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Early voting set to end today
Today is the final day for registered voters to cast a ballot before the March 4 primary, as early voting ends at 5 p.m.
Business provides much-needed service to grieving parents
Nobody ever wants to think about it, but unfortunately not every birth ends with a happy, expanded family.
When tragedies like a still-birth or miscarriage strike, Angel Layettes is there to help families lay their little one to rest with dignity with tailor-made burial layette sets the non-profit corporation provides to hospitals completely free of charge.
Mentoring program honors local women
A mentoring program for adolescent girls will honor five local women who have blazed the way in their respective fields by serving in professions normally dominated by men.
Coaches help keep MLK’s dream alive for students
Civil rights leaders paved the way for future generations of Americans, even sacrificing their lives during the tumultuous era of the 1950s and '60s.
Themed faire blows into town in Troup
Now in its 20th year, the Four Winds Canterbury Faire has been delighting East Texans with a glimpse of the Renaissance life.
2014 train season set to begin March 1 at Texas State Railroad
The Texas State Railroad’s 2014 train season officially begins on Saturday, March 1. Trains will depart from both the Palestine and Rusk depots at 11am and pass each other at the midway point, the Mewshaw Siding.
JFD’s new equipment helps with large patients
With the increasing number of obese Americans, firefighter/paramedics around the country are experiencing more back injuries than ever before. This is especially true for fire departments that run the ambulance service, such as the Jacksonville Fire Department.
Commissioners green light roads’ project
Cherokee County commissioners gave the green light Monday to a project designed to help repair county roads by creating special zones.
School trustees call for election
JISD trustees called a May 10 school board election Monday, to fill the Place 3 and Place 4 positions that are up for election this year.
City Council holds special meeting for housing project
The Jacksonville City Council met in a special session Tuesday for an agenda item concerning affordable housing.
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