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Christmas in July event underway
CHEORKEE COUNTY – Back by popular demand – and thanks to four local libraries – Christmas is coming early again, for the Cherokee County Rainbow Room. According to the...
From left, Kaydance Davenport, Terrius Aldridge and Jordyn Herring perform during last year’s Thespians ‘N Training (TNT) event. Registration for this year’s camps continue until July 14. There are still spots available for those in grades 7-12. For more information, visit www.cherokeetheatre.net or call (903) 683-2131. TNT signups near conclusion


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Money Games for Teens Money Games for Teens will be presented by Gateway to American Opportunities in partnership with the Jacksonville Public Library. The Money Games are...
New DPS Airplane Named in Honor of Fallen Trooper
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) on Tuesday, June 27 dedicated its newest airplane, a Pilatus PC-12 NG, at a ceremony in Edinburg. The aircraft is being named...
DPS: Leaving Children in Vehicles Can Be Deadly
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is warning residents that warmer weather places children at greater risk of injury or death if left unattended in a vehicle....
Rusk Intermediate teacher Molly Strube was named Rusk Independent School District’s Teacher of the Year during the annual end of the year luncheon and service awards May 31. Molly Strube named 16-17 RISD Teacher of the Year
As the 2015-16 school year came to a close, Rusk ISD honored the men and women who guide Rusk’s youth through their education. The district held...


Church of Wells escorts 2 members to CCSO after criminal trespass...
Approximately 75 members of the Church of Wells escorted two men who had been found guilty in court of criminal trespassing to the Cherokee County...


County jumps into July, Independence Day
It’s going to be a busy few days prior to Independence Day across Cherokee County as several events will help citizens kick off the month of...


CCSO releases names in June 13 train incident
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office released the names of the individuals involved in a train incident that left one dead and one injured June 13. On the morning of June...
The Cherokee County Historical Commission was presented the Distinguished Service Award during Monday’s Commissioners Court meeting. The award recognizes accomplishments during the 2016 year of service. County Historical Commission receives Distinguished Service award...
During Monday morning’s Cherokee County Commissioners Court, Judge Chris Davis presented the Distinguished Service Award for accomplishments...


House education leaders won’t budge on school finance, private...
The top House education leader said Sunday that “private school choice” is still dead in the lower chamber. “We only voted six times against it in the House,” House...
Trustees approve bond sale results, hear several reports at meeting
The Jacksonville ISD school board is prepared to kick off the renovation of the Tomato Bowl and creation of a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) building at...
DPS Joined National Commercial Vehicle Inspection Effort
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers, inspectors and investigators conducted intensified commercial vehicle inspections from June 6 - 8 as part of Roadcheck...
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...
Mayor Stone recognizes Jacksonville Municipal Court employees Margarita Meza, Susana Galvan and Silvia Telles as employees of the month for May during the monthly city council meeting June 13. Jacksonville Council recognizes employees at monthly meeting