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East Texans are 'Loving Lon Morris'

It's mid-June...and Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, the oldest junior college in the state of Texas...sits empty...and,  because of the massive furloughs last month...it's beginning to look a little unkept.

Tomato Fest: A Jacksonville tradition in its 28th year

Jacksonville native, KETK's Casey Claiborne was down in J'ville on Saturday to participate in what he thought was a tomato judging contest...but that's not quite what it was.
McCown Signs with Saints

McCown Signs with Saints

Former Jacksonville Indian Luke McCown has signed with the New Orleans Saints. The Quarterback played for the Jaguars last season.
28th annual Tomato Fest

28th annual Tomato Fest

It’s “tomato time” in Jacksonville, Texas, and the annual Tomato Fest is slicing up lots of fun at the 28th Annual Tomato Fest on Saturday, June 9th in downtown Jacksonville.

Jacksonville schools getting major overhaul...band director looks back

Construction crews are all over Jacksonville giving JISD facilities a major overhaul. Fred Douglas Elementary is getting a new cafeteria and expanding the library.
COMING TONIGHT: Jacksonville schools getting major overhaul...band director looks back

COMING TONIGHT: Jacksonville schools getting major overhaul...band director looks back

COMING TONIGHT: After the bond election in Jacksonville, 4 major projects are going on with J'ville schools.  At the same time, JHS Band Director Mike Bullock is going into semi-retirement.  But he's still looking forward to t

Dry Cleaners struggling with hanger prices...may affect customers

Travis Yackel is the owner of Wilsons -- a dry cleaning company in Jacksonville that's been in his family since 1968. Yackel says price problems with wire hangers is not new...
Tyler Junior College to reach out to Lon Morris students

Tyler Junior College to reach out to Lon Morris students

Tyler Junior College will send a registration team to Jacksonville to help students of Lon Morris College register for core curriculum classes through TJC while they await word on the restoration of classes at Lon Morris.

Only 11 employees left at Lon Morris College after furloughs

"Us as a staff, I don't think we thought it would get to this point.  But it did, so we just gotta keep moving from here," said Eric Morris.
Lon Morris College employees terminated by email

Lon Morris College employees terminated by email

Almost all employment at Lon Morris College has been terminated.

Cuney rejoices as rural post offices get rescued...sort of

Judy Allen has lived in Cuney, a town just East of Frankston, since she was born.
Cash-strapped Lon Morris College votes to employ budget reorganization specialist

Cash-strapped Lon Morris College votes to employ budget reorganization specialist

The ongoing financial problems at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville have led to a decision by the college to employ a reorganization firm.

Mud Money

When you think of East Texas sports, things like fishing and hunting probably come to mind.
Cherokee County man gets probation for illegally transporting deer

Cherokee County man gets probation for illegally transporting deer

A 32-year-old Cherokee County, Texas man has been sentenced for federal wildlife violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

First step taken in Neches River preservation

Dr. Michael Nanks is a dentist in Jacksonville...he's also the co-chairman of "Friends of the Neches River." Recently they helped start the Neches River Wildlife Refuge -- protecting 32 miles of it.