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ZIVNEY & TYNES Wednesday Study Club holds monthly meeting
Mrs. Missy Zivney, Co- Founder and Community Relations Director for Refuge of Light, was speaker for the April meeting of the Wednesday Study...


Applications now accepted for flood protection grants via TWDB
Austin – Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) announced the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is accepting applications for a grant award for early warning...
Kline selected as Texas delegate to Republican National Convention
Rusk resident Cynthia Kline has been selected to serve as delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. She competed with several others in the Congressional...
Cherokee County Grand Jury indicts 40 in January
The Cherokee County Grand Jury met Jan. 27, 2016 and returned 40 indictments. The grand jury indicted: -Victor Keith McManners, 54, of Jacksonville, for aggravated sexual...
The Wood family’s home is a 2,600 square foot three-bedroom, two-bath ranch style home that was built in the late 1970s and has central heat and air. The property features a deck, sprinkler system, circular drive, shop with wood stove and bathroom, three carports, garden shed, detached screened-in building and an old barn. Contest offers chance to write an essay, win a house
The concept is quite simple – write an essay, win a Texas house. Yes, it is that easy. David and Cyndi Wood have started an essay contest to sell...


A two-vehicle accident occurred Thursday, May 5, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 69 and FM 2972. Involved were drivers Richard Patteson, 54, of Tyler and Heather Harris, 33, of Douglass. Ms. Harris was southbound on U.S. Highway 69 and Mr. Patteson was northbound on U.S. Highway 69 when their vehicles collided. No injuries were reported. U. S. Highway 69 wreck


Cherokee County rabies clinics end Thursday
Cherokee County veterinarians hope to fend off potential rabies outbreaks by offering low cost vaccinations in the area May 6-12. Sites during the...


TWC offers JET grant for career training
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced April 28, the availability of $10 million in job-training funding from the Texas Legislature for the Jobs and Education for...
The building also offered commercial printing services until the final issue was printed in 1978. The equipment once located inside was donated and is on display at the Waco Tribune-Herald's printing museum. Pieces included a 1919 Miehle press that was disassembled and reassembled in Waco that weighed nearly 19,000 pounds. Other pieces now at the Waco Tribune-Herald museum include two Merganthaler Linotypes and a Kluge press for commercial printing. County says goodbye to Alto Herald building


Cherokee County welcomes Texas Rural Leadership Program
Cherokee County has partnered with the Texas Rural Leadership Program (TRLP), a non-profit organization that trains local citizens and provides resources for initiatives...
State Senator Robert Nichols, district 3 (center) addressed members of his home county at the banquet. He discussed the range of his jurisdiction and the many issues he faces on a daily basis speaking for the voice of East Texans. At left is district zone II director Roland Adams. At right is district zone V director Aaron Low. Stewards of the land honored at annual soil, water banquet
Cherokee County honored the men, women and students who work hard to conserve and preserve the land during the annual Cherokee County Soil and...


USDA seeks applications for nearly $12 million in broadband grants...
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is soliciting applications for grants to establish broadband in unserved rural communities through its Community...
The employees of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Tyler District Office recently recognized National Work Zone Awareness Week, held in April. Employees held a moment of silence at a cone display that represents the 138 people killed in Texas work zones in 2015. Work Zone Awareness week


Jacksonville's Tomato Fest was recently featured on the cover of Texas Farm & Ranch Magazine's May issue. Jacksonville’s Tomato Fest hits the Stands
It's almost time for Tomato Fest in Jacksonville, and Texas Farm & Home Magazine May's issue feature story and cover is all about Jacksonville's...


Jacksonville man convicted of drug possession at trial
On April 18, a Cherokee County jury deliberated for about 15 minutes before finding William Pyle guilty of the felony crime of Possession of Methamphetamine. Andrew Weber,...