High Points from El Camino Real #1049
Some folks along El Camino Real used the long Columbus Day weekend to catch up on chores around the place or to get their deer stands ready for the upcoming season. The...

Just Joshin' Ya
They just won’t go away. That’s what the Madisonville Meteor said about the Rusk Eagles during the game Friday night. Coach Hancock and the Eagles came out ready to roll...

The Idle American: Say what?
Rarely do I make promises that I do not intend to keep. I am quick to make ‘em, though, if they’re likely to be forgotten by the person to whom they’re made. Examples of...

Jacksonville Chamber Agri-Business Committee Plans Annual Hay Show...
The Agri-Business Committee of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce has planned the Annual Hay Show & Sale for Tuesday, Oct. 24, to be held in the Cherokee County...

The BLM will offer animals for the minimum adoption fee of $125 (set by law). A horse show featuring trained wild horses and burros and their adopters will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at 9 a.m. Gentling demonstrations will take place throughout Friday and Saturday. Shown in the photo above is Candace Snow riding Shilow in the 2016 Expo. 23rd Annual Wild Horse and Burro Expo Henderson
The Bureau of Land Management will hold the 23rd annual Wild Horse and Burro Expo at the Rusk County Expo Center in Henderson, featuring a wild...

September yard of the month
The Rusk Area Garden Club has chosen the yard of Scotty Arnwine and Patricia Ross-Arnwine as its September Yard of the Month. Pictured from the...

RCPS announces Celebration of Poetry
Dr. Charlotte Renk of Athens, poet and instructor of English literature and humanities, will be the guest speaker at the Rusk County Poetry Society (RCPS) Celebration of...

Designer Purse Bingo
Please consider donating a new ‘Designer’ handbag to our 1st Harvest of Hope Designer Purse Bingo to be held at the Rusk Civic Center Saturday, Oct. 28. Vera Bradley,...

The BLM will offer animals for the minimum adoption fee of $125 (set by law). A horse show featuring trained wild horses and burros and their adopters will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at 9 a.m. Gentling demonstrations will take place throughout Friday and Saturday. Shown in the photo above is Candace Snow riding Shilow in the 2016 Expo. 23rd Annual Wild Horse and Burro Expo Henderson
The Bureau of Land Management will hold the 23rd annual Wild Horse and Burro Expo at the Rusk County Expo Center in Henderson, featuring a wild...

Uber makes its Nacogdoches debut Wednesday on the SFA campus
Uber, a national ride-hailing service common in larger cities, debuted in Nacogdoches Wednesday, Sept. 27, on the Stephen F. Austin State...

SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics to offer Master of...
People wanting to earn a master’s degree in cybersecurity will soon have the opportunity to do so at Stephen F. Austin State University. The College of Sciences and...

Local SFA Graduates
The following students received degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University during the August 2017 commencement exercises: Jacksonville - Jared Brady Ragsdale,...

Designer Purse Bingo
Please consider donating a new ‘Designer’ handbag to our 1st Harvest of Hope Designer Purse Bingo to be held at the Rusk Civic Center Saturday, Oct. 28. Vera Bradley,...

NSDAR announces Meeting
The next regular monthly meeting of the Major Thaddeus Beall Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), is scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct....

September yard of the month
The Rusk Area Garden Club has chosen the yard of Scotty Arnwine and Patricia Ross-Arnwine as its September Yard of the Month. Pictured from the...

Meals on Wheels Oct. 11 - 17
Wednesday: Chicken salad sandwich, fruit cup, cucumbers and tomatoes, orange zephy whip, milk Thursday: Sliced turkey with gravy, potato medley, squash with red pepper,...

Jacksonville Chamber Agri-Business Committee Plans Annual Hay Show...
The Agri-Business Committee of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce has planned the Annual Hay Show & Sale for Tuesday, Oct. 24, to be held in the Cherokee County...

Trevor and Tristen Goodwin from Bullard attended the ceremony and they are pictured with Congressman Hensarling. Hensarling Honors Cherokee County Scouts
Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) recently honored new Eagle Scouts in his district with a special recognition ceremony at the Knights of Columbus...

