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BBB announces Awards for Excellence nominees
The BBB Annual Luncheon and Awards Banquet will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Green Acres Baptist Church Cross Walk Conference Center in Tyler from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m....
BBB: provides Holiday Travel Tips
Many of us will be traveling to visit loved ones this holiday season. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), more than 103 million Americans are expected...
SFA Director of Bands Allen teaches, promotes School of Music in...
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS – Fred J. Allen, director of bands at Stephen F. Austin State University, completed a nine-day teaching trip in Tasmania this past summer. Allen...
Henderson County Fatal
Today at approximately 9:25 am, troopers responded to a one vehicle fatal crash on FM-804, south of the city of Brownsboro.  Preliminary crash investigation revealed that a...
Fatal Van Zandt County
On September 08, 2016 at approximately 12:18 in the afternoon, troopers responded to a one vehicle fatal crash on FM-3080 in Van Zandt  County approximately five miles...
Breaking incident
We are aware that an crash involving two vehicles that occurred at approx 1:45 PM, in the vicinity of IH-20, eastbound, just east of Hwy-155.  Highway Patrol Troopers as...
Cristin Reece prepares cotton candy for guests at the annual Rusk State Hospital Employee Service Awards, held June 17. A total of 94 employees were recognized for a combined 1.390 years of service. LONGEVITY COUNTS:
Rusk State Hospital took the time to honor the men and women who have served the facility and its patients during the annual Employee Service...


Jacksonville High School alum Bill Avera was recently named Jacksonville ISD Police Chief. He previously served as Assistant Chief of Police at Dallas ISD. Chief Avera will begin his new role Aug. 1. Alum Avera named new JISD Police Chief
Jacksonville ISD has a new chief - Police Chief that is. JHS Alum Bill Avera will begin his role as JISD Police Chief on Aug. 1. Mr. Avera has 40+...


Rusk celebrates Independence Day with parade, fun


How to make July 4 safer for pets
The Fourth of July is one of the most stressful and potentially dangerous times of the year for pets. While you are celebrating the holiday with family, friends and...
State study panel not ready to ditch STAAR tests
Despite widespread frustration over mishaps with the administration of this year's STAAR tests, a special panel studying Texas' standardized testing regime says it won't...
Free admission at state historic sites for military families this...
The Texas Historical Commission's (THC) state historic sites will again participate in the Blue Star Museums program, which gives active military personnel and their...
Angelina Arts Alliance Annual 2016 scholarship recipients announced
Typically, the Angelina Arts Alliance awards one scholarship annually to a local high school senior planning to pursue studies in the performing...


Pet of the week
Buddy is a 10 month old male terrier mix that is avail- able for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler.This bundle of energy...


PrideRock Wildlife Sanctuary provides a permanent and final home for big cats and other wildlife. Currently the sanctuary is home to 27 lions and tigers, one hyena, two wolf-hybrids and three black bears. Terrell wildlife refuge earns commendation
PrideRock Wildlife Sanctuary recently earned a spot on the GreatNonprofits 2016 Top-Rated List. GreatNonprofits.org is the leading platform for...