Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


  • Surveying in the Neches.tif UT Tyler awarded $300K grant to study freshwater mussels in East Texas

    The University of Texas at Tyler was awarded nearly $300,000 from the Texas Comptroller’s office to expand its study on East Texas freshwater mussels, Dr. Michael Odell, vice president for research and technology transfer, announced.

    June 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • PTSD afflicts 5.2 million people in US

    Invisible wounds.
    They’re the result of  “a painfully scary, threatening experience” that can affect both civilian and military in times of peace or war, and are better known as post-traumatic stress disorder, explained retired licensed psychologist Sam Hopkins of Jacksonville.

    June 27, 2014

  • International high school exchange students seeking host families in Jacksonville area

    Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families in and around Jacksonville for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year.

    June 27, 2014

  • Museum set to open July 5

    The Jacksonville Vanishing Texana Museum will be open for visitors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays starting July 5.

    June 27, 2014

  • Two locals attend state 4-H roundup

    The 2014 Texas 4-H State Roundup was held at A&M University in College Station June 9th - 13th. It was  a huge success! With another record setting crowd.

    June 27, 2014

  • District sets nine-week schedule

    In a move to ensure faculty have a more efficient way to educate their charges, Rusk ISD has adopted a nine-week grading period that activates when school starts in late August.

    June 26, 2014

  • Statewide boat-draining rule takes effect July 1

     Beginning July 1, boaters must drain all water from their boat and on-board receptacles before leaving or approaching a body of fresh water anywhere in Texas.

    June 26, 2014

  • City: ‘We have very good water’

    The City of Jacksonville’s 2013 Water Quality Report has been released, and the news is good.
    "Overall, we have very good water," said David Brock, utility director for Jacksonville.

    June 25, 2014

  • Officials vote down closure of CR 2402

    Cherokee County commissioners opted Monday not to close CR 2402, according to Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis.

    June 25, 2014

  • JPD makes drive-by shooting, drug arrests

    Jacksonville police officers arrested a man Saturday after he fired shots near a residence, according to a Monday press release.

    June 24, 2014