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Top 10 Players to Watch: No. 1 Deshawn McCuin, Jacksonville  Jacksonville Daily Progress

NOTE: This is the final installment of a 10-part series featuring 10 high school football standouts who are expected to be players of impact for their respective ...



JHS class of 2018 recognized, awarded | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville High School held an award ceremony for its graduating class of 2018 Tuesday night. Students, family, friends and many members of the community ...



JHS cross country teams run strong at Hallsville Invitational  Jacksonville Daily Progress

HALLSVILLE — All four of Jacksonville High School's varsity and junior varsity cross country teams finished in the top five of their respective team standings at ...



Jacksonville's 2018 football schedule a rosy one | Sports  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville High School athletic director and head football coach Wayne Coleman had several moving parts to deal with when putting together a football ...



2018 Tribe Football: Jacksonville homecoming game to be played on a Thursday  Jacksonville Daily Progress

As anticipated, due to the renovation project going on at the Tomato Bowl, the Jacksonville High School Fightin' Indian football schedule is quite different this ...



Tomato Bowl renovations continue | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Renovations to the Jacksonville High School Tomato Bowl continue. According to Grace Traylor, with the Jacksonville school district, construction is about 17 ...



Jacksonville girls skedaddle to victory in UG Invitational  Jacksonville Daily Progress

UNION GROVE — After finishing as the runner-up in last year's Union Grove Cross Country Invitational, the Jacksonville Fightin' Maidens seemed to be driven to ...



Jacksonville ISD recognizes high school cheerleaders | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

The Jacksonville ISD school board met Monday night to congratulate the Jacksonville High School cheerleaders on their recent accomplishments in a state ...



Jacksonville adds 2 of its own to coaching staff  Jacksonville Daily Progress

A pair of Jacksonville High School graduates have decided to come back home.



Familiar faces joins Jacksonville football coaching staff | Sports  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Summertime often means moving time for high school coaches, and while changes to the Jacksonville Fightin' Indian coaching staff has been minimal, there are ...



JHS Football: Carpenter delivers Play of the Game  Jacksonville Daily Progress

NOTE: Each week the Jacksonville Fightin' Indian radio broadcast team (Aaron Swink, Matt Montgomery and Todd Travis) will name a Play of the Game towards ...



7th grade student in custody following threat against Jacksonville High School  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

Jacksonville Police have a 7th grader in custody following a threat to Jacksonville High School on social media.



Football... A Game of Adjustments | Sports  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Editor's Note: The following article was written by Tammy Hancock, wife of Rusk High School athletic director and head football coach Jowell Hancock, and a ...



Cowboy Hoops Pick Up First 2020 Commitment  247Sports

Oklahoma State basketball lands their first commitment in the 2020 class.



Tennis: Jacksonville loses to Lindale in bi-district  Jacksonville Daily Progress

TEXARKANA, Texas — Lindale proved to be a formidable foe for the Jacksonville High School tennis team on Wednesday.



Alexander has Klein Forest HS soaring in the right direction: North Houston school named State School of Character  Jacksonville Daily Progress

KLEIN — Klein Forest High School, located approximately 30 miles northwest of downtown Houston, is one of only five high high schools in the United States to ...



Jacksonville ISD recognizes several teachers, staff, students | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

The Jacksonville school board met at the Little Theater in Jacksonville Middle School for a series of recognitions. Earlier in the month the school board traveled ...



Tribe Football Preview: JHS expects a stern test from Carthage  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville Indians at Carthage Bulldogs. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Bulldog Stadium in Carthage. Records (2017): Jacksonville (6-5), Carthage (16-0). Jacksonville will ...



TEA issues report cards to school districts | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Updated at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday. Wednesday was report card day for school districts in Texas. The Texas Education Association revealed its new grading ...



Powerlifting: Galvan first Jacksonville High male to earn trip to state  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Chris Galvan is a powerlifting pioneer. Galvan is the first male in Jacksonville High School history to have qualified for the state powerlifting championships.



Redd-Dorsey makes history at Alto High School  Jacksonville Daily Progress

ALTO — Shanequa Redd-Dorsey, a 1996 graduate of Jacksonville High School who later served as a coach at her alma mater, has been named as principal at ...



