Government

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...
Two International Shipping Companies Pay $1.9 Million for Covering...
Two shipping companies based in Egypt and Singapore pleaded guilty on Tuesday, June 20 in federal court in Beaumont to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships...
Sen. Robert Nichols announces bid for re-election to state Senate
Texas State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) announced today his intention to file for re-election to the Texas Senate. “Serving Senate District 3 is the greatest...
Summer Food Service Program
Alto ISD is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years of age and under regardless of race, color, national origin,...
11 Southern Texas Veterans to be Inducted into In Memory Program
More than 400 Vietnam veterans, including 11 from southern Texas, will be inducted into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s (VVMF) In Memory Program in 2017. The program...
USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins on Thursday, June 15. “County...
Nichols’ 5 Cents: end of session, hot air balloon hunting and more
This past weekend, our country observed Memorial Day and remembered the sacrifices of the military men and women who gave their lives serving our nation. I hope we all...
Sen. Robert Nichols (second from left) applauds as Gov. Greg Abbott signs Senate Bill 16, which lowered license to carry and renewal fees in Texas, making it one of the lowest fees in the nation. Sen. NIchols was recently named President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate, making him acting governor if both the governor and lieutenant governor are out of the state at the same time. Nichols named President Pro Tempore of Texas Senate
Austin – On Monday, the 85th Legislative Session came to a close. Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville), was elected President Pro Tempore by a...


Rusk council holds 2 special meetings May 16
On Tuesday, May 16 the Rusk City Council held a special city council meeting at 5 p.m. and a city council workshop at 6 p.m. During the special city council meeting they...
Commissioners complete brief meeting Monday
Monday morning’s Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting may have been brief with only six items on the agenda but the business of the county was taken care...
Summer Food Service Program
Alto ISD is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years of age and under regardless of race, color, national origin,...
Jacksonville Council discusses grant program, zone changes
The Jacksonville City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 9 started off with special presentations. The first was for the Employee of the Month, awarded to Carol Rhymes and the...
Rusk Council reorganizes, talks land during monthly meeting
After the official canvass of the votes of the May 6, Mayoral and City Council Elections during the Rusk City Council meeting Thursday, May 11, the oath of office was...
Alto Council addresses water issues
Several water issues were discussed at the Alto City Council meeting Monday night which was opened with the swearing into office of Councilman Jerry Flowers, Councilman...
County EDC created at meeting
After much deliberation about the difference between an Economic Development Committee and a County Industrial Commission the Cherokee County Commissioners Court approved...