDOCHES, TX – Roy O. Martin III of Roy O. Martin Lumber Company will deliver the keynote presentation at the Agriculture Appreciation & Awareness Banquet produced by...

Young readers to find fun at Palestine Public Library
PALESTINE, Texas (June 1, 2016) – Parents, are you looking for things to do this summer? Are you looking to keep the boredom away? The Palestine Public Library is offering...

Upcoming Events at the Public Library
(Nacogdoches) The Judy B. McDonald Public Library offers a wide variety of programs for all ages in the summer and year round. Just a few of the upcoming events include: ...

Escape the Heat at the Public Library
(Nacogdoches, TX) – With temperatures rising families often find it too hot to go outside. The staff of Judy B. McDonald Public Library will offer a respite from the heat...

Morales awarded SFA’s Gary Q. Frields Art Scholarship
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Friends of the Visual Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University have selected Plano junior Jacqueline Morales as this year’s recipient of the Gary...

The SFA School of Theatre’s popular dragon character, Schlaftnicht, always draws a crowd at the annual Blueberry Festival in downtown Nacogdoches. SFA theatre students to preview SummerStage show at Blueberry Festival
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS – Students in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will promote the SummerStage Festival’s children’s show...

Moffett awarded SFA’s Robert Kinsell Art Scholarship
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art has announced that sophomore photography student Jacob Moffett of Cypress is this year’s recipient...

Wells 1st Community Wide Garage Sale
Hosted by the Wells FFA the community wide garage sale will be from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 at the old AG/4-H Barn on U.S. Highway 69. Booth spaces are...

Job Fair
Experience job searching right here, right now with top employers and qualified candidates from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 28, at Norman Activity Center at 526...

July Program Schedule at Mission Tejas
Saturday, July 16, 4 - 5 p.m. Hike a Historic Path of Wealth, Opportunity and Adventure What is a path? What does El Camino Real de los Tejas mean and who built it? Paths...

County grand jury indicts 49 in Nov., 10 in Dec. 2015
The Cherokee County Grand Jury met Nov. 30, 2015 and returned 49 indictments. The Grand Jury indicted: -Danny Paul Dowling, 48, of Rusk, for possession of a controlled...

Jacksonville Homecoming parade, pep rally postponed
Jacksonville ISD has announced that the Homecoming parade and community pep rally, scheduled for this evening (Monday) has been postponed due to anticipated weather...

Dennis and Peggy Eberwain have been creating pottery since the 1980s and continue to do so at Pegasus Pottery in Maydelle. They are two of the featured artists at the Jacksonville Area Arts Council Autumn Arts Show and Sale Oct. 24. For more information, contact the Jacksonville Area Arts Council at (903) 586-6140. Eberwains molding beloved hobby of pottery
The Jacksonville Area Arts Council (JAAC) is sponsoring an Autumn Arts Show and Sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. The show features many...

LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR UNDERTOLD STORIES
AUSTIN, Texas—Texas history is filled with stories of people and places that may not be widely known, yet are important components of the state’s culture and heritage. The...


FORT LANCASTER STATE HISTORIC SITE CELEBRATES GRAND REOPENING
SHEFFIELD, Texas—After being closed for more than a year, Fort Lancaster State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, will celebrate the grand reopening of...

REGISTER NOW FOR FIRST STATEWIDE HERITAGE TRAVEL CONFERENCE
FORT LANCASTER STATE HISTORIC SITE CELEBRATES GRAND REOPENINGSHEFFIELD, Texas—After being closed for more than a year, Fort Lancaster State Historic Site, a Texas...

Governor Abbott Issues Directive On Iran Divestiture Policy
AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Texas retirement agencies informing them that it will continue to be the policy of the State of Texas to prohibit the...

Governor Abbott Statement On President Obama's Executive Actions
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement in response to President Obama’s executive actions imposing gun control measures across the country.“The Bill...

New Handgun Law Takes Effect Jan. 1
AUSTIN – House Bill 910 - which allows a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to now openly carry a holstered handgun - goes into effect Jan. 1, 2016. The License to...

