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JC recognized as second least expensive college in nation
On June 30, the U.S. Department of Education updated college costs lists on its College Affordability and Transparency Center. The newly published information ranks Jacksonville College as the most affordable private nonprofit 2-year college in Texas, and the second most affordable in the nation. The national average net price is $18,254. Jacksonville College ranked significantly below average with $4,304.
Making tracks in East Texas
A recent bobcat sighting during the day in Cuney by a local resident is no cause for concern, said a Texas Parks & Wildlife official, especially if the animal was near an area that was wooded.
District’s leader named lone finalist at ISD in Lubbock area
During a meeting Monday night, the Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees named Keith Bryant, current Bullard ISD Superintendent, as the lone finalist in the district’s search for a new superintendent. A twenty-one day waiting period will be in effect before Lubbock-Cooper can officially hire Bryant.
West Side project to break ground today
A ground-breaking ceremony will be held
6 p.m. today for JISD’s newest elementary,
West Side School.
JISD on point with fiscal decisions regarding new schools’ construction
According to information released by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts last week, there have been 22 new public elementary schools built in Texas over the past six years, with the average cost per square foot coming in at $167.
Jacksonville priest receives Longview assignment
A familiar face around Jacksonville for more than a decade, Father Mark Kusmirek bids goodbye at the end of the month to begin his new assignment as pastor of Longview's St. Mary Catholic Church on Aug. 1.
Increased water, sewer rate tops Bullard agenda
An increase in water and sewer rates
is slated for discussion during Bullard City Council's
meeting Tuesday, set for 6 p.m. at 114 S. Phillips.
New mayor pro tem to be considered Tuesday
A new mayor pro tem could be appointed
Tuesday during the Jacksonville City Council's 6
p.m. meeting at the Norman Center Council
Cherokee County arrests
The Daily Progress will publish a list of arrests from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office on a weekly basis.
For the week of June 24 - June 30:
Beat the heat … Keep hydrated, listen to your body, avoid heat-related illnesses
The heat is on, and Cherokee County residents are reminded to use precautions to ensure they get through summer without putting their health – or their pets' – at risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to prepare for extreme heat this summer by staying cool, hydrated, and informed.
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