Pet Talk: Conjunctivitis
Everyone knows the annoying feeling of having something in your eye. This irritating feeling can be caused by a common eye problem known as conjunctivitis—which is...

BBB Set to Host First Secure Your ID Day Event in Mt. Pleasant, Texas
Mt. Pleasant, Texas – Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas (BBB) along with The Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce and Shred-It are bringing free shredding...

Business Column. The Fourth Quarter. Is Your Business Ready?
The fourth quarter is just around the corner, and I’m not talking about football. The holiday season will be here before you know it. In fact, most retail stores already...

Update Rusk County Fatal
On July 22, 2016  at approximately 8:49 AM, troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on US-59 in  Rusk County, one mile south of the city of Garrison.  Preliminary...

Kirk family named Farm Family of the Year
Following in his father’s, John F. Kirk, Jr.’s footsteps, who won the award 40 plus years ago, the John F. Kirk, III family has been named the 2016...

Warner Wilson named Nacogdoches County Ag Educator of the Year
The best educators are those teachers who not only inform and instruct but also train and equip and inspire, those teachers who leave their students on a different plane of...

Update: Traffic Light on Main Street and Mound
NACOGDOCHES- TxDOT will be changing their signal light at Main Street and Mound Street to flashing red for the next few weeks. At the request of the City, TxDOT has...

SFA Gardens to host bulb hybridizer Brent Heath
NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host a special presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Brundrett Conservation Education...

Henderson County Fatal
Today at approximately 9:25 am, troopers responded to a one vehicle fatal crash on FM-804, south of the city of Brownsboro.  Preliminary crash investigation revealed that a...

UT Tyler Announces School of Performing Arts Interim Director
Dr. David Swanzy is interim director of The University of Texas at Tyler School of Performing Arts, Dr. Martin Slann, College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced. Swanzy...

SFA Gardens to host bulb hybridizer Brent Heath
NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host a special presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Brundrett Conservation Education...

SFA Director of Bands Allen teaches, promotes School of Music in...
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS – Fred J. Allen, director of bands at Stephen F. Austin State University, completed a nine-day teaching trip in Tasmania this past summer. Allen...

Rusk County Poetry Society Celebration of Poetry
Budd Mahan of Dallas, president of the Poetry Society of Texas (PST), will be the guest speaker at the Rusk County Poetry Society (RCPS) Celebration of Poetry on Saturday,...

Wells 1st Community Wide Garage Sale
Hosted by the Wells FFA the community wide garage sale will be from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 at the old AG/4-H Barn on U.S. Highway 69. Booth spaces are...

Job Fair
Experience job searching right here, right now with top employers and qualified candidates from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 28, at Norman Activity Center at 526...

County grand jury indicts 49 in Nov., 10 in Dec. 2015
The Cherokee County Grand Jury met Nov. 30, 2015 and returned 49 indictments. The Grand Jury indicted: -Danny Paul Dowling, 48, of Rusk, for possession of a controlled...

Jacksonville Homecoming parade, pep rally postponed
Jacksonville ISD has announced that the Homecoming parade and community pep rally, scheduled for this evening (Monday) has been postponed due to anticipated weather...

Dennis and Peggy Eberwain have been creating pottery since the 1980s and continue to do so at Pegasus Pottery in Maydelle. They are two of the featured artists at the Jacksonville Area Arts Council Autumn Arts Show and Sale Oct. 24. For more information, contact the Jacksonville Area Arts Council at (903) 586-6140. Eberwains molding beloved hobby of pottery
The Jacksonville Area Arts Council (JAAC) is sponsoring an Autumn Arts Show and Sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. The show features many...

Why Meat Alternatives?
The first question most people in America might ask is, why include meat alternatives in my diet? The basis of a healthy diet is variety. While meat is an important part...

Toyota Texas Fest presented by JBL Announces Musical Lineup and...
FRISCO, TX – The Toyota Texas Fest presented by JBL (TTF) has released the star-studded concert lineup for the 2016 event at Toyota Stadium, May 20–22, 2016. Daily concert...

Senate Bean Soup
Serving Size: 1 cupServes: 12 2 cups dried navy beans (about 1 pound)12 cups water6 cups low sodium vegetable broth1 ham bone or ham hock¼ teaspoon coarse black pepper1...

Kris Kavasch New Vice President / CFO At UT Health Northeast
Tyler, TX – Officials with UT Health Northeast announced that Kris I. Kavasch, CPA, CIA, CFE, CPCU, has been promoted to vice president, chief financial officer. Kavasch...

UT Health Northeast Employee Receives Award
Tyler, TX – Janise McPherson, continuing medical education manager at UT Health Northeast, received the 2016 Texas Alliance for Continuing Medical Education Outstanding...

YMCA OF TYLER TEXAS Seeks Input in Community Needs Assessment...
Tyler, Texas– If you live in Smith, Cherokee, Henderson or Van Zandt counties, the YMCA wants to hear from you! Through August 31, the YMCA OF TYLER TEXAS a cause-driven...

SFASU'S ETRC's DIRECTOR, LINDA REYNOLDS, TO SPEAK AT CHEROKEE...
The Director of the East Texas Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Mrs. Linda Reynolds, M.S., C.A., is scheduled to speak at the next...

EIGHT HISTORIC TEXAS COURTHOUSES RECEIVE $20 MILLION 
IN...
AUSTIN, Texas—The Texas Historical Commission (THC) announced grant recipients for Round IX of the nationally recognized Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program...

LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR UNDERTOLD STORIES
AUSTIN, Texas—Texas history is filled with stories of people and places that may not be widely known, yet are important components of the state’s culture and heritage. The...

Rusk County Poetry Society Celebration of Poetry
Budd Mahan of Dallas, president of the Poetry Society of Texas (PST), will be the guest speaker at the Rusk County Poetry Society (RCPS) Celebration of Poetry on Saturday,...

SFA Gardens to host herbal soap seminar
Aug. 23, 2016   NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host a soap-making workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 10, in Room 101...

YMCA OF TYLER TEXAS Seeks Input in Community Needs Assessment...
Tyler, Texas– If you live in Smith, Cherokee, Henderson or Van Zandt counties, the YMCA wants to hear from you! Through August 31, the YMCA OF TYLER TEXAS a cause-driven...

East Texans Arrested on Federal Violations
TYLER, Texas - U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that five individuals have been arrested following a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking in the Eastern...

Malteser International Americas Issues Hurricane Preparedness  Tips...
MIAMI -- With experts predicting a more active hurricane season this year, the Miami-based global humanitarian organization Malteser International Americas has released a...

Twelve Texas Veterans to be Inducted into In Memory Program
Ceremony in Washington, D.C. will honor Vietnam Veterans who sacrificed after the war endedWashington, D.C. – More than 300 Vietnam veterans, including James Austin Ansley,...

Charles Henry Jones Obituary
A graveside service for Charles Henry Jones, age 77, of Rusk is scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in Russell Cemetery with Rev. Jan Pate and Rev. Don Copeland...

Terry W. Boyd Obituary
Memorial services for Terry W. Boyd, 54, of Alto will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at the O.T. Allen & Son Funeral chapel in Alto, with Rev. Odis Bryan...

Bobby Wellborn Obituary
A funeral service for Bobby Wellborn, age 84, of Jacksonville, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Autry Funeral Home chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. Dale Jamerson...

Suburban Propane customer appreciation day Sep. 2 in Nacogdoches
Suburban Propane will hold a special Customer Appreciation Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 at its location at 2026 NW Stallings Dr. in Nacogdoches. The event is...

SFA Alumni Association presents 2016 Alumni Awards
Aug. 23, 2016   NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association will honor eight alumni during its annual awards banquet beginning at 6...

Kris Kavasch New Vice President / CFO At UT Health Northeast
Tyler, TX – Officials with UT Health Northeast announced that Kris I. Kavasch, CPA, CIA, CFE, CPCU, has been promoted to vice president, chief financial officer. Kavasch...

Fundraiser Planned Benefitting Back Pack Program
The 3rd annual fundraising dinner and auction benefitting the Nick’s Mission Backpack Program is slated for Sat., Sept. 10 in DeKalb. This organization, that feeds hungry...

Thousands of students cleared to graduate under SB 149
*Correction appended Nearly 6,000 Texas high school students were cleared to graduate in 2015 even though they didn't pass all of their end-of-course exams, according to...

During the 2016 Rusk High School Scholarship Banquet, the 2016 Rusk/ TJC Promise Fund recipients were recognized. A total of 35 students from the class of 2016 are scheduled to attend TJC to start their college career. Under the program, Rusk students who graduate within the top half of their class with a minimum 2.5 GPA who reside in the Rusk ISD and attended Rusk High School their junior and senior years receive $4,000 per year for two years at TJC. 2016 TJC Promise Fund

Quick Hits: Rusk’s Miller, Goff; Alto’s Watson named all-state
And now, Quick Hits, showcasing the athletic feats of Cherokee County: 3 county players named all-state The accolades keep rolling in for three Cherokee County softball...

Cory Geisler did not graduate from an East Texas high school or go to college around East Texas, but his family including younger brothers Camden (14) and Clay (10) now call Rusk home. Big city boy moves to small town and signs with Los Angeles Angels
East Texas has had many athletes make it in professional sports: Larry Walker, Jermichael Finley, Brandon Belt, Adrian Peterson, Anthony Denman,...

Indians Make History
The Jacksonville Indians 7-on-7 flag football team is heading to the state tournament in College Station for the first time. The Indians held on for a 33-32 win over...

Taxing Thoughts: New overtime rule may qualify more employees for...
A new overtime rule takes effect on December 1, and the Department of Labor estimates that over 4 million workers will become entitled to overtime in the first year of the...

Idle American: Construction ahead – and behind
It’s enough to make grown men cry. This goes for grown women, too, as well as others licensed to drive in this land of the free and the home of roads under construction....

Letter to the Editor: Reader says thanks to Rusk librarian Derrington
Martha McKnight Gallatin I would like to express my appreciation for Amy Derrington and all she does for the Rusk and Gallatin Communities. My daughter told me about...

Governor Abbott Declares State Of Disaster In Bastrop County
October 15, 2015 AUSTIN – As severe wildfires continue, Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in Bastrop County, authorizing further mobilization of state...

Weekend weather prediction causes fire concern
May 2, 2014–COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Strong winds are expected to help dry out grass and brush this weekend potentially leading to an increase in wildfire activity. Texas...

Weekend weather prediction causes fire concern
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Strong winds are expected to help dry out grass and brush this weekend potentially leading to an increase in wildfire activity. Texas A&M Forest...