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Blue Goose Customs leases building at Norman Industrial Park
The Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation (JEDCO) is pleased to announce Blue Goose Customs and Fabrication, LLC has executed a 36-month lease for a 5,000...
Nichols named Legislator of the Year by Texas State Rifle Association
On Saturday, the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA) presented State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) with the Doc Brown Legislator of the Year Award. In the 85th...
Casey Roby of Silsbee is searching for a Hutchinson bottle from New Birmingham’s bottling plant. Anyone with information may call (409) 658-4539. An open (bottle) case: Silsbee man searching for New Birmingham bottle
Casey Roby, Silsbee resident and owner of the Historical Bottling Works Museum, recently visited Cherokee County with a nice bottle on his mind....


Rusk’s star: actress Kay Epperson dies
You don’t have to put “missed” on my tombstone – I haven’t missed a damn thing. I’d rather say, “Wow, what a ride.” – Kay “Baby” Epperson Rusk...


The cast of “Good Help is So Hard to Murder” includes, in no particular order, Sheilah O’Heaney, Jessica House, Claire Bradshaw, Emilee Caldwell, Audrey Steele, Amy McCalister, Kathy Stephenson and Caty Steele. Final weekend of ‘Good Help is So Hard to Murder’ is March 3-4
Good help is hard to find – and it’s even harder to get rid of! The final weekend of the Cherokee Civic Theatre’s production of Good Help is So...


Alto Family Medical Clinic, located at 123 Busy Bee St., is now open and accepting patients. The clinic is open from 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. For more information, call (936) 858-2327. City of Alto welcomes newly-opened Family Medical Clinic
People in southern Cherokee County looking for medical care now have clinic close to home. Alto Family Medical Clinic is now open and accepting...


Commissioners ease through 5-minute meeting
The Monday mornings Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting was about five minutes long – and one of those minutes was taken up by the invocation. Approval was given...
Alto Council reviews utilities, finances
At the monthly meeting of Alto City Council Feb. 20, Mark Jeter, a non-resident businessman, addressed the council about modifying the culvert and water structure on his...
Reagan Davis (center) of Alto recently won the pole bending and barrel race finals at the Youth Rodeo during the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Her two victories earned her a total of $20,000 in scholarships. She was one of seven scholarship winners from across the state and one of two from East Texas. Riding to success: Alto’s Davis wins big at SA Youth Rodeo
SAN ANTONIO – The fifth annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo/Youth Rodeo event was held February 19-22 – and one of the big winners hails from...


The next level: National Signing Day 2018
A total of nine Cherokee County athletes – four from Jacksonville, four from Rusk and one from Bullard – made their college choices official during...


Foot pursuit leads to arrest of wanted man
An afternoon foot pursuit Feb. 7 led to the arrest of a man wanted by the Jacksonville Police Department. Acting on an anonymous tip, the Jacksonville Police Department...
Commissioners discuss vehicle transfer, grant renewals Monday
Cherokee County Commissioners Court met Monday, Feb. 12 to conduct the business of the county. The meeting started by recognizing Jerry Ford’s retirement. “I would like...
Work continues on RISD career/technology facility
The new Rusk ISD career and technology building is nearing completion, and RISD superintendent Dr. Scott Davis is excited about it. Dr. Davis discussed the facility during...
Rusk Council discusses court of record, voting percentages
The Rusk City Council met Thursday, Feb. 8 and began the meeting with a discussion about the 2017 Racial Profiling Report – Tier 1 from Rusk Chief of Police Joe Williams....
Jacksonville's new chief
A 400-pound wooden indian statue donated by former Cherokeean Herald owners Robert and Terrie Gonzalez has found a new home at the Jacksonville...