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Over the past many months since we started restricting our restaurant dining, one of the cuisines we have missed most is Mexican food. Here in Texas one of our blessings is an abundance of rich, spicy, southwestern fare.

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Over the past many months since we started restricting our restaurant dining, one of the cuisines we have missed most is Mexican food. Here in Texas one of our blessings is an abundance of rich, spicy, southwestern fare.


As a registered dietitian and nutritionist who has spent countless hours advising clients, one of the most often misunderstood concepts is the role of individual nutrients in health. In this crazy world where people clamor for a diet, drug or supplement to lose weight or maintain health, res…

The Cherokee County Genealogical Society meeting scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2020, has been canceled according to a press release from CCGS officers. The original meeting plans were for the society to meet at the Vanishing Texana Museum in downtown Jacksonville and receive a guided tour …

The Very Reverend M.L. Agnew Jr. of Bullard will preside over a 10 a.m. holy Communion service, Sunday, Feb. 16, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1000 S. Jackson St. in Jacksonville.


Next Saturday is Jacksonville’s 35th annual Tomato Fest. As is our practice at the museum, we’ve reviewed newspaper articles, letters, and other documents to see what the tomato harvest was like 80, 90, and 100 years ago.

We are a nation and a county blessed with natural resources that make us one of the richest agriculturally in the world. The continued productivity of our soil and availability of clean water must remain a

Dr. Ona C. Miller recently spoke at the sixty-third session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women. The Session was held March 11-19, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, New York. The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergove…

Old quilts are treasured heirlooms to be passed down from generation to generation. These textiles often become genealogical records of family and community members from a time when women sat around a wooden quilting frame hung from the ceiling. The tradition of Signature or Friendship quilt…

United Daughters of the Confederacy Vice President Carol Boone (right) and UDC President Carolyn McCall (left) present Bullard Community Library director Debbie Willbanks with a copy of “The Camel Regiment,” one of two books on Confederate history, to the local library. “Local author Gary Co…

During “Mingle and Jingle on Commerce, the JAAC Presented the Cherokee Student Art Show.

In honor of the 128th anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), I researched the beginnings of the organization which started October 11, 1890. I discovered four determined women who saw the need to preserve our country’s heritage.

If you passed this young man on the street, walking in the mall or sitting in a doctor's office; you first impression might be just an ordinary long haired, tattooed, maybe " retros sixties eras " person. You would have no idea that he is literally a multiple walking miracle and a faithful D…


Carlos Wallace of Jacksonville was honored Wednesday, September 12. Carlos Wallace was the 2018 Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Wall of Fame inductee. The ceremony took place at the Norman Activity Center, 526 E. Commerce in downtown Jacksonville.


OUR INSPIRATION. The Jacksonville Area Arts Council (JAAC), inspired by the Kiwanis Club subscription model for providing decor downtown on patriotic occasions, is offering a way for local businesses to enhance their interior spaces with displays of artwork by local artists. Essentially any …

TYLER – Parents are expected to spend about $684.79 per child on back-to-school clothes and supplies in 2018, according to the National Retail Federation. In anticipation of the back-to-school crunch, Texas offers a “sales tax holiday,” or tax-free weekend, on qualified school supply purchas…

Cherokee District WMA met July 10, 2018, at Friendship Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Texas.

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised)” will be the first show of the 2018-2019 Season at Cherokee Civic Theatre this fall. Open auditions for the show – leads and chorus roles – will be held Sunday July 29 at 3 p.m. and Monday July 30 at 6 p.m.

‘Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames,’ the high-impact and compelling Christian-based drama, is returning to Fairfield’s Calvary Baptist Church for a fourth consecutive year. The drama will be presented Sunday through Tuesday, July 15 -17 at 7 p.m. each night.

The Cherokee Charmers won 23 awards this past weekend including the top award as one of the "Best of the Best" teams! The Charmers took nine routines to Drill Team competition in Galveston: four team, three officer, one ensemble, and our captain performed a solo! Listed below are their awards!

LUFKIN - The CBR Lufkin Bull Bash announced today that tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Lufkin CBR Bull Bash at the George Henderson Expo on February 17 at 8 p.m.

CARTHAGE - The Texas Country Music Association, Inc. announced that its annual TCMA Songwriter Contest and Awards are open for song submissions as of December 1, in both Country and Christian Country formats.

One of the most highly anticipated exhibitions in recent years comes to the Tyler Museum of Art with Andy Warhol: Screen Prints & Snapshots, open to the public Sunday, Oct. 1 through Jan. 7, 2018 at the TMA, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus.

Howard Gordon Bennett graduated from High School in 1959. He was accepted as an officer candidate in the U.S. NAVY at Newport, R.I. in June, 1960. After this graduation he was commissioned as an Ensign, Supply Corps, United States Naval Reserve, October 14, 1960. He was released from active …


For many, the dream of striking out on an endless road-trip is something flirted with when life gets too demanding, but Jasmine Reese is living out that dream as she travels cross-country on a bicycle with her beloved dog Fiji at her side.

DALLAS – Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX), the largest pipeline for female leaders in North Texas, will kick off its 2016 Cookie Program beginning Jan. 15 through Feb. 28. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the finest example of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, providing girls the …

OKLAHOMA CITY – Jacksonville resident Grady Underwood  and Louis Saggione III of New Boston captured the world championship title in ranch sorting Nov. 9 during the 2015 Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.


Beth Ballew Beasley celebrated her 90th birthday on Nov. 18, 2015. A party was held in her honor on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville.


The holidays are a fun time to prepare different foods to share with family and friends.


This year's Festival of Quilts in Jacksonville will be held Nov. 20 -22 at the Norman Activity Center. For information contact Anita Johnston, 903-586-9546.


This past Saturday, Nov. 14,  13 members of the JMS Choir traveled to East Texas Baptist University to sing in the All Region Choir.  They had the privilege of getting to sing with the best of the best students from all around our East Texas area.  There were guest conductors brought in to d…


The Theater Program at Jacksonville College, now in its new home, the Mary S. Lewis Theater on the former Joe Wright Campus, will present “Scrooge,” a Reader’s Theater adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, on November 20 and 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.  

The Mary Tyler Chapter National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution is celebrating the 228th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States September 12 with a special commemorative luncheon.  For the nationwide celebration, September 17-23, the local DAR chapt…

The JHS graduating classes of 1974, 1975 and 1976 are looking for their fellow classmates.  Organizers of the reunion are excited about the response for this multi-year celebration, and are hoping for help in locating all classmates from these three classes. Hoping to meet up with many frien…