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July 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

King hired as RHS band director

Former Carlisle, DeKalb director looks to continue winning tradition

For the past 18 years, there have been three constants in Rusk: death, taxes and the Rusk band program winning Sweepstakes honors, a tradition entrusted to two of the architects of the streak – Gary Robbins and Mike Miller. More...

CLARIFICATION

The Cherokeean Herald printed truncated end-of-course test numbers for New Summerfield High School. The corrected numbers are listed below. More...

Special Sections

News

Not all districts warm to fried food initiative

Students eager to purchase soda and fried foods when they return to school in the fall may be disappointed, despite Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller's recent announcement that both will be welcome back on Texas public school campuses after a More...

Francis apprehended in Palestine

Just over three weeks after a jury assessed the punishment of 19-year-old Martin J. Francis, Jr. to two years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, he was taken into custody last Friday night at a motel in Palestine. More...

Only Cuney posts July sales tax increase compared to same period 1 year ago

The city of Cuney posted a 6.03 percent increase in its sales tax revenue last month, when compared to the same period a year ago. More...

Columns

THE IDLE AMERICAN    Albuquerque Visitors: ‘Soar’ Winners….

Many tourist destinations tease with promises to “get away from it all.” One in the US goes a step further. More...

Weather Whys: Landspouts

Q: What is a landspout? A: A landspout is a tornado that has formed from clouds that are not associated with a strong thunderstorm, explains Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Alice Ann Walla Obituary

Graveside services for Alice Ann Walla, age 73, of Rusk are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, July 24, in Cedar Hill Cemetery with Bro. More...

David P. Danheim Obituary

A private family memorial service for David P. Danheim, 84, of Alto is pending at this time. Mr. Danheim passed away peacefully Thursday, July 23 in Rusk. He was born Sept. More...

HAZEL VIRGINIA FARROW

A memorial service for Hazel Virginia Farrow, age 82, of Amarillo was held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 17, at the Country Estates Community Center in Amarillo. More...

Agriculture

Texas crop, weather for July 21, 2015

COLLEGE STATION – After a year of low activity, the Bermuda grass stem maggot has returned with a vengeance and spread quickly across Texas. More...

Arts

Hula Hoop Weaving at the Public Library

(Nacogdoches)  The Judy B. More...

THE PINES THEATER PRESENTS GRAMMY WINNER MIKE FARRIS

The Pines Theater 2015 season, "Timeless Classics and New Favorites," continues Thursday, August 13, when Grammy-winner Mike Farris brings his powerful soul-gospel fusion to downtown Lufkin. More...

Pop up museum in Palestine

Palestine will soon be home to an innovative pop-up museum filled with exhibits that explore science, technology, engineering, the arts and math in a hands-on environment. More...

Area Interest

Former Hopkins County Teacher Indicted on Child Sexual Exploitation Violations

TYLER, Texas – A 38-year-old former Hopkins County school teacher has been indicted for child exploitation charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. More...

Landowner workshop planned for Lufkin, Overton

July 22, 2015 – LUFKIN, Texas – Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas Forestry Association are offering a free workshop next month for landowners, foresters and others in the Texas forest sector. More...

$5,000 Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive from Bryan

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Roy Edward Arevalo Jr., 19, 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 capture. More...

Pets

Pet Talk: Diets For Pets With Liver Disease

Have you ever been in a restaurant and noticed a strange dish on the menu? You may have seen the word “liver” and cringed with disgust. More...

Governor Abbott Appoints Herrington To Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority Board Of Directors

AUSTIN – Governor Abbott has appointed Jay Steven Herrington, D.D.S. to the Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority Board of Directors for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021.   More...

County grand jury returns total of 37 indictments

The Cherokee County Grand Jury met April 27 and returned 37 indictments. The grand jury indicted: • Timothy Craig Hood, 42, of Jacksonville, for driving while intoxicated - 3rd or more habitual on Feb. More...

