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Wells looks at upping city’s budget across the board
Wells City Council members discussed the city’s proposed tax rate and then went through the city’s proposed budget line by line, getting ready for the 2018-19 fiscal...
RCC continues budget discussion
Rusk City Council members got down to the nitty-gritty during the fourth budget workshop on the proposed 2018-19 fiscal year budget. As per City Manager Jim Dunaway’s...
Local law enforcement plans for National Night Out events Oct. 2
Rusk and Jacksonville police departments are getting ready to paint their towns blue and are inviting community members to get in on the action. Both departments are...
Photo courtesy Penny Hawkins
Jacksonville area resident peruse maps and information regarding the Texas Department of Transportation’s proposed routes to take U.S. Highway 69 around the city during a meeting held last week at the Norman Activity Center in Jacksonville. Hwy 69 relief route study garners attention from J’ville citizens
Numerous citizens from Jacksonville and surrounding areas attended the third and last public hearing concerning the Texas Department of...


Jacksonville receives Tomato Bowl project updates
Jacksonville Independent School District’s Board of Trustees adopted the district’s 2018-19 budget and property tax rate, just in time for the new school year. JISD held a...
Rusk discusses accountability rating
Rusk Independent School District has their numbers set for the upcoming school year. During a special meeting held Monday, Aug. 27, RISD board members, unanimously...
Alto tours facilities, views completed projects
Alto Independent School District met in regular session on Aug. 27 to discuss fiscal year 2018-19 budgets and tax rates. Prior to the start of the meeting, Superintendent...
One killed, one injured in one-vehicle crash
An early morning crash took the life of a Troup man and injured a Jacksonville man Friday. Department of Public Safety officials report at approximately 6:30 a.m., Friday,...
Trial set for lawsuit against city of Rusk
The lawsuit brought against the city of Rusk, by half of its City Council, is moving forward. Cherokee County Second District Judge Chris Day set a trial date on the...
Endangered Wood Stork spotted
This Wood Stork, an endangered species, was recently photographed on the Neches River National Wildlife Refuge. It is hoped the Refuge will be open...


Entities closing for Labor Day
Numerous federal, state and local offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 to observe the national Labor Day holiday. The U.S Postal Service will be closed to observe the...
Commissioners adopt 2018-19 fiscal year budget
Following a public hearing on Monday, Aug. 27, the Cherokee County commissioners adopted the proposed 2018-19 fiscal year budget. The commissioners had previously held...
Rusk Council approves contract with VFD
Rusk City Council members approved an agreement with the Rusk Volunteer Fire Department and appointed a city clerk but again left the city without full-time legal...
Making the grade -- Area schools receive letter grade for...
Report cards are out – not for students, but for the county’s school districts. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) posted accountability ratings for...


An ounce of prevention: State, local officials remind drivers to...
Students across Cherokee County started school during the last few days and with those “dear old golden rule” days now in full swing, motorists need to remember to watch...