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May 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

495 county HS students set to graduate

Seniors across Cherokee County are preparing for their upcoming graduations, with the county’s five schools to hold ceremonies over the course of the next two weeks. More...

Rep. Clardy’s office in Rusk May 26

On Thursday, May 26, staff from State Rep. Travis Clardy’s office will be available at the Singletary Memorial Library in Rusk to meet with Cherokee County residents who may be looking for help with a state agency or policy. More...

Special Sections

News

2 ETMC-Jacksonville nurses named DAISY award winners

Jacksonville – Loretta Roberts, RN, and Brittany Ranes, RN, both of ETMC Jacksonville recently were recognized by the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System as DAISY Award winners. More...

County officials hold discussion on Zika planning

A broad group of officials, including city managers, mayors, code enforcement officers, school nurses, county commissioners, hospital staff, fire chiefs, law enforcement and mental health experts, among others, met Tuesday to gain insight into the Zi More...

Cherokee County well-represented at District 4-H roundup

The District 5 4-H Roundup was held at Stephen F. Austin University April 29-30, 2016. Cherokee County had quite a few participants this year, and they represented the county well in many varied contests. More...

Sports

Several all-district teams named; county players honored

Several Cherokee County teams were recognized for outstanding seasons with the release of all-district teams for baseball, softball and soccer. More...

Sic ‘em, Berry! Rusk’s Libby Berry named Baylor Univ. cheerleader

As Baylor fans prepare for the Bears’ first home game Sept. 3 against Northwestern State, the sidelines at Waco’s McLane Stadium will have a Cherokee County flair to them. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Louise (Seale) Lovelady Obituary

Funeral services for Margaret Louise (Seale) Lovelady, 74, of Lufkin will be held​ at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, in the Carroway Funeral Home chape More...

Judy Nevil Obituary

Funeral services for Judy Nevil, 63, of Rusk, will be at 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home chapel with Odis Bryan officiating.    More...

CHARLINE MEADOR

Funeral services for Charline Meador, 90, of Grapeland, will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, at Grapeland Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Albert Munsinger and Bob Goodnight officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasa n t Grove Cemetery. More...

Statewide

  DPS Urges Safe Driving During Memorial Day Weekend

TYLER – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will join law enforcement from across the state this Memorial Day weekend in an effort to make Texas roadways safer and encourage safe driving habits. More...

Hancock named RHS AD, head football coach

Rusk’s recent search for an athletic director and head football coach took them across the state – eventually leading them to Dayton to find a candidate who knows Cherokee County well. More...

Fair on the Square set for Saturday

This weekend, Rusk will become a “fair” city. The city of Rusk will hold its 28th annual Fair on the Square event Saturday in downtown Rusk. More...

County Health Dept. moving to new home

Tuesday morning’s Cherokee County Commissioners’ Court voted on moving several things in the county. The biggest move will be the Cherokee County Health Department moving from their current locations at 508 and 510 E. Commerce St. More...

Community

Rep. Travis Clardy seeks nominee for Texas Armed Services Scholarship

State Rep. Travis Clardy is now accepting applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP). More...

Applications now accepted for flood protection grants

Austin – Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) announced the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is accepting applications for a grant award for early warning systems. More...

Meals on Wheels

May 25 - May 31

Wednesday: Chicken Florentine, lima beans, beets, dinner roll, Mandarin oranges, milk Thursday: Potato crisp fish, yellow hominy, hush puppies, coleslaw, peaches, milk Friday: Barbecue beef on bun, ranch style beans, cherry crisp, Texas toast, potato More...

Viewpoints

Force against ISIS can’t work alone

I’ve encountered more barbershop banter wondering why we “don’t simply bomb ISIS into submission.” It seems to be a frequent Republican position. More...

Columns

Business Column. Business Email Compromise Scams

BBB serving Central East Texas advises businesses to be aware of Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams that have stolen sensitive employee information and cost businesses across the U.S. millions of dollars. More...

“Best of” Vanity Award Emails Targeting East Texas Businesses

May 25, 2016, Tyler, TX- BBB is warning of an email campaign announcing that local businesses have ‘won’ the 2016 Best of [city] award for their industry. More...

IMAGES/speak

Gallatin School gets a historical marker

Old photos and school records paint a picture of another time. Help us identify these students. After a period of 56 years from 1903 to 1959, Gallatin School became a school of the past. More...

Colleges

Column. Tactics Used by Investment Fraudsters

Falling victim to a fraudulent investment scheme can mean losing anywhere from a few hundred dollars to your entire life savings. More...

Area Interest

Naturalists meet with City of Palestine to help local bat population

PALESTINE, Texas (May 25, 2016) – Recently, naturalists met with the City of Palestine to discuss help to an overlooked segment of the city’s population – bats. More...

Commissioner Bush expands GLO disaster recovery outreach effort Encourages local leaders in communities affected by recent flooding to participate

AUSTIN – To maximize efficiency and effectiveness of long-term disaster recovery and prevention efforts, Texas Land Commissioner George P. More...

Nacogdoches Boys & Girls Club's ImageMakers Exhibition

The award-winning works of students participating in the Nacogdoches Boys & Girls Club’s ImageMakers photography program will be displayed in an exhibition that runs through June 11 at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdo More...

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