Municipal judge willing to perform same-sex marriages

Prompted by a story in last week’s Cherokeean Herald, Municipal Court Judge for both Bullard and New Summerfield, Dan Connelly, told the Cherokeean Herald he will perform same-sex marriages. More...

Residents speak against city animal ordinance

15 Alto residents protest ordinance at council meeting

There are not many things that people feel more passionately about than their kids or their pets. More...

Community

State sales tax holiday Aug. 7-9

Consumers across Texas will be able to save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday, set for Aug. 7-9. More...

Jacksonville Public Library sets donation guidelines

The Jacksonville Public Library recently set the donation guidelines for books, audiobooks, movies, music and magazines. More...

Subway Grand Opening

To celebrate their grand opening on Friday, July 24, from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Subwayisofferinga6inchsandwich, chips and drink for $1.99. The new Subway is located at 1106 N. Dickson Dr., Rusk. More...

Viewpoints

Governor Abbott Statement On Sandra Bland

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement regarding the ongoing investigation into the arrest and death of Sandra Bland in Waller County. More...

Governor Abbott Statement On Sandra Bland

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement regarding the ongoing investigation into the arrest and death of Sandra Bland in Waller County. More...

Thespians ‘N Training (TNT) prepares for showcase

“TNT”, Cherokee Civic Theatre’s 12th annual youth theatre arts camp, will present their Grand Finale Showcases on Saturday, July 25. More...

Sports

Teams

The Astros are coached by Jessie Hack. More...

5 softball teams finish top-10 in state

The state tournaments kicked off across the state of Texas, with Cherokee County’s teams looking to bring hardware back to the region. More...

Schools

Class of 2015 should not be afraid of life’s changes

Good evening! I am extremely honored to stand here today as the Class of 2015 student speaker. I'd like to thank all of you for coming tonight in support of my fellow graduates and me. More...

School supplies needed for Back to School Fair

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce is holding their annual Back to School Fair on Aug. 6, from 3-6 p.m. at the Norman Activity Center. More...

Business

Business Tip. Hiring Tips for a Competitive Market

Even with the current job shortage, many small- to mid-sized businesses are still facing the age-old problem of finding good people to add to their teams. More...

Join us for the 2015 Social Media Tyler Training....

Social Media Tyler 2015 is the SECOND ANNUAL social media conference for the Tyler area.  This networking event will allow locals to learn about the latest in world of social media and how to apply it to their profession. More...

Colleges

$10 Million Gift Will Transform Baylor’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $10 million to the department of communication sciences and disorders that will transform its students’ educational experience, expand its service to those with speech-language More...

Another Stellar Year For Texas A&M’s Fish Camp, With 6,100 Freshmen Registered

COLLEGE STATION, July 24, 2015 – Texas A&M University’s Fish Camp this summer will be attended by an estimated 6,100 entering  freshmen — incoming students who elect  to attend the  unique orientation program and get a running star More...

SFA Panola County Alumni Chapter to host send-off party, alumni reception

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University Panola County Alumni Chapter will host a Send-off Party and Alumni Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, 310 W. More...

Health

Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry receives $5.4 million, bridges gap between medicine and dentistry

(DALLAS, Texas) – Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry (TAMBCD) has received $5.4 million in funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. More...

Column. Selecting a Trustworthy Child Care Provider

One of the hardest and most important choices working parents can make is deciding who will care for their children while they’re at work. On average, 61 percent of kids under 5 have arrangements for some type of regular childcare. More...

Statewide

$5,000 Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive from Seguin

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Christopher James Lopez, 20, 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 capture. More...

ACLU Comment On Sandra Bland Video Released By The Texas Department of Public Safety

HOUSTON – Yesterday, the Texas Department of Public Safety released a dashcam video of State Trooper Brian Encinia’s July 10 traffic stop of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman who was allegedly pulled over for failure to signal while More...

Most Wanted Sex Offender Arrested in Houston

AUSTIN – Michael Dwayne Cox, 46, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being captured on July 20 in Houston. Cox was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. More...

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