Education

AISD prepares for STAAR, honors UIL winners
It was standing room only as the Alto ISD school board recognized the district’s big winners in the recent UIL academic competition. “It’s very positive to see so many...
Alto Elementary pre-K round-up and shot clinic April 4/Clinica de...
The Alto Elementary pre-K round-up and shot clinic will take place from 9 a.m.-noon April 4 at the Alto Elementary nurse’s office. This will be a come and go...
House committee approves school finance measure
Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout. After weeks of debating how to prevent school districts from becoming financial losers, the House Public...
Cherokee County Historical Commission announces demonstration
The Cherokee County Historical Commission will demonstrate how to clean historic stones at the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Cemetery Road near 258 Old Salem Road, Rusk, from 9 a.m....
Medicare’s hospice benefit helps people cope with final stages of...
Choosing hospice care isn’t about giving up. It’s about making every day count. Terminally ill people who make the choice receive care for their physical, emotional,...
Caddo Mounds SHS announces Caddo Culture Day
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to participate in their Caddo Culture Day event from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., on Saturday, April 8. Come and experience Caddo...
Cracks can cause Hazards in Trees
Tree failure is a major cause of property damage, especially after high-winds. If the wind is strong enough, even healthy trees can be uprooted or broken. But it might not...
Proper Tree Planting Tips for Arbor Day
Arbor Day, an April holiday that celebrates the planting and caring for trees, is a popular time for homeowners to add new trees to their landscapes. Before doing this,...
With the vast number of tomato varieties, selecting the right tomato for your growing conditions and intended use is important. Select the Best Tomatoes for Your Garden and Table
Sliced, sauced, or cooked in a favorite recipe; tomatoes are a favorite and versatile vegetable. What’s more, they taste best when grown and...


Cherokee County Master Gardeners Association offering scholarship
The Cherokee County Master Gardeners Association (CCMGA) is offering one $500 scholarship to any member of the class of 2017 who is accepted to a college or university and...
Caddo Mounds SHS announces Foraging Program
Caddo Mounds invites the public to foraging workshop with Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 1. Mark writes the Foraging Texas Blog,...
BBB: Reshipping job scams don’t deliver
Better Business Bureau is warning job seekers about a scheme that promises big money by working from home. It could actually land job seekers in trouble with the law for...
Texas Historical Commission News Briefs
Levi Jordan Plantation Artifacts Journey to Museums in South Carolina and Texas While the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) Levi Jordan Plantation is under development,...
AARP Driver Safety Class
There will be an AARP Driver Safety Class at Green Acres Baptist Church 1607 Troup Highway on Wednesday, April 5, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for AARP members...
BBB: Be watchful for Tax Time Scams
With potentially 153 million returns to be filled this year, scam artists are likely to have a field day. While the IRS continues to increase its efforts against refund...