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May 4, 2016 RSS feed / News

Tiede’s attorneys say they’ll seek new trial

Attorneys for Bernie Tiede, re-sentenced by an East Texas jury last week to 99 years or life in prison in the killing of wealthy Carthage widow Marjorie Nugent, say they will request a new trial. More...

Building tradition: Rusk FFA honored in San Antonio, Houston

The Rusk FFA earned $24,000 in scholarships, certificates and prizes this spring break at the San Antonio and Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Raymond Harvey and Hayden Helm each won $9,000 Agriculture Mechanics Technical Scholarships. More...

TSRR announces open call for participation in 18th annual Salute to the Armed Forces

The Texas State Railroad is preparing for its 18th annual Salute to the Armed Forces event on May 28- 29. The event takes place Memorial Day weekend at the Palestine Depot. More...

TDCJ promotion

Alton Sadler began his career in corrections as a correctional officer at the East Texas Treatment Facility in Henderson in June 2009. He was promoted, first to sergeant in Feb. More...

TDCJ promotion

Brittany Handsborough began her career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a correctional officer at the Beto Unit in Dec. 2010. She then transferred to the Pack II Unit in Sept. More...

Time well spent: Adams’ 18 years of forestry, conservation

No one is an expert at the beginning of an endeavor and the one essential element for learning is time. For a few years now, one particular timber grower in Cherokee County has been learning about conservation and sustainable forest management. More...

Fresh look: Claiborne works toward efficient vegetable production

Most grocery shoppers seldom consider the process required to guarantee a selection of fresh vegetables for the shopping cart and the dinner table; however, David Claiborne of Mt. Selman area spends most of his days accomplishing exactly that. More...

Jacksonville’s Tomato Fest hits the Stands

It’s almost time for Tomato Fest in Jacksonville, and Texas Farm & Home Magazine May’s issue feature story and cover is all about Jacksonville’s Tomato Fest held June 11. More...

Jacksonville man convicted of drug possession at trial

On April 18, a Cherokee County jury deliberated for about 15 minutes before finding William Pyle guilty of the felony crime of Possession of Methamphetamine. More...

Senior Finale to host night golf challenge

Golfers love a challenge. Every game, golfers challenge themselves to beat their last score. But how many golfers are up to the challenge of playing at night? More...

USDA expands safety net for dairy operations adding family members

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that dairy farms participating in the Margin Protection Program (MPP) can now update their production history when an eligible family member joins the operation. More...

Baptist Missionary Assoc. faculty Dr. Jim and Carol Shine to retire after 30 years

Dr. Jim and Carol Shine of Jacksonville, will retire from 30 years of service to the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary. More...

TDCJ employee of the month

Officer Rachel Ponder has a total of 22 months of service with the State of Texas. Officials say Ms. Ponder exemplifies professionalism and has a positive attitude and work ethic. More...

F2 tornado hits hard in Cold Springs community

The Cold Springs community, located just outside of Alto on State Highway 21, was hit Friday night by a tornado that was classified as an F2 by the National Weather Service (NWS). The service toured the site Monday morning. More...

The future of conservation: Cherokee County’s wildlife, land judging and woodland teams

Cherokee County Soil and Water Conservation District #427 • Located at 4361 Loop 343 W, Suite C in Rusk • The district meets at 4 p.m. (5 p.m. More...

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