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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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  • 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
    morning.

    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