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Cherokee County Archive

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

All Aboard for Teddy Bear Train Ride

Stuffed animals and their friends to enliven unique train ride on August 5.
July 26, 2016

CCT's Always a Bridesmaid opens Saturday in Rusk

Play proves how weddings mix the memorable with the chaotic.
April 19, 2016

Caddo Culture Day Explores America’s Native Roots

Native American festivities set for Saturday April 9.
April 6, 2016

Easter Egg Express Adds New Activities

Fun for the entire family, the Easter Egg Express rolls out March 19, 20, 25, and 26.
March 18, 2016

‘Raise the Roof’ While Enjoying this Irish Band

Benefit concert to help restoration of theater.
March 11, 2016

Gentle Yoga and Foraging Come Together at Caddo Mounds

Historic site redefines what it means to “get back to nature.
March 9, 2016

Johnny Horton Was a Honky Tonk Man

Although born in Los Angeles on April 30, 1925, Johnny Horton spent much of his youth in Cherokee and Rusk counties of Texas. First noticed as a songwriter, he soon began singing and recording his own songs to much critical recognition.
February 23, 2016

Rusk Stage Welcomes Johnnie Helm and Band

Get ready for some down-home, folksy, rockabilly-esque Americana music.
January 30, 2016

Sadler's Kitchen

On Friday nights in East Texas the rumbling you hear in Jacksonville could be the crowds at the Tomato Bowl where local football teams square off or it could be folks rambling to get to the dining room at Sadler’s Kitchen as the doors open at 5 p.m. Recently, I was a diner in the crowd.
November 14, 2015

Barbecue Cook-Off Event In Rusk

The Cherokee 4-H Parent & Adult Leaders’ (PALS) Association has partnered with the Texas State Railroad in Rusk to sponsor the Texas Hobo Cook-Off and Gyspy Jamboree.
June 28, 2015

Emprimo Releases Third Book in Newtonberg Series

Jacksonville-based author David Emprimo has released the third book in his “Newtonberg Stories” series. The newest book, “Back to Newtonberg,” is available in print and e-book editions.
December 19, 2014