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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...
Camp Ground Baptist Church's VBS set
Alto's Camp Ground Baptist Church will hold its summer VBS, 6-8 p.m., Monday, July 14, through Wednesday, July 17, at the church, 235 San Antonio Road, Alto. Call (936)...
Community news for the week of July 10, 2019
The monthly Cherokee Craft & Trade Fair will be held Saturday, July 13 at the Norman Activity Center, 526 E. Commerce St., Jacksonville. Contact Kim Felt, (903) 268-1598 or...
Community news and events for July 3, 2019
The Cherokee County Republican Club will hold its annual July 4 picnic at noon Thursday, July 4, at Love’s Lookout Park Pavilion, U.S. Hwy 69 N, Jacksonville. The club will...
Photo by MIchelle Dillon
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....
UPDATE: Local offices closing for Independence Day holiday
Offices of the cities of Rusk and Jacksonville will be closed for the Independence Day holiday, on Thursday, July 4 and Friday July 5. Both municipalities will open for...
Lola's House offers The Circle of Security Parenting Program
At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what their child might need from them. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your...
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...
Photo credit: Rebecca Sanders / TJC
From left: John Hills, TJC trustee; David Hudson, TJC trustee; Dr. Juan E. Mejia, TJC incoming president; Ann W. Brookshire, TJC trustee; Dr. Mike Metke, TJC chancellor and CEO; and Clint Roxburgh, TJC trustee. TJC holds groundbreaking for Rogers Palmer Performing Arts Center
Tyler Junior College officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for the Rogers Palmer Performing Arts Center. Wise Auditorium, which has...

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...

Photo by Cristin Parker
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...