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April 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County veterinarians unite to offer low-cost vaccinations

Cherokee County veterinarians are trying to fend off potential rabies outbreaks by offering low cost vaccinations in the area May 4-11. Various clinics will be available in Cherokee County through May 11. More...

Enjoy fitness at any age at Rusk Civic Center

Thursday, April 30 at 10 a.m. join Crown Health Services at Rusk Civic Center 555 Euclid St. for a discussion on how exercise and fitness can be enjoyed at any age. Four types of exercises Endurance - improves your heart function. More...

Conservation stewardship continues through May 3

Across the nation, soil and water conservation districts celebrate Soil & Water Stewardship Week April 26 -May 3. More...

Special Sections

News

City of Rusk suffers wastewater spill

The rushing overflow in a Rusk creek from Monday and Tuesday's storms has led to a wastewater spill.The city of Rusk has notified the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) about a wastewater spill that occurred from the city's collection s More...

American Legion Post 152

American Legion Post 152 is sponsoring four high school juniors to Boys State in Austin, June 7-12. The students and their parents were guests at the April 6 meeting of the post. More...

Rotarians & Master Gardeners

Rotarian Tricia Thomason (left) invited the Whitinger family – (from left )Trish, Dave and Simon to be the guest speakers for the April 8 meeting. Mr. More...

Columns

THE IDLE AMERICAN    A Special Day for Siblings?...

If it were voted on, there’d be no “National Siblings Day.” Period, end of discussion. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

FAST| forward

The good, the bad and the ugly

A long time ago, I came to the conclusion that bills before the Texas Legislature could be divided into three categories: the good, the bad and the ugly. More...

Obituaries

Patricia “JayJay” Carry Obituary

A memorial service is tentatively scheduled for May 17,  Patricia “JayJay” Carry, age 61, of Jacksonville. Please contact Robin Butt for further information. More...

JOE C. PIERCE

Funeral for Joe C. Pierce, 86, of Alto was Tuesday, April 28, in the Hilltop Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Bob Lindsey and Bro. Dusty Lee officiating. Burial was in the Old Palestine Cemetery. Mr. Pierce died Friday, April 24 in Nacogdoches. More...

LENA IVY PRYOR YARBROUGH

Funeral for Mrs. Lena Ivy Pryor Yarbrough will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday April 29, at the Rocky Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Slocumb and Rev. Kelly Moore officiating. More...

Agriculture

Texas crop, weather for April 28, 2015

Plantings continue despite frequent rains

COLLEGE STATION – With continuing rains and wet field conditions, planting of most crops in Texas remained behind the five-year average, according to a summary by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistical Service, Austin. More...

TFA'S FOREST LANDOWNER'S COUNCIL PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIP TO 2015 STATE WOODLAND CLINIC HIGH POINT WINNER

LUFKIN, TEXAS - The Texas Forestry Association's Forest Landowners Council presented a $1,000 scholarship to Jacy Darby, high point individual winner of the 2015 State Woodland Clinic held at the Stephen F. More...

Thirty-year study looks at Bermuda grass sustainability without fertilizer

Forage scientist: Bermuda grass pasture stands can be very sustainable without nitrogen

OVERTON – In an East Texas study on sandy, low-fertility soils, Bermuda grass pastures that have not received nitrogen fertilizer since the fall of 1984 are still in production, according to Dr. More...

Colleges

Pet Talk: Reveille VIII Prepares for Retirement at the Stevenson Center

In just two short weeks, Reveille VIII, the beloved Texas A&M mascot, will retire to the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science’s Stevenson Companion Animal Life-Care Center, where she will continue to be cared for and pampered b More...

Area Interest

Monthly Programs for Children & Teens at the Public Library

(Nacogdoches)  The Judy B. McDonald Public Library offers two monthly programs for children and teens. Lego® Club meets the third Saturday of each month at 2:30 p.m. The next session will be held on May 16th. More...

Award-Winning Roots Music Artist Eric Bibb on Tour in Support of New CD, Blues People, on Stony Plain Records

Special Guests Include Taj Mahal, Guy Davis, The Blind Boys of Alabama & Ruthie Foster

EDMONTON, AB – Stony Plain Records’ Eric Bibb, one of the world’s foremost roots music artists, is set for more US touring in support of Blues People, the latest CD from the award-winning singer, songwriter and musician. More...

Multi-State Operation Rescues Endangered Children

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced today the outcomes of a recent multi-state, multi-agency Crimes Against Children Patrol Operation that resulted in law enforcement officers rescuing six missing or exploited children. More...

Statewide

TxDOT CREATES VIRTUAL MOTORCYCLE EXPERIENCE TO REMIND DRIVERS TO ‘LOOK TWICE,’ ‘SHARE THE ROAD’

April 30, 2015          WHEN:May 2, 201510:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...

