Area Interest

Spring Fling Celebration
The Jacksonville VFW will host a Spring Fling Celebration from 7 - 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 sponsored by Texas Helping Hands in honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month ...
‘Fate of the Furious’ just short compared to predecessors
Spud Nut, The Fate of the Furious (PG-13, 136 minutes) is the eighth movie of this popular series that features fast cars, pretty girls and daring adventures on streets....
1836 Chuckwagon Race this weekend
The race days portion of the annual 1836 Chuckwagon Race are set for April 21-23 at the Diamond B Ranch in Neches. The ranch is located at 11589 FM 321 in Neches. From...
News briefs
Cherokee County Texas Republican Club offers scholarship The Cherokee County Texas Republican Club (CCTRC) has announced the giving of its annual $1,000 Scholarship. All...
The conclusion of the 68th annual Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show and Sale brought plaudits and pride for many of Cherokee County’s next generation of agriculture and creation. Foster Hall, representing the Alto FFA, won a grand champion title with his market steer heavy entry in the beef division. Show and tell: big winners at county show


JEDCO president Marc Farmer hired in Copperas Cove
Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation president Marc Farmer resigned from his position March 6 and was officially hired April 4 as the new executive director for...
Area prepares for Easter events
With Easter weekend approaching, here is a list of Easter services and egg hunts in and around Rusk for those who are looking for family events to enjoy this Easter...
Wednesday Study Club projects committee chair Susan Jackson and Jacksonville Public Library director Trina Stidham show off first prize in the annual Study Club raffle, a 14-inch laptop. Tickets are available until April 8 at the Jacksonville Public Library or by calling Ms. Jackson at (903) 284-1139. Tickets still on sale for annual Study Club raffle
Tickets are still available for the annual Wednesday Study Club of Jacksonville raffle. Tickets are $1 each or seven for $5 and may be purchased up...


'Ghost in the Shell' asks the tough questions, entertains
Spud Nut, Ghost In The Shell (PG-13, 107 minutes) boggles the mind with its visions of a bionic future enhancing and gradually replacing human bodies. The Handa...
It's the boss: 'Boss Baby' a cute, clever 3-potato film
Spud Nut, The Boss Baby (PG, 87 minutes) unexpectedly stole my heart about the importance of family ties, after amusing me with the problem of sibling rivalry. The...
News Briefs
Poetry Open Mic and Music Showcase Mike Guinn Entertainment presents “Elements: Earth, Wind, Fire, Water” a poetry and open mic and music showcase and community wide...
Local watercolor artist Arthur Sekula was recently selected for the 45th International Art Show at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art. Mr. Sekula had three entries accepted: “Crimson Clover,” “Bonnets Trail” and “Tree Line.” Mr. Sekula specializes in East Texas landscapes and welcomes consignments of “home portraits.” His work has also been shown at art shows in Edom, Conroe and Loveland, Colo. For more, visit his website at www.arthursekula.com. Sekula selected for art show


Judge Bascom Bentley III Bascom's High Point
Folks along El Camino Real woke up to a stormy Sunday morning that brought lots of rain and lightning as they headed off to church. I started...


High Points from El Camino Real #1024
Folks along El Camino Real spent a good part of last week watching all the trailers and motor homes coming under the red light heading to the Mud Nationals in Jacksonville....
'Power Rangers' reboot 2 zesty potatoes of action
Spud Nut, Power Rangers (PG-13, 121 minutes) is the third movie made about the popular Saturday morning TV children’s program that has been broadcast since 1993. Five...