Tourism

Meals On Wheels Dogwood Travelers Sponsors Trips
Meals on Wheels, Dogwood Travelers is sponsoring a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio from June 25 to July 1. Cost of the trip includes transportation; lodging; six breakfasts and...
Texas Historical Commission News Briefs for June
Free Web Film Highlights Tragic Goliad Massacre Using 360 Video Technology The Texas Historical Commission (THC) premiered a five-minute web film about the story of the...
How to Save Money on Transportation, Entertainment and...
For many people traveling abroad is something that they long to do but don’t know if they can ever afford it. Even, if they save enough money for plane tickets to Europe –...
11 Southern Texas Veterans to be Inducted into In Memory Program
More than 400 Vietnam veterans, including 11 from southern Texas, will be inducted into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s (VVMF) In Memory Program in 2017. The program...
People dropped in on Rusk’s historic Square from all around East Texas, enjoying booths and food as well as a street dance featuring local band The Kid Icarus Project. A fun, ‘fair’ day at Rusk’s Fair on the Square Saturday


Bullock a Blue Star Museum with free admission, discounts for...
The Bullock Texas State History Museum is proud to announce the launch of the 2017 season of Blue Star Museums and once again will offer free admission to active duty,...
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...
Meals On Wheels Dogwood Travelers Sponsors Trips
Meals on Wheels, Dogwood Travelers is sponsoring a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio from June 25 to July 1. Cost of the trip includes transportation; lodging; six breakfasts and...
Jacksonville Progress Sponsor’s Shuttle at Tomato Fest
The Jacksonville Progress presented a $700 check to sponsor the Jacksonville Citizen’s Police Academy Shuttle Transportation Service at the 33rd...


33rd Annual Tomato Fest
Local farmers are busy getting ready by planting acres of the best tastin’ tomatoes for the upcoming 33rd Annual Tomato Fest in Jacksonville. Come join the celebration in...
Rusk KOA hosts 14th Annual ‘Big Weekend’
The Rusk KOA campground, located at 745 FM 343 East in Rusk, is offering campers a special Saturday of camping for just $10 to benefit KOA Care Camps for children with...
One more week for 'One Song'
Fans of musicals and of acting in Cherokee County have one more chance to share “One Song” with the Cherokee Civic Theatre. The musical “One Song” will be performed on the...
Photo: Becky Whisenant
At their recent meeting April 26, the Texas State Railroad Authority voted to reject an offer from Iowa Pacific Holdings that would leave Iowa Pacific as the operator of the Texas State Railroad. The current contract with Iowa Pacific ends May 4. The TSRA entered into negotiations with The Western Group of Ogden, Utah, in late March and boardmembers say negotiations with The Western Group are “very close.” TSR rejects operator offer from Iowa Pacific
At a meeting Wednesday, April 26, the Texas State Railroad Authority Board voted unanimously to reject an offer from Iowa Pacific Holdings which...


Imagine the Possibilities Tour coming to Palestine
Just in time for preservation month, the Palestine Main Street Program will host an “Imagine the Possibilities Tour” from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 12, downtown to...
'One Song' opens this weekend
The historic Cherokee Civic Theatre, West 5th Street in Rusk, is proud to present the world premier original musical, “One Song,” a funny, touching and all-too true story...