Area Interest

Grieving with Hope
The River of Life Christian Center in Rusk began holding Grieving with Hope meetings at 6 p.m.,Tuesday, Feb. 20. The meetings will take place on the third Tuesday of each...
March is National Crochet Month
When visiting the Jacksonville Public Library, be sure to notice the crochet items in the front display case. These items were crocheted by the women of the Crochet Club...
Alto Elementary 4th Six Weeks Honor Rolls
All A Honor Roll Kindergarten - Jacquelyn Arreguinn, Wade Black, Adelyn Campa, Knox Collie, Emily Conley, Alex Contreras, Faith Davis, Lila Felder, Brantley Garcia, Janiah...
Stephen F. Austin State University is one of the safest colleges in America, according to a recent report from the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Through the use of innovative technology efforts, prevention trainings and more, SFA’s Department of Public Safety provides police, parking, safety technology and emergency management services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. SFA Ranked as One of the Safest Colleges in America
Stephen F. Austin State University is one of the safest colleges in America, according to a recent report from the National Council for Home Safety...


From the left David T. Vandewater, president and CEO of Ardent Health Services; Kirk Calhoun, M.D., F.A.C.P., president of UT Health North Campus Tyler (formerly UT Health Northeast), and chairman of the UT Health East Texas health system 10-person board of directors; and Moody Chisholm, president and CEO of UT Health East Texas; pose for a photo at a news conference in Tyler on March 1. Ardent Health Services and The University of Texas System Finalize...
Ardent Health Services (Ardent) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UT Health Northeast) have completed the purchase of...


The Jacksonville Literacy Council congratulates Kayleigh Cain upon earning her GED in February 2018 through the literacy program. She plans to enroll in summer school at Tyler Junior College. Free GED classes are offered to the public at 215-A E. Commerce, Jacksonville. Call (903)586-6125 for more information from program director Nancy Sonntag. Kayleigh Cain receives GED through Jacksonville Literacy Council


Rotarian Nathan Jones, Regional VP for Austin Bank, hosted Peggy Renfro (right) and Tammy Hawkes with the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce to give an update on current happenings within the Chamber. Jacksonville Rotary Guest Speakers


Rusk Farmer’s Market
The Market will be every Saturday on the square and have free vendor booths. Fresh eggs, canned items, homemade salsa, crocheted items, handmade jewelry, homemade bath...
NSDAR announces Meeting
The next regular monthly meeting of the Major Thaddeus Beall Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), is scheduled for 2 p.m.,Thursday, March...
Meals on Wheels March 7 - 13
Wednesday: Chicken fried steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, English peas, dinner roll, brownie, milk Thursday: Cranberry lemon chicken, squash medley, asparagus, wheat...
Students conduct an experiment simulating how chemists determine toxicity while Paul Rogers, Stephen F. Austin State University junior computer science major from Wells, assists. SFA holds Seventh Annual STEM Day
More than four hundred high school students attended Stephen F. Austin State University’s seventh annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and...


BBB: glass company shatters trust
Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas (BBB) is alerting consumers about a local glass company. Complainants allege Athens Glass took thousands of dollars in...
90th birthday celebration
Come enjoy a 90th birthday party celebrating Ruby Gentry on Saturday, March 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church located...


‘Game Night’ a 2-potato dark comedy with twists
Spud Nut, Game Night (R, 98 minutes) is a dark adult comedy about couples who meet to play games like Pictionary or Trivial Pursuit. One night, Jason Bateman and Rachel...
News briefs
Rusk community Easter Egg Hunt March 24 The Rusk Chamber of Commerce and First Baptist Church-Rusk will host an Easter Egg Hunt from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 24 on...