Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


January 23, 2014

Jacksonville, Rusk chambers prepare for annual banquets

JACKSONVILLE — Citizens of Rusk and Jacksonville will be recognized by their local Chambers of Commerce during upcoming banquets in those cities.

On Saturday, the 73rd annual Rusk Chamber of Commerce banquet begins at 6 p.m. in the Rusk Jr. High cafeteria. Rusk's Citizen of the Year, Business Woman, Business Man of the Year and Business of the Year will be recognized. Also during the event, a President's Award and Lifetime Achievement Award will be bestowed.

Attendees are invited to dress as their favorite movie stars for “Night with the Stars,” with prizes awarded for best look-alike movie actor, actress and/or couple.

Tickets are $25 per guest, with limited tables available for groups of eight or more.

To reserve your seat, or table, please call Connie Parsons at 903-683-4242.

The 89th annual Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce banquet will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at The Legacy, 782 CR 1511 in Jacksonville.

Along with revealing the 2013 Outstanding Citizen of the Year, the Chamber will recognize 2013 board chairman Brett Brewer, and introduce the 2014 chairperson, Kris Sturrock.

Cost is  $25 members and $28 for non-members. Tables of six are available for $160 (members) and $190 (non-members), while tables of eight are $210 members or $240 non-members.

Contact the Jacksonville Chamber at 903-586-2217 to learn more.

Text Only
  • Alto City Council examines gas line issue

    City leaders have started looking into the process of moving a gas line that runs from Alto through Wells along U.S. Hwy. 69 to meet requirements of TxDOT, which is widening the road through the city.

    July 26, 2014

  • Old Jville Bearden Store.tif Longtime furniture store changes hands

    For the better part of a century, Bearden Furniture Co., Inc., has been the go-to place for local residents wanting to beautify their home.
    Furniture and accessories, carpeting, window treatments – even electronics at one point – were offered at the Commerce Street store, but on July 1, the family who started Bearden's sold the company to Louisiana-based Ivan Smith Furniture company.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Athens woman confesses to killing daughter

    A 25-year-old mother is in the Henderson County Jail after telling authorities that she had killed her four-year-old daughter, Monday

    July 24, 2014

  • Bullard: District names Jan Hill as deputy superintendent

    Bullard Independent School District is proud to announce Jan Hill as Deputy Superinten-dent. Hill will assume the new role effective immediately.

    July 24, 2014

  • ‘Christmas in July’ drive benefits area foster children

    Sure, December is still more than five months away, but Cherokee County residents are getting the chance to start spreading some holiday cheer a little early this year during the annual Christmas in July donation drive, benefitting the county's Rainbow Room.

    July 24, 2014

  • RISD board mulls $16M budget

    Local school board members are considering a $16,671,955 proposed general fund budget for Rusk ISD's upcoming fiscal year – which begins Sept. 1 – but are nowhere near close to adopting the budget, said Lesa Jones, assistant district superintendent for finance and operation.

    July 22, 2014

  • National Night Out to return to Jacksonville

    National Night Out ( NNO) festivities will be returning  to Jacksonville this year.
    Jacksonville Police Crime Prevention Officer Detective Tonya Harris said all Jacksonville residents are encouraged to participate this year by sponsoring or attending a National Night Out party on Oct. 7.

    July 22, 2014

  • Bullard group rallies behind alcohol petition

    A petition calling for a city-wide city election this November that would make all areas of Bullard wet, including those which fall in Cherokee County, has proven successful, as more than the required 221 signatures have been collected.

    July 19, 2014

  • mom and kids_6776.tif Jacksonville woman celebrates 100th birthday surrounded by family, friends

    Ethel Terry, a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, celebrated her 100th birthday with an open house on July 15 at the Twin Oaks Care Facility in Jacksonville.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cemetery grass.tif Extra rainfall produces more abundant lawns, extends hay season

    Steady periods of rain this summer have been a homeowner's dream, as lawns appear more lush than in previous years.
    But for city workers, that same growth has taken on nightmarish proportions.
    “It's a maintenance nightmare,” said Ben Briley, director of the City of Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo