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June 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

JISD board hears construction updates

The Jacksonville ISD school board heard a few construction updates during their monthly meeting Monday night – and received a slight bit of bad news. More...

TSR celebrates 135 years with events; Hobo Cook-Off

The Texas State Railroad was founded in 1881 to serve the foundry at the State Penitentiary in Rusk. More...

Special Sections

News

Rusk ISD board hears facilities updates during monthly meeting

Rusk ISD superintendent Dr. Scott Davis gave the RISD school board a glimpse into the planning of the upcoming construction of Rusk High School’s multipurpose facility during the district’s meeting June 13. Dr. More...

Nichols requests applications for Texas Armed Services Scholarship

Austin-- Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) has called on qualified students to apply for a Texas Armed Services Scholarship. "This scholarship is a way to encourage and reward students interested in military service," said Nichols. More...

Winners named last week in annual Tomato Fest photo contest

In the 32nd annual Tomato Fest photo contest, the winner for Best Tomatoes/Farmers Photo was Tammy Proctor. More...

Viewpoints

DPS urges parents to ensure children, pets aren’t left in hot cars

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is warning residents that warmer weather places children at greater risk of injury or death if left unattended in a vehicle. More...

Craft-Turney WSC scores high after TCEQ inspections

As a board member of Craft-Turney Water Supply Corporation (WSC), I’ve come to understand the critical nature of protecting our water resources for our customers. More...

Alto student named to NSULA Dean’s List

One thousand and fourteen students were named to the Spring 2016 Dean’s List at Northwestern State University, including Cody Birdwell from Alto. Students on the list earned a grade point average of between 3.5 and 3.99. More...

Sports

Quick Hits: county players named to all-state teams

And now, Quick Hits, showcasing sports action from around Cherokee County: Rusk, Brook Hill players named all-state in softball, baseball Two Rusk players – one baseballplayerandonesoftball player – and seven Brook Hill players were hono More...

Obituaries

SYBLLEEN LOVELL MINTON

A funeral service for Syblleen Lovell Minton, 87, of Alto will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 29, at the A. Frank Smith UMC in Alto. Burial will follow at Lynches Chapel cemetery near Alto. Mrs. Minton died Sunday in Alto. She was born Dec. More...

DELITHA ACKER GUENZEL

Delitha Acker Guenzel of Jacksonville, formerly of New Braunfels, passed away late on Tuesday, June 21, from a heart attack. She was born on Oct. More...

STEPHANY MARIE BYRNE

Stephany Marie Byrne, 60, of Reklaw, went home to be with the Lord on June 12, at Haven Hospice in Gainesville, Fla. Born Sept. More...

Charles E. Cooper Obituary

Charles E. Cooper, 83, of Angleton passed away Monday, June 27, in Lake Jackson. More...

County to celebrate 4th of July

Independence Day to feature fireworks, parades, concerts and more across Cherokee County

Cherokee County will mark America’s independence with several events across the county, including parades in Rusk and a little muddy fun in Jacksonville. Rusk will hold their annual July 4 parade starting at 9 a.m. Monday in downtown Rusk. More...

300 strong: Mission Padre San Francisco to be rededicated

Rededication to take place at 10 a.m. July 5 on State Highway 21 between Alto and Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

In Cherokee County, we are celebrating the tri-centennial year of the Mission Padre San Francisco that was established 300 years ago in 1716 by Spanish Captain Domingo Ramon and Father Isidro Felix de Espinosa. More...

Newspaper will observe Independence Day

The Cherokeean Herald office, located at 140 N. Main St. in Rusk, will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. News and advertising should be submitted by Friday, July 1 at 3 p.m. More...

Community

AARP announces Driver Safety Class

There will be an AARP Driver Safety Class at Green Acres Baptist Church 1607 Troup Highway, Tyler on Wednesday, July 6 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. More...

Annual Father Son Challenge Golf Tournament

Birmingham Forest Golf Club has planned the Annual Father Son Challenge golf tournament for Saturday, July 9. Entry fee is $50 per team and includes team mulligans, lunch and pictures. Trophies will be awarded to the winning teams in each flight. More...

Palestine ISD’s Jason Marshall Named Region 7 ESC’s 2016 Superintendent of the Year

Region 7 Education Service Center is honored to announce that Jason Marshall, Palestine ISD Superintendent of Schools, has been selected as the 2016 Region 7 Superintendent of the Year. More...

Columns

IMAGES/speak

Rededication of Mission Padre San Francisco More...

HIGH POINTS| from El Camino Real

Folks along El Camino Real are gearing up for all the big Fourth of July activities that are going to be going on in the area. More...

TAXING| thoughts

Reduce fraud in your business with prevention strategy

When it comes to fraud, the old adage about a small amount of prevention being worth a large amount of cure is spot on. More...

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