Education

Summer Food Service Program
Alto ISD is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years of age and under regardless of race, color, national origin,...
More Than 200,000 Kids Treated in ERs Each Year for...
As temperatures rise, more kids will be on the playground. The nation’s emergency physicians want all of them to have fun, but also to stay safe. “Many playground...
BBB: How Safe are Your Kids Online?
BBB is reminding parents to use caution when allowing children have access to the internet. Whether it’s “tweens” getting their first smart phone, to preschoolers playing...
West Side Elementary Jacksonville’s Tomato Fest Top Tomato Poster Contest Winners
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce announces Top Tomato Poster Contest winners. Gene Brumbelow, owner of Dairy Queen located at 1501 S. Jackson is...


Arbor Day Foundation offers Tree-Care Booklet
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly...
Mr. George Western teaches GED math classes for the Jacksonville Literacy Council at 5:15 PM Tuesday and Thursday evening in a classroom at the Jacksonville College. Call (903)586-6125 to enroll for the free instruction. Jacksonville Literacy Council Offers Free GED Classes


County Resident named to Dean’s List
Joshua Ambroson from Jacksonville, has been named to the Spring 2017 Dean’s List at McMurry University. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have maintained...
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A college education is more important than ever in today’s competitive workforce. Along with a four-year degree comes increased salary potential, job satisfaction and...
New Summerfield High School seniors Romario Aguilar (second from left) and Wesley Stewart (second from right) both achieved the 60 credit hours of college coursework from Jacksonville College while meeting their requirements at New Summerfield High School. The duo will graduate from New Summerfield May 26 and from Jacksonville College in August. They are pictured with, from left, JC registrar Jodye Jay, president Dr. Michael Smith and academic dean Marolyn Welch. Dual threats: Stewart, Aguilar set to graduate from JC, NSISD
Just consider New Summerfield High School students Wesley Stewart and Romario Aguilar a couple of “dual threats.” The duo, both seniors at NSHS,...


Driver Safety Class
There will be an AARP Driver Safety Class at Red Cross in Tyler at 320 E Rieck on Friday, May 19 at 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for...
Land, Water & Wealth Legal Symposium for East TX Agriculture
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension presents Land, Water & Wealth: Legal Symposium for East Texas Agriculture on Friday, May 19. To be held at the Angelina County Extension...
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension announces Food Handlers Class
Texas Department of State Health Services accredited food handlers program is now being offered here at the Cherokee County Courthouse Annex 165 East 6th St. #104, Rusk....
Arbor Day Foundation offers Tree-Care Booklet
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly...
University of Texas at Tyler holds Spring 2017 Commencement
One thousand one hundred and thirty six degree candidates were recognized in the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. Dawn Franks, The University of Texas at...
BMA Seminary’s Sixtieth Commencement
The Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary of Jacksonville, will hold its 2017 commencement exercises on Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. in the seminary’s Dorman...