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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.
County health program receives $300K
The county health care program recently received a $300,000 state grant that will provide for expanded clinical services to the women of Cherokee County.
Official: First week of early voting ‘average’
The first week of early voting for a March 4 primary election attracted 792 Cherokee County voters who cast their ballots in person, according to a county official.
Road repairs top county agenda
County commissioners will vote on whether to create one or more special zones that could help raise funds for road repair.
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