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April 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Pool opening delayed

Council considers scrapping old pool, constructing new one

“The Rusk swimming pool will not open until late summer at the earliest. The pool opening could be delayed until possibly next summer,” City Manager Mike Murray told the council Thursday evening. More...

Community

Rusk KOA hosts murder mystery event April 26

Virginia Otis and staff at the Rusk KOAwill host a “Murder Mystery Event” from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 26. The event will feature a traditional murder mystery set in the world of the 1920’s gangsterland. More...

Castle on the Lake event to benefit HOPE was a success

Those working on the Castle on the Lake project to benefit HOPE were very happy with the results of the fund raiser, said Allison Hale, HOPE director. The event was held April 12 and financial results have not been obtained, Ms. Hale said. More...

1st Cherokee Business Expo planned for Tuesday, April 22 in Rusk

The first, which is hoped to be an annual Cherokee County Business Expo, will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the Rusk Civic Center. Small local business owners, including independent consultants within the region will be welcomed. More...

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HARK!| the Herald

Cherokee County’s history goes digital

The Stella Hill Memorial Library in Alto is proud to announce the digitization and online availability of a number of Cherokee County historical documents, thanks to a grant from the University of North Texas Portal of Texas History program. More...

TAXING| thoughts

Is paying zero tax a good idea for your corporation?

When you run your business as a regular C corporation, it can make sense to pay a little tax this year to avoid large estimated tax payments next year. More...

Obituaries

MAE BETH BINGHAM

Funeral for Mae Beth Bingham, 83, of Maydelle was at 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, in Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. VernonBrown and the Rev. Don Copeland officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. More...

PAITYN SHYANNE JENKINS

Graveside service for Paityn Shyanne Jenkins, daughter of Branden and Malessa Jenkins of Gladewater, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lone Dove Cemetery in Rusk. The child died April 12 in Gladewater. More...

ELIZABETH GLYN (BETTY) HAWKINS MEEKS

Funeral for Elizabeth Glyn (Betty) Hawkins Meeks, 87, of Rusk will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Sullivan Funeral Home chapel in Marshall. with the Rev. Mary Kathryn Kirkpatrick of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church officiating. More...

Schools

Talon Point Players receive UIL critical acclaim, advance to region competition

With the UIL One- Act Play season in Texas, there is no other festival with such a high concentration of dramatic art in just a few short weeks. More...

Business

Agencies Host Forum for Historically Underutilized Businesses TRS, TWC to present 14th Annual Purchasing and HUB Connection in May

AUSTIN – The 14th Annual Purchasing and HUB Connection, a networking forum for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs), will be presented by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) from 1:30 to 4:30 More...

Outdoors

Migrate to a Local State Park and Go Birding

AUSTIN— Grab your family and friends and go birding as spring migration begins throughout your favorite Texas State Parks.Birding is easy for families and friends of all ages and levels of expertise. More...

Wells residents stage peaceful protest against Church of Wells

Wells residents staged a protest Saturday afternoon against the controversial Church of Wells that sparked interest from area media outlets. More...

Commissioners briefed on county retirement system

Ralph Wallace, employer services representative for the Texas County and District Retirement System presented an informational briefing on the county retirement system at the Monday morning meeting of the commissioners court. More...

Actress calls it ‘God thing, #5’

Kay ‘Baby’ Epperson adds new movie role to resume

Rusk’s Kay “Baby” Epperson just completed work on “God thing” number five. Soon after shooting wrapped on her role in the upcoming Al Pacino film Manglehorn, Mrs. More...

News

Lake Columbia update is April 28

Cherokee County individuals interested in the status of Lake Columbia will hear an update from Angelina/Neches River Authority general manager Kelly Holcomb during a luncheon held at noon Monday, April 28 at the Norman Activity Center, 526 E. More...

TNT summer camp slated July 14-26; participant registration is underway

TNT (Thespians ‘N Training) theatre arts camp will be offered for the 11th consecutive year by Cherokee Civic Theatre. TNT 2014 will run July 14- 26 at the historic Cherokee Theater. More...

Tri-County beef, forage workshop set for April 25

The Tri-County Beef and Forage Workshop is scheduled for Friday, April 25. This program will be held at the Tri-County Livestock Market, Inc. 23733 U.S. Highway 79 North in New Summerfield. More...

Viewpoints

Report ranks Texas government high in spending transparency

Texas ranks highly when it comes to letting taxpayers know how state government spends its money, according to a new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. More...

AgriLife fertilizer seminar planned April 25 in Overton

OVERTON – Farmers and ranchers who want to get the most bang for their fertilizer dollar and have a steak lunch in the bargain should attend a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service training in Overton on April 25, advise the training’s More...

Sports

Toyota Texas Bass Classic Qualifiers Announced for 2014

Fifty of the World’s Best Anglers are Coming to Lake Fork

ATHENS—The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC), the World Championship of Professional Bass Fishing, brings the best set of qualified anglers to Lake Fork, May 9-11. More...

Large Cherokee County contingent advances to area track meets

Cherokee County’s contingent at the upcoming UIL Area Track Meets will be a sizeable one. In all, 102 athletes will represent Alto, New Summerfield, Wells, Troup, Rusk, Bullard and Jacksonville at their respective area meets. More...

Cherokee County’s squads continue march to playoffs

A recap of last week’s action on the baseball diamond, with Cherokee County’s teams marching toward the playoffs: Sweet 16: Lady Jackets win 16th straight title TheAltoLadyJackets,ranked fourth in 1A by the Texas Girls’ Coaches Ass More...

Lifestyle

Hints offered for growing tasty tomatoes

Everyone wants to grow tomatoes

Since we are living in one of the areas that has been a tomato producer for generations, it seems wrong not to have an article on how to grow these wonderful vegetables. Tomatoes can be planted either by seeds or transplants. More...

Texas DPS offers tips for wildflower fans this spring

AUSTIN – Springtime in Texas is known for the beautiful wildflowers that blanket the fields and roadsides across our state, including the state flower, the Bluebonnet. More...

Call the extension service office for master gardener information

Master gardener classes are held regularly at the Cherokee County Agri-Extension Service office in Rusk. More...

Arts

Front Porch Music Festival, April 26, 2014

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, people who love live music should come to Millard’s Crossing Historic Village’s second annual Front Porch Music Festival - a Village fundraising event which will begin at 4:00 pm and into the evening until 9:00 pm.  More...

Theatre TJC to present ‘A Gap in Generations’

Theatre TJC will close out its 2013-14 season with the broad comedy, “A Gap in Generations.”Written by Jerry Blunt in true, 16th-century Italian commedia dell’arte style, the play is described as an exuberant, farcical comedy complete with mistaken i More...

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