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Area summer athletic camps continue
Local school districts continue to offer a variety of summer athletic camps. Bullard Basketball A Panthers basketball camp will be hosted Monday-Thursday, June 24-27....
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...
Community events and news 6-5
Reklaw’s annual community reunion kicks off at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 8, at the Community Center, in Reklaw. Anyone who attend Reklaw school, grew up in or reside there...
AED holding health fair, block party
The Alto Economic Development is sponsoring the Alto Fair & Block Party, which will be hosted at the Alto Family Medical Clinic, 123 Busy Bee Street, from 10 a.m. until 2...
Jackson Cinema’s 2019 Kid’s summer movie camp opens
Jackson Cinema, 1710 S. Jackson, Jacksonville presents its annual free children’s summer movie camp. Shows start at 10 a.m. every Wednesday, starting June 12. This year’s...
Local pools, splash pads open for 2019 season
Area public swimming pools, splash pads and water parks are offering the chance to cool off this summer. Jacksonville Jacksonville’s public swimming pool at Buckner Park...
UPDATE: Rusk public pool opening date pushed back
Due to continuing repairs, the Rusk swimming pool’s opening has been postponed until further notice. City. officials said Tuesday, June 4, they...

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The Universe of Stories summer reading program blasted off at the Rusk Library on Tuesday, June 4. Izaiah Soto, inside space ship, gets ready to take off as Easton Hudson hurries inside the capsule. Jordan Keeney, standing, and Kaitlyn Keeney are standing by to cheer them on. Area summer reading programs kick off
Public libraries across Cherokee County are blasting off for the summer as their annual summer reading programs get under way. This year’s program...

ACC loosens zoning restrictions to help residents rebuild
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...
Summer food programs continues serving area youth
Rusk • RISD Child Nutrition Department is serving free lunches to anyone 18 years of age and under from noon to 12:20 p.m., Monday-Thursday, through June 20, at the G.W....
Rusk Public Library hosts Archery program
Rusk Public Library is hosting a Summer Basic Archery Skills Program, from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, June 4, 13, 20 and 27, at Jim Hogg Park in Rusk. Marlin Watson, who is...
TJC to hold Adjunct Recruitment Fair
Tyler Junior College will hold a recruitment fair on Wednesday, June 5, for individuals interested in becoming an adjunct (part-time) professor. The event will take...
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Summer violin and viola classes will be taught by Alba Madrid at SFA. Violin, viola beginner class added to Music Prep summer lineup
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music has added a beginner violin and viola...

Rusk Public Library's annual summer reading program kicks off...
Rusk Public Library is gearing up for an outta-this-world summer reading program. This year’s annual program’s theme is ‘A Universe of Stories’...

Jacksonville fire fighters support MDA with annual Fill the Boot...
May 20, 2019 — The Jacksonville Fire Department is showing its continued support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as its members kick off the annual Fill the...