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September 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Math testing relaxed for 5th, 8th graders

School administrators were pleased with the Texas Education Agency’s recent announcement that math tests for grades 5 and 8 will be administered only once during the current school year. More...

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News

Alto Council adopts budget, tables tax rate

The Alto City Council adopted a $1,641,113.21 city budget at its Monday evening meeting at city hall. The budget includes a three percent cost of living salary increase for city employees. More...

Cherokee Civic Theatre’s production of ‘Murder in the Heir’ opens Oct. 10

The Cherokee Civic Theatre will present “Murder in the Heir” Oct. 10-12 and 18- 19 at the Cherokee Theater in downtown Rusk. The play is written by Billy St. John. More...

Ribbon cutting held Thursday, Sept. 11

Location is chain’s 43rd

k More than 40 members of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce turned out for a ribbon cutting of the new Ivan Smith Furniture store. The location was formerly occupied by Bearden’s Furniture. More...

Columns

THE IDLE AMERICAN    What’s in a Name?...

It was a central question in Shakespeare’s play. More...

Political Cartoon

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New telephone scam sounds convincing

The birth of the Internet has brought a plethora of problems for innocent people who have been duped by tech-savvy con men and shysters. More...

Obituaries

NELLIE MERCHANT THORN

Graveside service for Nellie Merchant Thorn, 93, of Whitehouse, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Antioch Cemetery in Jacksonville with Brent Thorn officiating.  More...

DONNA L. HOLBROOK

Funeral for Donna L. Holbrook, 65, of Cushing will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Dickie Allen Funeral Home chapel at Cushing with Michael Self officiating. Burial will be in the McKnight Cemetery. Mrs. Holbrook died Sept. 12 in Taylor. More...

HUGH GRANT POWELL

Funeral for Hugh Grant Powell, 70, was at 3 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Wildwood Chapel of Restland Funeral Home in Dallas. Mr. Powell was born Dec. 10, 1943 in Jacksonville to Garnett and Edna Powell. He died Aug. 28, in Mesquite. More...

Agriculture

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 16, 2014-From too little rain, to too much rain, too early for South Texas

COLLEGE STATION – After prolonged drought, South Texas producers are now struggling with too much moisture, according to Rod Santa Ana, Texas A&M AgriLife communications specialist based in Weslaco. More...

Colleges

Texas A&M News

COLLEGE STATION, Sept. More...

TJC science lecture series promises a ‘Year of Destruction’

Tyler Junior College’s Public Science Lecture Series gets off to a shaky start this week with “An Introduction to a Year of Destruction,” a yearlong exhibition featuring earthquakes, volcanoes and other natural disasters. More...

Health

IN EBOLA CRISIS, TO SAVE LIVES ON LAND, HOSPITAL SHIP CANCELS PORT OF CALL

Bypassing Benin and Guinea, Mercy Ship Sails for Madagascar

DALLAS -- Sept. 16, 2014 -- While U.S. More...

JEDCO employs headhunter firm to search for new president

Members of the Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation hope the second time will be the charm when they hire a new president to lead the group into 2015 and beyond. More...

Traylor hired as new PR director

Jacksonville ISD didn’t have to look far to find their new director of public relations – she was already in the district. On Monday, JISD announced the hiring of Grace Traylor as the district’s new director of public relations. More...

Rusk Council okays 2014-15 REDCO budget

A Rusk Economic Development Corporation (REDCO) budget for 2014-15 was approved at the Thursday evening meeting of the Rusk City Council at the civic center. More...

Community

$5,000 Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Rodney Dewayne Wynn, 34, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his arrest. More...

Extension Service ‘Girls Day Out’ is Oct. 7

The Cherokee County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a “Girls Day Out” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Rusk. More...

Employee division

Employee division Kickoff for United Fund of Cherokee County was at noon Thursday at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Jacksonville. From left are Dr. More...

Viewpoints

Rusk Chamber to decide on day or night Christmas parade

For the last three years the biggest discussion at the Rusk Chamber of Commerce Board of Director’s meetings has been whether to host a day or a night parade. At the upcoming Nov. More...

Rusk Marching Band needs your help

The Rusk High School Band is an award-winning band and the pride of Rusk. The band directors and members continue to strive for excellence as evidenced by 17 consecutive years of receiving a first division rating and Sweepstakes honors. More...

Sports

Late Thacker TD pushes Tribe past Tigers

MOUNT PLEASANT – Datavion Thacker wouldn’t be denied. More...

Into the Lions’ Den: Henderson storms Rusk, 50-21

HENDERSON – The Rusk Eagles hit the road for the first time Friday night, traveling to Henderson – and just beating the storms that changed plans around the area. Unfortunately, they couldn’t beat the storm they faced on the field. More...

Quick Hits: Bennett electric; Panthers win, Tigers fall

And now, Quick Hits: Bennett, TJC blitz ABC The Arkansas Baptist College Buffaloes jumped out to a quick 12-0 lead in their game against Tyler Junior College at Earl Campbell Field at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. More...

Schools

Region 7 ESC, Texas ASCD Partner to Host Regional Curriculum Leadership Academy

KILGORE, TEXAS—Region 7 ESC and the Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Texas ASCD) will host a six-day curriculum leadership academy, and East Texas instructional leaders inclu More...

Surprise Interrupts TMA Event Honoring Great Science Teachers

A surprise interrupted Texas Medical Associatio More...

Alto School Board eases through agenda

Members of the Alto ISD board met Monday evening at the school administration building to discuss an eightitem agenda. No comments were received from the public. Principals presented their monthly reports. More...

Area Interest

Round 2 Solid Waste Related Grant Funding Available $9,539 Remaining Grant Funds 

Kilgore, TX - Local governments and special districts have a second opportunity to receive grant funds from the East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) funded by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). More...

Oklahoma Man Arrested on Horse Theft Charges

Wheeler, Texas. – An Oklahoma man was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 10 and charged with theft of livestock after turning himself in to authorities in Wheeler County, Texas. More...

Texas Man Arrested for Theft of Livestock

Canton, Ohio – A Texas man was arrested on Friday by members of the U.S. More...

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