Jacksonville

Jacksonville wins 2nd annual "Tomato Throwdown"

The city of Jacksonville brought home the gold this year from the 2nd annual "Tomato Throwdown" against Crystal Springs, MS in Shreveport.  They will be showing their big trophy proudly at this weekend's Tomato Festival.

After almost 50 years, Jacksonville Christian School closes down

"We just hate to see the school close," is what Ray Beall, husband of the late Bunny Beall who founded Jacksonville Christian School. For more than 40 years, the classrooms have molded minds of the future.
Jacksonville fire chief retires, now opening up BBQ joint

Jacksonville fire chief retires, now opening up BBQ joint

After more than 40 years of fighting fires, Jacksonville fire chief Paul White is retiring. But, he's not going into full retirement mode just yet. He's pursuing another passion of his, running a restaurant.
East Texas athletes selected to play in baseball all-star games

East Texas athletes selected to play in baseball all-star games

Hallsville’s Connor Reich, Gilmer’s Bryce Tomlin, Hughes Springs’ Dylan Moore and Carlisle’s Caleb Colley have been selected to play in the annual Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games.
Jacksonville man faces 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to violent crime spree

Jacksonville man faces 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to violent crime spree

A 22-year-old Jacksonville man has pleaded guilty in connection with a violent crime spree targeting area businesses.

East Texas rodeos kick off, get your hats and boots ready

It's rodeo time in East Texas. Organizers tell us, rain or shine, the show will go on.

Seniors trade in walking canes for running shoes

One fitness program called Silver Sneakers in Jacksonville is transforming the lives of many seniors. Most of them have some sort of physical challenge, but together, they're pushing through it, and feeling better in the long run.
Correctional officer helped trusty escape Cherokee County authorities

Correctional officer helped trusty escape Cherokee County authorities

A Cherokee County correctional officer was taken into custody early Friday morning after she admitted to helping a trusty escape.

Toby Gowin honored in Jacksonville

Toby Gowin grew up in Jacksonville. He was an All-State punter and kicker for Jacksonville High School. He went from East Texas to the Dallas Cowboys. Tuesday night, he was honored by his hometown.

One stop shop opening in Jacksonville

The biggest convenience store is opening in Cherokee County, residents say it's something they've needed for awhile, now.

Local shoe organization hits the ground running

Calvin Brown has been collecting hundreds of pairs of shoes over the past few months, as part of his shoe ministry called 'Brothers on the Move.' Brown has teamed up with other East Texans like Daniel Minton, to make sure every child ha
Husband charged with killing mother of 4 in Jacksonville

Husband charged with killing mother of 4 in Jacksonville

A mother of four was found dead Sunday morning in the driveway of her home. Police say the husband was responsible for her death.
Local business named one of 'Best Companies to Work for in Texas'

Local business named one of 'Best Companies to Work for in Texas'

An East Texas business was recently named one of the 2014 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.

Brookshire's thanks local growers

Brookshire Grocery company recently celebrated local growers at a luncheon. More than 50 local suppliers help fill the grocery company's stores across three states.

Local college is 115 years strong and still growing

Jacksonville College is the oldest two year junior college in Texas, and continues to celebrate being 115 years strong.