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Gov. Abbott declares January as School Board Recognition month
Governor Greg Abbott has declared January as School Board Recognition Month. “In Texas, we place immense value in our youth,” Gov. Abbott said. “We protect them, guide...
RISD earns state’s highest fiscal accountability rating
Rusk Independent School District officials announced that the district received a rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ School FIRST financial...
Judge Bascom Bentley III, pictured with Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis and County Court-at-Law Judge Janice Stone, died Monday after suffering a heart attack Saturday. Judge Bentley served as 369th Judicial District Court Judge for 28 years. Former 369th District Court Judge Bentley dies Monday
Former 369th Judicial District Court Judge Bascom Bentley III, who served in that position for 28 years, died Monday afternoon. He was 66 years...


City of Jacksonville utilities director Randall Chandler (center) was recognized for 25 years of service to the city during Tuesday’s council meeting. He is pictured with Jacksonville City Manager Mo Raissi (left) and Jacksonville Mayor Dick Stone (right). Council discusses bike trail, clean-up
As the final meeting of the Jacksonville City Council for 2017 ended, Jacksonville Mayor Dick Stone was feeling a little festive. While wishing...


Alto reassigns AD, football coach Gould
Alto ISD confirmed that the district reassigned athletic director and head football coach Paul Gould on Monday. Alto superintendent Kerry Birdwell told KTRE Monday that...
Hale appointed as exec. director of health dept.
For the third meeting in a row, the Cherokee County Commissioners Court entered into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters – more than they have all year. On...
End of an era: KTLU moving to Jacksonville
Change is inevitable. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s not. Some are just that...a change. For more than 62 years, the Cherokeean Herald and KTLU radio have been...
News Brief
Clardy staff to visit Cherokee County Monday State Rep. Travis Clardy announced that a member of his district staff will be on hand Monday, December 18, to meet one-on-one...
Davis announces bid for re-election for County Judge
Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis has announced his campaign for re-election and looks forward to continuing his service to the citizens of...


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...