Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local News

November 8, 2012

Ladies’ event raises funds, salutes Sadler’s


Sadler's is going out with a bang.

Owner Rob Gowin will throw open Sadler's doors tonight to host the 2nd Annual Ladies Night Out, but at the end of the evening the beloved restaurant will close its doors, ending a chapter of the restaurant's history in its iconic location.

"There's a little sadness in leaving that fabulous building," said Gowin, who has operated Sadler's  in its prime spot in the historic Landmark building for about two and a half years. "But life will go on."

The Landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was the first federal building in Cherokee County. It was built in 1933 and now has 20,000 square feet of space. It served as the town's post office for decades before its transformation into the Landmark Hotel.

In Sadler's case, history will repeat itself as Gowin moves Sadler's Kitchen to another historic location – the old city jail building and former police department at 100 South Bonner St.

"I love the new spot, too," Gowin said. "It will work well for both of my businesses."

Sadler's Kitchen will join Gowin's other venture, DJ's College Avenue Smoke House, in the new location.

The new Sadler's will tentatively open Nov. 15, Gowin hopes, but in the meantime, he'll send off the Landmark in style.

The Ladies Night Out event is a "fun night for the ladies," Gowin said.

From 6 to 10 p.m. tonight, join other area women for a night of Sadler's appetizers, beverages and famous pies while you get ahead start on your Christmas list and listen to live music by Levi Kitchens.

"Support your local community," event chairwoman Casey Bevel has emphasized.

The $5 donation at the door benefits the 2013 Jacksonville High School Project Graduation. All the vendors donate a portion of their proceeds to the organization as well, Bevel said.

Last year, about 275 area women kicked off the holiday season at the event and this year Bevel hopes to see at least 300 ladies and their friends attend.

"(This is) a great way to send off Sadler's at the Landmark and enjoy a night for yourself," Bevel said. "There will be lots of Christmas shopping with local boutiques, handmade beautiful crafts, home decor, jewelry and much much more."

Jacksonville resident Jennifer Cook, manager of Adams Cherokee Storage,  champions the event as a great time and a great community project.

"It is an excuse to get together with my girlfriends, support local business while donating to Project Graduation and enjoying yummy food in an awesome atmosphere," she said. "Plus there is a band! It's all geared toward us ladies and just in time for Christmas shopping. Much appreciation to Rob and Casey.

"I have so many good friends that own businesses in this town and they are all great people and I love to see when a town does events for their own and it helps everyone," Cook continued. "I have the utmost respect for Rob Gowin; he could be making money hand over fist anywhere else and he choose to come back here and continue his family's



Text Only
Local News
  • RuskProtestMain.tif 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.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 22, 2014

  • 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.

    July 22, 2014

  • Tina_Baggett.tif Gallatin resident seeks help with expenses after diagnosis

    A Gallatin woman and longtime employee at Prosperity Bank is about to undergo the first stage of procedures for stem cell harvesting.
    Tina Baggett, 51, became unable to work in February due to complications from multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bullard group rallies behind alcohol petition

    A petition calling for a city-wide city election this November that would make all areas of Bullard wet, including those which fall in Cherokee County, has proven successful, as more than the required 221 signatures have been collected.

    July 19, 2014

  • mom and kids_6776.tif Jacksonville woman celebrates 100th birthday surrounded by family, friends

    Ethel Terry, a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, celebrated her 100th birthday with an open house on July 15 at the Twin Oaks Care Facility in Jacksonville.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cemetery grass.tif Extra rainfall produces more abundant lawns, extends hay season

    Steady periods of rain this summer have been a homeowner's dream, as lawns appear more lush than in previous years.
    But for city workers, that same growth has taken on nightmarish proportions.
    “It's a maintenance nightmare,” said Ben Briley, director of the City of Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cherokee County arrests: July 8-14

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

    July 19, 2014

  • Detective recovers nearly $7K in case

    When a Jacksonville woman became a victim of a scam, Jacksonville Police Detective Greg Compton stopped at nothing to solve the case.
    In early January, Compton said a neighbor of a 94-year-old woman reported that someone had “taken advantage of her.”

    July 17, 2014

  • Bullard ISD names interim leader

    During a meeting Monday night, the Bullard ISD Board of Trustees appointed Joe Dan Lee as Interim Superintendent.

    July 17, 2014