Education

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....
Jacksonville Library Director Trina Stidman shows off the Christmas in July kiosk at the Jacksonville Library, which benefits the county’ abused or neglected children. Christmas in July Donation Drive Continues
Only eight shopping days left until Santa visits the Cherokee County Rainbow Room for Christmas in July. The annual Christmas in July donation...

Alto Football Tickets
Alto ISD football tickets will go on sale to season ticket holders on Monday, Aug. 7. Only those people who held tickets last year may purchase tickets through Aug. 18. The...
Jacksonville Chamber Back 2 School Fair for Jacksonville students –...
Time to think about back to School, the Back 2 School Fair’s 12th annual event is set for Thursday, August 3, from 4 – 7 p.m. in the John Alexander Gym, 811 Farnsworth,...
Horticulturist Greg Grant will be the guest speaker for SFA Gardens’ upcoming monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series, slated for 7 p.m. July 13 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center. SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature...
Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in the...

Stephen F. Austin State University students from the hospitality administration and filmmaking programs traveled to France to participate in the 70th Cannes International Film Festival. During their trip, students also visited the Château De Bellet vineyard. SFA students travel to France for Cannes International Film Festival
Stephen F. Austin State University students from the hospitality administration and filmmaking programs traveled to France in May to participate in...

2017 Region 7 Superintendent of the Year Announced
Region 7 Education Service Center is honored to announce that Dr. LaTonya Goffney, Lufkin ISD Superintendent of Schools, has been selected as the 2017 Regional...
Alto & Rusk Residents named to the Dean’s List
The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at Stephen F. Austin State University for the spring semester: •Alto Kristen Kirkpatrick, Nursing; Christopher...
County Resident named to the Dean’s List
University of Alabama student Kara Michele Kuczkowski of Bullard, was named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2017. A total of 11,101 students enrolled during the 2017 spring...
Jacksonville Resident Graduates College
Jose Barrientos, a native of Jacksonville, received a MA-Music degree from the University of Iowa at the close of the spring 2017 semester. The University of Iowa is one...
Newly Weds Foods Partners with Northeast Texas Community College...
Newly Weds Foods, Inc. has partnered with Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) to provide job training using a $170,267 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas...
Alto & Rusk Residents named to the Dean’s List
The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at Stephen F. Austin State University for the spring semester: •Alto Kristen Kirkpatrick, Nursing; Christopher...
Structural steel beams are being placed this month as construction continues on the Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building on the SFA campus. Officials said all projects are on schedule, and the building should be completed by fall 2018. Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building to be completed by fall 2018
Structural steel beams are being placed and foundational concrete poured as construction of the Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building remains on schedule...

Junior Jacks theatre day camp at Stephen F. Austin State University is for children entering third through ninth grades. Information and a registration form can be found at theatre.sfasu.edu. Registration underway for Junior Jacks theatre day camp
Registration is continuing for Junior Jacks Theatre Camp at Stephen F. Austin State University. The popular two-week School of Theatre camp is...

Topping is for Ice Cream, Not Trees: Tree Topping Fiction vs. Facts
Definition: Tree Topping – the removal of main tree branches to stubs in either a straight-across hedge fashion or a complete delimbing of the tree, leaving only the main...