Gould leaves JHS to take over reins at Frankston  Jacksonville Daily Progress

FRANKSTON — Paul Gould's time as an assistant coach at Jacksonville ended almost before it start.



Jeans approved for 2018-19 JISD classroom: Outdoor classroom acknowledged | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Before getting into action items during their meeting Monday evening, the Jacksonville ISD school board took time for some important recognitions.



JHS Volleyball: Six recognized on Senior Night | Sports  Jacksonville Daily Progress

The Jacksonville High School volleyball team and its fans celebrated the accomplishments of five seniors and one senior manager on Tuesday evening at the ...



Orr promoted to head baseball coach at JHS  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Brandon Orr, a 2010 graduate of Jacksonville High School, has been named as the new head baseball coach at his alma mater.



Melchor has high aspirations for JC soccer programs  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Martin Melchor is returning to the local soccer scene; but not as a player.



Jacksonville College: Shepard 'excited' about new cross county season  Jacksonville Daily Progress

After qualifying for the NJCAA Cross Country Championships last fall, one could, perhaps, anticipate a let down this season for the Jacksonville College cross ...



JISD announces policy for free, reduced-price meals  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville ISD food *service* department announced its policy this week for providing free and reduced-price meals for students served under the National ...



Top 10 Texas High School Quarterbacks Currently In the NFL  FOXSports.com

Over the last 20 years, Texas high school football has been a factory when it comes to putting pro-level quaterback talent into the NFL. Many of the top ...



Jacksonville 7-on-7 team opens up with 2 wins | Sports  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville launched its 7-on-7 season on Tuesday morning at Howard Cook Field by claiming a pair of wins over Center and Tyler Lee.



Nicky Wheeler Memorial Bull Riding autograph signing, schedule announced  Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE – Four-Time World Champion Bull Rider and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer, Tuff Hedeman, will be in Jacksonville, Texas on October 6 for the Nicky ...



Top 10 Players to Watch: No. 2 Jermaine Lewis, Rusk High School  Jacksonville Daily Progress

NOTE: This is the ninth in a 10-part series highlighting 10 football standouts that are expected to make significant contributions for their respective teams this fall.



Carthage goes up by 3 TDs early, cruises past Jacksonville  Jacksonville Daily Progress

CARTHAGE – The defending Class 4A-I state champion Carthage Bulldogs looked as though they were picking up where they left off from last year, handing the ...



Bryan Rudder Tourney: Tribe Tennis' Roper and Silva mixed doubles team end up second  Jacksonville Daily Progress

BRYAN — Jacksonville High School's top mixed doubles team, consisting of Hanna Roper and Abraham Silva, returned home having earned a runner-up ...



JHS Powerlifting: Jacksonville gathers 3 gold medals at Henderson Meet  Jacksonville Daily Progress

HENDERSON — Powerlifters from Jacksonville High School opened the new season on Thursday when they took part in the Lion Invitational in Henderson.



Tribe Football Preview: Coleman: 'We expect Henderson's chili to be hot'  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville Indians at Henderson Lions. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lion Stadium in Henderson. Records: Jacksonville (1-1), Henderson (0-2). Boy, how time flies.



JHS cross country season in full swing | Sports  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville's Amy Moreyra is pictured as she competed in a cross country meet that took place on the JHS campus last Saturday. The meet was originally ...



Tribe Football Preview: Jacksonville-Palestine rivalry moves to Rose Stadium  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville Indians vs. Palestine Wildcats. 7:30 p.m. Friday, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium Tyler. Records: Jacksonville (0-1), Palestine (0-1).



Jacksonville 47, Palestine 26: Play of Tribe defense leads to victory  Jacksonville Daily Progress

TYLER — Jacksonville scored 21-unanswered points to open the second half and the Indians were able to down rival Palestine 47-36 on Friday night.



First day of Beast Texas Football Academy features Jacksonville native, former NFL quarterback Luke McCown  Tyler Morning Telegraph

East Texas is known for producing great football players.



