Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-8.
The Cherokee District Women’s Missionary Auxiliary met on July 13, 2021 at Afton Grove Baptist Church where the WMA served a delicious meal in the beautifully decorated family life center at 6:00 p.m. Once we had finished our meal, we went to their Independence Day decorated auditorium for t…
Tyler Small Business Development Center offers a free monthly class for individuals interested in starting a small business. This class provides an excellent opportunity for individuals to determine if small business ownership is right for them.
The Cherokee County Public Health District will be holding a COVID vaccination clinic for adolescents on Aug. 5 at the Jacksonville Public Library (corner Austin and Commerce St., across the street from the Historic Tomato, main gate).
The Jacksonville city council will conduct a budget workshop beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, July 30, at the Jacksonville Economic Development conference room, 309 E. Commerce.
The Rusk city council will meet in special session beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at the Rusk Civic Center, 555 Euclid Street. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a workshop for the proposed 2021-2022 annual operating budget.
The Jacksonville 7-Eleven, located at 202 N. Jackson Street, was due to open today. However, due to computer communication issues, the store is unable to open for business at this time, according to Store Manager, Sonya Jenkins.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing up to $200 million to provide relief to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have experienced losses due to COVID-19 as part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Loggers and truckers can apply for assis…
The 747 Riders will give away 150 backpacks filled with school supplies from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Nichols Green Park Phase 2, located at 1923 S. Jackson Street.
Longview's "recharge, reset and reemploy East Texas" hiring event will occur on Thursday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Infinity Center.
Kilgore College will offer real estate courses beginning in August in Longview, Henderson and Kilgore for anyone interested in obtaining a Texas Real Estate Salesperson License.
"This is how I'm going to die, defending this entrance," Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell recalled thinking, testifying Tuesday at the emotional opening hearing of the congressional panel investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
The Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee Counties is seeking Awareness Advocate volunteers to help with outreach, public awareness and community education. The Awareness Advocate committee will meet monthly, beginning in late August, to discuss plans for awareness months, displays and info…
RUSK — The Tree of Promise will be distributing back packs filled with school supplies and more from 4-7 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the Rusk Civic Center.
The Jacksonville Education Foundation, a non-profit organization founded to support district-wide learning initiatives and encourage teacher innovation, is seeking donations to assist in funding the 2021-2022 classroom grants.
The Jacksonville Fire Department hosted Splash Day at Nichols Green Park Saturday, July 24.
A total of 39 individuals have been indicted over a three month span, according tot he Cherokee County District Attorney’s office. The following is a complete list of indictments the office has provided.
SHREVEPORT — The National Weather Service in Shreveport, La. has issued a heat advisory for much of eastern Texas, southeast Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas and northern Louisiana.
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On July 16, 2021, Emmanuel Garcia was convicted of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Childhood sweethearts Kenny Goff and Tammy Wells are set to be married Sept. 18 at Lake Jacksonville following a 42-year separation.
The city of Troup has received a $500,000 Downtown Revitalization grant for the lighting and sidewalks adjacent to the library, city hall and across the street in front of the old Troup Bank and Trust Property and northward to East Bradford Street. City Manager Gene Cottle, at the July 19 ci…
East Texas native Todd Hendrickson, DO, is joining UT Health East Texas Physicians in Jacksonville.
Arrest affidavits for three men charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of four Tuesday near New Summerfield, sheds light on the events leading up to the incident.
Space Jam: A New Legacy (PG, 155 minutes) stars LeBron James in a movie using live actors and Looney Tunes cartoon characters in an entertaining fantasy basketball story that updates the 1996 Space Jam film that starred Michael Jordan.
Keep Jacksonville Beautiful named The Butterfly Barn as the latest recipient of the Beauty and Business Award. Pictured are (from left) Pam Duke, owner, and KJB members Glynda Corley and Judy Angle.
Keep Jacksonville Beautiful named Jeff and Sissy Austin, Jr, who live on Lakeshore Drive, the recipients of the Beautiful Yard Award. Pictured (from left) are Glynda Corley and Judy Angle with KJB, Jaime Moreira, Sissy Austin and Jeff Austin, Jr., with Buster posing in front.
The Cameron-J. Jarvis Municipal Troup Library board renewed the terms of five members including Dr. Gene Whitwell, Jan Singletary, Carrie Williams, Melanie Johnson and Glenna Searcy.
The city of Jacksonville announced Wednesday evening that Canada Street will be temporarily closed from US 69/South Jackson Street west to Ardis Street, beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 21.
The Texas Council on Family Violence is awarding more than $300,000 to 12 domestic violence agencies across Texas via its 2021 Swalm Grants, with 91% of the grants matching 100% of the recipients’ requested amounts. Individual grants range from $6,000 to $30,000 for a variety of fundamental …
Local organizations are pitching in to help parents ready their children for the new school year.
Three men were arrested and charged with capital murder for the shooting deaths of four people during the early morning hours of Tuesday July 20, just north of New Summerfield.
Tyler Junior College offers several in-person and online opportunities to register for the Fall 2021 semester.
The city of Jacksonville announced this morning (July 21) Lake Jacksonville is reopened to all watercraft and boating activities.
Thespians ‘N Training (TNT) is Cherokee Civic Theatre’s annual theater arts camp with several age-appropriate troupes for young people entering first grade through those exiting twelfth grade.
In-person visitation has been temporarily suspended at the Cherokee County Jail due to an outbreak of COVID-19.
UPDATE: Car located, two detained for questioning in Cherokee County quadruple homicide
The Troup Chamber of Commerce welcomed new business Faith Veterinary Clinic by hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon, July 15.
The city of Jacksonville has announced Lake Jacksonville is closed to all watercraft use at this time, due to excessive amounts of rainfall in a short amount of time.
Kilgore College is accepting applications for the next Pharmacy Technology certification classes set for Aug. 19 to Dec. 9.
Ninety-eight accounts in Cherokee County were without electricity as of 1:17 p.m. on Monday, after a round of heavy thunderstorms passed through the area in late morning and into the lunch hour.
CASA of Trinity Valley, a nonprofit that trains and mentors volunteers to advocate for children in foster care, has a need for volunteers in Cherokee County.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Board of Trustees has reaffirmed the accreditation of Tyler Junior College until 2031.
TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work in the district during the Week of July 19, 2021.
The Senate has passed legislation covering all the topics put on the agenda by Governor Greg Abbott in just a few days, but it's unlikely any of them will reach the governor's desk after opponents to a proposed election bill broke quorum in the House, leaving that chamber unable to conduct b…
The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for new member East Texas Robotics Club on Tuesday, July 13.
Willie Howard, Independent Financial Consultant, Howard Investment Services in Houston, Texas, received Honorable Mention in the 15th Annual Invest in Others Awards for his philanthropic contributions to the Fred Douglass Community Development Corporation. The FDCDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit…
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