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July 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Rusk parade to honor the late Ike Daniel

Rusk’s annual celebration of American independence will also serve as a remembrance of one of its veterans. More...

Texas Football predicts playoffs

With the release of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, fans across Cherokee County have a chance to see where their teams stack up as squads prepare for two-adays in August. More...

Special Sections

News

CASA recruiting new volunteers

CASA of Trinity Valley is recruiting new volunteers to support the continued increase in the numbers of children entering the Texas Child Protective Services (CPS)/foster care system. More...

USDA seeks applications to help repair housing in rural communities

June 8, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced USDA is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for lowand very-low-income rural residents. More...

Viewpoints

Nichols’ 5 Cents: Prop. 7, state gold rush and the 4th of July

On June 14, we commemorated the adoption of a flag with 13 stars and stripes to represent our nation and our founding colonies, with the stars set on a blue background to “represent a new constellation” in the night sky. More...

Sports

Teams

The Rusk Cardinals, a pre-t-ball team, are coached by Jennifer Eckel. More...

Standings

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Obituaries

Nadine McGaha Hinton Obituary

Funeral services for Nadine McGaha Hinton, 71, of Dallas, formerly of Jacksonville are scheduled  for  Friday, July 3, at noon in the Sweet Union Baptist Church in Jacksonville with Rev. Earl Franklin and Rev. More...

Bea Grantham Obituary

Funeral services for Bea Grantham, age 65, of Rusk, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, July 3,  at Corine Cemetery in Jacksonville. More...

Lucius Harris Cooper Obituary

Funeral services for Lucius Harris Cooper, 95, of Rusk, were held Monday, July 6, at Autry Funeral Home chapel in Jacksonville. More...

Colleges

Governor Abbott Appoints University Student Regents And Student Representative To The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed 10 student regents to their respective universities for terms expiring on May 31, 2016. Governor Abbott also appointed a student representative to serve on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More...

Area Interest

6th Annual   Gauge Lankeford Memorial Firemen's Competition

Here it is, almost the 4th of July.  A day of remembrance for those who have fought and are fighting to keep 'America' FREE.  We have parades, fireworks and in this small town of Rusk we have a pumper race.  You may ask, "What is a pumper race"?  More...

Microsoft Excel Classes at the Public Library

(Nacogdoches, TX) – The Judy B. McDonald Public Library will offer free Microsoft Excel classes on July 14th and July 16th. Part I will be an introduction to the menu, formula writing and formatting. More...

Blaze a new trail

 Laird Funeral Home hosting business after hours eventAlive After Five hosted by Laird Funeral Home will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 16, at Mast Hall, 317 E. More...

Statewide

Orange County, Texas Man Guilty of Possessing Child Pornography

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 28-year-old Orange, Texas man pleaded guilty to federal charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. More...

Reward Increased to $12,500 for Featured Fugitive

AUSTIN – The reward for Omar Cruz, 31, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $12,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of July. More...

  $7,500 Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive From Deer Park

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Michael Thomas Osborn, 46, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. More...

Concerned Citizens meet with tax appraisal board

A Thursday morning meeting provided more information about the county’s new appraisal procedures – and talking points for those both for and against the changes. More...

County won’t issue same sex marriage licenses – yet

Cherokee County is one of a handful of counties in Texas which is not issuing same sex marriage licenses – for now. More...

County won’t issue same sex marriage licenses – yet

County clerks in Texas who have religious objections to same-sex marriage can opt out of issuing such licenses — but they should be prepared to face fines or legal challenges, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a written opinion on Sunda More...

6 Church of Wells members arrested for criminal trespass

Six reported members of the Church of Wells, including one of the church’s elders, were arrested and charged with criminal trespass Sunday after interrupting services at Pastor Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston. More...

Community

Bluebonnet Blast 5K and kid’s 1-mile color fun run set for July 4

Registration is now open for the Bluebonnet Blast 5K Run and Kid’s 1 mile Color Fun Run to be held July 4th in downtown Rusk. Adult cost is $30 the day of race. Registration for kids 12 and under is $15 day of race. More...

Eyeglasses, cases needed at Rusk State Hospital

There is an ongoing need for used eyeglasses and cases at Rusk State Hospital. Persons with used eyeglasses are asked to contact Community Relations at (903) 683-7327. More...

Computer classes offered at Jacksonville Library

The Jacksonville Public Library will be offering computer training classes for the general public. More...

Columns

Uncle Mort: ‘Non-Profit’ for 103 Years…

   Predicting my Uncle Mort will ever succeed with his zany, “off-the-wall” ideas is the rough equivalent to believing that one day, Wile E. Coyote will outsmart the roadrunner. It’s not going to happen even in dreams--wildest or tamest. More...

Consumer Tips for Buying a Used Car

Whether you’re looking for your first car or something more family-friendly, buying a used car can be a hassle. BBB receives daily calls from consumers who question a recent purchase they made or are confused by the used car industry as a whole. More...

Political Cartoon

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Schools

Hudson ISD’s Whiteker Named Region 7 ESC’s 2015 Superintendent of the Year

KILGORE, TEXAS—Hudson ISD Superintendent Mary Ann Whiteker was recently named as the Region 7 Education Service Center’s 2015 Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) and will serve as the regional representative in the Texas Association of School Boards (T More...

Arts

‘Scrap’ SCREENING

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “Scrap” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. More...

Business

Business Column. Good Ethics Means Good Business

No matter how large or small, a company's core values are evident in all aspects of their operations. Ethical business practices are a hallmark of a good company. More...

Governor Abbott: Texas To New Hampshire Businesses: Come On Down

Last week, Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a fiscally responsible budget that reduced the tax burden on job creators while funding critical services in the Granite State. More...

Texas Reaches Agreement On Deep Water Horizon Case

AUSTIN – Texas today announced an agreement in principle between BP Exploration and Production Inc. and the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and the U.S. federal government. More...

Health

ETMC Community Health Survey

Tell us what YOU think! You could win an Apple iPad! Everyone who completes the survey is entered into a prize drawing at each hospital, plus the grand prize drawing for an  Apple iPad from ETMC. More...

Pets

Pet Talk: 4th of July Safety for Your Pets

Many of us celebrate our nation’s Independence Day barbequing and relaxing with loved ones. When the sun goes down, it is a tradition gather together to admire and enjoy the bright-colored flashes of fireworks that light up our night sky. More...

Miscellaneous

East Texas-Based Small Business Gets Contract for Miss America Swag Bags

Black Diamond Celebrity Gifting Division announced as the exclusive Swag Bag provider for the 95th Annual Miss America Pageant, which will be broadcast Live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, September 13 at 9:00 PM ET on ABC.  More...

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