RISD names finalist for superintendent position | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

After interviewing candidates in a Monday meeting, Rusk ISD school board has announced the lone finalist for the district's new superintendent. Grey Burton, the ...



JHS Football Preview: It's lights, camera, action time for the Indians  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville Indians vs. Nacogdoches Dragons. 7:00 p.m. Thursday at CHRISTUS TMF Rose Stadium in Tyler. Records: Jacksonville (1-2), Nacogdoches (1-2).



UPDATED: Jacksonville to engage Bullard in Thursday scrimmage  Jacksonville Daily Progress

UPDATE: Jacksonville and Bullard coaches agreed to tweak things a bit Thursday morning. The 9th-graders will face off at 6 p.m., followed by the junior varsity ...



Student attends National FFA Convention | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Attending the National FFA Convention is a one-time opportunity for most. Being selected as one of 100 from across the nation to make the chorus out of more ...



JISD sets price for Tiny Tribe Academy | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

The Jacksonville ISD school board met for a special meeting Wednesday evening. Only one item was on the agenda: To set the guaranteed maximum price for ...



Indian and Tiger lifters perform well at state powerlifting championships  Jacksonville Daily Progress

ABILENE — Powerlifters from Jacksonville High School and Troup High School competed in the Texas High School Powerlifting Association State ...



Athens beats Rusk on last second touchdown | Sports  Jacksonville Daily Progress

RUSK – The Athens Hornets played inspired football against the Rusk Eagles Friday at Him Swink Field on the campus of Rusk High School.



2 Lon Morris girls with a combined 188 years of life  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Birthdays come and go. Sometimes with great fanfare, other times unnoticed. These birthdays are special. This year two Mixon women, former Lon Morris ...



JC Soccer: Melchor transitioning to new role as head coach  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Martin Melchor began the on-the-field duties of his new job as head men's and women's soccer coach at Jacksonville College earlier this week when he ...



Jacksonville's 13th Annual Back 2 School Fair is Thursday  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville's 13th Annual Back 2 School Fair is happening this week! The actual event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 2, at the John Alexander Gym, ...



AP Class 4A football poll: Rusk ranked along side state's best  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Rusk's Eagles have earned some respect from around the state.



National Signing Day: JHS's McDowell, Baker, Bush and Cabrera to play collegiatly  Jacksonville Daily Progress

National Signing Day, once again, proved to be a noteworthy day at Jacksonville High School, as four members of the Fightin' Indian football team formally ...



New Jacksonville High School complex for student athletes 'a selling feature' for district  Jacksonville Daily Progress

More than 100 people showed up Friday afternoon at the dedication of a new multipurpose facility at Jacksonville High School that would serve as “a selling ...



Country singer Neal McCoy to be 'Star' at annual JEF event  Jacksonville Daily Progress

The Jacksonville Education Foundation is ecstatic to announce country music star and JHS alum Neal McCoy as the Star of the 7th annual Evening With Our ...



Track and Field: JHS to open season with Tribe Relays Friday  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Track and field teams from Jacksonville High School will open the 2018 season at Cook Field Friday when they compete in the Tribe Relays.



JMS boys win Tyler/UT-Tyler Cross Country Classic  Jacksonville Daily Progress

TYLER — The Jacksonville Middle School boy's cross country team proved to be the superior team at the Tyler/UT-Tyler Cross Country Classic on Saturday.



'Jacksonville College Day' slated for May 9 | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

In recognition of Jacksonville College's contributions to the community, Jacksonville Mayor Dick Stone has declared May 9 Jacksonville College Day. On that ...



New Summerfield ISD to receive 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant  Jacksonville Daily Progress

New Summerfield ISD has been awarded by the Texas Education Agency the 2018-2019 Texas 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Cycle 10, Year 1 ...



Fourth of July events planned in Jacksonville, surrounding areas  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Fourth of July is always a fun holiday. Hotdogs, family, friends and, literally above all, fireworks. For Cherokee County residents looking for Fourth of July plans, ...



UIL Realignment: No surprises for Fightin' Indians in new 9-5A-II  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Texans have grown accustomed to expecting the unexpected when it comes to the University Interscholastic League (UIL) biannual realignment.



