Matt's Money: Aim small, miss small
I was watching “American Sniper” the other day for the fifth time on one of the cable channels. There’s a phrase used in the movie that caught my attention: “Aim small,...

Taxing Thoughts: Finances after the death of a loved one
The last thing you want to be bothered with when you are grieving is sorting out the finances of your departed loved one. Here are some suggestions to make the process a...

High Points from El Camino Real #1033
Folks along El Camino Real made it through another Father’s Day as they speed on towards the Fourth of July. It seems like summer came on quick and is flying right on by. ...

FSA County Committee Elections
Farm Service Agency Acting Administrator Chris Beyerhelm encourages farmers and ranchers if they or someone they knows is interested in serving on a local FSA County...

Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo Commits $1.4 Million In...
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo awarded 70 4-H members from 54 different Texas counties with $1.4 million in scholarships during the Texas 4-H Roundup in College...

Arbor Day Foundation offers Tree-Care Booklet
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly...

New 'Mummy' not dearest film in movie theatres
Spud Nut, The Mummy (PG-13, 120 minutes) is a different version of the 1999 movie by the same name, which did a better job of telling the story than this current edition...

News briefs
Star Gazing at Caddo Mounds Join Doug Parsons, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Tyler Junior College for a night sky program at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site (SHS)...

'Cars 3' a fun, 4-potato ride for the entire family
Spud Nut, Cars 3 (PG, 89 minutes) is a delightful Pixar Studio animated movie about the latest racing career challenges facing Lightning McQueen, champion car #95....

Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo Commits $1.4 Million In...
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo awarded 70 4-H members from 54 different Texas counties with $1.4 million in scholarships during the Texas 4-H Roundup in College...

Rep. Travis Clardy seeks nominee for Texas Armed Services Scholarship
State Representative Travis Clardy is now accepting applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP). Each member of the Texas Legislature has the...

Stephen F. Austin State University students studying at the Business and Hotel Management School in Switzerland will have the opportunity to take a variety of classes from culinary labs and specific areas of hotel operations and management of leadership classes geared toward the service industry. B.H.M.S. offers highly ranked hospitality management and culinary arts programming. SFA Signs Exchange Agreement with Business and Hotel Management...
Stephen F. Austin State University students in the hospitality administration program can now study abroad at the Business and Hotel Management...

Summer fun to be had around area
Pools open in Cherokee County The Rusk City Pool is open from noon-6 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays and closed...

Father/Son Tournament
Birmingham Forest Golf Club will host the annual Father/Son tournament on Saturday, June 24. Tee times are 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Cost for the event is $50 per team and...

FSA County Committee Elections
Farm Service Agency Acting Administrator Chris Beyerhelm encourages farmers and ranchers if they or someone they knows is interested in serving on a local FSA County...

County Resident earns Scholarship
Haley Pyle of Bullard earns a scholarship from Southern Arkansas University (SAU). Hayley has been selected to receive the Achievement Scholarship from Southern Arkansas...

Hendrick Family Reunion
The annual Hendrick Family Reunion will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 24, at the Camp Ground Baptist Church, Hwy. 294 West, Alto. A covered dish luncheon will...

Meals on Wheels June 21 - 27
Wednesday: Meatloaf with tomato gravy, macaroni with cheese, okra and tomatoes, wheat bread, banana, milk Thursday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, Italian blend veggies,...

FSA County Committee Elections
Farm Service Agency Acting Administrator Chris Beyerhelm encourages farmers and ranchers if they or someone they knows is interested in serving on a local FSA County...

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension announces Food Handlers Class
Texas Department of State Health Services accredited food handlers program is now being offered here at the Cherokee County Courthouse Annex 165 East 6th St. #104, Rusk....

Meals on Wheels June 21 - 27
Wednesday: Meatloaf with tomato gravy, macaroni with cheese, okra and tomatoes, wheat bread, banana, milk Thursday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, Italian blend veggies,...

Sen. Robert Nichols announces bid for re-election to state Senate
Texas State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) announced today his intention to file for re-election to the Texas Senate. “Serving Senate District 3 is the greatest...

Summer Food Service Program
Alto ISD is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years of age and under regardless of race, color, national origin,...

11 Southern Texas Veterans to be Inducted into In Memory Program
More than 400 Vietnam veterans, including 11 from southern Texas, will be inducted into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s (VVMF) In Memory Program in 2017. The program...

CHRISTUS TMF recognized for revenue cycle performance
The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) announced the 2017 winners of the MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle, including four integrated delivery...

ETMC Jacksonville Nurse Receives DAISY Award
Laura Parker, RN, with ETMC Jacksonville, has been selected by the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System as a DAISY Award...

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension announces Food Handlers Class
Texas Department of State Health Services accredited food handlers program is now being offered here at the Cherokee County Courthouse Annex 165 East 6th St. #104, Rusk....

