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Leave that wild animal alone, experts advise
With spring comes young, wild animals venturing from their nests and hiding places under the watchful eyes of their parents. Young animals often stray and appear to be...
Charlotte Reneau began her career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a correctional officer at the Coffield Unit in Oct. 2008. She transferred to the Hodge Unit of Aug. 2010 and was recently promoted to Sergeant of the Skyview/Hodge Complex on June 1. From the left are Major Amahdrick Christopher, Sgt. Reneau and Major Charles Meador. TDCJ Employees of the month


Cherokee Civic Theatre’s TNT registration deadline nearing
RUSK - Know a young Bill Shakespeare? Got a mini- Streisand in the family? Get them involved in the Cherokee Civic Theatre's summer Thespians in Training theater camp and...
Nichols requests applications for Texas Armed Services Scholarship
Austin-- Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) has called on qualified students to apply for a Texas Armed Services Scholarship. "This scholarship is a way to encourage and...
The “Bo Green Team” at ETMC Jacksonville collectively received a DAISY Team Award for their efforts in caring for toddler Bo Green after a drowning accident last Christmas Eve. In front are RNs Sandy Lara, Mary Burgess and Misty Wilburn. In back are RNs Monie Johnson, Janine Cole, Dr. Mark Shaw, RT Stelvin Cole, RN Alvie Vickers and LVN Amanda Parker. ETMC-Jacksonville’s ‘Bo Green Team’ wins DAISY Team Award
Jacksonville - The team that cared for toddler Bo Bailey Green after a near-drowning accident last Christmas Eve has been recognized as a DAISY...


County grand jury returns 19 indictments
The Cherokee County Grand Jury met March 28, 2016 and returned 19 indictments. The Grand Jury indicted: -Barry Alan Simmons, 45, of Tyler, for aggravated robbery on Sept....
High school graduates pledged to continue their academic education in Texas as they each received an $18,000 scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Area Go Texan Scholarship Banquet, Friday, May 20. More than a million in scholarships help send graduates to Texas...
High school graduates pledged to continue their academic education in Texas as they each received an $18,000 scholarship from the Houston Livestock...


Tree of Promise had volunteer crews working on May 20 - 21 on a sidewalk project for Carolyn Hallford. After 15 months in the hospital and rehab facilities, she returned home on Wednesday, May 25. The Rusk Police Association volunteered during (Community Powered Renewal) CPR weekend to build a walkway for her wheelchair. The group picture includes Nathan Acker-RPA President, Leon Hallford (Carolyn’s husband) and Abby Franks (Carolyn’s granddaughter in the pink shirt). Tree of Promise


The Literacy Council of Tyler receives $12,000 grant from the...
The week of May 19, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Literacy Council of Tyler a $12,000 grant to support adult literacy. This local grant award is part of...
USDA seeks applications for grants to help socially disadvantaged...
USDA Rural Development Texas State Director Paco Valentin announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants to provide assistance to socially-disadvantaged business...
Disaster assistance available to farmers, ranchers affected by weather
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Texas State Executive Director, Judith A. Canales, reminds farmers and ranchers, families and small...
Jacksonville College to offer expanded course options
In order to meet the needs of its students, Jacksonville College is expanding its horizons again by offering courses that “are relevant to careers and economy in the East...
1,005 candidates recognized at UT Tyler Spring 2016 commencement
The University of Texas at Tyler held spring 2016 commencement ceremonies May 6-7. One thousand and five degree candidates were recognized in the R. Don Cowan Fine and...
Tyler Jr. College announces Spring 2016 graduating class
Tyler Junior College held commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Friday, May 13, in Wagstaff Gymnasium, recognizing 1,011 candidates for Spring 2016 Graduation The...
BMA Seminary holds commencement May 14
Twenty individuals received a degree from the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary of Jacksonville, during commencement exercises conducted Saturday, May...