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Bowfishing gains popularity in East Texas

It might not be what comes to mind when you think of fishing, but more and more East Texans are starting to take their bow and arrows out on the water.
Alto beats Wells

Alto beats Wells

Two pitchers joined forces to throw a no-hitter for Alto Lady Jackets Varsity in an 18-0 victory in five innings over Wells on Tuesday at Wells.

Jacksonville College offering CHL and security officer classes

Jacksonville College wanted to increase campus safety, and allow employees to carry guns on campus. That's when they hired chief of security Mike Morse, and began a security agency on campus.
Mahomes named MVP in District 16-4A

Mahomes named MVP in District 16-4A

Patrick Mahomes added another accolade to his resume after being selected the overall MVP of District 16-4A. The two-sport Texas Tech signee guided Whitehouse to the 16-4A crown and a trip to the regional quarterfinals.

Shooting flying clays for kids

The Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville hosted their first shooting flying clays event on Saturday to benefit the youth. All the proceeds go toward children and local organizations in East Texas  and children in third world countries.
ETX probationer gets 20 years after family violence, burglary incidents

ETX probationer gets 20 years after family violence, burglary incidents

A Cherokee County probationer is now an inmate after breaking his probation twice in the past three months.
Boil water issued for parts of Cherokee County

Boil water issued for parts of Cherokee County

Due to conditions which have occurred recently in the water system, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the system, (Craft-Turney Water Supply) to notify all the customers involved in the repair area to boil their water p

Local organization hosts shootout to help kids everywhere

Duck hunting season may be over, but the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club is hosting their first shootout for all East Texans to enjoy. "You don't have to put your guns up yet," said Crystal Bateman, a Kiwanis Club member.
5 arrested in Cherokee County drug raid

5 arrested in Cherokee County drug raid

Five people accused of possession were arrested Tuesday following a raid in Cherokee County.
7 indicted on drug, gun charges

7 indicted on drug, gun charges

On February 26, 2014, a federal grand jury returned a sealed 6‑count indictment charging 7 individuals with multiple counts of federal drug and firearms violations.
Josh McCown signs with Tampa Bay

Josh McCown signs with Tampa Bay

East Texas will be well represented on the 2014 Buccaneers roster. Jacksonville's Josh McCown has signed a two year deal with the team, which is coached by Big Sandy native Lovie Smith.
Could Jacksonville's Josh McCown end up with the Texans?

Could Jacksonville's Josh McCown end up with the Texans?

New Tampa Bay coach, and Big Sandy native, Lovie Smith may not let free-agent quarterback Josh McCown leave the Buccaneers without a contract, but if he is able to resist his former head coach at Chicago, he’ll be headed for Hou
Laneville wins semifinal squeaker

Laneville wins semifinal squeaker

The Laneville Yellowjackets will play for the 1A state championship. Laneville edged Miller Grove Friday night at the state tournament in Austin, 55-54.

New East Texas district might belong in the NFL

The Fearsome 5A. That's the new East Texas district that has gotten even tougher. It has added Lufkin and last year's state semifinalist, Ennis.

Region 14 Tournament: TVCC ladies top Bossier, J'ville beats Paris

The #1 ranked Trinity Valley Cardinals took the court on day one of the Region 14 Basketball Tournament. TVCC beat Bossier Parish 109-61. The Cardinals are trying for their third straight National Championship.