Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local News

September 16, 2013

Business Confidential: ‘Hippie World’ provides an unheard-of concert venue for our fair metropolis

JACKSONVILLE — It's probably time to take another pass at the recently-opened Hippie World." In addition to its many wares, the shop offers phenomenal space for concerts.

Hippie World, 202 East Woodrow Street, is located next to the Holcomb candy company.

But the biggest perk I'm thinking of in particular right now, is an estimated 4,000 square feet of the store is titled “The Cosmic Church."

 The plan right now is to use it for “B.Y.O.B” music concerts on Friday nights.

Let's explore that last graf a little further: Four thousand square feet is a lot of concert space.

There are tons of goings-on in this town that could make use of that type of venue.

The ultimate goal of Hippie World is to promote this specific form of expression to an audience that might not otherwise have access, J.E said.

It's definitely worth a gander. Think of the possibilities!

That, of course, is in addition to the fantastic tie-dye shirts and skirts, African beads and eclectic art items available at the store.

All designed for customers of all ages – women and men, adults,  and children alike.

Anyone interested is invited to call J.E. 936-369-4117. Should no one at that number answer he or she can leave their name and number and expect a return call in the near future.

The 5,000 square feet available makes for much space in this shop – areas of wall providing open space for large and small artists alike.


Rusk Chamber: Time to get your beard on

Yes, the Rusk Chamber of Commerce still is sponsoring a beard-growing contest.

These friendly competitions come in October when men are known to grow beards for the winter – or, perhaps, hunting season. Maybe even for Santy Claus.

The theme of this event is  “May the Best BEARD WIN!”

This contest will be part of the Oct. 17 - 19 Hollow Festival, 555 Euclid Street in Rusk.

Beard contestants will be judged on longest, thickest, most original and best effort.

Grand prize? A “Deer Feeder” donated by Austin Young State Farm.

There is no charge and no entry form to fill out. Show up at  Rusk Chamber of Commerce’s “Hollow Fest” located at the Rusk Civic Center, 555 Euclid Street, Rusk, Texas at 1 p.m., Main Stage, Oct. 19.

Text Only
Local News
  • 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

  • Court date set for JP hearing

    A court date has been reset to April 28 for a hearing of a petition by a local primary candidate in an upcoming Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace race.

    April 11, 2014

  • Luncheon to include update on Lake Columbia

    Updates on the proposed Lake Columbia will be the topic at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce luncheon.  
    Kelly Holcomb, general manager for Angelina Neches River Authority, will provide updated information on the proposed Lake Columbia between Jackson-ville and New Summerfield.

    April 11, 2014

Election 2012
AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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