Area Interest

From left, Cherokee County Child & Family Service Board President Nancy Washburn, board member Shirley Reese and drive organizers Diki and Jerry Parker get a peek at some of the many donated items collected during last month’s Christmas in July donation drive, to help stock the county’s Rainbow Room. Donations were delivered to the Rainbow Room on Aug. 9. Also pictured is Reese’s husband, Jim, who documented the delivery for the Rainbow Room. A very merry Christmas (in July): annual drive a success
Santa's little helpers across Cherokee County went the extra mile to make this year's Christmas in July donation drive for the county's Rainbow...


Better Business Bureau offers tips on back-to-school shopping
School bells will be ringing before we know it. Whether shoppers plan to shop at their favorite retail sore, a consignment shop, and/or in the drawers and closets of their...
News Briefs: Aug. 16, 2017
East Texas Beef & Forage Seminar On Tuesday, Aug. 22 at the Cameron-J Jarvis Troup Municipal Library, 102 S. Georgia St., will be the East Texas Beef &Forage Seminar. The...
Property tax legislation clears major hurdle in Texas House
A bill that would require voter approval of property tax increases in larger Texas cities and counties won initial approval from the House on Saturday, signaling that Gov....
CCT announces cast for upcoming ‘Steel Magnolias’
After an audition process that involved more than two dozen area women reading for parts, the Cherokee Civic Theatre recently announced the cast for its upcoming production...
Jacksonville Mayor Dick Stone (middle) and Cherokee County Court-at-Law Judge Janice Stone (right) were recognized as Influential Indians during the annial Jacksonville Education Foundation “Evening With Our Stars” event Aug. 10. They are pictured with daughter Julie Harvey. Jacksonville ISD honors its stars, Influential Indians, Aug. 10
The Jacksonville Education Foundation hosted the 6th annual “Evening With Our Stars” event on August 10, 2017 at the Legacy in Jacksonville. JEF...


AGCS announces meeting
The Angelina County Genealogical Society is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the Kurth Memorial Library, 706 South Raguet Street, Lufkin. The ACGS...
Bull Nettle Festival
Mt. Selman announces it’s annual Bull Nettle Festival Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23. On Friday, there will be a barn dance from 7 to 11 p.m. with dinner and an...
Summer Reading Program
Rube Sessions Library in Wells will begin the 2017 Summer Reading Program on July 25 with registration throughout the day. The program runs from July 25 through Aug. 17 for...
Lunch & Learn
Come join the Rusk Chamber of Commerce for the first quarterly Lunch & Learn,Thursday, Aug. 17 from noon-1 p.m. at the Rusk Library. Guest speaker will be Bob Goldsberry...
Local Author announces upcoming events
Local historical cookbook author Lurlene Bowden announces her upcoming events: • Natural Grocers anniversary store celebration and book signing for all the historical...
Sardis Baptist Church
On Sunday, Sept. 3, Sardis Baptist Church will begin meeting for Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Morning Worship Service at 11 a.m. For those who are not involved in church at...
Meals on Wheels Aug. 16 - 22
Wednesday: Chicken fried steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, green peas, texas toast, Mandarin oranges, milk Thursday: Artichoke chicken, broccoli, macaroni and cheese,...
High Points from El Camino Real #1040
Folks around El Camino Real are doing what they do every year about this time. They are talking about how hot the weather is and what kind of football team the...
DPS Urges Preparedness as Hurricane Season Continues August and...
With four months remaining in the 2017 hurricane season, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents to evaluate their emergency plans and tune in to...