30th Annual Tomato Festival

30th Annual Tomato Festival

Jacksonville, Texas- It’s “tomato time” in Jacksonville and the annual celebration is slicing up lots of fun at the 30th Annual Tomato Festival on Saturday, June 14. The 30-year tradition celebrates the juicy red fruit and the “Tomato Capital of the World.”… Read More

Mission Tejas State Park June 2014 Event Schedule

Mission Tejas State Park June 2014 Event Schedule

Weches, Texas- Start planning your outdoor summer adventure to Mission Tejas State Park! The park is hosting a different event each weekend in June and always offers some of the best hiking views and trails in the Piney Woods.… Read More

Killough Massacre Monument

Killough Massacre Monument

By Dana Goolsby

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JACKSONVILLE- After researching the Eden-Madden Massacre near Grapeland, Texas a few years ago, I became interested in other such sites of unfortunate and tragic events in East Texas.  I had long since heard tales of the Killough Massacre, which took place on the outskirts … Read More

Box’s Fort Historical Marker

Box’s Fort Historical Marker

Historical Stopping Points of Interest

By Dana Goolsby

Cherokee County- John M. and Sally Box, along with John’s brother Stephen F. and his wife Keziah Box and their families, came to Texas from Alabama in 1834. John and Sally’s son, Roland W. Box, and his wife … Read More