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Daylight Savings Time starts this weekend
Whether you like it or hate it, time marches forward this weekend with the beginning of daylight savings time – and it’s time to “spring forward.” When going to bed...
Site work underway on new Family Dollar
The city of Jacksonville is growing rapidly – and soon, the western portion of Jacksonville will see a brand new Family Dollar store Dirt work is underway at the site of...
Rep. Clardy's staff in Rusk, Jacksonville on Thursday
On Thursday, March 9, Cherokee County constituents will have two opportunities to meet with State Rep. Travis Clardy’s District Director Jerri Jones on an individual basis...
RISD discusses facilities, action items at meeting
March’s Rusk ISD School Board meeting needed only approximately 15 minutes to provide a construction update, accept a few action items and to discuss the current state of...
JUCO tourney underway at JISD gymnasium
“Hoops Heaven” for junior college basketball fans can be found – at least for the next few days – at Jacksonville’s John Alexander Gymnasium. For the second time in three...
Several TxDOT and Cherokee County dignitaries move the first dirt on the U.S. Highway 69 widening project through Wells during a ceremony Monday morning. The project has been approximately 30 years in the making and will widen the existing roadway to a four-lane divided curb and gutter section. From left are Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce chair Andy Calcote, Precinct 1 Commissioner Kelly Traylor, TxDOT Tyler Area Engineer Shane Cunningham, East Texas Council of Governments Executive Director David Cleveland, Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis, Wells Mayor C.W. Williams, Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin III, USDA Rural Development Area Director Yolanda Collins, TxDOT Tyler Deputy District Engineer Vernon Webb, Jacksonville Chamber Economic Development Chair Nathan Jones, Precinct 2 Commissioner Steven Norton and Precinct 4 Commissioner Byron Underwood. On the road: U.S. Highway 69 project officially breaks ground
After 30 years in the making with starts and stops that at times resembled gridlock traffic, a project specifically designed to alleviate that...


Skip trip to DPS Driver License Offices during Spring Break
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents to get ahead of the Spring Break influx at driver license offices by renewing their license or...
Legislator seeks to keep guns out of state psychiatric hospitals
One year after state psychiatric hospitals began letting people carry guns on campus, a Republican legislator is pushing a bill that reverses course. House Bill 14, filed...
JISD board takes virtual trip to Philippines
There may still be about four months until summer vacation, but thanks to one of Jacksonville ISD’s foreign exchange students, the JISD School Board took a virtual trip to...
Pike plans Homecoming concert; Knight hits charts
In addition to Blacktop Mojo, featuring Rusk natives Matt James (Friederich) and Kenneth Irwin, two other area musicians are making news around the county. Jacksonville...
On a mission: Nolley seeks to remember Vietnam vets
Although he never served in the military, Tommy Nolley of Dialville is a man with a mission. Nolley wants Americans to remember those who fought for the country during the...
Commissioners approve several CCSO agenda items
Monday morning’s Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting had several guests present for the session. The visitors were the members of the Rusk Leadership Institute...
Alums Sen. Robert Nichols, Sara Sheffield named 2017 JISD Stars
The Jacksonville Education Foundation will host the sixth annual “Evening With Our Stars” event on Aug. 10, 2017 at the Legacy in Jacksonville. ...


BBB: Planning for Spring Break Travel
Spring break is only a few weeks away and now is the time to finalize vacation plans. Whether heading to the ski slopes or the beach, BBB advises consumers to do research...
Texas 10 Most Wanted Program marks captures from 2016
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Thursday, Jan. 26 that 21 fugitives sought through the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program - including 14 convicted sex...