Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


  • New mayor pro tem named

    The Jacksonville City Council voted for a new mayor pro-tem Tuesday during its regular meeting at the Norman Center Council Chambers.

    July 10, 2014

  • Making tracks in East Texas

    A recent bobcat sighting during the day in Cuney by a local resident is no cause for concern, said a Texas Parks & Wildlife official, especially if the animal was near an area that was wooded.

    July 9, 2014

  • District’s leader named lone finalist at ISD in Lubbock area

    During a meeting Monday night, the Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees named Keith Bryant, current Bullard ISD Superintendent, as the lone finalist in the district’s search for a new superintendent. A twenty-one day waiting period will be in effect before Lubbock-Cooper can officially hire Bryant.

    July 9, 2014

  • Don’t lose your freedom on 4th

    Fourth of July is a day to celebrate America's freedom. However, folks should obey the laws during while celebrating, or it could mean serious penalties.

    July 3, 2014

  • Got the flu? Whooping cough?

    Do you have the sniffles? Or maybe a cough that just won't go away?
    Summertime often makes those with allergies have cold-like symptoms, however getting the flu during the summer is also possible.

    July 3, 2014

  • Two-story house destroyed by fire

    Jacksonville firefighters responded to a house fire Tuesday night in the 100 block of Lloyd Street.
    Jacksonville Fire Chief Brent Smith said the blaze was reported just before 10 p.m., with the two-story home was a total loss.

    July 3, 2014

  • Galaxie Boatworks.tif Longtime business owner Don Dacus dies

    In 1968, Don Dacus moved his family to Jacksonville, leaving behind a job at the Houston Veterans Administration Hospital to take a leap into the unknown: Building and selling boats.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Independence Day events slated locally

    Area residents will celebrate Independence Day in a variety of ways, including a traditional fireworks display at Lake Jacksonville and a Rusk parade.

    July 2, 2014

  • ‘Christmas in July’ drive to benefit foster kids in Cherokee County

    A "Christmas in July" campaign begins this month to benefit children removed from their homes due to crisis situations.

    July 2, 2014

  • Henrys Chapel marker.tif Henry’s Chapel celebrates 100 years

    In 1870, the community of Henry's Chapel was founded by a group of people looking for land to farm, according to area resident Susan Martin.
    A cemetery and a school soon sprang up, as well as a temporary location to worship, Martin said.
    In 1914, the town built Henry's Chapel church.

    July 1, 2014 2 Photos