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For over 90 years, the Chamber of Commerce has been the leading supporter for local businesses. This year will be a catalyst for many new things as we settle into our “new normal”.


For many local children in need, this holiday season is going to be as magical as any other, thanks to the Jacksonville community's continued support of the annual Jacksonville Children's Christmas Tree program.


The Hometown Christmas Experience, organized by the Rusk Chamber of Commerce, took place on the Square Saturday, Dec. 5, in the first of what the Chamber plans on developing as an annual event.


The Caddo Mounds State Historic Site seeks volunteers to assist in giving Snake Woman’s Garden a winter cleanup from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12.


If you’re gathering with loved ones and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday, it seems there’s always a homemade pie on the table. Take a closer look at the pie before cutting into it this year. Did the baker make slits in the top of the pie to allow steam to escape or did they use a “pie bird” similar to the one recently gifted to your Vanishing Texana Museum?


Jack and Frances Jeter of Rusk will celebrate their 70th Wedding Anniversary on Tuesday, July 14. They married at First Baptist Church in Tulia, TX, on July 14, 1950. They have four children; Jan Jeter of Chattanooga, TN, Joan Robbins of Rusk, Neil Jeter of Troy and Janelle Gardner of Bryan.…

Lake Jacksonville Association is once again securing donations for the upcoming July 4th Fireworks Display on Lake Jacksonville. Each year, members of the Lake Jacksonville Association secures donations to host the annual July 4th Fireworks on beautiful Lake Jacksonville. Donations enable th…

Necole’s Learning Academy had a great Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting today! The small school offers nurse's aide, CPR and phlebotomy classes. Necole also gives advice to anyone seeking information regarding nursing school. The academy is located at 1738 S. Jackson St. and can be reached at…

When I first heard a couple of weeks ago that the former TV show "Roseanne" is being revived for at least eight episodes, I was thrilled!

Jacksonville now has a new stop for overnight visitors with the recent opening of the new Motel 6 Jacksonville location at the site of the old Trade Winds Motel.


SAN AUGUSTINE — Staying in San Augustine for the Easter holiday? Come to Mission Dolores State Historic Site for an “Egg-stravaganza” on Saturday, April 15th!

DALLAS – Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX), the largest organization shaping young female leaders in North Texas, is preparing to kick off its 2017 Cookie Season starting Jan. 13 through Feb. 26.

Question: The holidays are over, yet the stress still seems to be lingering. I feel as if I can’t get back on track with a regular schedule. Can you please provide some tips to help me cope with my stress?

Employees of Jacksonville's Prosperity Bank are hauling in the goods for this year's Toys for Tots new toy campaign, collecting an array of goods for local children in need. Shown from left are Toys for Tots volunteer Ron Seeton and event organizer Jesse Gobea, a­­­ manager Lana Cook, Pam Lu…

We've seen him as a cowboy, a war hero, a lover, a fighter and (of course) a spartan, but now legendary actor Kirk Douglas can add centenarian to his list of titles.


Christmas cheer baskets for the holidays were packed for distribution to families of the area. Sponsored by the Jacksonville Ministerial Alliance, food for the 400 baskets was paid for by United Fund of Cherokee County and packed by volunteers. Pictured, from left, are JHS Cheerleader Jacie …

Austin Bank recently honored employees for their outstanding work and years of service with the company. They were recognized at the Bank’s 2016 Service Award Luncheon held December 6 at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler.

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Techcore, Tuesday, November 29. Techcore repairs just about every type of electronic device from TV's, Game Consoles, Tablets etc. Need a phone repair that has a cracked device, water damage or broken housing or buttons? Techcore…

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