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Veterans Day program was big success in Alto
On behalf of Alto ISD, I would like to thank everyone who helped put on our Veteran's Day program last Monday. It was, indeed, a "team" effort. The program was coordinated...
Cherokee County employees help FEMA process claims in record time
I would like to take time out of my busy schedule to extend my thanks to Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis and the other Cherokee County employees for their cooperation in...
Without God, this nation will fall
I honor our flag, obey the laws, respect the Constitution and worship God. However, there are some who think their ideas should be put into place regardless of laws and try...
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This nation will be humbled
People wonder what has become of our country. Many things have happened like 9-11, Katrina, earthquakes and more. They don't realize these things are taking place because...
Thank you from the heart
To all of our friends, family and community, thank you so much for the amazing things you have done for us. We never would have imagined so many people coming together in...
Branson, Mo., was the destination for 48 energetic folks from two churches in Cherokee County. HIGH POINTS FROM EL CAMINO REAL
Folks along El Camino Real honored our veterans on Sunday in many of our area churches with patriotic music and words of praise. We are proud of...


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Jacksonville's sluggish retail sales are down 8% year-to-date
Cherokee County appears to be in an economic downturn. According to a report issued by the State Comptroller's office, every city in Cherokee...


Parents must set limits
To anyone involved in raising a child(ren): Where are all the parental guidance providers? And if you are there, what are you teaching your pupils? Are you paying...
Rail authority's proposed loan to AHR isn't legal
The Texas State Railroad Authority (TSRA) is planning to loan $500,000 to American Heritage Railway in accordance with their contract to own the Texas State Railroad which...
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Alto school campus is inadequate and should be replaced
As a 1961 graduate and longtime resident of Alto, I want to express my views in support of the upcoming AISD bond election to build a new elementary school. I have deep...
Alto is 'taking the next step' with motto, bond proposal
The start of the 2007-08 school year at Alto ISD has been great. Our staff and students impress me more and more each day with their dedication, commitment to improvement,...
Jacksonville ISD bond proposal: Here we go again
I ran for the school board this year because I, like a lot of people in Jacksonville did not like some of the decisions made by our current board. Let's see, they paid...