High Points from El Camino Real #1053
Folks along El Camino Real celebrated Veteran’s Day this past week and it was sure good to see so much Patriotism in honor of our Veterans. Lots of people had a holiday,...

Taxing Thoughts: The Equifax breach and you – be proactive
Earlier this year, hackers were able to breach the security of Equifax, one of the three national credit reporting agencies. More than 143 million Americans – nearly half...

Hope for Today
The ancient people of Israel escaped their Egyptian slave masters for freedom. As they exited Egypt, Moses, their leader, often spent time with God seeking Him for...

SFA to host fourth-annual Purple Premium Cattle Sale
Stephen F. Austin State University will host its fourth-annual Purple Premium Cattle Sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural...

Flood Injury: A Life Preserver for Drowning Trees
Homeowners need to know if their trees are drowning? Many parts of the country have experienced a wetter-than-normal fall, which has left many trees sitting in soil...

Goolsby named Texas Forest Trail Region special projects coordinator
The Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Texas Forest Trail Region welcome Dana Goolsby as new Special Projects Coordinator. Goolsby owns My East Texas...

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Plans are underway for the Rusk Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas parade and everyone is invited. This year’s holiday event will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5, on...

Second Glance Resale Store
The Crisis Center of Anderson & Cherokee Counties operates the Second Glance Resale Store in Jacksonville at 700 E. Cherokee Street – across the railroad tracks from the...

SFA launches first History Student Forum Event to include lessons...
A renowned Latin American scholar who frequently serves as a guest expert to the PBS series “The Desert Speaks” and “In the Americas with David Yetman” will host Stephen F....

Veterans Day Service at Jacksonville College
On Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. in Buckner Chapel, Jacksonville College will hold a special service in honor of Veterans Day. Dr. James Newsom will be the speaker. Dr....

SFA to host fourth-annual Purple Premium Cattle Sale
Stephen F. Austin State University will host its fourth-annual Purple Premium Cattle Sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural...

Rusk Rotary Minute
The Rotary Club of Rusk heard from the Rusk FFA’s public speaking group Nov. 8. The group presented a program about feral hogs to the Rotary Club....

PHotos: Josh Hubbard

Josh Hubbard’s daughter, Kendalynn, gets excited as the Texas State Railroad’s Polar Express ride approaches the North Pole. The Hubbard family – Josh, wife Cassie and children Kobyn, Kendalynn and Jet – took a ride on the event train Nov. 9, giving the experience rave reviews. Santa, elves and Josh: Just Joshin’ Ya at the Polar Express
On Thursday, November 9, I was privileged to take a ride on the Polar Express presented by the Texas State Railroad. I had never been, but my...

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Plans are underway for the Rusk Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas parade and everyone is invited. This year’s holiday event will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5, on...

4-H fights cancer
Members of Bluebonnet 4-H provided entertainment and a soup luncheon for cancer survivors and caregivers at the annual Relay for Life Harvest of...

District 4-H officers
Courtesy photo: Kim Herman Kennedy Foster of Jacksonville (left) and Caitlin Herman of Wells were elected District 5 4-H officers in June at...

PHotos: Josh Hubbard

Josh Hubbard’s daughter, Kendalynn, gets excited as the Texas State Railroad’s Polar Express ride approaches the North Pole. The Hubbard family – Josh, wife Cassie and children Kobyn, Kendalynn and Jet – took a ride on the event train Nov. 9, giving the experience rave reviews. Santa, elves and Josh: Just Joshin’ Ya at the Polar Express
On Thursday, November 9, I was privileged to take a ride on the Polar Express presented by the Texas State Railroad. I had never been, but my...

Meals on Wheels Nov. 15 - 21
Wednesday: Beef tips with gravy over rice, beets, seasoned squash, dinner roll, banana pudding with wafers, milk Thursday: Spaghetti and meatballs, Tuscan blend veggies,...

