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July 30, 2014 RSS feed / News

J’ville FFA sees 7 members receive Lonestar Degree

The Jacksonville FFA chapter traveled to the 86th Texas FFA State Convention in Fort Worth during the week of July 14. More...

Rusk ranked as Gold Emblem FFA chapter for 7th year

also FFA Chapter and has received the Golden Horizon Chapter Award. Gold Emblem is the highest rating available and this marks the seventh consecutive year the Rusk FFA has received the Gold Emblem distinction. More...

Mean Sting in Cowtown: Alto FFA attends convention

Members of the Alto FFA officer team recently attended the 86th annual Texas FFA convention in Fort Worth. The week began with meetings on Monday afternoon. More...

Alto FFA’s Griffith receives Texas FFA Star Award

Kade Griffith, of the Alto FFA Chapter, has been named the Star Chapter Degree in Placement. Star award winners were recognized at the 86th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 14-18 in Fort Worth, Texas. More...

New Summerfield FFA shines in ‘Cowtown’

On July 14-18, “Cowtown” – better known as Fort Worth – was flooded by a sea of blue and gold corduroy jackets. More than 12,000 FFA members and guests converged on Fort Worth to attend the 86th annual Texas FFA Convention. More...

3 ET schools win state championships

Three East Texas schools received state championships in state Career Development Events this spring. In all, more than 12,700 Texas FFA members participated in 28 different CDEs this year. More...

TEXAS STATE RAILROAD

TSR offering Streamliner Diner service starting Aug. 2

The Texas State Railroad will debut a new dining experience on the Piney Woods Excursion Train, the Streamliner Diner, from Aug. 2-Sept. 7. More...

Business of the Month

Larry Long and staff at Austin Bank in Rusk were recently presented with the Business of the Month award for July. More...

‘Christmas in July’ drive continues

Drive benefits Rainbow Room for Cherokee County children in need

Sure, December is still more than five months away, but Cherokee County residents are getting the chance to start spreading some holiday cheer a little early this year during the annual Christmas in July donation drive, benefitting the county’s More...

$16,000 scholarships won by local students

The Agriculture Mechanics Career Pathway activity has provided FFA members with opportunities for success in agriculture mechanics. More...

New state officers elected during convention

Groesbeck FFA member Gracie Hendrick and Franklin FFA member Jeb Hogan were elected as Texas FFA Association president and first vice-president, respectively, during the 86th annual Texas FFA State Convention, held July 14-18 in Fort Worth. More...

State FFA receives 100,000th member

The Texas FFA Association celebrated a milestone last year when they received their 100,000th member. In November, Lane Marbach of Victoria West High School became the Texas FFA’s 100,000th member. More...

Members participate in service projects

Members of the Rusk FFA participated in various service activities during the year. More...

Buyers generate $2,855 for show

The Rusk FFA Buyers Group and the Rusk ISD Buyers groups were developed to provide financial assistance, through the Rusk FFA support groups, to the Rusk FFA members withsupervisedagriculture experience (SAE) projects for the Cherokee County Junior L More...

Alto FFA officers serve others with clean-up at Bugscuffle Inn

Members of the Alto FFA recently traveled to the Bugscuffle Inn, located just outside of Reklaw, for a dual-purpose trip. More...

Alto’s FFA runners

Taking part in the first FFA Fun Run from Alto were (in front) Lee Ellen Pearman, Meyra Rodriguez, (in back) Peyton Smith, Brant Gholston, Caroline Cox, Kade Griffith, Creager Davis and Jordan Hall. More...

J’ville FFA attends convention

A few of the members representing the Jacksonville FFA at the state convention were, in front from left, Allison Bailey, Lauren Fitts, Shelby Partin and Tayler Spraggins. More...

Pauken: ‘education testing system is broken’

EDUCATION

Texas Workforce Commissioner Tom Pauken said Thursday that the state’s current public education accountability system is “broken and badly in need of fixing.” More...

Rep. Clardy appointed to select committee

State Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) was recently appointed by Speaker Joe Straus to the House Select Committee on Health Care Education and Training. More...

Texas bandmasters present special award to Gary Robbins, Rusk retired band director

Gary Robbins of Rusk, a band director with 35 years experience, was named last weekend recipient of the Texas Bandmasters Association’s 2014 Meritorious Achievement Award. TBA President Richard Herrera presented this award to Mr. More...

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