Education

One in Four Texas Students Affected by Harvey, Education Chief...
The widespread damage of Hurricane Harvey is something Texas public education has never seen, with nearly a quarter of the state’s students living in a school district...
Local SFA Graduates
The following students received degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University during the August 2017 commencement exercises: Jacksonville - Jared Brady Ragsdale,...
Literacy Council Presents Annual Awards
On Monday, Sept. 18, the Jacksonville Literacy Council held its annual Appreciation Dinner,and presented two special awards for outstanding service...

Comptroller’s Office Now Accepting Applications for Match the...
Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminded Texans on Wednesday, Sept. 20 that applications are now being accepted for 2017-18 Texas Match the Promise Foundation awards. The...
Caddo Mounds announces Foraging Program
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to a foraging workshop with Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen. There will be two sessions to choose from on Saturday,...
SFA Gardens to host BioBlitz in the Pineywoods Native Plant Center
Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host a BioBlitz event Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23, in the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900...
Updated DPS Driver Handbook Now Available
Effective Sept. 1, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Driver Handbook was revised and transitioned to a printable, online-only format. Handbook revisions...
Courtesy photos: Jason Duplichain Play it loud: #ALTOgether!
The smallest school at the annual Cedar Hill Battle of the Bands took home the largest trophy. The Alto Mean Sting Music Machine took part in the...

A total of 50 Rusk seniors are part of the fourth class of Rusk TJC Citizens Promise scholarship candidates. The students were announced Tuesday morning at the Rusk High School Auditorium. The Rusk TJC Citizens Promise is one of only 23 Promise programs in the United States and the first such initiative in Texas. For each qualifying student who graduates in the top half of the class, the Rusk TJC Citizens Promise initiative covers up to $4,000 per year for two years at TJC. In addition to graduating in the top half of their class with a minimum 2.5 GPA, qualifying students must also reside in Rusk ISD and must have attended Rusk High School for grades 11 and 12. Promises kept: 2017-18 Promise Fund candidates announced
The Rusk TJC Citizens Promise scholarship is in its fifth year of providing collegiate opportunities to Rusk High School students. This year,...

Jacksonville Homecoming Friday night
Photo: Grace Traylor, JISD Jacksonville High School will celebrate Homecoming festivities this week with a downtown pep rally at 3:30 p.m....

Parents ask for changes to JISD dress code; district honors staff
Jacksonville ISD’s dress code has been in effect since 2007, but several district parents are asking the district to reexamine the rulebook. Approximately 50 parents...
Eagles Serve, gym work discussed Monday
Parents, students and educators at Rusk ISD believe that Eagles can do more than just fly – they can serve others. A new program at Rusk ISD allows students to do just...
On Monday, Sept. 11, C. Chase Hobson, representative of WoodmenLife (formerly Woodmen of the World) presented an American flag to Carlene Clayton, Rusk Intermediate School principal during what the school themed “Red, White and Blue Day.” A total of 25 U.S. flags were given in memory of those who perished during the 9-11 attacks in 2001. WoodmenLife presents American flags to Rusk Intermediate School
On Monday, September 11, the WoodmenLife (formerly known as Woodmen of the World) chapter of Jacksonville made a flag donation to Rusk Intermediate...

SFA interior design program partnering with Houston Community...
Stephen F. Austin State University’s interior design program is partnering with Houston Community College to collect supplies for students in HCC’s interior design program...
Enrollment Open for Texas Prepaid College Tuition Program
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds families that open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise FundSM, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, began Friday, Sept. 1...