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…

I recently took a trip. It was a short trip, and I didn’t have to pack a bag for it. But I traveled so far, I could see worlds I once knew and new places I had always dreamed of going.


Upper and middle school students from The Brook Hill School in Bullard recently helped create 452 boxes of gifts as part of their annual Operation Christmas Child project, according to school leaders.

TYLER – As we gear up for the holiday season, Whataburger welcomes the East Texas community to join them in the fight against hunger. From Dec. 1–15, customers who make a $1 donation to the East Texas Food Bank at any of the 43 East Texas Whataburger locations will receive a thank you coupon…


PALESTINE – Hitch a ride on Texas State Railroad's Polar Express Train Ride, and you'll rediscover the magic of being a child at Christmas time.

Santa Claus pens his autograph on the ticket of a young passenger garbed as the conductor character from the book “The Polar Express,”

Leslie Moman, RN, right, is presented with The DAISY Award by CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler associate chief nursing officer Teresa Halcomb.

It's November, and you know what that means: Seven weeks of holy days and holidays, beginning with Thanksgiving and stretching through to the Feast of the Epiphany on Jan. 6 (for those of you who celebrate it).

The Jacksonville Development Corporation’s board of directors is proud to announce their approval of an incentive package benefitting ADAMS Engineers and Equipment, Inc., for relocating and creating new primary jobs at their location of 5656 U.S. Highway 69 North, Jacksonville, Texas. Cliff …


Angelina House residents Roberta Roberts and Clyde Jenkins get a good start on their garden. Residents of Angelina House and four other Jacksonville area senior residential centers joined forces with the Jacksonville Garden Club, Joe Smith Plant Farms and Spooktacular Bull Bash to create Gar…

Twin Oaks Health &Rehabilitation hosted a reception Oct. 25, 2016 honoring and showing appreciation for the work our Jacksonville city officials and their staff do for us. Residents, department heads and administrators were present to meet and greet the guests.

Emmy Walley, Jacksonville is a new junior member of the American Angus Association®, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

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