Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


  • Heart transplant David.tif Jacksonville man recovering after life-saving transplant

    A Jacksonville man is on the road to recovery after a life-saving heart transplant, according to his wife.
    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.

    July 15, 2014

  • Reception slated for BISD’s chief

    Local residents will have an opportunity to bid outgoing BISD Superintendent Keith Bryant farewell during a 5 to 7 p.m. reception Wednesday in the Bullard ISD administration board room.

    July 15, 2014

  • Official: Sex assault case ‘worst’ prosecuted

    The recent indictment of a Jacksonville man on multiple child sex abuse charges has made local District Attorney Rachel Patton that much more determined to champion victims of perpetrators like Kevin Morris Sr.

    July 12, 2014

  • Sales tax revenue figures on track, city manager says

    Despite being down 4.9 percent for the fiscal year on sales tax revenue, Jacksonville is right on track, according to City Manager Mo Raissi.
    The allotment for June reflected the largest increase of the fiscal year with 12.4 percent, while July saw a slight increase.

    July 12, 2014

  • Bullard scheduled to address water needs

    Council members, who met Tuesday at Bullard City Hall to address future water needs through a combination of increased I&S rates and commercial water rates, have set an Aug. 12 date to adopt the proposals.

    July 12, 2014

  • Speed limits on 4 roads on county’s agenda

    A public hearing on setting speed limits to 35 miles per hour along four county roads will be held during a 10 a.m. Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting Monday.

    July 12, 2014

  • Cherokee County arrests: July 1-7

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

    July 12, 2014

  • Troup reports growing sales tax revenue

    Summer is becoming a period of sweet repeat for Troup citizens: For the second consecutive month, the city has posted an amount increase in sales tax revenue from the State Comptroller's office.

    July 11, 2014

  • Troup: City mulls budget, water issue

    Local city leaders got an initial look at the preliminary 2014-2015 budget during Tuesday night's regular meeting, and have called a July 29 special meeting to further address it.
    “It's very preliminary at this point,” said City Manager Gene Cottle, “but our budget is roughly the same as last year.”

    July 10, 2014