Former Viridian Elementary Principal Found Guilty of Child...
SHERMAN, Texas — A 47-year-old Carrollton, Texas man has been found guilty of child exploitation charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M....

EDTX News Release - Federal Indictments Result in Charges Against...
TYLER, Texas - U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that 16 individuals have been charged in a federal firearms and drug trafficking conspiracy in the Eastern...

DPS Trooper Dies in Line of Duty
AUSTIN – A Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol Trooper died in a one-vehicle crash while on patrol Saturday night in Lamar County. At approximately...

WILLIAM HAWS WILLIAM PAUL HAWS
Paul Haws of Jacksonville passed the morning of Sunday, June 5. He passed peacefully after a brief illness and his wife of 74 and one half years...

Catherine Ann Thedford Obituary
Catherine Ann Thedford, maiden name Bell, a long-time resident of the Rusk, passed away Tuesday, June 7 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, following a brief...

Joel Wayne Starkey Obituary
A funeral service for Joel Starkey, age 59, of Gallatin, is scheduled at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 11, at Autry Funeral Home chapel in Jacksonville with Bro. Robert Simpson...

Water Safety
Take Steps to Stay Safe Around WaterSwimming is the most popular summer activity. The best thing you can do to help your family stay safe is to enroll in age-appropriate...

Top 36 anglers in the world to compete at Lake Ray Roberts
Frisco, TX (April 7, 2016) – As part of the 2016 Toyota Texas Fest presented by JBL (TTF), the Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) will feature 36 of the world’s best...

Spring Break Trout Fishing at the Tyler Nature Center
ATHENS— Free fishing will once again be allowed at the Tyler Nature Center during our annual spring break trout event from March 7 through 10 (8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon)....

Pet Talk: Strokes in Dogs
The effects of a canine stroke, such as sudden blindness and loss of balance, can be alarming for dog owners. Fortunately, most dogs that have strokes can recover with time...

Pet Talk: My Dog was Sprayed by a Skunk—Now What?
The awful smell caused by a skunk spray is no joke. Every dog owner knows to keep their dog away from skunks at all costs—but sometimes Fido has other plans. With warmer...

Pet Talk: Common Feline Skin Conditions
Being familiar with the signs of common skin irritations and diseases in your feline companion is important for your cat’s health. Certain skin problems could be sign of a...

Smith County Fatal
Jun 8, 2016, at 3:47 PMAt approximately 12:58 PM, troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on HWY-271 just north of IH-20 in Smith County. Preliminary crash...

DPS, Fallen Hero Reward Program Seeks Leads in Ambush Of Officer in...
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the April 13 attempted murder of Harris County Precinct 7 Deputy Constable...

Anderson County Fatal
On June 7, 2016 at approximately 1:20 AM, troopers responded to a one vehicle fatal crash on US-287 in Anderson County near the city of Cayuga. Preliminary crash...

FREE ADMISSION AT STATE HISTORIC SITES FOR MILITARY FAMILIES THIS...
AUSTIN, Texas—The Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) state historic sites will again participate in the Blue Star Museums program, which gives active military personnel...

A Moonbot Studios Retrospective
MAY 20th - AUGUST 13 Mr. Morris Lessmore and his Fantastic Flying Books, “THE NUMBERLYS” and their world with no alphabet, and a favorite character named OLLIE are all...

HOSTESS BOOTH AT SXSW TO FEATURE FIRST-EVER BUCKING “TWINKIEBULL"
WHAT: SXSW-goers will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride the first-ever TwinkieBull, hosted by Hostess at the Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake from March...

Officials meet on Capitol Hill to discuss Interstate 69 project
More than 20 representatives of Texas communities and a member of the Texas Transportation Commission were on Capitol Hill last week urging federal officials to continue...

Post Office Food Drive a success
Saturday, May 14 was the 24th anniversary of the Post Office Food Drive. Thank you to all the postal carriers and all of the people of Rusk who gave canned goods to the...

Family Service Board thanks Cherokee County
On behalf of the Cherokee County Family Service Board, I would like to express our appreciation to the citizens of our county who serve on the United Fund board. Annually,...