News briefs
Star Gazing at Caddo Mounds Join Doug Parsons, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Tyler Junior College for a night sky program at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site (SHS)...

Summer fun to be had around area
Pools open in Cherokee County The Rusk City Pool is open from noon-6 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays and closed...

Father/Son Tournament
Birmingham Forest Golf Club will host the annual Father/Son tournament on Saturday, June 24. Tee times are 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Cost for the event is $50 per team and...

FRIDAY NIGHT BLUEGRASS CONCERT KICKS OFF BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- The Texas Blueberry Festival kicks off Friday night with the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park, from 6 to 10 p.m. June 9 at Festival Plaza in...

TFWC Wednesday Study Club holds January meeting
The TFWC Wednesday Study Club of Jacksonville met Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 in the home of Barbara Murray. President Deborah Burkett called the meeting to order and...

'A Dog's Purpose' serves as sentimental family entertainment
Spud Nut, A Dog’s Purpose (PG, 120 minutes) is dog owner’s special about a canine’s reincarnations. The story follows one lovable dog through four lifetimes, appearing...

Drunk Driving is Still the Biggest Killer on Our Roads
In response to recent reports regarding an increase in drug impaired driving, Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants to remind the public that drunk driving is still the...

Arbor Day Foundation offers Tree-Care Booklet
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly...

Tree Identification Book from the Arbor Day Foundation Helps People...
The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The book, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the...

Better Business Bureau’s Suggestions for Choosing a Caregiver for...
For many people, pets are more than just animals; they are faithful companions and family members. As much as pet owners may want to take their pets wherever we go,...

Pet Talk: Why did the turtle cross the road?
Ever wondered why turtles cross the road? There are a few reasons why these slow-pokes venture into the street, but no matter their agenda, be cautious of their presence...

Super Pet Adoption
The 1st Annual Post Memorial Day Super Pet Adoption for the City of Jacksonville Animal Shelter will be Saturday, June 3 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., 601 Woodlawn Ave....

Child Care Conference
The 5th Annual Dogwood Trails Child Care Conference will be from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 24 at the Southside Baptist Church 1500 Crockett Rd.,...

Drunk Driving is Still the Biggest Killer on Our Roads
In response to recent reports regarding an increase in drug impaired driving, Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants to remind the public that drunk driving is still the...

Rep. Travis Clardy seeks nominee for Texas Armed Services Scholarship
State Representative Travis Clardy is now accepting applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP). Each member of the Texas Legislature has the...

The Rusk Rotary Club Scholarships were awarded to, from left,  Grace Nimitz, Nicole Phifer, Caleigh Reese and Amy Hunt. RHS students receive scholarships during annual banquet
A number of Rusk High School’s seniors received scholarships to further their academic careers during the annual Rusk High School Scholarship...

The graduates of Jacksonville’s Distinguished Achievement Program pose following the annual scholarship banquet, held May 12 at the Jacksonville High School cafeteria. A total of 99 percent of JHS graduates had a post-secondary plan in place upon graduation. JHS seniors receive $2 million in scholarships at annual banquet

Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo Commits $1.4 Million In...
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo awarded 70 4-H members from 54 different Texas counties with $1.4 million in scholarships during the Texas 4-H Roundup in College...

DPS graduates 222 new highway patrol troopers
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw was joined by members of the Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC), including PSC...

Drunk Driving is Still the Biggest Killer on Our Roads
In response to recent reports regarding an increase in drug impaired driving, Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants to remind the public that drunk driving is still the...

RedZone Coil Tubing Partners with Kilgore College
RedZone Coil Tubing LLC. has partnered with Kilgore College to provide job training using a $233,262 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission...

Meals On Wheels Dogwood Travelers Sponsors Trips
Meals on Wheels, Dogwood Travelers is sponsoring a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio from June 25 to July 1. Cost of the trip includes transportation; lodging; six breakfasts and...

Texas Historical Commission News Briefs for June
Free Web Film Highlights Tragic Goliad Massacre Using 360 Video Technology The Texas Historical Commission (THC) premiered a five-minute web film about the story of the...

How to Save Money on Transportation, Entertainment and...
For many people traveling abroad is something that they long to do but don’t know if they can ever afford it. Even, if they save enough money for plane tickets to Europe –...

BBB: consumers should watch out for ‘greenwashing’ claims
Considering “going green” and buying environmentally safe products? As an increasing number of consumers consider the environment when they shop, many are compelled to...

BBB: 7 things to consider when purchasing a used car
Although it can be a more affordable alternative to purchasing a new vehicle, buying a used car can be an overwhelming process. In the past three years, BBB received 26,000...

Kudos to a majority of Rusk City Councilmen
At a recent public workshop meeting, the Rusk City Council heard from its engineer and its city attorney on the status and options for the Rusk City Lake dam. The engineer...