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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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