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Nichols, Ashby discuss land, water, agriculture with extension agents

Austin – On Friday, May 20, Sen. Robert Nichols and Rep. Trent Ashby spoke on a panel at the Land, Water & Wealth: Legal Symposium for East Texas Agriculture presented by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service. More...

Report: Texas must increase water conservation efforts

Most water utilities in Texas need to "substantially increase" their conservation efforts, according to a recent review of more than 300 city utilities by the Texas Living Waters Project, a consortium of environmental groups. More...

Rusk State Hospital hosts 2 concerts in April

Big Joe Walker, The New Kingdom Heirs perform at facility for patients and staff

The music was loud and lively at Rusk State Hospital last month as the facility held two concerts for its patients in April. On April 6, country artist Big Joe Walker performed at the RSH chapel and the maximum security unit. More...

County officials hold discussion on Zika planning

A broad group of officials, including city managers, mayors, code enforcement officers, school nurses, county commissioners, hospital staff, fire chiefs, law enforcement and mental health experts, among others, met Tuesday to gain insight into the Zi More...

Cherokee County well-represented at District 4-H roundup

The District 5 4-H Roundup was held at Stephen F. Austin University April 29-30, 2016. Cherokee County had quite a few participants this year, and they represented the county well in many varied contests. More...

TDCJ honors its ‘ace’ employees during appreciation

“Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas” was the theme of this year’s employee appreciation day at the Skyview/Hodge unit of TDCJ. More...

Parents sue Texas Education Agency over STAAR exams

A backlash against this year’s STAAR exams escalated Monday when a group of parents sued the state in an attempt to keep schools from using 2016 test scores to rate students — including deciding whether students should advance to the next More...

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