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February 13, 2012

Can't-miss movies: 2012 features big-buzz blockbusters

(Continued)

World War Z (Dec. 12)

Based on one of the quintessential zombie novels, a U.N. representative travels the world to document the zombie apocalypse that is unfolding on a global scale.

Why we can't wait: Hello? Zombies! Oh, and Brad Pitt.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Dec. 14)

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) is caught up in a quest by a band of dwarves to reclaim their lost kingdom. There’s adventure, a dragon and the discovery of a magical ring.

Why we can't wait: Director Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth, along with cast members Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom and Elijah Wood.

Django Unchained (Dec. 25)

A slave is freed by a bounty hunter, and the duo begin a cross-country journey to save his wife from a sadistic plantation owner.

Why we can't wait: Quentin Tarantino directs a Western! The cast features Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson.

And if that’s not enough ...

~ John Carter (March 9)

~ Wrath of the Titans (March 30)

~ Titanic 3-D (April 6)

~ Men in Black 3 (May 25)

~ Rock of Ages (June 15)

~ Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (June 22)

~ Total Recall (Aug. 3)

~ The Expendables 2 (Aug. 17)

~ The Gangster Squad (Oct. 9)

~ Breaking Dawn: Part II (Nov. 16)

~ Les Miserables (Dec. 7)

~ The Great Gatsby (Dec. 25)

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    Good things come to those who wait, especially when homemade ice cream is involved.
    Just ask Carolyn Easter of Wells, who grew up in rural Houston County using a hand-cranked freezer to create the delectable dessert.

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  • Gearing up with Jacksonville's Back to School Fair

    A little more than a decade ago, Father Mark Kusmirek learned from a parishioner who worked at JISD that approximately 80 percent of local students were from economically disadvantaged families.

    July 12, 2014

  • WilliePRichardson.tif A friend indeed ... Comedian’s last show honors E.Texas friend

    It certainly makes sense that nationally known comedian Willie P. Richardson’s final gig is a tribute to his friend Pam White.

    July 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jacksonville Education Foundation to honor Guinn, Womack

    The Stars at night shine clear and bright, deep in the heart of Jacksonville!  
    Directors and volunteers of the Jacksonville Education Foundation are busy preparing for the third annual “Evening With Our Stars” event set for August 14, 2014.

    June 21, 2014

  • LIV 5-24 swink dancers 2554.tif Dancing their hearts out

    Teams from Swink Studio of Dance have racked up several awards this year as they performed in dance competitions from Tyler to Texarkana, said studio owner Jill Swink.

    May 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • A different route to parenthood provides unexpected blessing

    Love – and motherhood – can come unexpectedly.
    Just ask Jacksonville resident Laura Mullenax, whose foray into the world of adoption with her husband, Tim, began with a challenging start and ended with an unexpected blessing.
    The couple, who are owners of T&L Automotive, are parents to 21-year-old TJ, Tim's son from a previous marriage. However, “we wanted a child between us,” Mullenax said.

    May 10, 2014

  • Mother’s Day a century-old tradition

    This year marks the 100-year anniversary of Mother's Day, when Congress passed a resolution to honor mothers after a multi-year campaign by Anna Jarvis, who wanted to memorialize her mother's lifelong activism, according to the National Women's History Project website.

    May 10, 2014

  • Local reviews ‘Tomato Republic’

    On April 9, I had the privilege and pleasure of seeing the world premiere of The Tomato Republic, a documentary movie about the 2013 Jacksonville, Texas, mayoral election. The film was entered in the Dallas Film Festival within the Texas subjects division.

    April 15, 2014

  • “I am the resurrection and the life”

    For millions of believers throughout the world, Holy Week is considered the high point of the Christian year, because they recall the series of events in Jesus' life that began with a welcome embrace and ended with his death by crucifixion.

    April 12, 2014

  • 'Thespians ‘N Training’ group ready to sign up new talent

    TNT (“Thespians ‘N Training”) theatre arts camp will be offered for the 11th consecutive year by Cherokee Civic Theatre.  TNT 2014 will run July 14-26 at the historic Cherokee Theater.

    April 5, 2014