Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX



Jacksonville City Parks and Recreation Director Ben Briley, left, gives co-worker Trace Sanchez a hand Friday as he transfers red salvia plants into the flowerbed that surrounds an entry sign to the Jacksonville Athletic Complex, 1923 Byrd Road. This week, city crews helped put finishing touches on beautifying and maintaining the grounds for opening day of the Jacksonville Baseball and Softball Association youth season on Saturday. The complex also is the site of the inaugural FitCOUNTY Cherokee “Day in the Park” health fair, which will feature more than two dozen vendors sharing information on incorporating healthy lifestyles.