Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local News

June 25, 2013

Crime Stoppers looking for information about two break-ins


Crime Stoppers of Cherokee County asks for the public's help in getting more information about two crimes from May.

On May 28 at approximately 1:30 p.m., a home owner on FM-3198 in the Bullard area returned home for lunch and discovered the back doors open to the house.

Upon entry to the house, deputies discovered that several rooms had been rummaged through, and left in a general state of disarray.

Deputies believe the suspect or suspects parked at the rear of the house, where tire tracks were discovered, and then used a spare key to make entry through the back door.

Among items taken from the house included the following:

** Samsung brand, 60 inch LED flat screen TV; Valued at $1,400

** Samsung brand, 55 inch LED flat screen TV; Valued at $1,200

** Remington model 870, 12ga shotgun, painted camo; Valued at $500

** Horton brand cross bow; Valued at $600

** Assorted jewelry

On May 29 at approximately 5:15 p.m., a home owner on CR-3401, north of Jacksonville,

returned home from work to discover that his back door had been kicked in and many items taken from his residence.

It appeared that the suspects parked behind the residence (where tire tracks were found), forced entry to the residence and then spent considerable time inside. In the master bedroom, a large gun safe was tipped over and laying face down on the floor, but had not been broken into. The dressers and closet had been rummaged through. It appeared several other rooms were rummaged through as well,  including a re-loading room where the homeowner stored ammunition, reloading equipment and supplies.

A small blue or black truck had been seen in the area on earlier in the day.

Several thousands of dollars in jewelry, guns, ammunition and supplies were taken from the residence; including:

** 2 Sierra brand, numbered collectible bullet boards, written on back of one was “In Memory of Frank Lindsey”

** Ruger model KS-47NHN, 44 magnum, 71/2 stainless steel barrel, with Weaver 2.5inch 8x32 scope

** Jansen and Son 12ga, double-barrel shotgun with hammers. Receiver engraved with “Byrd” and


** 6 Colt brand .223, 20 round magazines

** 2 Cold brand .223, 30 round magazines

** 1,000 rounds Herters brand .223 ammunition

** 800 rounds Wolf brand .223 ammunition

Text Only
Local News
  • Christian Rapper 0419.tif Local rap artist spreads the 411 on Jesus

    "I have seen things in my life that would make Dr. Phil crazy," Jacksonville native, ordained minister and aspiring rap artist Stephen I. Crow Jr. said with a laugh. "That's why I don't label my music specifically as "Christian rap" -- yes, Christians who love rap can listen and hopefully be uplifted, but I truly want and am trying to bring the word and Jesus' message to people who may never have heard it or don't believe it's for them.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tomato Bowl flushed to bottom of priorities

    The historic Tomato Bowl, built in 1940, stands strong on the outside, but according to some people the inside needs a lot of work in order to not be an eyesore.

    April 19, 2014

  • Cherokee County arrest: April 8-14

    The Daily Progress will publish a list of arrests from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office on a weekly basis.

    April 19, 2014

  • Jacksonville College, high schools team up to offer dual credit program

    Jacksonville College is currently offering qualifying high school juniors and seniors attending Jacksonville and New Summerfield ISDs and The Brookhill School in Bullard the opportunity to get head start on their higher education.

    April 18, 2014

  • JISD board members to consider district strategic plan

    The Jacksonville ISD Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, to discuss a district strategic plan and consider buying new band uniforms.

    April 18, 2014

  • 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