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Jacksonville resident Frank Waggoner, 91, has his own fields of gold: A pasture partially filled with golden daffodils. “It started out with just a few, and every year I try to add a row,” he said.

A construction crew pours concrete curbing in front of the Tomato Bowl, along the east side Austin Street, as work on the iconic stadium draws closer to a finishing point. Last week, a different crew ripped asphalt from Wilson Street in preparation of handicap parking. Jacksonville ISD offic…

TYLER – The Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County will be offering a Dementia Care Certificate in a joint partnership with Tyler Junior College this Wednesday, February 20th from 7:30am to 2:30pm. This 7-hour course will be offered at the Regional Training and Development Center in Tyler.

There are many reasons why a hospital patient requires blood; they vary as to the quantities of blood and blood products required to resolve each medical issue faced. On average, a heart surgeon may request six units of blood and blood products for the patient. Victims facing trauma injuries…

JACKSONVILLE – There are many reasons why a hospital patient requires blood; they vary as to the quantities of blood and blood products required to resolve each medical issue faced. On average, a heart surgeon may request six units of blood and blood products for the patient. Victims facing …

Jacksonville school board trustees will meet in regular session, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the JISD administration building, 800 College Ave.

Long line striping operations to upgrade roadway pavement markings continue in Cherokee County in the Rusk, Alto areas. Daytime work locations include:

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Gateway to American Opportunities, regional literacy initiative in partnership with A Circle of Ten, Inc, is pleased to announce the “Navigate: Exploring College and Careers Instructor’s training” on Thursday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The 10 Spot Education/Event Center, 201 E Comm…


Residents of Senior Care of Jacksonville polish their skills as they prepare to sing the popular 1910 song, 'Let me call you 'Sweetheart', led by activities director Peaches Bush.


The Rusk Police Department is seeking help with a case it is currently investigating, involving a stolen vehicle that was recovered in the area.


Students in Sarah Porter's kindergarten class at West Side Elementary proudly display homemade valentines created earlier in the week at school. Colorful ink thumbprints scatter across large cut-out paper hearts, which were made as gifts for their families. Porter said several festivities we…


A small wooden house located near the intersection of North Jackson and Lincoln streets, adjacent to Quick and Easy Furniture and Appliance, was destroyed by fire in the pre-dawn hours on Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. John White of Tyler celebrate 60 years of marriage on Feb. 14.

Mr. and Mrs. John White of Tyler will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on February 14. John White and Gail Hudson were married on February 14, 1959, at the First Presbyterian Church in Tyler, Texas. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Sherrard Rice, followed by a wedding reception…

Students listen to officials from Oncor as they shadow them Feb. 7.


Jacksonville High School FCCLA (Family Career & Community Leaders of America) had a great weekend at the Region III Leadership Conference in Waco. JHS had five teams represented and two of them are state qualifiers. The State Leadership Conference is scheduled for April 4-6 in Dallas whe…

Nuvia Begara, Jordan Hicks and Ashley Llanas placed second in the Entrepreneurship competition with their project "WonderScore Arcade.”


RUSK – A ruling is expected later this week from Judge Diane DeVasto, who heard an amended petition submitted by two Rusk city leaders at the center of a May 4 recall election.

RUSK – The Cherokee County Commissioners Court will implement its new meeting schedule, gathering at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Cherokee County Courthouse to discuss the following agenda items:


A recent gift of Jacksonville ISD-appropriate clothing to The Clothes Closet & More now has organizers seeking volunteers for a short-term project to sort and organize items, said executive director Mickey Gear.

Jacksonville City Council members will discuss several projects next week including a study on the cost and feasibility of a retention lagoon at Double Creek Wastewater Plant. A work order to perform technically based local limits for the plant will also be on the agenda.

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RUSK – Judge Diane DeVasto will hear a case against Rusk Mayor Angela Raiborn during a 10 a.m. hearing Monday, Feb. 11 in the 369th District Courtroom, located in the Cherokee County Courthouse in Rusk.


Part of Jacksonville ISD's $21-million-bond package project came to fruition Thursday, as school leaders led a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Jacksonville High School's newly renovated CTE building.

The next regular meeting of the Cherokee County Genealogical Society will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 11, at the First United Methodist Church, 1031 SE Loop 456, in Jacksonville, Texas. The meeting will be followed by light “Pot Luck" refreshments provided by CCGS members. Regular …

TRTA/ Cherokee County Retired School Personnel presented two scholarships at their Christmas Banquet. The scholarships are given to Cherokee County District Employees who are currently working on their degree in education or an administrative certification.


Area residents are under a winter weather warning through 9 a.m. Saturday, and should expect to see a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain, according to an advisory issued late Friday by the National Weather Service in Shreveport.


Construction contractors remove equipment and debris from a work site adjacent to the Tomato Bowl as a backhoe driver scoops broken asphault from Wilson Street.

A Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop was held Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Poppa Skinny's Farm in Jacksonville. Peaches, plum, apples, pears, figs and jujube were discussed and pruning demonstrated, as well as a hands-on disease discussion.

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