Wendy's coming to Jacksonville: Official says new eatery means 40 new jobs  Jacksonville Daily Progress

With the reconstruction of McDonald's underway, and a new Burger King almost ready for business, Jacksonville is seeing several additions to its restaurant ...



Jacksonville sputters late in 45-41 loss to Nacogdoches | Sports  Jacksonville Daily Progress

TYLER – The District 9-5A-II opener between Jacksonville and Nacogdoches that was played at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium Thursday ...



Bulls are ready to 'Bash' into town | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Up and coming bull riders will once again have a chance to prove their skills, all while raising money for East Texas' youth, during Jacksonville's annual Nicky ...



2018 certified values released by appraisal district | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

RUSK - Values increased in most taxing units in Cherokee County for 2018, according to the Cherokee County Appraisal District.



Jacksonville High School lockdown arrest  WCTI12.com

One arrest was made following the Jacksonville High School lockdown this morning.



Ampler Burgers LLC celebrates opening of new Burger King in Jacksonville  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Ampler Burgers, LLC will soon celebrate the Opening of its newest BURGER KING® restaurant located at 505 East Rusk Street, Jacksonville. Ampler Burgers ...



Jacksonville Volleyball stops Tatum in 3 sets | Sports  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville used a balanced scoring attack to improve to 2-0 on the year Friday afternoon when the Fightin' Maidens thumped Tatum 3-0 (25-8, 25-13, 25-9) at ...



Evening with Our Star honors hometown musician, Neal McCoy  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Country music star Neal McCoy drew a record crowd in Jacksonville as the Jacksonville Education Foundation hosted the 7th annual “Evening With Our Star” on ...



17-5A Track and Field: JHS's Carpenter captures first in boys triple jump  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville's Chris Carpenter continued his dominance in triple jump by winning first place Wednesday at the District 17-5A Track and Field Championships.



Feeling like one of the gang, Shewmake ready to pilot Fightin' Indians  Jacksonville Daily Progress

It's most likely inevitable when Jacksonville Fightin' Indian fans settle into their seats at Carthage Bulldog Stadium on the last day of August to see their beloved ...



Jacksonville native named to 'Wall of Fame' | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Carlos Wallace of Jacksonville was honored Wednesday, September 12. Carlos Wallace was the 2018 Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Wall of Fame ...



Forever tied to the Tomato Bowl | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

It's been difficult to watch. Change is never easy. Especially when we see it played out each day before our very eyes. And most certainly it's unsettling when ...



Jacksonville earns Progress Team of the Week laud; Alto's Mabry POW  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville evened its slate at 1-1 Friday night at a soggy CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium by pounding rival Palestine, 47-26.



Girl's XC: Jacksonville captures 16-5A championship | Sports  Jacksonville Daily Progress

LUFKIN — As the morning sun beamed down on the dew covered grass at the Lufkin High School cross country course — the site of the Thursday's District ...



17-5A Softball: Jacksonville claims first district title in school history  Jacksonville Daily Progress

In dramatic fashion the Jacksonville High School softball team sewed up its first district championship in school history before a packed house at Fightin' Maiden ...



Top 10 Players to Watch: No. 3 Khalan Griffin, The Brook Hill School  Jacksonville Daily Progress

NOTE: This is the eighth in a 10-part series highlighting 10 high school football players that are expected to be players of impact for their respective teams this ...



Tomato Bowl renovation coming along | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

On Friday, workers at the Tomato Bowl were busy placing the original stones from the demolished portion of the historic stadium onto the newly built portions.



Football Roundup: Troup, Brook Hill and Alto add Ws  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Troup 54, Elkhart 16: ELKHART — Troup improved to 2-1 heading into its bye week by ripping Elkhart 54-16 on Friday evening. The Tiger defense held the Elks ...



Rusk to face demanding non-district schedule | Sports  Jacksonville Daily Progress

RUSK — The only way the Rusk High School football team will see a cupcake this fall is if it is being sold at a concession stand.



