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On December 1, 1988, the D. and A. Oppenheimer bank, one of the oldest in Texas, closed. The bank was founded by brothers Daniel and Anton Oppenheimer, Bavarian immigrants who settled in Rusk in the 1850s. From 1858 to 1861 they operated as small merchants in Rusk and the surrounding area.

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Janice Jarratt, known as the "Lucky Strike Girl" was born in October 19, 1914, in Jacksonville, Texas, Cherokee County. Her father was C.D. Jarratt of Craft, known for shipping the first carload of tomatoes from Cherokee County on June 14, 1897.

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This year’s Best of the Upper East Side of Texas readers survey set a record with 4,591 nominations for a growing list of gems in the region featuring delicious food, wonderful attractions, beautiful backdrops, one-of-a-kind shops, exciting entertainment, and many talented individuals. We lo…

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Jacksonville native Neal McCoy was born July 30, 1958. Besides his success as a world-class country music singer, his charity, East Texas Angel Network (ETAN), is committed to the enhancement of the lives of children who are living with terminal or life-threatening diseases.

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With great views, a popular lake, downtown shops, attractions, and tasty restaurants, Jacksonville is a good travel destination.

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The Vanishing Texana Museum in Jacksonville contains a display of artifacts representing the history of Texas and Cherokee County. Included in the display are Native American relics, farm equipment, photographs, guns, dolls, typewriters, and many other items of interest.

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Scarecrows used to serve a purpose in "scaring crows" away from gardens, but these days they are just as fun to view as a part of a shared experience during the fall season.

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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. Once a year, city officials do it big with the Tomato Festival, turning Jacksonville into "Tomatoville" for a week.

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Upper East Side of Texas native Lee Ann Womack is in good company among the nominees of the 2018 Americana Honors & Awards Nominees. Womack's "All the Trouble," co-written with Waylon Payne and Adam Wright is nominated as Song of the Year along with "A Little Pain" by Margo Price, "If We…

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Experience Caddo culture through a number of activities planned for April 14, including a live performance of Caddo Indian music and dance, talks about Caddo culture, guided hikes, children's activities, exhibits by Caddo artists, and more.

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Author Gary Pinkerton presents "Trammel's Trace: East Texas' First Road" at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 9.

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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. Reviews to date say it’s her most personal and open work yet. She co-wrote the majority of the songs…

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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. Once a year, city officials do it big with the Tomato Festival, turning Jacksonville into Tomatoville for a week.

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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. Read more about Womack in the County Line Magazine archives at http://www.countylinemagazine.com/November-December-20…