JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville native Hugo A. Arreguin was among the graduates of East Texas Police Academy No. 285, receiving peace officer certification during a December ceremony at Kilgore College. He is one of five children of Salvador and Tonya Arreguin, and the father of Hayden Arreguin. Arreguin was sponsored at the academy by Coffee City Police Chief Donny Malone.
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Crews working to repair power after storm
According to Oncor, a little more than 200 people remained without electricity mid-morning Thursday in the Jacksonville area after powerful overnight storms.
Longtime furniture store changes hands
For the better part of a century, Bearden Furniture Co., Inc., has been the go-to place for local residents wanting to beautify their home.
Furniture and accessories, carpeting, window treatments – even electronics at one point – were offered at the Commerce Street store, but on July 1, the family who started Bearden's sold the company to Louisiana-based Ivan Smith Furniture company.
Athens woman confesses to killing daughter
A 25-year-old mother is in the Henderson County Jail after telling authorities that she had killed her four-year-old daughter, Monday
Bullard: District names Jan Hill as deputy superintendent
Bullard Independent School District is proud to announce Jan Hill as Deputy Superinten-dent. Hill will assume the new role effective immediately.
‘Christmas in July’ drive benefits area foster children
Sure, December is still more than five months away, but Cherokee County residents are getting the chance to start spreading some holiday cheer a little early this year during the annual Christmas in July donation drive, benefitting the county's Rainbow Room.
2014-2015 Jacksonville Leadership Institute opens enrollment
What is Jacksonville Leadership Institute?
Jacksonville Leadership Institute is a program through the Jacksonville, Texas Chamber of Commerce. A new class is formed each September.
Jacksonville continues its mosquito spraying schedule
The City of Jacksonville will continue implementing its summer mosquito spraying program next week by spraying areas 7 and 11.
Rusk protest highlights views concerning border issues
Several Texans gathered Saturday in Rusk -- not only to protest the recent federally-sponsored flood of illegal immigrants into the U.S., but to demand state officials to do something about it.
Nearly 20 concerned citizens gathered at the intersection of U.S. highways 69 and 84 Saturday afternoon, waving flags and hand-lettered signs asking for secure borders and better action on the matter.
RISD board mulls $16M budget
Local school board members are considering a $16,671,955 proposed general fund budget for Rusk ISD's upcoming fiscal year – which begins Sept. 1 – but are nowhere near close to adopting the budget, said Lesa Jones, assistant district superintendent for finance and operation.
National Night Out to return to Jacksonville
National Night Out ( NNO) festivities will be returning to Jacksonville this year.
Jacksonville Police Crime Prevention Officer Detective Tonya Harris said all Jacksonville residents are encouraged to participate this year by sponsoring or attending a National Night Out party on Oct. 7.
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