Education

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...
Dixon at Boys' State
Brook Hill senior John Dixon was selected by the American Legion to attend Boys State over the summer. At Boys State, participants learn the...

CPAs Available to Discuss Financial Recovery from Hurricane Harvey
Victims of Hurricane Harvey are just beginning to assess the financial damage caused from the weekend’s wind, rain and floods. The aftermath of a natural disaster can be a...
BBB: Set up a Disaster Plan for Your Business and Employees
Reacting to a natural disaster or emergency not only means ensuring the immediate safety of employees, but also planning how the business will continue to function in the...
BBB: National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month, a full month dedicated to encouraging the public to assess and prepare for local disaster risks and unplanned emergencies. In a...
Local Student Serves as Orientation Leader
Moira Debbs of Rusk, served as one of the University of Dallas’ 61 orientation leaders as the university’s largest freshman class in history moved in for the fall 2017...
County Resident Graduates Baylor
Baylor University conferred degrees on nearly 500 graduates during summer commencement exercises Aug. 12 in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus. Jacksonville resident...
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension announces Food Handlers Class
Texas Department of State Health Services accredited food handlers program is now being offered at the Cherokee County Courthouse Annex 165 East 6th St. #104, Rusk. This...
Rusk VFW sponsoring scholarship contests
The Rusk Veterans of Foreign Wars post is hosting the annual Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship program. The program is open to students in grades 6-8...
Jacksonville Literacy Council Graduate
The Jacksonville Literacy Council congratulates Pablo Suacedo upon earning his GED on Saturday, Aug. 26 and graduating on Tuesday, Aug. 29. He...

AISD approves proposed 17-18 budget
The Alto ISD school board approved their 2017-18 proposed budget and tax rate during their monthly meeting, held Monday night. The district approved a tax rate of $1.30 per...
Houston-Area Technical Colleges Receive $200,000 in Educational...
Forty-nine students from seven Houston-area technical colleges and institutions received $200,000 in vocational scholarships from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for...
Photos: Grace Traylor

Anne Barab was the guest speaker during the annual Jacksonville ISD Convocation, held Aug. 18. Mrs. Barab is the author of The Sooner You Laugh, the Faster You Heal and 7 Secrets to Speaking so People Will Listen. Picture perfect start: JISD kicks off year at convocation
Jacksonville ISD started off a “Picture Perfect Year” with the annual JISD Convocation event on August 18. More than 1,000 staff members,...

Region 7 Education Service Center announces 2018 Teachers of the Year
Region 7 Education Service Center is honored to announce that Rachel George from Marshall ISD and Kathleen Brown from Palestine ISD have been named Elementary and Secondary...