Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


  • 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

  • Republican Party votes Wallace, Young onto ballot

    Two familiar names will be listed among those running for local offices on the November general election ballot: Rodney Wallace and Dana Young.
    On Saturday, during an executive committee meeting of the Cherokee County Republican Party Club, committee members voted unanimously to submit the names as party candidates, said new club chairman Karen Morris.

    July 1, 2014

  • Flushing wet wipes can lead to sewer problems

    Late this past year, the Thames Water Company removed a 15-ton “fatberg” from London sewers. The mass was mostly made up of decaying food matter, grease and wet wipes – discovered after residents in Kingston, Surrey, complained about unflushable toilets.

    July 1, 2014

  • Fireworks Stand - Cristin.tif Kaboom: Tips for a happy, safe July 4th celebration

    As Americans unfurl their flags, fire up their grills and get ready to parade around downtown, Cherokee County fire departments are reminding citizens to keep their common sense close this July Fourth holiday season -- especially when using fireworks.

    June 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pets and the Fourth of July

    While fireworks, sparklers and poppers are exciting and fun for us they are often times terrifying for our furry friends.

    June 28, 2014

  • Cherokee County arrests: June 17-23

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

    June 28, 2014