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House committee approves school finance measure
Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout. After weeks of debating how to prevent school districts from becoming financial losers, the House Public...
Christus Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler named one of the nation’s...
Christus Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler has again been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson HealthTM business....
Medicare’s hospice benefit helps people cope with final stages of...
Choosing hospice care isn’t about giving up. It’s about making every day count. Terminally ill people who make the choice receive care for their physical, emotional,...
Texas Families-Especially Texas Children-Need a Healthy Medicaid...
Medicaid is an efficient and effective health coverage program for Texas children, and federal and state governments should continue to stabilize and improve the program’s...
BBB: Be watchful for Tax Time Scams
With potentially 153 million returns to be filled this year, scam artists are likely to have a field day. While the IRS continues to increase its efforts against refund...
Social Security announces new online service for replacement Social...
The Social Security Administration introduced the expansion of online services for residents of Texas available through its my Social Security portal at...
News Briefs
County Republican Club to meet April 4 The Cherokee County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 at Hong Kong Buffet Restaurant, 1644 S. Jackson...
Concert, auction benefitting KAIROS Saturday
KAIROS Outside of East Texas will host a benefit including music and a silent auction at 5 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 1031 SE Loop 456 in...
Vets Fishing with Vets 3rd Annual Fishing Tournament
The Spirit of Aransas Pass Proudly Announces ‘Vets Fishing With Vets’ - A Star-Spangled Celebration of Food, Fun, Fishing And Fund-Raising Honoring U.S. Veterans. Redfish...
3 arrested in connection with 2016 NS murder case
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers have arrested three men in connection with a 2016 murder case outside of New Summerfield. Maximino Garcia,...
JISD honors Finley, STEM Academy at monthly meeting
Monday night's Jacksonville School Board meeting was full of awards and recognitions. The meeting started with a presentation from the Joe Wright STEM Academy. STEM is an...
DPS Recognizes Exceptional Employees, Good Samaritan
The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented a Purple Heart, two Lifesaving Awards and a Unit...
Alto Council approves ordinance to deny electric rate change
Based upon a recommendation from Tom Trimble, area manager for Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC, the city of Alto approved an ordinance at their regular meeting Monday...
Johnnie Helm and 3-Tone Sunburst at CCT Saturday
This Saturday, March 25, 7:30 p.m., Cherokee Civic Theatre, located at W. 5th Street in Rusk, will present a one-night only “Raise the Roof” special event. Johnnie Helm &...
Trina Stidham 'Women who Were First' event March 28
Jacksonville and Cherokee County will recognize several residents who made their own brands of women’s history. Five women will be recognized as...