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April 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Taste of Jacksonville this Thursday

The city of Jacksonville will put out its best dishes this week as the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce hosts the 18th annual Taste of Jacksonville. More...

Special Sections

News

Rusk head football coach Keel arrested

Rusk High School athletic director and head football coach Lloyd Homer "Chip" Keel II, 40, was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with unlawful restraint and assault–family violence. More...

Reception for Marie Whitehead, Terrie & Robert Gonzalez today

The city of Rusk will host a reception honoring former Cherokeean Herald owners Marie Whitehead and Robert and Terrie Gonzalez for their years of service to Cherokee County from 4:30 - 6 p.m., today at Citizens 1st Bank. State Sen. More...

Texas Rangers investigating theft allegation

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers are currently investigating an allegation of theft involving the City of Alto. The investigation was requested by the Alto Police Department. More...

Viewpoints

County can help victims of child abuse

Alarming numbers of children are in care due to abuse and neglect. The Texas Legislative agenda is being developed to address this issue. Texas spends roughly $1.2 billion each year on its Child Protective Services division. More...

Rusk Post Office kicking off food drive

Saturday, May 14, marks the 24th anniversary of the Post Office food drive. Currently, one in six Americans are unsure where their next meal is coming from. More...

Sports

40 athletes, 5 relays advance to regional track meets

Several cities in East Texas can claim recent track success, with several ET schools winning state championships. More...

Around the horn: softball squads prep for playoffs

The high school baseball and softball regular seasons and teams are looking to punch their tickets to the playoffs and the road to a state title. More...

Obituaries

EVERETT C. MARTIN JR.

Everett C. Martin Jr. of Bryan passed away Tuesday evening April 19 at his residence. At age 94, Dad went home to continue his 86-year walk with Jesus. More...

ANGEL “AL” NAVARRO JR.

Memorial services are pending for Angel “Al” Navarro Jr., 83, of Alto. Mr. Navarro died Tuesday,April 19. He was born Aug. 14, 1932 in Vacaville, Calif. to Angel Navarro Sr. and Evelyn Garcia Navarro who preceded him in death. More...

RANDALL LAVON MOON

It is with great sadness that the family of Randall Lavon Moon announces his passing after a four-year battle with cancer, on Sunday, April 24, at the age of 58. More...

Miscellaneous

Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive from Houston

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Danny Ray Ferguson Jr., 39, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. More...

Early voting underway across Cherokee County

Cherokee County voters currently have the chance to cast their ballots for several city and school elections. More...

Bernie Tiede sentenced to 99 years or life in prison

Rusk County jury mirrors original verdict Tiede received in 1999 for murder of Marjorie Nugent in Carthage

An East Texas jury on Friday night sentenced convicted murderer Bernie Tiede to 99 years or life in prison. More...

Groups show appreciation to commissioners; fireworks sales for Memorial Day approved

The Cherokee County Commissioners’ Court proceedings Monday morning started off with a few presentations. More...

Community

Local student receives award at 2016 Poetry in Schools Contest

Students from all over the region submitted poems for the 2016 Poetry in Schools Contest hosted by Region VII. New Summerfield 1st grader Chloe Cox was a recipient of this award. More...

Cherokee 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 6-12. More...

Branded by Christ Cowboy Church to host Spring Play Day Series

A Spring Play Day Series will begin at Branded by Christ Cowboy Church on Sunday, April 10. Prizes will be awarded for 1st – 5th places for each event. Events include barrels, straight-a-ways, poles and flags. More...

Columns

IMAGES/speak

Thompson/Gayden family

Details of the Thompson/Gayden family history were recorded by Sam Wright in his book, Our Family Record, published in Ft. Worth in 1954. More...

HARK!| the Herald

Women’s work

We are hearing a lot these days from working women about “equal pay for equal work,” and, as I browse the Alto Heralds for the 1910-1920 decade, I feel that the feminist slogan would have been “any kind of pay for any kind of work.& More...

TAXING| thoughts

It’s time to come clean on past due tax returns

Failing to file tax returns on time doesn’t necessarily make you a criminal, but the penalty for procrastinating can be punishing. What’s the price you’ll pay? More...

Arts

Concert in the Park

Stephen F. Austin State University bands will present the annual “Concert in the Park” at 2 p.m. More...

Internationally renowned cellist Quint to perform at SFA

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present cellist Misha Quint performing with SFA music faculty and students in a concert at 6 p.m. More...

SFA mass communication, art and music students create ad campaign for Snapple

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Classes across the Stephen F. Austin State University campus collaborated during the course of several months to produce an entry for the National Student Advertising Competition, which took place this month. More...

Business

Beat Summer Rush with Online License, ID Renewals Customers can also take advantage of other technology options

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging residents to get a jump on their summer to-do lists by renewing their license or identification (ID) card early or online. More...

Area Interest

Palestine Historic Preservation online information revamped

PALESTINE, Texas (April 27, 2016) – Information about the City of Palestine’s Historic Preservation program is now online in an easier-to-read and follow format. More...

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