Officials said the controversy over the ownership of the rodeo arena will not affect the 3rd-annual Spooktacular Bull Bash, slated for Nov. 3.
The event will be held in the Lon Morris College Rodeo Arena.
The day will begin with a farmer's market at 3 p.m., kids activities and music.
Special guests are slated to include “Rusty” Paul Ruark, Hatti Bridges, Brooklyn Cheyanne Hooker, Darby Allaine Capps, Aztek and the Engage Drama Team.
Local FFA Chapters and churches will be in attendance fundraising with mechanical bull rides, bungee jumping, pony rides, greased pig chases and more.
Bull riding is slated to begin at 6 p.m., with an opening ceremony by the Marine Corps, with God Bless America to be sung by Brooklyn Hooker.
Main events will feature mutton bustin', mascot races, mini bulls and then the 40 head champion bull riding.
The event supports local agricultural programs and operations.
General admission tickets are $10, $5 for students, $100 for boxed seating and free to children under 5 years old. Advance tickets can be purchased at Jacksonville Auto Glass or online at www.spooktacularbullbash.com
For more information visit the event's website, Facebook or call 903-721-0678 or 903-586-5950
- Local News
BREAKING NEWS: Officers chase man with gun who attempted to rob woman
A man who reportedly pulled a gun on a woman in an alleyway in the 600 block of Austin Street on Friday morning was arrested shortly afterwards, according to officials.
Search warrant nets 29 grams of cocaine
The Jacksonville Police Department's criminal investigations division and a SWAT team located 29 grams of crack cocaine Wednesday night while executing a search warrant.
Giving H.O.P.E: Fundraiser for Jacksonville non-profit slated for April 12
When members of the local ministerial alliance first proposed a central clearing house in 1991 that would minister to those in need, they never dreamed what H.O.P.E. would blossom into.
‘Shootout’ planned for March 15 for Kiwanis
Kiwanis Club members in Jacksonville hope to hear the sounds of gunfire March 15. Don’t worry, it’s all for a good cause.
JC offers class for handgun training
Jacksonville College now offers concealed handgun training, as well as security officer certification for students and the community. Michael Morse, JC Chief of Security and instructor for the courses, is a National Rifle Association (NRA) Certified Handgun/Shotgun Firearms Instructor and a Concealed Handgun Instructor certified by the Texas Department of Public Safety in Austin.
Remember you are dust …
Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, “a season of conversion and renewal,” said Father Mark.
Jacksonville offers many benefits to retirees
In 2010 Jacksonville was qualified as a retirement community. According to the Texas Department of Agriculture, bringing retirees to your community provides positive economic impact. The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce formed a committee to investigate the benefits of retiring in Jacksonville. Quickly realizing there are many benefits to living in Jacksonville; our mission became simple.
Cherokee County residents vote on political platforms
Results of political platforms from the March 4 primary, according to the Cherokee County Elections Department.
Troup ISD approves day care fee hike
School board members in Troup and Rusk held respective meetings Monday evening to address agenda items.
Peacock, Stone set for runoff race; Davis wins
A hotly contested race among Republican candidates vying for the Cherokee County Court-at-Law position just got hotter.
Interim Judge Kelley Peacock and opponent Janice Crosby Stone will face each other in a May 27 runoff election after almost tying for the position, according to unofficial results released by the Cherokee County Election Department.
- More Local News Headlines
- BREAKING NEWS: Officers chase man with gun who attempted to rob woman