“bunnies” is among the works included in Jeffie Brewer’s exhibition “when I get my hands on you,” which is included as a feature of the Annual SFA School of Art Faculty Exhibition, running Sept. 8 through Oct. 15 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House. SFA faculty art exhibition includes show by artist Brewer
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Annual School of Art Faculty Exhibition at Stephen F. Austin State University, featuring a separate show by Jeffie Brewer,...

Pet Talk: CPR and Heimlich Maneuver on Pets
Some dogs—especially puppies—will chew on nearly anything in sight. Dog and cat owners may find their curious pet chewing on shoes, furniture, and even clothing. Although...

Business Column. What’s Your Plan for the Future?
Because so much of a business owner’s personal finances are tied up in their companies, much of their focus is on today’s cash flow. However, it is at least equally...

Update Rusk County Fatal
On July 22, 2016  at approximately 8:49 AM, troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on US-59 in  Rusk County, one mile south of the city of Garrison.  Preliminary...

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...

Leadership alumni can meet new LN class at reception
NACOGDOCHES - The Leadership Nacogdoches Alumni Reception & New Class Welcome is 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30 at the Touchdown Club in the SFA Homer Bryce Stadium press...

Single tickets on sale now!!
Crockett, TX—The Piney Woods Fine Arts Association 26th Season is in full swing! Tickets for all shows on are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at...

Well-known East Texas actors Brad Maule and Rhonda Plymate Simmons will be featured in a reading of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Photo by Miguel Maymi Reading of ‘Love Letters’ to benefit SFA theatre scholarships
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – An informal, intimate evening with two of the most beloved performers in East Texas is a must-see event when the Friends of...

SFA students collecting denim for third year with Cotton Incorporated
NACOGDOCHES, Texas — This fall, Stephen F. Austin State University students will again partner with Cotton Incorporated to collect denim for the Blue Jeans Go Green...

SFA School of Human Sciences associate professor awarded mentoring...
NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Dr. Chay Runnels, associate professor, hospitality administration program coordinator and graduate program co-coordinator at Stephen F. Austin State...

SFA graduate student interns with the Houston Texans
NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Discipline is the name of the game for Stephen F. Austin State University graduate student Jeffrey Rodriguez, who, since mid-July, has been interning...

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...

Why Meat Alternatives?
The first question most people in America might ask is, why include meat alternatives in my diet? The basis of a healthy diet is variety. While meat is an important part...

Toyota Texas Fest presented by JBL Announces Musical Lineup and...
FRISCO, TX – The Toyota Texas Fest presented by JBL (TTF) has released the star-studded concert lineup for the 2016 event at Toyota Stadium, May 20–22, 2016. Daily concert...

Senate Bean Soup
Serving Size: 1 cupServes: 12 2 cups dried navy beans (about 1 pound)12 cups water6 cups low sodium vegetable broth1 ham bone or ham hock¼ teaspoon coarse black pepper1...

Kris Kavasch New Vice President / CFO At UT Health Northeast
Tyler, TX – Officials with UT Health Northeast announced that Kris I. Kavasch, CPA, CIA, CFE, CPCU, has been promoted to vice president, chief financial officer. Kavasch...

UT Health Northeast Employee Receives Award
Tyler, TX – Janise McPherson, continuing medical education manager at UT Health Northeast, received the 2016 Texas Alliance for Continuing Medical Education Outstanding...

YMCA OF TYLER TEXAS Seeks Input in Community Needs Assessment...
Tyler, Texas– If you live in Smith, Cherokee, Henderson or Van Zandt counties, the YMCA wants to hear from you! Through August 31, the YMCA OF TYLER TEXAS a cause-driven...

EIGHT HISTORIC TEXAS COURTHOUSES RECEIVE $20 MILLION 
IN...
AUSTIN, Texas—The Texas Historical Commission (THC) announced grant recipients for Round IX of the nationally recognized Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program...

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...

SFA Gardens to host herbal soap seminar
Aug. 23, 2016   NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host a soap-making workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 10, in Room 101...

YMCA OF TYLER TEXAS Seeks Input in Community Needs Assessment...
Tyler, Texas– If you live in Smith, Cherokee, Henderson or Van Zandt counties, the YMCA wants to hear from you! Through August 31, the YMCA OF TYLER TEXAS a cause-driven...

"Warbirds on Parade" Comes to Lancaster Saturday, September 3
Commemorative Air Force Dallas Fort Worth Wing Presents Warbirds on Parade An all-ages event, honoring America's veterans and aviation history   Lancaster, TX, August 3,...

East Texans Arrested on Federal Violations
TYLER, Texas - U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that five individuals have been arrested following a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking in the Eastern...

Malteser International Americas Issues Hurricane Preparedness  Tips...
MIAMI -- With experts predicting a more active hurricane season this year, the Miami-based global humanitarian organization Malteser International Americas has released a...

Twelve Texas Veterans to be Inducted into In Memory Program
Ceremony in Washington, D.C. will honor Vietnam Veterans who sacrificed after the war endedWashington, D.C. – More than 300 Vietnam veterans, including James Austin Ansley,...

