Letters to Santa can be dropped off in a unique mailbox located outside the Rusk Chamber of Commerce office at 184 Main Street in Rusk. The chamber is honored to be a part of the Santa Helpers team and reports having it on good authority that any letter dropped off at this box, that includes…
Governor Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made an initial allotment of over 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the State of Texas for the month of December. These vaccines, which should begin arriving in Texas the week o…
NEW SUMMERFIELD — Homecoming activities scheduled to take place on Friday at New Summerfield High School have been postponed until Jan. 22, 2021.
The Postal Service always encourages customers to send their holiday gifts and cards early. This year is no different.
The TLL Temple Foundation has a long history of supporting rural east Texas. Greater East Texas Community Action is pleased to announce the foundation has awarded the non- profit $100,000 to assist struggling households with rent.
Following the November 3rd general election, Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs issued a statement. Released Monday, Nov. 30, the statement read:
The Wonder Woman Outreach of Troup will be distributing food boxes Thursday, Dec. 3, as part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families program.
The inaugural Hometown Christmas Experience organized by the Rusk Chamber of Commerce, originally slated for Nov. 28, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5.
The home of Sylvia Jones, owner of Sylvia Mae’s Soul Food, caught fire around noon today.
Cherokee County Sheriff Brent Dickson and Patrol Captain Jeremy Jackson took two young men on their first deer hunt last week. The two novice hunters were CJ Thompson, 13, of Jacksonville and Anthony Poole, 13, of Alto.
The Alto ISD has notified parents of high school students that the telephone lines for the high school are not working and could possibly be down the remainder of the week.
Welcome to December and the holiday season. A variety of area Christmas events, from special church services to city-wide parades, are being offered free of charge as a way to enjoy the holiday season.
With a significant increase in the number of greeting cards and packages that are expected to be handled by the United States Postal Service (USPS) this holiday season due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is even more imperative that senders take not of shipping deadlines.
Senator Robert Nichols (Rep-Jacksonville) is well known to East Texas and the State Legislature, serving as Texas Senator to District 3, which covers 19 East Texas counties, including Anderson.
A 44-year-old Shreveport woman has been indicted for her role in an elder fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox.
The holiday season has arrived at the Tyler Junior College Center for Earth and Space Science featuring Hudnall Planetarium.
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The Kilgore College Rangerettes will host the tenth annual Christmas show Dec. 12-13 at the LeTourneau University Belcher Center in Longview.
Thanksgiving, as many know, is quickly followed by three named shopping days – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Perhaps less known is Giving Tuesday.
The Troup city council approved hazard pay for city employees in regular session Monday, Nov. 23.
With the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, UT Health East Texas and Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System issued the following joint statement:
The organizers of the Children’s Christmas Tree are seeking volunteers to act as bell ringers at Walmart, 1311 S. Jackson St., in support of the non-profit that supplies the Christmas wishes of local children in need of sponsorship.
The Cameron-J. Jarvis Troup Municipal Library released a letter seeking community support in annual fundraising efforts.
The Rusk Chamber of Commerce has determined it in the best interest of the community to postpone the Hometown Christmas Experience and released the following statement.
The Jacksonville Garden Club hosted Patriotic Pathway Celebration at Buckner Park on Saturday, Nov. 14.
Francis Johnston, a resident at Angelina House in Jacksonville, celebrated her 104th birthday with her son, brother and staff members Saturday, Nov. 21.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office issued a public service announcement via Facebook on Friday, Nov. 20.
Registration is underway for Kilgore College Fire Academy No. 112 beginning Jan. 19, 2021. Deadline to apply for the Basic Structural Firefighter program is Jan. 5.
Palestine and Lufkin joined a growing number of East Texas cities that have canceled their respective Christmas Parades for COVID-19-related reasons.
Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household.
On behalf of nearly 500 Texas hospitals and their employees, we are asking for the public’s help as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to surge in Texas and nationwide.
To make sure your Thanksgiving meal is prepared safely, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering food safety advise to reduce food-borne illness, including on Thanksgiving Day.
The Bullard High School Panther Marching Band received First Division "Superior" ratings from all three Judges at the UIL Region 21 Marching Band Contest on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
A recall has been issued for the Sunbeam Express Crock-Pot 6-Quart Multi-Cooker.
The Texas Ramp Project, which began operations in 2006 as an evolution from the Dallas Ramp Project, has reached a milestone, “100 Miles of Freedom.”
The Rusk Chamber of Commerce opens the Christmas season with their Hometown Christmas Experience Saturday, Nov. 28.
The city of Troup announced Saturday that Public Works Director, John Phillips, had died.
On Monday the Texas Department Health and Human Services unveiled a COVID-19 vaccine allocation plan.
Cherokee County offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday-Friday, Nov. 26-27.
The Jacksonville Garden Club is selling commemorative bricks for veterans, both past and present, as a fundraising project. The bricks, once engraved, will be placed at Buckner Park’s Patriotic Pathway.
Ho! Ho! Ho! The depot, the grounds and the train are decorated for the holidays. Based on the faces of all Polar Express visitors, this is the best presentation of holiday decorations and lights in East Texas.
DETROIT — General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.
The latest numbers provided by Texas State Health Services on Monday revealed that a total of 1,726 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Cherokee County.
The Department of the Air Force announced Friday, Nov. 19, that six finalists were chosen for the location of the U.S. Space Command Headquarters. Port San Antonio, Texas, was included in the list of finalists along with Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico; Offutt AFB, Nebraska; Patrick AFB, Florida, Peterson AFB, Colorado; and Redstone Army Airfield, Alabama.
The Texas State Teachers association supports efforts by Texas legislatures to cancel STAAR testing for the 2020-2021 academic year.
St. Paul Baptist Church is partnering with Sylvia Mae’s Soul Food and Cowboy Church Fellowship to sponsor a community Thanksgiving lunch beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22.
The city of Jacksonville’s new touchless online water bill payment system is available now.
Cherokee County commissioners received the 2020 General Election report in a special session on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Keeping health and safety a top priority for millions of Texans, TXDOT is again reminding motorists of one of the simplest and easiest precautions everyone can take to protect themselves and their loved ones: buckling up.
During the JISD Board of Trustees meeting on Nov. 16th, the district announced the results of the
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Anna Oden was born July 30, 1939 and entered eternal life on November 30, 2020. She was 81 years old. A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Bullard Cemetery. Pastor Larry Haun will officiate. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonv…
- God moves in a mysterious way
- Home of well-known Jacksonville restaurateur destroyed by fire
- Free COVID-19 testing sites are only a short drive away
- Toy Story: Senator Nichols’ family has storied local history
- Rangerettes present 10th annual Christmas show at Belcher Center
- Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office issues PSA
- Angelina House resident celebrates 104th birthday
- Two East Texas health systems issue joint statement
- Cherokee County arrests
- Troup approves hazard pay for city employees, rezoning appeal