Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

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  • Political discussions are not worth the fight

    I have a new personal policy: I will not discuss political ideology with my extended family, my friends, my colleagues or anyone else with whom I care to remain in good standing.

    August 6, 2011

  • Bob Bowman’s East Texas


    Texas historians have written volumes about Jim Bowie, who died at the Alamo, but what people remember most about him is a big hunting blade he carried--a weapon known in history simply as the Bowie Knife.

    July 30, 2011

  • Just ask Janet

    First, a friendly reminder about the Chamber’s photo contest for the cover of the 2012 chamber magazine. We are running the rules and entry form each day in the paper.

    July 30, 2011

  • A new frontier in fundraising

    I was fortunate to take part in a unique fundraising event last weekend — I “walked” in a virtual Relay for Life.
    Relay for Life is nothing new in Cherokee County. Our local group raises a tremendous amount of money annually for the American Cancer Society.
    And as someone whose family has been hard hit by cancer, I am grateful beyond words for thier efforts.

    July 29, 2011

  • Just ask Janet

    This week I want to tell you about a local photo contest coming up soon.
    As you probably know this paper partners with the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce on the Chamber’s annual membership magazine.

    July 23, 2011

  • Bob Bowman’s East Texas

    Sitting atop a scenic hilltop in southwestern Henderson County, Science Hill lasted only a few decades, but its reputation as a center of education is well-remembered by descendants of its founders and builders.

    July 23, 2011

  • Where lies La Salle?

    Seventeenth-century French adventurers were central to the exploration of North America, and French names dot the maps of cities, counties, and states throughout the United States.  

    July 20, 2011

  • The Idle American

    With legitimate claims for nimbleness and quickness, they’d both be miserable failures on Jack’s final test--jumping over the candlestick. If they tried, they’d fail, leaving the candlestick “unwobbled.”

    July 20, 2011

  • Just Ask Janet

    First, a big Thank You! to Ben Peacock for the lovely surprise he left on my voice mail Friday afternoon. It is a rare thing to get a compliment here for the paper, and he left a really, really nice compliment on my voice mail. Words of support and encouragement, aka – positive reinforcement – are always so much more helpful and productive than negativity. I will share that voice mail with my department heads when we have our monthly meeting this week.

    July 18, 2011

  • Just ask Janet

    The latest employment report, which came out on Friday, showed that non-farm jobs increased by 18,000 and private jobs increased by 57,000, far less than the increases of 80,000 and 110,000 jobs, respectively, that had been expected.

    July 9, 2011