Schools

Play it loud: #ALTOgether!
The smallest school at the annual Cedar Hill Battle of the Bands took home the largest trophy. The Alto Mean Sting Music Machine took part in the...


A total of 50 Rusk seniors are part of the fourth class of Rusk TJC Citizens Promise scholarship candidates. The students were announced Tuesday morning at the Rusk High School Auditorium. The Rusk TJC Citizens Promise is one of only 23 Promise programs in the United States and the first such initiative in Texas. For each qualifying student who graduates in the top half of the class, the Rusk TJC Citizens Promise initiative covers up to $4,000 per year for two years at TJC. In addition to graduating in the top half of their class with a minimum 2.5 GPA, qualifying students must also reside in Rusk ISD and must have attended Rusk High School for grades 11 and 12. Promises kept: 2017-18 Promise Fund candidates announced
The Rusk TJC Citizens Promise scholarship is in its fifth year of providing collegiate opportunities to Rusk High School students. This year,...


Jacksonville Homecoming Friday night
Photo: Grace Traylor, JISD Jacksonville High School will celebrate Homecoming festivities this week with a downtown pep rally at 3:30 p.m....


Parents ask for changes to JISD dress code; district honors staff
Jacksonville ISD’s dress code has been in effect since 2007, but several district parents are asking the district to reexamine the rulebook. Approximately 50 parents...
Eagles Serve, gym work discussed Monday
Parents, students and educators at Rusk ISD believe that Eagles can do more than just fly – they can serve others. A new program at Rusk ISD allows students to do just...
On Monday, Sept. 11, C. Chase Hobson, representative of WoodmenLife (formerly Woodmen of the World) presented an American flag to Carlene Clayton, Rusk Intermediate School principal during what the school themed “Red, White and Blue Day.” A total of 25 U.S. flags were given in memory of those who perished during the 9-11 attacks in 2001. WoodmenLife presents American flags to Rusk Intermediate School
On Monday, September 11, the WoodmenLife (formerly known as Woodmen of the World) chapter of Jacksonville made a flag donation to Rusk Intermediate...


Dixon at Boys' State
Brook Hill senior John Dixon was selected by the American Legion to attend Boys State over the summer. At Boys State, participants learn the...


County Resident Graduates Baylor
Baylor University conferred degrees on nearly 500 graduates during summer commencement exercises Aug. 12 in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus. Jacksonville resident...
Jacksonville Literacy Council Graduate
The Jacksonville Literacy Council congratulates Pablo Suacedo upon earning his GED on Saturday, Aug. 26 and graduating on Tuesday, Aug. 29. He...


AISD approves proposed 17-18 budget
The Alto ISD school board approved their 2017-18 proposed budget and tax rate during their monthly meeting, held Monday night. The district approved a tax rate of $1.30 per...
Nichols calls special session ‘success’ for public schools
Austin -- On Aug. 15, the 85th Legislative, First Called Special Session came to a close after significant legislation to benefit public schools in Texas was passed. ...
DPS Reminds Drivers to Help Keep Children Safe As New School Year...
As we embark on the new school year, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) cautions Texans to watch for children who are walking to and from school or waiting for...
Alto Football Tickets
Alto ISD football tickets will go on sale to season ticket holders on Monday, Aug. 7. Only those people who held tickets last year may purchase tickets through Aug. 18....
Savannah Applewhite received her Lone Star Chapter degree, which is the highest degree awarded to members in the state for commitment and service to the FFA organization. She is pictured with outgoing Texas FFA officer and Alto native Creager Davis. Wells FFA makes history at 89th State FFA Convention


Jacksonville Mayor Dick Stone (middle) and Cherokee County Court-at-Law Judge Janice Stone (right) were recognized as Influential Indians during the annial Jacksonville Education Foundation “Evening With Our Stars” event Aug. 10. They are pictured with daughter Julie Harvey. Jacksonville ISD honors its stars, Influential Indians, Aug. 10
The Jacksonville Education Foundation hosted the 6th annual “Evening With Our Stars” event on August 10, 2017 at the Legacy in Jacksonville. JEF...