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August 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Election managers partying like it’s 2012?

As 2016 election nears, possible court-driven changes to Texas political maps could push primaries back – much like during the 2012 election

It seems early to the rest of us, but election officials are getting ready for the 2016 presidential election year. More...

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News

Bill McRae Ford hosting Drive 4 UR Community Sept. 17

Bill McRae Ford in Jacksonville is bringing Ford Motor Company’s “Drive 4 UR Community” program back to Jacksonville in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and its Adopt-A-School program. More...

TDCJ Promotion

Christopher Thompson began his career with the TDCJ as a Correctional Officer at the Powledge Unit. He began work at the Skyview/Hodge Complex in July 2014. More...

Jacksonville Rotary

On August 19, the Jacksonville Rotary club welcomed Lt. Micah Clark as their speaker. A Tyler native, Lt. Clark is the Rotary District 5830 Global Scholar. A recent West Point graduate, Lt. More...

Columns

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FAST| forward

A faded school memory

I ran across a faded receipt that made me feel like I had entered a time machine. It was for back-to-school supplies, dated Aug. 12, 1990. More...

A REASON| to smile

Get ready to ‘hunker down!’

Some words are more interesting than others. I’ve always thought that “hunker” is an interesting word.. I’m not sure why. Hunker just has an interesting sound. More...

Obituaries

DONALD HOWARD MCCOY

Funeral services for Mr. Donald Howard McCoy, age 84, of Jacksonville will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the First Christian Church with Rev. Barbara Morgan officiating. More...

ROY E. THREADGILL JR.

A private family memorial service for Roy E. Threadgill Jr., age 74, of Rusk is scheduled for a later date. Mr. Threadgill passed away Aug. 23, at a Tyler hospital. He was born Feb. More...

CHARLES ANN MORGAN

A memorial service for Charles Ann Morgan, 58,of Alto was held Saturday, Aug. 22, at the O.T. Allen & Son Funeral Home in Alto, with Rev. Billy Chancellor officiating. Mrs. Morgan died Friday, Aug. 14, in Alto. She was born May 8, 1957 in Alto. More...

Council approves public hearings to set tax rate

The Rusk City Council is one step closer to setting the city’s tax rate for the 2015-16 year –and it’s providing an opportunity for the public to gather more information. More...

Budget battle ends for C-court

Commissioners approve budget for 2015-16 fiscal year

Monday morning in Cherokee County’s Commissioners Court the meeting went off without a hitch – vastly different from the discord at recent meetings. The commissioners have been battling recently over the budget. More...

Alto trustees approve 2015- 16 budget, tax rate Monday

Alto ISD started its 2015-16 school year Monday, and the school board did its part to kick off the year by approving the district’s budget and tax rate during their monthly meeting Monday night. More...

State Rep. Clardy to hold town hall meeting

State Representative Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) will hold three town hall meetings, including one in Cherokee County, across House District 11. Rep. Clardy will hold a town hall meeting in Cherokee County at 6 p.m. Sept. More...

Community

Subway Ribbon Cutting

Subway of Rusk celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, Aug. 20. Rusk City Inspector Cliff McElfresh is pictured with Subway manager Jessica Kainer. More...

Solid Rock Baptist Church will host guest speakers

Solid Rock Baptist Church, located on U.S. Highway 69 North outside of Rusk, announced that Justin Lambert, summer missionary to Honduras and criminal justice major at Florida’s Pensacola Christian College, will be preaching Sunday, Aug. More...

Bestselling Author to visit Rusk Public Library

DiAnn Mills will be visiting Rusk Public Library on Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. for a book signing. Mrs. Mills is the special guest of the Page Turners Book Club. Mrs. More...

Viewpoints

Watch for school buses and use caution

School bells are ringing and the big yellow school buses are rolling. The JISD Transportation Department would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to please be aware that they will be sharing the road with the buses. More...

Charitable donations benefit child welfare programs

Cherokee County Family Service Board co-chair, Rev. Barbara Hugghins received two donations from Commissioner Steven Norton and the Covenant Church on the Hill in Rusk, to be used for supporting the County’s Child Welfare programs. More...

Rusk Chamber of Commerce plans upcoming events

The Rusk Chamber of Commerce held a meeting Aug. 18 to prepare for three upcoming events: Trick or Treat on the Square, Rusk Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade and the annual chamber banquet. Trick or Treat on the Square, scheduled 4-7 p.m. More...

Sports

High-flyers: Eagles look to reverse trend in new year

RUSK – For the Rusk Eagles, year one of the spread offense was like a classic novel: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” More...

Pack of 6 Picks

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Ready for Mean Sting football? Alto opens against Crockett

Plastic helmets, grass stains, leather “pigskin,” Gatorade, sweat, tears and blood. It’s the stuff that dreams are made of. Another Alto legend begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Yellowjacket field, versus Crockett. More...

Area Interest

Auditions set for new SFA Choristers

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin State University’ Music Preparatory Division has announced the formation of the SFA Choristers to be directed by Carolyn Andrews. More...

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