ALTO – A proposed $10.5 million bond package approved by Alto ISD residents during Tuesday's election is a vote of confidence for students and the district, said Superintendent Kelly West.

In 1982 a small group of American Legion members decided it would be a good thing to work with Mineral Wells ISD in a shared adventure to help young people understand more what being a veteran means along with being a good citizen. 

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Mineral Wells Mayor Christopher Perricone has sued the City of Mineral Wells, citing a number of alleged wrongdoings by city council and officials including violating his constitutional rights to due process, his ability to set agendas and call special meetings and asking the court to define the word "deal."

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Showing a firm commitment to continuing to provide the services to Mineral Wells it has for four decades, Pecan Valley Centers for Behavioral and Developmental Healthcare hosted an open house and ribbon cutting Tuesday for its new facility.

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TxDOT will host a public scoping meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Norman Activity Center in Jacksonville, presenting information on proposed alternative routes for a US 69 Jacksonville Relief Route.

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Many of today’s teachers strive to connect what their students are learning in the classroom to the real world, so it’s especially encouraging to them when the students, themselves, take the initiative to apply something they’ve learned in a meaningful way.

Congressman Louie Gohmert will serve as Chapel speaker at Jacksonville College on Wednesday, November 6 at 11:00 a.m. in Buckner Chapel. The Barnwell Anderson Chapter of the Walter Prescott Webb Society is sponsoring the event. Sponsors Brett Eckles and Dr. Patricia Richey invite community members to attend this free event and hear about Gohmert’s experiences in Washington D.C. as he represents the citizens of our district.

Amanda Franklin and her husband, Michael, were at home one Sunday evening in May, relaxing and watching television when their lives were suddenly – drastically – forever changed.

She happened to brush the side of her body.

Giving is one of those things we don’t like talking about in the church. We’re often times afraid of being seen as “always talking about money” or “more concerned with finances than people,” but there is a real need to have discussions within the space of the congregation about acts of giving.

Statewide recognition will be given to board members of the Trinity Neches Forest Landowners Association (TNFLA) on Monday, Oct. 29, in San Antonio at the annual meeting of the Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board.

Texas Parks & Wildlife has released conceptual drawings showing what Palo Pinto Mountains State Park will look like once fully developed. How long that takes might depend on how fast its foundation can privately raise $10 million.

Members of the Jacksonville community gathered Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Nellie Crim Park to break ground on a community garden project sponsored by YOU! EMPOWER, a local initiative dedicated to providing disadvantaged women and families with tools and resources to help them achieve a self-sustainable lifestyle.

West of town, in a hidden enclave of trailers and manufactured homes, lives a man who simply wants a city water meter installed. But it’s not so simple.

President Donald Trump’s visit to Louis Vuitton’s newly opened Rochambeau Ranch location near Keene stirred interest aplenty from both those who were able to snag invitations to the event as well as several dozen local Republicans who gathered on John and Carolyn McNaughton’s nearby property hoisting pro-Trump signs and hoping for a glimpse of the helicopter flying the president in 260-acre facility. Not as close, but not that far away, several local Democrats rallied in opposition to Trump and his policies.

Tyler Junior College will host a free dental outreach event for East Texas veterans and their families on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center located at 1200 E. Fifth St., on the TJC main campus.

Steven Daughety has been named as Cherokee County's new auditor, according to Cherokee County District Judges R. Chris Day (2nd Judicial District Court) and C. Michael Davis (369th Judicial District Court).

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is pleased that Dennis Kenney in Jacksonville has successfully created a Certified Wildlife Habitat® through its Gardens and Farm for Wildlife™ program.

ALTO – An early morning drug raid in Alto on Wednesday yielded the arrest of three people for narcotics-related charges, according to a release from Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell.

In a 6-0 vote, Mineral Wells City Council on Tuesday evening issued a reprimand to Mayor Christopher Perricone after an independent investigator found three of 13 identified complaints against the mayor violated the city's charter.

As flood waters continue to rise, Texans are mobilizing everything from church directories to hobby car networks to assist parts of their state inundated by Harvey's rainfall.