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August 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

City prepares to adopt new $5 million budget

The Rusk City Council made plans Thursday evening to approve an estimated $5 million budget and set a tax rate of 46 cents. The tax rate is the same as previous years but is higher than the effective rate of 45.63 cents. More...

Special Sections

News

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigating 3 area burglaries

Three burglaries at Cherokee County locations are being investigated by the sheriff’s department. More...

AISD adopts budget, tax rate for 2014-15

The Alto ISD board met Monday evening to adopt a budget of $6,904,131 and set a tax rate of $1.3135. No one appeared before the board at the public hearings for both the budget and tax rate. More...

A Circle of Ten, Inc. to provide adult literacy sites

Gateway to American Opportunities, a regional literacy initiative of A Circle of Ten, Inc., will provide fall and spring adult literacy (ESL) and adult GED preparation classes at regional sites in Cherokee, Camp, Wood and Rusk counties. More...

Community

Local church seeks pews, other furniture

The Church of The Lord Jesus Christ, 2479 CR 3405, Jacksonville is seeking pews and other church furniture. Persons interested in donating or selling items to the church can call Pastor Ray Dickerson at (281) 435-7501. More...

Car show held in Rusk

l These classic cars were part of the Eagles & Engines Car Show held recently at the Rusk High School parking lot. More than 40 cars entered and 12 awards were given. More...

Benefit arts and jewelry show, sale will come to Rusk in October

A benefit arts and jewelry show and sale will be in Rusk in October to help the Singletary Memorial Library with construction of its new addition. There will be more than 125 pieces of art including western pictures framed in barn wood. More...

Sports

Prospects Good for Dove Season in Texas

AUSTIN – Most folks don’t usually look forward to Mondays, but Texas dove hunters will be making an exception this year. The traditional September 1 dove season opening day in the North and Central Zones falls on Labor Day Monday. More...

Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week Program Launches Ninth Season

More than 450 Texas high school athletes honored since 2006   Top football recognition program for student-athletes More...

Finding their way: Eagles, Tigers meet in opener

Hope, as it has been said, springs eternal. One place where that’s true is on the football field. More...

Arts

‘Nutcracker’ auditions Sept. 6 at TJC

Attention, aspiring sugar plum fairies and dancing mice. More...

Colleges

Texas A&M University ranks among the top four colleges in the nation

WASHINGTON, D. C. , Aug. More...

Texas A&M University ranks first among the nation’s colleges for fitness students

COLLEGE STATION, Aug. 25, 2014—Texas A&M University ranks first among the nation’s colleges for fitness students, according to The Active Times in an on-line spread titled “The 50 Fittest Colleges in America in 2014.” More...

Health

TRINITY MOTHER FRANCES PHYSICIAN LEADERS GATHER IN DALLAS FOR TEXAS CARE ALLIANCE MEETING

TYLER – Physician leaders from Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics and representing nine Texas health care systems gathered in Dallas in July as part of the Texas Care Alliance (TCA) to discuss collaborative efforts to accelerate medical inn More...

Outdoors

TPWD Sets Public Meeting Announcing Caddo Lake WMA Duck Blind Prohibition

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is announcing plans to prohibit permanent duck blinds on the Caddo Lake Wildlife Management Area effective the 2015-16 waterfowl season to resolve escalating public use conflicts and natural resource i More...

Texas’ biggest beach cleanup Saturday, Sept. 27

Volunteer signup for Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup open

(AUSTIN, Texas) — As many as 10,000 Texans are expected to hit the beach Saturday, Sept. 27 for the biggest beach cleanup in the Lone Star State, the Texas General Land Office’s Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup. More...

JISD board approves budget, TJC agreement

The Jacksonville School Board spent the majority of Monday’s meeting looking towards the future – for its students, facilities and its budget and tax rate. More...

Commissioners adopt budget after hearing

Budget includes 6 percent salary increase for county employees

A $20,342,397 budget was adopted at the Monday morning meeting of the Cherokee County Commissioners Court after budget and tax hearings were held. More...

Ice bucket challenge

l For more on Monday night’s Meet the Eagles, see pg. 6B inside this issue. Photo by Mike Friederich, Hidden Eagle. More...

County

Fundraiser yields $1,265

Tina Baggett was named beneficiary of $1,265 from a hot dog dinner $400 from local banks and the Rusk Rotary Club. Checks were presented to her on Aug. 12. More...

Grants are received by counties, fire agencies

Cherokee County receives $49,288

The East Texas Council of Governments has received a total of $482,207 in Homeland Security Grants to be used in East Texas. Of that amount Cherokee County received an overall total of $49,288. More...

Christmas in July drive deemed successful

The Cherokee County Clay Crushers 4- H youth shooting team members played Santa earlier this month to help support local foster children and families. More...

Viewpoints

Summer reflections

Hasn’t this been a great summer? We haven’t had a day over 100 degrees – yet; rain has been ample and coming at the right times; who’d have thought we’d have a “norther” in July? More...

Labor Day Drink, drive, go to jail initiative underway

AUSTIN – In Texas, there is a traffic crash about every 20 minutes involving a driver under the influence of alcohol. More...

Columns

THE IDLE AMERICAN    Gathering with the Bears at the River…

Baylor’s Bears, in football wars since 1898, are now back on campus, playing in the spanking new McLane Stadium that opens this fall across the Brazos River from Texas’ first higher education institution, founded in 1845. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A REASON| to smile

The world rushes on

In one stanza from an old hymn which some of you may remember, the words “take time to be holy” are immediately followed by the words “the world rushes on.” That same message was echoed by an old country and western song which More...

Obituaries

Obit: Raymond Martin Kellerman Sr.

 Funeral for Raymond Martin Kellerman Sr., 92, of Sacul, formerly of Rusk and Houston will be at 11 a.m.  Saturday, Aug. More...

Obit: Virginia Abernathy

Funeral for Virginia Abernathy of Nacogdoches will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Hospital S. in Nacogdoches with the Rev. Dr. Jeff McDonald and the Rev. John Bingham officiating. More...

Death: Paul Lorenz

Paul Lorenz, 65, of Rusk, died Tuesday Aug. 26, in Rusk. More...

Area Interest

DPS Reminds Drivers to Watch for Children As New School Year Starts


AUSTIN – As the academic year begins, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding all drivers to watch out for children walking to and from school or waiting for school buses. More...

2015 Toyota Texas Bass Classic Set for May 23-25 at Lake Fork

AUSTIN – The 2015 Toyota Texas Bass Classic – an event which draws the world’s top professional bass anglers -- has been set for Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25, at Lake Fork. More...

Angelina County Man Guilty in Wire Fraud Scheme

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 39-year-old Lufkin, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. More...

Pets

DAVY CROCKETT KENNEL CLUB AND CROCKETT VETERINARIAN TO CELEBRATE AKC RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP DAYS

Houston County Residents to Participate in Nationwide Celebration This September  

CROCKETT, TEXAS (Aug. 26, 2014) — Davy Crockett Kennel Club announced today that it will be celebrating its AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day (RDO) Day on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. More...

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