Arts

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ ranks highly in series
Spud Nut, War for the Planet of the Apes (PG-13, 135 minutes) presents the apes’ perspective about surviving the extermination campaigns by humans whose leader is Colonel...
Heritage Center museum needs volunteers
The Heritage Center of Cherokee County is seeking volunteers to host visitors at the museum on Saturdays and Sundays. Volunteers who would like to volunteer at the museum...
Trenton Gray and Maggie Chitty hit the high seas for adventure during last year’s Thespians ‘N Training (TNT) event at the Cherokee Civic Theatre. Friday, July 14, is the final day for registration for this year’s edition. For more information, visit www.cherokeetheatre.net or call (903) 683-2131. Set sail for TNT!


‘Despicable Me 3’ an enjoyable, campy, fun film
Spud Nut, Despicable Me 3 (PG, 90 minutes) follows up on the second movie with Gru now being married to Lucy and the couple happily raising three girls. The cute little...
A fine welcome home for ‘Spider Man - Homecoming’
Spud Nut, Spider Man - Homecoming (PG, 123 minutes) is a boffo, stupendously enjoyable hit movie – the very best of the six Spider Man movies that have been made during...
From the left are Andy Calcote, Chamber Chairman, Brenda Fields and Rachel Thompson, Superior HealthPlan. 33rd Tomato Fest Photo Contest Winners
Jacksonville Chamber and Rachel Thompson, Superior HealthPlan, announce winners of the 33rd Annual Tomato Fest Photo Contest sponsored by Superior...


5th 'Transformers' hits with effects; misses with storyline
Spud Nut, Transformers – The Last Knight (PG-13, 135 minutes) is the fifth installment about huge shape shifting, living machines that have come to the earth ever since...
‘The Miracle Worker’ calls attention to relationship that ‘changed...
Most people are familiar with the story of blind and deaf Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan. William Gibson’s play “The Miracle Worker”...


New 'Mummy' not dearest film in movie theatres
Spud Nut, The Mummy (PG-13, 120 minutes) is a different version of the 1999 movie by the same name, which did a better job of telling the story than this current edition...
'Cars 3' a fun, 4-potato ride for the entire family
Spud Nut, Cars 3 (PG, 89 minutes) is a delightful Pixar Studio animated movie about the latest racing career challenges facing Lightning McQueen, champion car #95....
Gadot, 'Wonder Woman' are true wonders at box office
Spud Nut, Wonder Woman (PG-13, 141 minutes) stars Gal Gadot as the female superhero, Diana Prince, who leaves her protected paradise on the island of the Amazons to become...
Texas Forestry Association Seeks Nominations
Texas Forestry Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Excellence in Wood Design Awards. First presented in 1967, the Excellence in Wood Design Award has become a...
“Sip ‘N See” coming to Cherokee Civic Theatre in Rusk
What really happens before a wedding when both Bride and Groom get cold feet? Get ready to laugh out loud when the historic Cherokee Civic Theatre, West 5th Street in Rusk...
28th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival
Jump into loads of fun at the 28th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford-Lincoln, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 10 in downtown Nacogdoches. Find...
Tomato Fest Gospel Concert
Come enjoy a free Gospel Concert Wednesday, June 7, featuring Chordsmith. The group will perform 6:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church located 1720 S. Bolton in...