Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local News

July 2, 2013


JACKSONVILLE — Indian 7-on-7 team advances to semi-finals at Midlothian SQT

MIDLOTHIAN — An improving Jacksonville Indian 7-on-7 squad won its pool in the Midlothian State Qualifying Tournament Saturday, which advanced the Indians to a semi-final game against host Midlothian. The home team prevailed over Jacksonville in that contest to earn a spot in the upcoming state tournament. John Tyler came away with a state berth as a result of its performance in Midlothian as well. Other teams in the Tribe's pool were, Keller, Killeen and Fort Worth Southwest.

High School Softball: Troup's Ross makes LNJ elite squad

LONGVIEW — Troup's Josee Ross procured a spot onto the Longview News Journal's All-East Texas softball team. Ross, a junior-to-be, was a First Team choice. Ross was 21-6 last season and owned an earned run average of 1.22. She struck out 300 batters while walking only 47 in just over 217 innings of work. The Lady Tigers also had four young ladies that were Honorable Mention selections. That group included Katelyn Standley, Caitlin Tomlin, Bethany Mason and Lee Ann Lloyd.

Texas Collegiate League: Moss collects hit in Victoria victory

VICTORIA — J.B. Moss, a product of  the Brook Hill School, went 1-for-3 Sunday in the Victoria Generals' 2-1 win over the Acadiana Cane Cutters in Texas Collegiate League action that took place in Victoria. Moss, who is hitting .295 for the year, batted in the three hole. The Generals scored the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning. Victoria will be visiting the East Texas Pump Jacks (Kilgore) for games tonight and tomorrow evening.

A&M,Texas finish in Top 15 of Learfield Cup standings

Texas A&M finished in fifth place in the 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. It was the highest that the Aggies have ever finished in the standings. A&M who just completed its first year in the Southeastern Conference, has finished in the top 10 for the past four-consecutive years. The University of Texas finished 13th, after coming in 6th place in 2011-12. The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between NACDA and the USA Today. Points are awarded for each school's finish in 20 sports.

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  • Some area entities closed for holiday

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  • Dispatcher Enge 0416.tif JPD dispatcher killed in wreck

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    On Monday, Cherokee County commissioners set April 28 to hold public hearings concerning the changing speed limits on two county roads.

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  • Catherine look.tif Religious lines drawn: Protesters met by members of Church of Wells

    Other than a few community members' voices that rose above the crowd, the protest Saturday against the Church of Wells remained peaceful.

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  • Church Member looks.tif Church of Wells members attend protest

    About 30 members of the Church of Wells arrived at a protest Saturday. The event was planned after an incident at Wells Homecoming Day on April 5 where the church loudly "street preached" causing a disruption. Three of the church members were injured by two men at the parade. On Saturday, the event was peaceful, despite a few loud voices.

    See the complete story and photos in the next edition of the Daily Progress on Tuesday, April 15.

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  • ScholarshipAwards.tif 5 receive scholarships from Chamber’s Agri-Business Committee

    The Agri-Business Committee of the Jacksonville Chamber recently awarded five $1,000 scholarships at the Annual Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show on March 29.

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  • Deadline to file taxes nears

    As an April 15 deadline for individuals to file their 2013 federal tax return approaches, pressure is mounting for tax preparers.

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  • Protest, march planned in Wells

    The town of Wells is planning a march to the R&R Mercantile on U.S. Hwy. 69 from the former Dairy Queen to protest the Church of Wells.
    The event is planned for 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

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