Multi-State Operation Rescues Endangered Children

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced today the outcomes of a recent multi-state, multi-agency Crimes Against Children Patrol Operation that resulted in law enforcement officers rescuing six missing or exploited children. More...

  Renew Online, Skip Trip to DPS Office This Summer

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging residents to get ahead of the summer rush at driver license offices across the state by renewing their license or identification card early or online. More...

Storm hits hard

Power outages, toppled trees force school closures in Rusk, Alto

There was “water, water everywhere,” in Cherokee County – and it caused some damage. More...

Unspent money is reallocated

Commissioners cut meeting short to tend to storm damage

Before Cherokee County Commissioners Court was called to order Monday there was much talk among the members of the damage that took place overnight (see storm story above). More...

Ghost town story airs at 6 p.m. today on CBS 19

What does it take to make a three to four minute news report, like J.B.’s Journal, a Lone Star Emmy winning show that began airing on KYTX CBS 19 in 2011. Former Smith County Sheriff J.B. More...

7th Annual Sale on the Trail

May 1-2 is the annual Sale on the Trail along El Camino Real de los Tejas Historic Trail, spanning two states and nine cities. There are no fees for any set up. Participants are invited for the 185 miles of sales along S.H. 21 from Natchitoches, La. More...

Community

Free day at Caddo Mounds May 3

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site announces a Texas Historical Commission free day Sunday, May 3. Brandy McDaniel, a Friends of Caddo Mounds member and an expert on native plants and foraging, will offer two guided hour-long walks at 10 a.m. More...

Back issues added to Cherokeean Herald web

Back issues from 1908-present are available on the Cherokeean Herald website. To obtain this information, go to www.thecherokeean.com and look at the archives. More...

First Friday Night Dance Rusk Civic Center 555 Euclid St.

Friends of the Singletary Memorial Library will sponsor the first Friday dance on May 1 at the Rusk Civic Center. Theme will be Hawaiian Luau. Doors open at 6 p.m. and live music will be provided beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Viewpoints

20-acre minimum for timber special use validation not a state law

The Manual for the Appraisal of Timberland-May 2004 is the document from the State Comptroller’s Office that is used by the District Appraisal offices to set county guidelines. More...

Right-to-work law means freedom

Michigan and Indiana did it in 2012. Now, Wisconsin has voted to become yet another Right-to-Work state. No longer can a person be forced to join a union in order to get a job. More...

Nichols’ 5 Cents: border security, contracting and cowboy code

Last week, we recognized the anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, the deciding battle in Texas’ War for Independence. More...

Sports

Regional runs: county track athletes head to next round

Cherokee County’s track athletes are on the run – this time, from the area track meets to the regional meets. More...

All good things: district title streaks in Rusk, Alto end

Rusk, Alto, BH softball all make playoffs; softball district title in Bullard, baseball teams fight for their playoff lives

The old saying goes, “All good things must come to an end.” Even knowing that, however, doesn’t make it any more enjoyable. More...

4- H Shooting Sports

Cherokee 4H Shooting Sports recently competed in archery & rifle competitions in Ellis County. More...

Schools

FIRST GRADUATING CLASS OF THE NEW GED TEST:

Tyler— Literacy Council of Tyler (LCOT), in partnership with Tyler Junior College, will host graduation ceremonies for adult students receiving their GED, General Education Development diploma. More...

Arts

You're invited to the "One Stop Giving" Happy Hour

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council, Robinson Film Center, The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum will gather in the Engine Room of the Central ARTSTATION from 5 – 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 5, for a Day of Giving More...

Business

Discover the Secrets to Identifying New Donors

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston’s Lisa Christison on Tap for May

(Tyler, Texas) April 29, 2015 - The Association of Fundraising Professionals will present Lisa Christison, Executive Director of Development Operations at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), during its monthly members More...

Discover the Secrets to Identifying New Donors

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston’s Lisa Christison on Tap for May

(Tyler, Texas) April 29, 2015 - The Association of Fundraising Professionals will present Lisa Christison, Executive Director of Development Operations at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), during its monthly members More...

Commercial Bank Plans to Acquire The Elkhart State Bank

Rusty Rust, CEO and President of Commercial Bank of Texas, N.A., announces the acquisition of The Elkhart State Bank located in Elkhart, Texas. Elkhart is located 10 miles south of More...

Food

Chicken Spaghetti

Chicken SpaghettiServing size:  1/6th of recipe Serves:  6Ingredients:1 pound spaghetti, cooked al dente1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil1 medium onion, diced4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed into bite sized pieces More...

Flavor versus Convenience

So often we make the decision to trade flavor for convenience. The obvious reason is time, of course. We crowd so many things into our daily schedule that we are often forced into making this trade. At least it feels like that. More...

Outdoors

TAKE THE PLEDGE TO DISCONNECT

Here at Cabela’s we are very excited to announce the launch of Disconnect Day, and we are hoping that you will help us promote this important initiative.  More...

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