Area Interest

Alto PTO to hold Fall fest, health fair
Autumn is officially here, and the Alto Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization is celebrating with a fall festival and health fair to support the district’s students’...
October is National Fire Prevention Month: West side of Cherokee...
Editor’s note: Cherokee County is home to 11 fire and volunteer fire departments. This is the third in an ongoing series spotlighting local fire departments through the...
Circus Saurus comes to Rusk
With the dawn of a new day comes a new era under the circus big top and those that were once extinct will emerge once again right before your eyes. Carson & Barnes Circus...
Small business workshop set for Oct. 25
The Rusk Chamber of Commerce, along with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) from Tyler, will host a free workshop for small business owners on Thursday, Oct. 25...
River Run ATV Park presents the 2018 Muddin’ for a Cure event
The fight against breast cancer is getting dirty this weekend. River Run ATV Park presents its annual Muddin’ for a Cure event, to observe national Breast Cancer Awareness...
Immediate Do Not Use Order issued by Craft-Turney Water Supply ...
October 3, 2018 Due to conditions which have occurred recently in the water system, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has instructed Craft-Turney Water...
First ever Nicky Wheeler Bull Riding competition set
Rodeo fans might have noticed a name change to one of this year’s local annual bull riding events. That’s no mistake – the annual Bull Bash Revolution event has officially...
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Brooklyn Hooker of Jacksonville FFA received first place for her Red Angus heifer, Red Lazy MC Kuruba, during the livestock show held during the East Texas State Fair in Tyler. East Texas State Fair livestock show results announced
Cherokee County students who placed in the 2018 East Texas State Fair include: HEIFER (meat) Wells FFA member Tyler Smith placed fourth with...


Photo by Josie Fox October is national Fire Prevention Month: Alto, Wells VFDs...
Editor’s note: Cherokee County is home to 11 fire and volunteer fire departments. This is the first in an ongoing series spotlighting local fire...


RISD’s See You at the Pole event wins local radio contest
Ask and it shall be given… Tyler Christian radio station 89.5 KVNE/91.3 KGLY challenged area school districts last week to see who could get the...


JPD investigates alleged bomb threat Tuesday
Jacksonville police rallied to a local business Tuesday morning after an alleged bomb threat was reported. According to officials, JPD officers responded to the call at...
Tractor Supply’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour Stopping in Waco: 4-H...
Waco, Texas (Sept. 24, 2018) — Fair season is back and Tractor Supply Company’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is making its way to the Heart O’...


Jacksonville Rotary Beat
Randy Gorham was the Program Chair for the September 19th Jacksonville Rotary meeting. His guest speaker was Rachel Gucker with Preachers End...


Get a "Sneak Preview" of the Neches River National Wildlife Refuge
Texas Conservation Alliance invites everyone for a “Sneak Preview” of the Neches River National Wildlife Refuge this coming Saturday, September 29, 9:00 am to noon, as part...
Business Lab Ground Breaking
L to R: Tony Welty, Kamala Scammahorn, Ashley Scammahorn, Caroline Welty, Rod Fletcher, Brady Washburn, Stephen Dement, Michelle Rozell, Kelly King, Laurie Humphries Book Hill breaks ground on new business lab
The Brook Hill School recently broke ground on a new business lab that will allow its students to gain real-life business experience. The school is...