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Billionaires can change America through their wealth – if they choose
In the latest edition of Forbes Magazine, if I counted correctly, they list 404 billionaires. They give the general area that provided such riches, but none of the details...
STATE SEN. ROBERT NICHOLS Nichols’ 5 Cents: Props. 1 and 7, school finance and Gov. Abbott
We have officially moved into the Fall season and with that comes the expectation of cooler weather, the changing of the leaves, time with family...


Grandparents thank community for coming together to help their family
The Alto community and surrounding areas came together in a time of need for our grandchildren: Isaiah, Margie, Sherice and Olivia Thacker. They lost everything in a house...
October is Texas Archeology Month
The following is from the Texas Historical Commission website: Scattered across our vast state are clues to a story that began thousands of years ago - a story that remains...
Abortion videos cause outrage
Recently, I heard about the sixth video regarding the abortion industry and Stem- Express, which uses the fetal body parts obtained by Planned Parenthood. I could not watch...
Texas Ramp Project to construct 10,000th ramp this month
An elderly disabled man escapes his burning home on his new wheelchair ramp. A dialysis patient can finally leave her home without having to be carried down the steps. A...
Impact Texas Teen Driver program now required
The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding student drivers about the Impact Texas Teen Driver program (ITTD), which went into effect Sept. 1 and is a new...
Cedar Hill Cemetery’s state historical marker is only the beginning...
"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." The dedication of the historical marker at Cedar Hill Cemetery on Sept. 19 touched the hearts...


Neches Paddling Trail set for Oct. 17
The Launch Event Ceremony for the Cherokee Neches Paddling Trail will be October 17, 2015, at 11 am at the launch site at Neches River Run Park, 2001 CR 3315, Jacksonville,...
5 Ways You Can Fact-Check--Advice From A Texas A&M Political Expert
COLLEGE STATION, Sept. 23, 2015 – It’s probably happened to you at least once – you share an article or tidbit on social media, only to find out later it was false. Or you...
September is National Preparedness Month
Cherokee County is proud to be participating in the annual National Preparedness Month (NPM) in September. Sponsored by FEMA's Ready Campaign, NPM is a nationwide effort...
Faith and a community’s love keeps area woman strong
To all the many loving and caring people of this community, I would like to say thank you. Thank you for all the cards, plants and food that was provided by citizens of our...
H.U.G. a Firefighter program raising money
The H.U.G. A Firefighter Organization, located in Cherokee County, provides fire safety education to children teaching them what they can do to help save themselves in the...
New extension service agent explains job
When I became the new family and consumer science (FCS) extension agent of Cherokee County, I was asked by many people, "What is FCS?" The answer, according to Wikipedia:...
Wreck victims thankful for Bullard Samaritans
On Aug. 20, we were involved in a one-truck accident. We were going to Whitehouse to pick up a door for the truck to replaced one damaged by a previous accident. We were...