Senator Robert Nichols meets with Cherokee County superintendents  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) met with local superintendents from Cherokee County. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss education issues in ...



Where the buffalo roam: Jacksonville man enjoys raising once iconic animals  Jacksonville Daily Progress

The American Bison, commonly known as the buffalo, is an iconic symbol of America, the wild west and the open plains. Long ago, gigantic herds of bison would ...



Rusk ISD hires 2 principals | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

The Rusk School Board met Monday evening to discuss employment contracts for the next school year. RISD Superintendent Scott Davis had three ...



Jacksonville Softball Preview: Maidens return a dozen players, 8 are seniors  Jacksonville Daily Progress

One does not have to visit with Jacksonville High School head softball coach Brittney Batten very long to pick up on her excitement when it comes to talking ...



Tribe Tennis secures a playoff spot with latest win  Jacksonville Daily Progress

LUFKIN — Tribe Tennis had plenty to celebrate on Tuesday evening in Lufkin.



JISD to extend schedules | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Starting in February, Jacksonville ISD elementary and intermediate students will need to extend their daily schedules in order to meet the yearly state required ...



Jacksonville needs the Relief Route | Opinion  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Imagine Tyler without the Loop. The congestion would be overwhelming and create economic damage. The residents of the city would be impacted by the ...



Nabi says Maidens should be in the mix for 16-5A championship  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Although they will be playing in a much tougher and a significantly larger district this season, Jacksonville High School head girl's basketball coach Lynn Nabi is ...



Vacant building new home for emerging company | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE – In August, Huck Medical Technologies, Inc. (Huck) executed a lease-purchase contract for a 25000-square-foot building in Jacksonville.



Cherokee County child dies after gun discharges | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

CHEROKEE COUNTY – A Cherokee County toddler was killed Thursday evening as the result of a gunshot wound, according to Cherokee County sheriff's ...



Man killed Sunday during Jacksonville burglary | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville police said Tuesday afternoon that a man was killed inside his home early Sunday in the 500 block of N. Main Street.



New Summerfield's Willis promoted to AD at Throckmorton  Jacksonville Daily Progress

NEW SUMMERFIELD — After coaching at New Summerfield High School for the past five years, Justin Willis has accepted a position as athletic director at ...



JISD to consider contracts, recognize Cherokee Charmers | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

The Jacksonville ISD school board will hold their regular meeting Monday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the JISD Administration Building. The board will consider ...



Area women feted during March 27 Women's History Month luncheon  Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE – Five area women will be recognized for their contributions to Cherokee County communities during a March 27 luncheon that begins at noon ...



Jacksonville men sentenced for alleged roles in methamphetamine trafficking ring  Jacksonville Daily Progress

TYLER (KLTV) - Three East Texas men were sentenced for their roles in a drug-trafficking ring. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Carlos Brejhon Battle, 33, ...



Tax-free weekend to save families money on back to school clothes, more  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Cherokee County residents will get more bang for their buck this weekend, as certain businesses offer special deals as part of the Aug. 10-12 Texas sales tax ...



2 new restaurants open in Rusk | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Two new restaurants have opened their doors in Rusk. Eagles Den and Rancho Viejo have both opened within the past two weeks and are eager to serve ...



Massive fire destroys large portion of Western Pulp Products  Jacksonville Daily Progress

A monstrous fire that started around 10 p.m. Friday evening lit up the north Jacksonville sky and eventually consumed a large portion of Western Pulp ...



Area Roundup: Troup rallies to edge Tenaha; Alto gives Meeks a win  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Fairfield 36. Rusk 28. FAIRFIELD — In a battle of opposing Eagles, it was the hometown flock from Fairfield that ginned a 36-28 win over Rusk on Friday night.



Jacksonville JV softball team ends regular season undefeated  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville head junior varsity softball coach Jeri Simpson puts quite a bit of stock in the phrase, “Success comes before work only in the dictionary.”



JISD gives update on Tomato Bowl renovations | News  Jacksonville Daily Progress

Courtesy of Jacksonville ISD: The most difficult phase of #tomatobowlreno, the “deconstruction” phase, is almost complete and the new construction will soon ...



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