GALLATIN — The 8th annual Gopher Fest brought people from across Texas for the barbeque cook-off, gopher pageant and East Texas music.
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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.
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.
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.
The Daily Progress will publish a list of arrests from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office on a weekly basis.
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.”
During a meeting Monday night, the Bullard ISD Board of Trustees appointed Joe Dan Lee as Interim Superintendent.
Next week, the City of Jacksonville will continue implementing its summer mosquito spraying program.
No injuries were reported Monday morning after an 18-wheel tractor-trailer bore the brunt of damage when it collided with a logging truck in front of it, according to Jacksonville Police officer Matthew Odom. The wreck occurred at the intersection of Jackson and Canada streets.
A Jacksonville man is on the road to recovery after a life-saving heart transplant, according to his wife.
On July 2, David Woods received a new heart from an unknown donor. The surgery took about six hours, and he remained in the intensive care unit for four days afterwards, said his wife, Paula Woods.
Speed limits along four Cherokee County roads were set to 35 miles per hour following a public hearing Monday at the County Courthouse.
Commissioners voted to lower the speed per request of residents living along CR 4910, CR 4911, CR 4912 and CR 4918, despite the fact that no one showed up for the public hearing, said County Judge Chris Davis.