Meals on Wheels Nov. 8 - 14
Wednesday: Chicken fried steak with gravy, au gratin potatoes, green peas with red peppers, dinner roll, sliced apples, milk Thursday: Ham and northern beans, fried...

Mail a Taste of Home to Anyone in the Armed Forces
Mail a complete traditional Thanksgiving/Christmas Dinner “In A Bag In A Box” to anyone serving in the armed forces anywhere in the world. Send a “taste of home,” even...

Texas Comptroller Visits San Antonio on Tour of Texas Manufacturing...
On the Central Texas stop of his Good for Texas Tour: Manufacturing Edition, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar visited Continental Automotive Group in Seguin and DPT, a Mylan...

Meals on Wheels Nov. 15 - 21
Wednesday: Beef tips with gravy over rice, beets, seasoned squash, dinner roll, banana pudding with wafers, milk Thursday: Spaghetti and meatballs, Tuscan blend veggies,...

Meals on Wheels Nov. 8 - 14
Wednesday: Chicken fried steak with gravy, au gratin potatoes, green peas with red peppers, dinner roll, sliced apples, milk Thursday: Ham and northern beans, fried...

Mail a Taste of Home to Anyone in the Armed Forces
Mail a complete traditional Thanksgiving/Christmas Dinner “In A Bag In A Box” to anyone serving in the armed forces anywhere in the world. Send a “taste of home,” even...

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Plans are underway for the Rusk Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas parade and everyone is invited. This year’s holiday event will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5, on...

Book Signing and Sale
Everyone is invited to attend a book signing and sale of local East Texas authors and their best works. The event will be held at Tyler Public Library, 201 College Ave....

Cookies and Milk with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Angelina House located at 211 Phillip Street, Jacksonville is inviting the public to come and have cookies and milk with Santa and Mrs. Claus at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday,...

Photo: LeAnn Jones

Alto’s Hunter Townsend beats Shelbyville’s Jacobi Jackson to the end zone during Friday’s game. The Jackets picked up a 52-18 win over the Dragons. Alto (4-6, 3-2) will take on Lovelady in the bi-district round Friday at Westwood’s Panther Stadium in Palestine. The game can be heard at 7 p.m. Friday on 103.9 FM and citylinktv.com/channel/jacksonville. Jackets clinch 3rd with win; meet Lovelady at Westwood Friday
ALTO – Routing the Shelbyville Dragons, the Alto Yellowjackets dominated in all three phases of the game Friday night. The Dragons put up a...

Special Session: D. Session sets JHS record in rout of Nac
JACKSONVILLE – It was already a special night at the historic Tomato Bowl – the final game on the Bowl’s famed grass field before a groundbreaking to kick off renovations...

Photo: Jason Crysup

The Rusk Eagles go into the playoffs as the second place team from District 8-4A Div. II with an 8-2 record. Rusk will take on Pittsburg (6-4) at 7:30 p.m. Friday from Panther Stadium in Bullard. The winner will meet Melissa (9-1) or Dallas Lincoln (6-5) in the area round. The game can be heard at thecube.com/event/rusk-eagles-vs-pittsburg-pirates-boys-varsity-foot-759880. Taking off: Eagles take flight for playoff tilt against Pirates
RUSK – It seemed that every district in the state of Texas came down to the wire – even District 8-4A Div. II and its teams: Rusk, Diboll, Jasper,...

Texas Comptroller Visits San Antonio on Tour of Texas Manufacturing...
On the Central Texas stop of his Good for Texas Tour: Manufacturing Edition, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar visited Continental Automotive Group in Seguin and DPT, a Mylan...

Mail a Taste of Home to Anyone in the Armed Forces
Mail a complete traditional Thanksgiving/Christmas Dinner “In A Bag In A Box” to anyone serving in the armed forces anywhere in the world. Send a “taste of home,” even...

Give a gift that Saves Texas History
Commissioner George P. Bush is encouraging Texans to give the gift of Texas history from the General Land Office (GLO) Archives. Historic map reproductions from the GLO are...