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July 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

July rainfall snapshot

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Highway widening slated for early 2016

With one decision from TxDOT and the Texas Transportation Commission, the U.S. Highway 69 widening project in Wells received a muchneeded green light. More...

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News

‘Christmas in July’ drive continues

Drive benefits Rainbow Room for Cherokee County children in need

Sure, December is still more than five months away, but Cherokee County residents are getting the chance to start spreading some holiday cheer a little early this year during the annual Christmas in July donation drive, benefitting the county’s More...

Rusk FFA has award winning convention

Chapter receives top 5 Nation Chapter Award at state level

Members of the Rusk FFA chapter attended the 86th annual Texas FFA convention July 14-18 in Fort Worth. Among the awards received by the Rusk FFA, was a fourth consecutive top five finish in the National Chapter Award at the state level. More...

$16,000 scholarships won by local students

The Agriculture Mechanics Career Pathway activity has provided FFA members with opportunities for success in agriculture mechanics. More...

Columns

THE IDLE AMERICAN Life Through Oil-Coated Glasses…

Column #585

Oh, No! Say it isn’t so. My Uncle Mort, who usually doesn’t stay on a single subject long enough to muster a significant “peeve,” is speaking to me again. More...

Political Cartoon

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1937: Queen Peacock, her court and “power of the press”

I have first-hand experience in terms of the “Power of the Press.” More...

Obituaries

BILL POWERS

Funeral for Bill Powers, 87, of Whitehouse was at 10 a.m. Friday at Wallace Thompson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Tommy Earl Burton officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery.Mr. Powers died July 22, at his home. More...

CHARLES VOGLER

Funeral for Charles Edward Vogler, 67, of Lamesa, brother of Margaret Parrish of Rusk, was at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim White officiating. Burial was in Lamesa Memorial Park. More...

BRENDA CARR

Funeral for Brenda Carr, 47, of Whitehouse will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Autry Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Linney Patton officiating. Mrs. Carr died July 27 in Tyler. She was born Sept. 25, 1966, in Henderson. More...

Colleges

Dinosaurs Fell Victim to Perfect Storm of Events, Study Shows

WACO, Texas (July 28, 2014) — Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or late More...

Regents approve extension of SFA marketing campaign as part of $238.6 million budget

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Due to the success of Stephen F. More...

Food

Trinity Gumbo

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipeServes: 12Ingredients½ cup vegetable oil½ cup flour3 tablespoons gumbo filet1 tablespoon paprika1 teaspoon oreganopinch cayenne pepper1 tablespoon vegetable oil1 medium onion, diced2 stalks celery, chopped2 pablano peppers More...

Health

How Much Water Should I Drink?

During these hot summer days, drinking adequate water is fundamental to health and wellness.  Water makes up about 60 percent of our body weight.  Every system in our body depends on it. More...

Historical

TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION ROLLS OUT BROCHURE, WEB PAGES FOR ICONIC BANKHEAD HIGHWAY

AUSTIN, Texas—Once known as the “Broadway of America,” the Bankhead Highway was one of the nation’s earliest transcontinental highways, dating back to 1916 and extending from Washington, D.C. to San Diego, California. More...

Statewide

Houston Man Guilty of Beaumont Bank Robbery

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 23-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. More...

TSCRA Supports the Red River Private Property Protection Act

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today announced their support of H.R. 4979, the Red River Private Property Protection Act, authored by Rep. Mac Thornberry (TX-13). More...

Gov. Perry Appoints Brannan as Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Ryan Brannan of Austin as commissioner of Workers' Compensation at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), effective Aug. 1, 2014, for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015. More...

Unemployed rate edges higher in June

Unemployment rates around the area rose for a second consecutive month in June, with most counties around the area seeing their rates increase by at least 0.4 percent. More...

JISD trustees consider $45.1 million budget

Monday’s monthly meeting of the Jacksonville School Board was an informational one as trustees heard several reports and set a public hearing for the 2014-15 school budget. More...

Lupe’s restaurant is closing

New Mexican food restaurant slated to open soon

After 26 years, a Jacksonville Mexican food restaurant will close its doors Sunday for the last time. Jesse Mancha, owner of Lupe’s, a familyowned restaurant chain, confirmed the closing with the Cherokeean Herald on Monday. More...

17 employees recognized by commissioners

Sheriff James Campbell honored for 20 years of service

Service awards were presented to 17 employees at the Monday morning meeting of the Cherokee County Commissioners Court. More...

Community

Fund Raiser underway for Billy Joe Davis

Bake sale will be Saturday at Chapman's

(Benefit bake sale for Billy Joe Davis and family will be Friday Aug. 1st in front of Chapman's pharmacy at 8 am. Mr Davis is a lifelong resident of rusk, and has been employeed by Harry's building materials in Rusk for the last 18 years. More...

Fight against cancer

Walker Bateman, Landry Harmen and Brilyn Bateman assisted by Sydney Harmel (not pictured) sold lemonade in Jacksonville Friday, July 25 to assist the American Cancer Crusade in obtaining a cure for c More...

111 family members attend gathering at Dyess camphouse

The descendants of the late Mr. and Mrs. V.L. Dyess met for their annual family reunion July 4 at the camphouse of Forrest and Rita Dyess at Rusk. More...

Viewpoints

TNM calls for border security, independence

On July 19, the Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM), helped organize demonstrations to bring attention to the ongoing crisis of illegal aliens entering Texas. The TNM-Tyler Chapter hosted the demonstration at the intersection of U.S. More...

Does animal shelter hurt more than it helps?

KleinAnimalShelter,located in the city of Jacksonville is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt “charitable” organization. The IRS allows animal rescue organizations tax exemption if they are devoted to “humane treatment of animals.” More...

Sports

Tops in Texas: Rusk baseball teams all place top 3 in state

Rusk White Sox finish 2nd; 8U, 12U and 14U Rangers all finish third

The fact that the four Cherokee County’s baseball teams that advanced to the Texas Teenage State Tournaments came from the same city and three had the same mascot weren’t the only similarities between the teams. More...

Quick Hits: 3 Eagle baseballers honored as all-state performers

Area baseball/softball players head to tournaments; Jacksonville volleyball; BH girls’ b-ball hire coaches

And now, Quick Hits, showcasing sports action from across Cherokee County: 3 Rusk players named all-state Three Rusk baseball players were named to the recently announced Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA) all-state team, announced last week. More...

Schools

FREE DEBATE WORKSHOPS FOR DFW HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Monday, August 4 is Priority Deadline

Dallas, TX (July 31, 2014) – Registration is now open for two free debate workshops for high school students in Dallas-Fort Worth and surrounding areas, sponsored by the National Center for Policy Analysis’ (NCPA) Debate Central. More...

Area Interest

Anderson County Broadband Kickoff

Anderson County begins its efforts in the development of our county broadband plan which will be incorporated into the East Texas Regional Plan. More...

City of Nacogdoches Main Street announces grant recipients…

The City of Nacogdoches Main Street Advisory Board recently awarded three Main Street Sign & Façade Grants to downtown business owners. More...

AgriLife Extension engineer receives award for work in Iraq, Afghanistan

American engineering association cites Fipps ‘service in the interest of peace’

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Guy Fipps, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation engineer, was recently named Professional Engineer of the Year at the meeting of theAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers in Montreal, Canada. More...

National

NWTF Expects Another Great Turnout for Turkey Shoot

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Recreational and experienced sporting clays shooters from across the country are primed for the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) annual Turkey Shoot at the Meadows National Gun Club in Forsyth, Georgia. More...

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