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April 2, 2014

Trash-Off slated; TxDOT approves funding for Palestine airport

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CHEROKEE COUNTY — US 69 construction resumes

WOOD COUNTY – Construction crews this week are scheduled to resume work to add passing lanes on US 69 between FM 779 in Golden and Loop 564 in Mineola. The approximate $2.6 million project let to contract in June 2013 and work began in September.

The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2014.

Daytime lane closures will be in effect while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic.

TxDOT plans work in Van Zandt County

VAN ZANDT COUNTY – Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to make base and pavement repairs on FM 1504 between US 80 in Edgewood and SH 64 in Myrtle Springs.

Daytime lane closures will be in effect while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic.

TxDOT continues work on SH 204, Loop 456

CHEROKEE COUNTY – Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to continue base and pavement repairs in various locations on SE Loop 456 in Jacksonville between US 69 south and SH 204. A second crew is scheduled to continue shoulder work on SH 204 between Loop 456 in Jacksonville and SH 110 in Ponta.

Once that work is complete, crews are scheduled to move to perform the same work on US 84 between FM 2138 and the Neches River.

Daytime lane closures will be in effect in each location while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic.

TxDOT continues work on US 175

HENDERSON COUNTY – Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to continue resurfacing operations on US 175 between FM 804 east of Athens and FM 315 in Poynor.

Elsewhere, TxDOT maintenance crews are scheduled to perform fog seal operations on FM 1615 south of Athens, FM 2636 south of Malakoff, and FM 3062 between Malakoff and Star Harbor.

Daytime lane closures will be in effect while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic.

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    Steady periods of rain this summer have been a homeowner's dream, as lawns appear more lush than in previous years.
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    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cherokee County arrests: July 8-14

    The Daily Progress will publish a list of arrests from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office on a weekly basis.

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    When a Jacksonville woman became a victim of a scam, Jacksonville Police Detective Greg Compton stopped at nothing to solve the case.
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    July 17, 2014

  • Bullard ISD names interim leader

    During a meeting Monday night, the Bullard ISD Board of Trustees appointed Joe Dan Lee as Interim Superintendent.

    July 17, 2014

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    Next week, the City of Jacksonville will continue implementing its summer mosquito spraying program.

    July 17, 2014

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    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

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    On July 2, David Woods received a new heart from an unknown donor. The surgery took about six hours, and he remained in the intensive care unit for four days afterwards, said his wife, Paula Woods.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • County changes speed on 4 roads

    Speed limits along four Cherokee County roads were set to 35 miles per hour following a public hearing Monday at the County Courthouse.
    Commissioners voted to lower the speed per request of residents living along CR 4910, CR 4911, CR 4912 and CR 4918, despite the fact that no one showed up for the public hearing, said County Judge Chris Davis.

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