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The Rusk Intermediate School robotics teams, part of Dianne Guthrie’s Gifted/Talented class, brought home three top-3 trophies from the recent Region VII Robotics contest in Kilgore. From left are Anthony Rojo, Matthew Young, Landon Walley, Kierra Milton, Kaitlyn Hardy, Katie Ross, Nicole Burkhalter, Maci Taylor and Gracie Knight. Not pictured is Alex Patterson. Beneficial programming: Rusk robotics wins big at Region VII
Dianne Guthrie’s Gifted/Talented class at Rusk Intermediate School is building for the future – quite literally. The class recently competed in...


Summer Food Service Program
Alto ISD is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years of age and under regardless of race, color, national origin,...
More Than 200,000 Kids Treated in ERs Each Year for...
As temperatures rise, more kids will be on the playground. The nation’s emergency physicians want all of them to have fun, but also to stay safe. “Many playground...
West Side Elementary Jacksonville’s Tomato Fest Top Tomato Poster Contest Winners
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce announces Top Tomato Poster Contest winners. Gene Brumbelow, owner of Dairy Queen located at 1501 S. Jackson is...


Mr. George Western teaches GED math classes for the Jacksonville Literacy Council at 5:15 PM Tuesday and Thursday evening in a classroom at the Jacksonville College. Call (903)586-6125 to enroll for the free instruction. Jacksonville Literacy Council Offers Free GED Classes


County Resident named to Dean’s List
Joshua Ambroson from Jacksonville, has been named to the Spring 2017 Dean’s List at McMurry University. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have maintained...
How to Pay for College May Consumer Tips from the Independent...
A college education is more important than ever in today’s competitive workforce. Along with a four-year degree comes increased salary potential, job satisfaction and...
2017 United Way Outreach Food Packaging Event
The public is invited to join from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 at the Palestine Junior High School 1600 S. Loop 256 for the event. This is just a reminder to...
University of Texas at Tyler holds Spring 2017 Commencement
One thousand one hundred and thirty six degree candidates were recognized in the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. Dawn Franks, The University of Texas at...
BMA Seminary’s Sixtieth Commencement
The Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary of Jacksonville, will hold its 2017 commencement exercises on Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. in the seminary’s Dorman...
Jacksonville Seniors receive Scholarship from Jacksonville Tennis...
The Jacksonville Tennis Association congratulates the two seniors on the JHS tennis team upon receiving JTA scholarships for how well they...


Texas Forestry Association Sets Dates For 2017 Teacher’s...
Texas Forestry Association (TFA) announced two sessions of its Teacher Conservation Institute (TCI) will be held this year at Bugscuffle Inn near Henderson. TCI is a...
Summer Food Service Program
Alto ISD is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years of age and under regardless of race, color, national origin,...
SFA to offer family nurse practitioner program with a Master of...
Nurses across the state now have access to an online family nurse practitioner program that will be offered this fall by Stephen F. Austin State University. The Texas...
Jacksonville Resident completes GED
Sergio Vences of Jacksonville, just earned his GED through the Jacksonville Literacy Council and got a good job immediately upon graduation. He is...