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Unassuming Marker Memorializes Massacre

The site of the Killough Massacre dates back to displacement related to the start of the Republic of Texas.
October 1, 2018

Travel Down the Scarecrow Trail

On opening day -- Saturday, October 6 -- the activities include live entertainment, face-painting, food, pumpkins, mums, a Hobbit House and, of course, lots of scarecrows.
September 30, 2018

Girl Scouts Encourage Kindness for Silver Award

Pair of Girl Souts brightened up student bathroom walls with inspirational and encouraging quotes.
September 19, 2018

Patriotic Spirit on Exhibit at American Freedom Museum

See artifacts, photos and more at this out-of-the-way museum covering the nation's fight for freedom around the world.
June 20, 2018

Tomato Fest Filled with Flavor

City of Jacksonville hosts some plump, juicy activities sure to please your palate.
May 17, 2018

Tickets on Sale for CCT's Season Finale

Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch hits the CCT stage Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, and Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12.
April 22, 2018

Jacksonville Native Blended Honky Tonk and Country Music

January 26, 2018

Womack Has New Album Full of East Texas Soul

Lee Ann Womack’s new album “The Lonely, The Lonesome and The Gone,” is now available for purchase. It combines country, soul, gospel, and blues — genres that tie well to her East Texas roots.
October 30, 2017

Dream Becomes Reality for University of Texas at Tyler Senior

Student’s original musical theater production premieres on campus.
October 16, 2017

Curl Up and Dye... for Steel Magnolias

Stage favorite comes to Rusk with performances on weekends from October 7- 15.
October 1, 2017

Celebrating the Tomato

The city of Jacksonville takes its title as Tomato Capital of the World quite seriously throughout the year with large concrete tomatoes adorning the streets.
April 24, 2017

I Hope You Dance

On May 23, 2000, Jacksonville native Lee Ann Womack released “I Hope You Dance,” a song that became a No. 1 country hit and even crossed over on the Adult Contemporary chart.
April 24, 2017