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Sen. Robert Nichols (second from left) applauds as Gov. Greg Abbott signs Senate Bill 16, which lowered license to carry and renewal fees in Texas, making it one of the lowest fees in the nation. Sen. NIchols was recently named President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate, making him acting governor if both the governor and lieutenant governor are out of the state at the same time. Nichols named President Pro Tempore of Texas Senate
Austin – On Monday, the 85th Legislative Session came to a close. Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville), was elected President Pro Tempore by a...


DPS Urges Texans to Stay Vigilant, Report Suspicious Activity
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is calling on Texans to remain vigilant regarding potential crime and terrorist activity in their communities, and to report...
Texans Urged to Prepare for Hurricane Season Now
In advance of the 2017 hurricane season, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to begin making plans to protect themselves and their families....
DPS Honors Fallen Officers at Memorial Service
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Tuesday, May 16 honored the Texas Troopers, Special Agents and Texas Rangers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The...
Rusk council holds 2 special meetings May 16
On Tuesday, May 16 the Rusk City Council held a special city council meeting at 5 p.m. and a city council workshop at 6 p.m. During the special city council meeting they...
Commissioners complete brief meeting Monday
Monday morning’s Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting may have been brief with only six items on the agenda but the business of the county was taken care...
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,...
Click It Or Ticket’ Campaign Saves More Than 5,000 Lives
This month marks the 15th anniversary of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign urging Texans to buckle up. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates...
Financial CHOICE Act is Win-Win for Texas
It was intended to protect consumers from abusive practices by financial services. It was intended to promote financial stability of the U.S. by improving accountability...
Jacksonville Council discusses grant program, zone changes
The Jacksonville City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 9 started off with special presentations. The first was for the Employee of the Month, awarded to Carol Rhymes and the...
Rusk Council reorganizes, talks land during monthly meeting
After the official canvass of the votes of the May 6, Mayoral and City Council Elections during the Rusk City Council meeting Thursday, May 11, the oath of office was...
Alto Council addresses water issues
Several water issues were discussed at the Alto City Council meeting Monday night which was opened with the swearing into office of Councilman Jerry Flowers, Councilman...
County EDC created at meeting
After much deliberation about the difference between an Economic Development Committee and a County Industrial Commission the Cherokee County Commissioners Court approved...
Election '17: JISD bond passes; Raiborn re-elected
There may not have been many elections in Cherokee County in May, but many of them brought out citizens wanting to make their voices heard. The people have spoken in...
TXDOT Celebrates 100 Years of Service to Texans with area events
The Texas Department of Transportation turned 100 years old on Tuesday, April 4 and celebrated with an employee event at its downtown Austin headquarters office located in...