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Alto’s Field of Dreams


Rube Sessions Memorial Library in Wells hosting GED Classes
GED classes began on Sept. 12 at Rube Sessions Memorial Library in Wells. The classes are from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Classes are being offered through Angelina College in Lufkin...
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 ...
Photo: Beverly Milner

Alto’s Harmon West crosses home plate while teammate Cameron Cox looks on during the Jackets’ game against Garrison at Minute Maid Park – the home of the Houston Astros. In the showcase game, the Jackets fell just short to the Bulldogs, 8-7. Diamond Notes: college roundup; Alto’s big league trip
By Quinten Boyd Sports Editor Diamond Notes covers what was a busy week for Cherokee County’s baseball and softball players: One step closer:...


Church Anniversary
Woodville CME Church will have their 139th Church Anniversary at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 23. The guest speakers will be Leroy Radwine, Pastor Elder Daryl Madlock, Associate...
Oakland Church announces Spring Revival
Oakland Missionary Baptist Church, 205 CR 1718, Rusk, invites the public to their 2017 Spring Revival at 7 p.m. each evening Monday, April 24 - Wednesday, April...
Business After Hours
Austin Bank in Rusk will host the April Business After Hours on Thursday, April 20, from 5 -6 p.m. There will be door prizes and refreshments. Business After Hours...
Alto Students win in 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Calf...
One of the wildest, most spirited and extremely heartwarming RodeoHouston® events is the Calf Scramble. With the drop of a cowboy hat, the calves are signaled to be...
Jacksonville Rotary
The program chair for April 5, was Robert Fannette. He invited Christian Jonas as his guest speaker for the weekly program. Christian is the...


Alto and Wells 1st Graders receive Prevent Tooth Decay Kits
All first graders at Alto and Wells Elementary Schools were recently given free prevent tooth decay kits through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club. Members of Terrell Masonic...
‘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....
National Day of Prayer set for May 4
The annual National Day of Prayer is set for May 4 and the Rusk Ministerial Alliance will hold an event on that day at the Cherokee County Courthouse in Rusk. The group...
Tomato Bowl a place of graduation memories
Those of us born here, grew up here, raised our children and now grandchildren here – realize the importance of Jacksonville Independent School District and the Tomato...
Tomato Bowl, CTE facility in need of upgrades
As a child attending events at the Tomato Bowl, I could not wait to get the chance to participate in front of one of the best fan bases in East Texas at Jacksonville High...
JISD bond a good thing for Jacksonville
Some of my greatest memories growing up in Jacksonville are when I played my high school football in the Tomato Bowl as a Jacksonville Fightin’ Indian. There was nothing...