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Forty students and faculty from the TJC Criminal Justice Students Association spent their spring break in Washington, D.C. The trip was part of the TJC Criminal Justice program’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Photo credit: TJC photo TJC Criminal Justice students experience law, history firsthand
The Criminal Justice Students Association of Tyler Junior College traveled to Washington, D.C. earlier this month to not only enjoy their spring...

International Finals Youth Rodeo Opens Registration April 1
(SHAWNEE, Okla.) - The International Finals Youth Rodeo (IFYR) will open registration online at IFYR.com beginning April 1. Offering more than $250,000 in prize money for...
From left, Quavious Johnson, Dr. Craig Hella-Johnson, founding artistic director of Conspirare; Nicholos Trusclair, and Beckie Compton, AC music instructor. Angelina College Students Participate In All-State Choir
LUFKIN, TEXAS, MARCH 21, 2019 – Two Angelina College students recently participated in the Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir in San Antonio....

TJC to offer free Adult Student Workshop on March 26
Starting college for the first time – or returning after a long absence – can seem like a daunting task. Tyler Junior College will offer a free Adult Student Workshop...
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Lurlene Bowden, left, and Shelley Cleaver  pose with both editions of the ‘Lonestar Lickskillet’ as they prepare for their book signing event. Lickskillet returns for seconds
Back by popular demand – local cookbook author Lurlene Bowden and county historian Shelley Cleaver have revamped their popular collaboration,...

Jeffery W. Gordon of Jacksonville gets 20 years for possession of a...
Yesterday, March 12, 2019 in the 369th Judicial District Court of Cherokee County, Texas, a jury of twelve found Jeffery W. Gordon guilty of...

Pianist Brian Hsu to present guest recital at TJC
Concert pianist and professor Dr. Brian Hsu will present a guest recital 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in Jean Browne Theatre on the TJC main campus. The event is free, and...
Angelina College Hosting 50th Anniversary Event March 21
LUFKIN, TEXAS, March 8, 2019 – In observance of the 50th anniversary of Angelina College, the School of Health Careers is planning a “Blast from the Past” celebration...
DPS Offers Safety Tips for Spring Break: Also Reminds Texans to...
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to make safety a top priority this spring break. Increased traffic often accompanies spring break,...
Red Cross Urges Everyone to Test Smoke Alarms when Turning Clocks...
LONGVIEW-TYLER , TX (March 7, 2019) —The American Red Cross Serving East Texas urges all households to test their smoke alarms, replace alarm batteries if needed and...
UT Health seeks longest-living person born at Jacksonville hospital
In celebration of the hospital’s 100th anniversary this year, UT Health Jacksonville is looking for the longest-living person who was born at the hospital. UT Health East...
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Cade Jones and Malik Gilliam, pictured with their teammates, both sign their intent with the colleges of their choice last week. Moving to the next level
National Signing Day took place Wednesday, Feb. 6, with a total of 13 Cherokee County students from three different schools participating. Two...

Rusk CoC plans big events for March
The Rusk Chamber of Commerce’s first ever family-friendly Mardi Gras Squared parade and celebration will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, on the courthouse square in...
McDonald’s to sweeten up Valentine’s Day week with McCafé Donut Sticks
Roses are red, violets are blue, the rumors of Donut Sticks coming to McDonald’s are true! Because donuts and coffee are a “perfect pair,” we’re excited to announce...
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Students at Christ the Redeemer Christian School in Rusk received a lesson in silvaculture and forestry January 11 as part of the annual seedling distribution sponsored by the Cherokee County Soil & Water Conservation District.  Tx A&M Forest Service forester Jacob Crowley gave a lesson on the importance of trees, care and planting instructions then assisted students in planting Shumard red oak seedlings on the campus. Planting for the future
Watching a tree grow is like watching the passage of time. Living amongst the forests of East Texas, it is easy to take trees for granted. But...