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October 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Swink Field dedication Friday night

Field dedication at 7 p.m. Friday; district receives Superior Achievement financial accountability rating

Ceremonies to name the Rusk football field “Jim Swink Field at Eagle Stadium” will be held at 7 p.m. Friday prior to the Rusk- Lorena game. Senior citizens passes for free admission will be available at the box office. More...

Goldsberry receives key to city

Council discusses grants for recreation, REDCO report and TSR improvements

Bob Goldsberry was presented a Key to the City at the Rusk City Council meeting Thursday evening at the civic center. Mr. More...

Scarecrow Trail continues through Oct. 23

The 5th annual Scarecrow Trail will continue through Oct. 23 at Ruth Bowling NicholsArboretum, 1015 SE Loop 456 in Jacksonville. More...

Special Sections

News

Early voting begins Monday

3 early voting locations slated

Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 20 and will continue until Oct. 31 at three locations in Cherokee County. More...

County commissioners accept 2 grants Tuesday

Cherokee County Commissioners met Tuesday morning instead of Monday due to the Columbus Day holiday. Ten items were considered on the agenda at the 10 a.m. meeting in the county courtroom. More...

ETMC’s Pink Party Oct. 17

To be held at ETMC-Jacksonville; designed to raise breast cancer awareness

ETMC-Jacksonville will host a Pink Party Friday, Oct. 17, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the hospital’s grand lobby. The event, which is designed to raise breast cancer awareness, is free and open to the public. More...

Viewpoints

Employee paying for cup of water rubs customer the wrong way

I was eating dinner at a restaurant in Rusk a little while back. It’s always been one of my favorite places. However, what I heard and saw my last time there struck me as a poor situation at best. More...

Nichols’ 5 Cents: election coming up, privacy laws

Fall brings the hope of cooler weather, the changing of the leaves, time with family and one of my favorite fall traditions –hunting season. Whether you are into archery, rifles, ducks or deer, East Texas hassomething for everyone. More...

Sports

Lindale spoils J’ville Homecoming

Eagles run for 366 yards as Lindale defeats Jacksonville, 38-15; McCown throws for 131, runs for 94

JACKSONVILLE – Ryan Taylor rushed for 285 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries Friday as the Lindale Eagles spoiled Jacksonville’s homecoming with a 38-15 win at the Tomato Bowl. More...

Eagles battle, fall short against Mexia; teams combine for 1,249 yards

MEXIA – Some games require Herculean efforts –players needing to step up to keep their team in the fight. The number of efforts showcased in Friday’s District 7-4A, Div. More...

Pack of 6 Picks

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Schools

Obey the Law: Don’t Pass Stopped School Buses

AUSTIN – In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. More...

Agriculture

AgriLife Economist: ‘High’ 2014 feed grains stocks are really a return to average levels

COLLEGE STATION – Though this year’s predicted bumper feed grains yields are driving down prices farmers see, the long-term result could add stability to what has been a very volatile market, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service econom More...

Area Interest

State Continues to Offer Election Identification Certificates

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is resuming the issuance of Election Identification Certificates (EIC) after the U.S. More...

Third Annual Hiring Red, White & You! Veterans Hiring Fair to Take Place Nov. 13 Job fairs for veterans and spouses hosted by 28 local workforce development board areas across Texas

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and the Texas Veterans Commission, will host statewide veterans hiring fairs on Nov. 13. TWC’s third annual Hiring Red, White & You! More...

Six Outstanding Student Athletes Selected in Week 7 of Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week Program

Class 6-A: Jalen Hurts, Jr., Quarterback, Channelview   Class 5-A: Cade Dyal, Jr., Quarterback, Kerrville Tivy More...

Pets

Pet Talk-Chocolate and Dogs-A Scary Combination

The Halloween season brings with it much amusement and excitement, and one anticipated tradition is the variety of chocolate you have an excuse to enjoy. More...

Dr. Jim Swink honorary reception Friday at RHS cafeteria

A reception to honor Dr. James "Jim" Swink will be held from 6-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at the Rusk High School auditorium to recognize "Rusk's All-American" prior to the rededication of the Eagle Stadium field. More...

Sleepy Hollow festival starts Thursday

Cherokee Civic Theatre presents ‘Murder in the Heir’ Saturday, Sunday

Cherokee Civic Theatre’s first show of the 2014-15 season, “Murder in the Heir,” will be presented for its second weekend at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cherokee Theater in downtown Rusk. Written by Billy St. More...

State senator does homework with help from superintendents

State Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) is doing his homework with a legislative agenda in mind. More...

Election 2014

Important dates to remember for the Nov. 4 general elections: Early voting: Oct. 20-31 at the following locations: ALT O: 1st Baptist Church, 235 E. San Antonio (936) 858-4826 RUSK: Cherokee County Election Office, 138 W. 5th (903) 683-8409 More...

RFL Harvest of HOPE dinner set for Oct. 21

Relay for Life of Cherokee County will hold a “Harvest of HOPE” dinner Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Rusk Civic Center, 555 Euclid St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Community

Family affair

The Rusk Lions Club presented the late James Stanley “Jim” Richings with the Melvin Jones Fellowship, the most distinguished award given to a member. The late Mr. More...

Clean-up days are Saturdays, Oct. 18, 25 with dumpster at 2 locations

Rusk city wide clean-up has been slated for Saturdays, Oct. 18 and 25 at the city barn on U.S. Highway 69 and Conley Park on Reeder Street. Dumpsters will be available from 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. both Saturdays. More...

TSR slates Halloween runs

The Halloween rides are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 18-19, 25-26 at the Rusk depot. Youngsters will pick their own pumpkin, visit Trick or Treat Street, and enjoy a hayride, games, live entertainment and more. More...

Columns

Political Cartoon

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FAST| forward

The long tentacles of the Middle East

The mess in the Middle East has long tentacles, touching the lives of people around the world, including a friend of ours who was born in Turkey. More...

A REASON| to smile

Adventures with ‘Old Red’

You may have seen the television commercial about the Internet dating service, FarmersOnly. Com, which tries to match up folks who prefer to live on a farm. More...

Obituaries

Obit: Wanda Westbrook Norman

A memorial service  for Wanda Westbrook Norman, 72, of Rusk will be at  6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16,  at the Church of Christ in Rusk. More...

Obit: Stephen Michael Ballew

Graveside service for Stephen Michael Ballew, 62, of Rusk will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Rev. Don Copeland officiating.  More...

Obit: Joe Lee (J.L.) Pyle Jr.

Visitation  for Joe Lee (J.L.) Pyle Jr., 80, of Houston will be held at O.T. Allen Funeral Home in Alto  from 11 a.m-1 p.m. Saturday.  A graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Lynches Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. More...

Colleges

Associa Partners with Richland College for $449,988 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN – Associa partnered with Richland College to provide job training using a $449,988 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grants will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas area. More...

Health

Second Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has tested positive for the disease. More...

As News Breaks that Second Health Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola

National Nurses Call on President Obama to Issue Executive Order  Directing Hospitals to Follow Highest Standards for Beating Ebola 11,500 RNs Join National Conference Call for Nurses on Preparedness  

With concern escalating across the U.S. about the threat of a wider Ebola outbreak, National Nurses United today called on President Barack Obama to “invoke his executive authority” to order all U.S. More...

Outdoors

Deer season in East Texas is upon us

I’m thinking about hunting.  Hunting is mainly a fall and winter activity but we plan for it all year.  I hunt with two friends on 240 acres of land just out of town.   We are not totally trophy hunters, but we do have a vision when we harvest an ani More...

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