Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

May 1, 2012

Preserving a wild and scenic river

Faith Harper
Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — The Neches River has been a lifeline for Cherokee County residents for centuries. Not only has the  river provided a water source for irrigating crops, it has also provided fishing, recreation and transportation for residents living on the stretch.

A new bill introduced into the U.S. Senate could potentially protect a 225-mile section of the river from the Lake Palestine dam in Anderson and Cherokee counties to the B.A. Steinhagen Lake in Jasper and Tyler counties.

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