Sales Tax holidays for water-efficient and ENERGY STAR® products...
AUSTIN — Texas families and businesses can save on the purchase of certain water- and energy-efficient products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR®...
Commissioners discuss travel expenditures
On May 14, Cherokee County commissioners questioned and discussed payments made for certain travel expenses but eventually approved the consent agenda which included...
Smith County man sentenced for firearms violations
TEXARKANA – A 25-year-old Tyler, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D....
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Turney resident Michael Knight returns to the ICGMA awards ceremony in July after being nominated for the Association’s Male Horizon award, Male Vocalist of the Year, Christian Country Songwriter of the Year and Album of the Year. Knight hits No. 1 on Christian country music charts, up for ICGMA’s...
He’s number one on the charts and number one in our hearts – local country Gospel artist Michael Knight’s song ‘I Got Saved’ has hit the number one...
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Austin Bank CRA Assistant Craig Scheler presents HOPE Executive Director Ellann Johnson with a donation from the bank recently. Also shown are Shawn Eyre and Debbie Braune. Austin Bank continues partnership with HOPE with donation
Austin Bank recently made a donation to HOPE (Helping Other Pursue Enrichment) Inc. The $60,000 donation is a continuation of Austin Bank’s...
BMA Seminary’s 62nd Commencement set
The Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary of Jacksonville will hold its 2019 commencement exercises 2 p.m., Saturday, May 18, in the Dorman Memorial Chapel on...
Cherokee County Health Department seeking youth for advisory committee
The Cherokee County Department of Public Health is now accepting applications for the first ever Cherokee County-Youth Advisory Committee (CC-YAC). The pilot program will...
Bullard alum makes All Defensive Team
SAN ANGELO -- Six members of the Angelo State University Rams baseball team, including Parker Bramlett of Bullard, last week were named to the 2019...
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Alto Yellowjacket Fred Thacker, center, wins the gold in State track and field events. ’Jackets race to State in track and field
Alto athletes qualified for Class 2A State competition in track and field, participating in contests held Friday and Saturday, May 10-11. As a...
Pirates advance to baseball Regional semifinals
State baseball and softball championship runs are done for all but one Cherokee County team. The Wells Pirates defeated the Chireno Owls in a best of three series....
More than $23.3M in grants awarded to 102 veteran programs
AUSTIN – On May 8, 2019, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) approved grant awards supporting 102 veterans assistance programs totaling $23,340,000...
THLN to hold "Advocacy Day' across Texas
Members and allies passionate about the welfare of Texas animals will come together to advocate for commonsense, humane legislation before the state legislature AUSTIN...
Ask| a forester What is a prescribed burn and how do they help?
A prescription burn is the planned and controlled use of fire as a land management tool. Fire has always been an important part of the ecosystem. By doing prescribed...
High Points| from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real are looking forward to summer as we have finally reached the middle of May. It’s been a long gloomy winter, but it makes a hot Texas summer...
taxing| thoughts 3 things to know about summer job taxes
Summer brings warm weather, fun outdoor activities and new opportunities to earn some additional income. However, taxes on seasonal income need to be handled with care,...