Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local News

February 1, 2014

Homecoming queen set to be announced

JACKSONVILLE — A new Jacksonville College homecoming queen will be chosen from among three sophomore candidates of the homecoming court during a Feb. 8 basketball game against men’s and women’s squads from Blinn College at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.

The college homecoming will be held Feb. 7-8, and will feature a pep rally, alumni gatherings, a Purple and Gold Club Breakfast, luncheons, and a brief business meetings, as well as the match-ups with Blinn.

This year’s queen candidates include sophomores Leah Mobley, Candise Stewart and Alyssa Willis.

Mobley, a Jacksonville resident, is the daughter of Anthony and Ginger Mobley. She is studying Elementary Education and is a member of the Delta Psi Omega honor society, SGA, Cross Act Company, JC Singers and the cheerleading team. Mobley also serves as secretary of the Choir and is the Sophomore Class President.She plans to attend Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches to continue pursuing her Education degree.

Stewart, of DeKalb, is the daughter of Kim Bristow. Stewart is studying Theater Education and is a member of the Cross Act Company. She also serves as president of the Delta Psi Omega honor society. Stewart also plans to attend SFA, where she hopes to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with teacher certification.

Ennis resident Alyssa Willis is the daughter of Darryl and Terri Willis. She is studying Music Education and is a member of the SGA, Phi Theta Kappa, the JC Choir, Singers, and Overcomers. Willis plans to attend either Lubbock Christian University or Harding University and eventually earn a Ph.D.

Members of the 2014 Freshman Homecoming Court include:

Shenell Mobley of Jacksonville, Texas, the daughter of Chris and Kenya Applin; and sisters Elizabeth Ramirez and Rosa Ramirez of Irving, daughters of Joel and Marielena Ramirez.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 2 men arrested after standoff in grocery store

    Two men were arrested early Wednesday morning after a standoff at the B&B Foods in Alto.
    According to Alto Police Chief Jeremy Jackson, a person reported seeing two black males at the store just before 3 a.m. Wednesday.

    April 17, 2014

  • Some area entities closed for holiday

    Many area offices and businesses will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday and Easter.

    April 17, 2014

  • Dispatcher Enge 0416.tif JPD dispatcher killed in wreck

    A dispatcher for the Jacksonville Police Department was killed Monday on her way to work, according to officials.
    Amber Enge, 35, of Whitehouse was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon on CR 2177 in Whitehouse.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • CR speed limit changes, E-filling fee top agenda

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

    April 16, 2014

  • 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.

    April 15, 2014 3 Photos

  • HOPE event Pic 433.tif Folks attend weekend fundraiser for H.O.P.E.

    It was an evening fit for royalty, as supporters of the Helping Others Pursue Enrichment (H.O.P.E.) program gathered Saturday at The Castle on the Lake outside Jacksonville for “A Renaissance Evening.”

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    April 11, 2014

  • 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.

    April 11, 2014

LOCAL MAGAZINE
Election 2012
AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide