Area Interest

RCC continues reviewing proposed charter changes
Rusk City Council isn’t letting any moss grow on the recently proposed amendments to the city’s charter. During the regular council meeting, held Thursday, July 11,...
DPS reminds Texans of dangers of leaving children in vehicles
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reminds Texans about the dangerous potential for vehicular heatstroke in summer months when a child is left alone in a...
TJC West to hold orientation July 20 for students in technical...
Tyler Junior College will offer a specially designated orientation session for students in technical programs. Prospective students and their families are welcome to...
Head out to the wild horse and burro event in Center, Texas
NORMAN, Okla.—The Bureau of Land Management will hold a wild horse and burro event in Center, TX, on July 12-13, at the Shelby County Expo Center. The two-day event,...
Blue Bell video suspect identified
VIRAL BLUE BELL VIDEO UPDATE: We have identified the “Blue Bell licker” as a juvenile from San Antonio. Under Texas law, anyone under the age of 17 is considered a...
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Traci Norton, of T&K Fireworks on U.S. Highway 69 N next to the Cherokee County Electric Cooperative, is stocked and ready to celebrate Independence Day. See page A4 for an updated list of area July 4th events. Area wide July 4 activities planned
State championship BBQ cookoff set for Saturday in Rusk: Good cause + good food + good friends = good times at the 2019 Texas Hobo Cookoff & Gypsy...

DPS Ramps Up Traffic Enforcement For Fourth of July Holiday
TYLER— The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will conduct two traffic operations simultaneously this week to help keep drivers safe over the Fourth of July holiday....
Washer tourney to honor fallen VFD chief
“Betcha I can toss this here washer into that oil can over yonder.” That’s how the International Association of Washer Players website figures how the time-honored game of...
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Patrons and connoisseurs sample and purchase Texas-made wines during 2014’s annual Piney Woods Wine Festival in Lindale. Get a sip of the best of the Piney Woods: Local wineries featured...
Looking for a crisp, hot, vinous time this summer? Just follow the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Piney Woods Wine Trail! Sponsored under the...

New Summerfield city council accepts officer resignation
The New Summerfield city council accepted the resignation of Police Officer Shawn Solly at the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, June 11. Solly’s last day on the job in New...
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TubeFab was recognized by the Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation as June Employer of the Month. Jacksonville seeks sewer solutions
The Jacksonville city council members, during the June 11 meeting, approved an emergency infrastructure repair work order with Capps-Capco to...

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City secretary Rosalyn Brown swears in Martha Neeley, left, and Francis Long to the District 4 and District 5 city council positions. Neeley and Long were appointed to the city council following the recall of Ken Ferrara and Jan Pate. Rusk City Council swears in two new council members
The Rusk City Council swore in the two new council members appointed to fulfill the terms of the two councilmen recalled in the May 2019 general...

THE UT TYLER SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS HOSTING 2ND SUMMER JAZZ CAMP
The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Music is excited to announce their second summer jazz camp to be held on campus June 24-28, 2019. Dr. Sarah Roberts,...
City of Jacksonville Relocating Recycling Dumpster to Royal Oaks...
The City of Jacksonville is removing the recycling dumpster from the Bolton Street location, and relocating to Royal Oaks Landfill at 440 Heath Lane, Jacksonville TX...
DPS encourages motorists to secure cargo
TYLER – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reminds Texans of the importance of securing cargo on 2019's Secure Your Load Day. Securing cargo in vehicles, trucks...