Area Interest

Washer tourney to honor fallen VFD chief
“Betcha I can toss this here washer into that oil can over yonder.” That’s how the International Association of Washer Players website figures how the time-honored game of...
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Patrons and connoisseurs sample and purchase Texas-made wines during 2014’s annual Piney Woods Wine Festival in Lindale. Get a sip of the best of the Piney Woods: Local wineries featured...
Looking for a crisp, hot, vinous time this summer? Just follow the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Piney Woods Wine Trail! Sponsored under the...

New Summerfield city council accepts officer resignation
The New Summerfield city council accepted the resignation of Police Officer Shawn Solly at the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, June 11. Solly’s last day on the job in New...
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TubeFab was recognized by the Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation as June Employer of the Month. Jacksonville seeks sewer solutions
The Jacksonville city council members, during the June 11 meeting, approved an emergency infrastructure repair work order with Capps-Capco to...

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City secretary Rosalyn Brown swears in Martha Neeley, left, and Francis Long to the District 4 and District 5 city council positions. Neeley and Long were appointed to the city council following the recall of Ken Ferrara and Jan Pate. Rusk City Council swears in two new council members
The Rusk City Council swore in the two new council members appointed to fulfill the terms of the two councilmen recalled in the May 2019 general...

THE UT TYLER SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS HOSTING 2ND SUMMER JAZZ CAMP
The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Music is excited to announce their second summer jazz camp to be held on campus June 24-28, 2019. Dr. Sarah Roberts,...
City of Jacksonville Relocating Recycling Dumpster to Royal Oaks...
The City of Jacksonville is removing the recycling dumpster from the Bolton Street location, and relocating to Royal Oaks Landfill at 440 Heath Lane, Jacksonville TX...
DPS encourages motorists to secure cargo
TYLER – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reminds Texans of the importance of securing cargo on 2019's Secure Your Load Day. Securing cargo in vehicles, trucks...
CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic expands wound care access with specialist...
Every year, chronic, non-healing wounds caused by diabetes, infection, poor circulation or other health conditions affect the lives of 3-5 million Americans. CHRISTUS...
Alto City Council meets to discuss rezoning
At a special called meeting of the Alto City Council May 27, city zoning maps were consulted to determine the acceptable locations for manufactured homes as residences...
DPS Ramps Up Enforcement For Memorial Day Weekend
AUSTIN – This Memorial Day weekend, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is joining law enforcement efforts across the state to help keep Texas roadways safe and...
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....
Utility lines down in Rusk
An oversized load was attempting to turn off HWY 84 onto Loop 343 in Rusk on Tuesday afternoon when the load snagged utility lines. As of 3:17 p.m....