Beulah Marie Smith Obituary
Beulah Marie Smith (Mrs. Tucker Smith), age 93 of the Turney and Gallatin area for the past 70 years, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28 after a brief illness. She was born Nov....

Emmerson Brown Sr. Obituary
Funeral services for Emmerson Brown Sr., 87, of Jacksonville are scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Seminary Heights Church of Christ, Jacksonville. Bro....

Christina White Obituary
A funeral service for Christina White, age 55, of Berryville, was held Monday, Aug. 22, at Hilltop Baptist Church in Berryville. Rev. George Folmar officiated. Services...

Suburban Propane customer appreciation day Sep. 2 in Nacogdoches
Suburban Propane will hold a special Customer Appreciation Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 at its location at 2026 NW Stallings Dr. in Nacogdoches. The event is...

SFA Alumni Association presents 2016 Alumni Awards
Aug. 23, 2016   NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association will honor eight alumni during its annual awards banquet beginning at 6...

Kris Kavasch New Vice President / CFO At UT Health Northeast
Tyler, TX – Officials with UT Health Northeast announced that Kris I. Kavasch, CPA, CIA, CFE, CPCU, has been promoted to vice president, chief financial officer. Kavasch...

Fundraiser Planned Benefitting Back Pack Program
The 3rd annual fundraising dinner and auction benefitting the Nick’s Mission Backpack Program is slated for Sat., Sept. 10 in DeKalb. This organization, that feeds hungry...

Thousands of students cleared to graduate under SB 149
*Correction appended Nearly 6,000 Texas high school students were cleared to graduate in 2015 even though they didn't pass all of their end-of-course exams, according to...

During the 2016 Rusk High School Scholarship Banquet, the 2016 Rusk/ TJC Promise Fund recipients were recognized. A total of 35 students from the class of 2016 are scheduled to attend TJC to start their college career. Under the program, Rusk students who graduate within the top half of their class with a minimum 2.5 GPA who reside in the Rusk ISD and attended Rusk High School their junior and senior years receive $4,000 per year for two years at TJC. 2016 TJC Promise Fund

Quick Hits: Rusk’s Miller, Goff; Alto’s Watson named all-state
And now, Quick Hits, showcasing the athletic feats of Cherokee County: 3 county players named all-state The accolades keep rolling in for three Cherokee County softball...

Cory Geisler did not graduate from an East Texas high school or go to college around East Texas, but his family including younger brothers Camden (14) and Clay (10) now call Rusk home. Big city boy moves to small town and signs with Los Angeles Angels
East Texas has had many athletes make it in professional sports: Larry Walker, Jermichael Finley, Brandon Belt, Adrian Peterson, Anthony Denman,...

Indians Make History
The Jacksonville Indians 7-on-7 flag football team is heading to the state tournament in College Station for the first time. The Indians held on for a 33-32 win over...

Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender From Bowie County
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Robert Charles Willis, 39, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is...

DPS Honors Exceptional Employees, Texans
AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented two Director’s Citations, two Director’s...

Former Hopkins County Teacher Sentenced for Child Exploitation...
SHERMAN, Texas — A 39-year-old former Hopkins County, Texas school teacher has been sentenced to federal prison for child exploitation violations in the Eastern District of...

"Warbirds on Parade" Comes to Lancaster Saturday, September 3
Commemorative Air Force Dallas Fort Worth Wing Presents Warbirds on Parade An all-ages event, honoring America's veterans and aviation history   Lancaster, TX, August 3,...

Blueberry festival earns high awards in TFEA marketing competition
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford-Lincoln took home honors...

CHILDRESS COMMERCIAL AND CIVIC HISTORIC DISTRICT LISTED IN THE...
AUSTIN, Texas—The Childress Commercial and Civic Historic District in Childress, Texas was recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Texas Historical...

Taxing Thoughts: New overtime rule may qualify more employees for...
A new overtime rule takes effect on December 1, and the Department of Labor estimates that over 4 million workers will become entitled to overtime in the first year of the...

Idle American: Construction ahead – and behind
It’s enough to make grown men cry. This goes for grown women, too, as well as others licensed to drive in this land of the free and the home of roads under construction....

Letter to the Editor: Reader says thanks to Rusk librarian Derrington
Martha McKnight Gallatin I would like to express my appreciation for Amy Derrington and all she does for the Rusk and Gallatin Communities. My daughter told me about...

Governor Abbott Declares State Of Disaster In Bastrop County
October 15, 2015 AUSTIN – As severe wildfires continue, Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in Bastrop County, authorizing further mobilization of state...

Weekend weather prediction causes fire concern
May 2, 2014–COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Strong winds are expected to help dry out grass and brush this weekend potentially leading to an increase in wildfire activity. Texas...

Weekend weather prediction causes fire concern
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Strong winds are expected to help dry out grass and brush this weekend potentially leading to an increase in wildfire activity. Texas A&M Forest...