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Because of the brave: Cherokee County celebrates Veterans Day
The people of Cherokee County came together to honor county, state and national veterans with several Veterans Day programs Friday. Pictured are...


Photos: Grace Traylor, JISD
Jacksonville High School students watch the fireworks display after the Last Pass on the Grass ceremony following the Fightin’ Indians' game against Nacogdoches. Going out in style: Last Pass on the Grass
The iconic Tomato Bowl will receive a new look on the inside – but it received a grand send-off during the Last Pass on the Grass ceremony Friday...


Proposed censure of Clardy fails
After a contentious week within the Republican Party of Cherokee County, a decision was made regarding the county party’s proposed resolution of censure against State Rep....
Nichols announces bid for reelection for Senate District 3
State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) recently filed for re-election for Texas Senate District 3. The district covers 19 counties including the greater part of East...
Council approves lake land annexation; water, sewer rates
There were no fireworks at the monthly Jacksonville City Council meeting – but there was a discussion regarding fireworks as it pertains to the city’s annexation of land...
Commissioners approve pipe, donated materials
A five-week month tends to cause confusion among some when it comes to the meeting dates of the Cherokee County Commissioners Court. Commissioners meet the second and...
Watching the skies for 25
The City of Rusk and the Rusk Water Department was recently recognized by the National Weather Service (NWS), the United States Department of...


Robert Nichols appointed to Sunset Commission
Austin – Recently, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick appointed State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) to serve his third term on the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission....
Nichols’ 5 Cents: Dealing with Harvey’s after effects; flood plan
We have officially moved into the Fall season and with that comes the expectation of cooler weather, the changing of the leaves, time with family and one of my favorite...
Texas Comptroller Announces Record $281 Million in Unclaimed...
The Texas Comptroller’s office returned a record $281 million in unclaimed property to its rightful owners during the past fiscal year, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced...
DPS Urges Texans to Stay Vigilant, Report Suspicious Activity
In light of the attack in Las Vegas over the first weekend in October and as part of national Crime Prevention Month (October), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)...
Photo: LeAnn Jones County's home sweet Homecoming 2017 in Alto
Alto High School will celebrate Homecoming festivities at 7 p.m. Friday as the Yellowjackets (1-4) take on the Joaquin Rams (4-1) in Alto’s...


County's home sweet Homecoming 2017 in Rusk
Photos: M&M Photography Emily Boales was crowned 2017 Rusk High School Homecoming Queen during Rusk’s game against Madisonville Friday night....


Final showings of CCT’s Steel Magnolias
Truvy Jones (Monica Kelley, back) and Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie (Sasha Cruz, seated) are preparing for the Cherokee Civic Theatre’s final showings...


City council discusses Lake Jacksonville with citizens
After a month of discussion, the City of Jacksonville and residents of the Lake Jacksonville area understand each other a little better on views on a possible annexation of...