Meals on Wheels Oct. 11 - 17
Wednesday: Chicken salad sandwich, fruit cup, cucumbers and tomatoes, orange zephy whip, milk Thursday: Sliced turkey with gravy, potato medley, squash with red pepper,...

Fried Fish Box Lunch
Euclid #45 Masonic Lodge will be having a fundraiser of a fried catfish dinner with french fries and hush puppies for $10 a plate eat in or carry out, on Friday, Oct. 6...

Meals on Wheels Oct. 4 - 10
Wednesday: Hamburger on bun, hash brown patty,baked beans, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, condiments, banana, milk Thursday: Baked fish, cheese grits, French style...

Tony Sevilla announces candidacy for rep. of House District 11
Tony Sevilla, an entrepreneur/investor and a truck farmer, is seeking candidacy as a Republican in the March 6, 2018, primary election. As a...

Frank Dobrovolny announces candidacy for 369th District Court
Local attorney and Navy veteran Frank Dobrovolny officially announced his candidacy to fill the vacant position of 369th District Court Judge which...

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Extended for 39 Counties
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced on Wednesday, Sept. 20, that the deadline has been extended to Oct. 31, for individuals filing for Disaster Unemployment...

Meals on Wheels Oct. 11 - 17
Wednesday: Chicken salad sandwich, fruit cup, cucumbers and tomatoes, orange zephy whip, milk Thursday: Sliced turkey with gravy, potato medley, squash with red pepper,...

Benefit for Nancy Hunter Harbison
Ms. Harbison has been dealing with chemo and radiation and needs help and prayers. A benefit will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m., at Floyds Place CR 3701 and 3702...

Meals on Wheels Oct. 4 - 10
Wednesday: Hamburger on bun, hash brown patty,baked beans, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, condiments, banana, milk Thursday: Baked fish, cheese grits, French style...

Designer Purse Bingo
Please consider donating a new ‘Designer’ handbag to our 1st Harvest of Hope Designer Purse Bingo to be held at the Rusk Civic Center Saturday, Oct. 28. Vera Bradley,...

Jacksonville Chamber Agri-Business Committee Plans Annual Hay Show...
The Agri-Business Committee of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce has planned the Annual Hay Show & Sale for Tuesday, Oct. 24, to be held in the Cherokee County...

News briefs: 10-11-17
Relay For Life of Cherokee County hosting fundraisers Relay for Life (RFL) of Cherokee County will host two upcoming fundraising events. Relay for Life will host Harvest...

Texas CPAs offer tips on back-to-school expenses
Texas Society of CPAs offers tips and suggestions to save money when back to school shopping. •Take advantage of tax-free weekend. The 2017 Tax-Free holiday for Texas is...

Better Business Bureau offers tips on avoiding auto repair despair
The cost of owning a car does not end after the purchase. Whether you need to schedule an oil change or have repairs to deal with, it’s important to use a mechanic or auto...

BBB: Robocall Self-Defense
If consumers are receiving an excess of computerized calls recently, they are not alone. A robocall is a phone call which uses a computerized autodialer to deliver a...

Medicare can help you find the right hospice
Medicare’s “Compare” websites have helped millions of Americans find the right nursing home, hospital or home health care agency for themselves or their families. Now, a...

Youth Volunteers from New Jersey Travel to Houston to Help...
A team of youth volunteers from New Jersey area traveled to Houston on Sunday, Sept. 3 to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, taking off from N.J.’s Newark Liberty Airport...

Rusk VFW sponsoring scholarship contests
The Rusk Veterans of Foreign Wars post is hosting the annual Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship program. The program is open to students in grades 6-8...

American Cancer Society: Bark For Life - A Canine Event to Fight...
The American Cancer Society and Relay For Life of Cherokee County will have a fundraising event “Bark For Life” from 2 - 4 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Nichols Green Park...

Pet Talk: Responsibilities of pet bird ownership
If adding a dog or cat to the family is out of the question, pet birds are extremely intelligent and form strong bonds with their owners. However, because companion birds...

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,...

RCPS announces Celebration of Poetry
Dr. Charlotte Renk of Athens, poet and instructor of English literature and humanities, will be the guest speaker at the Rusk County Poetry Society (RCPS) Celebration of...

The BLM will offer animals for the minimum adoption fee of $125 (set by law). A horse show featuring trained wild horses and burros and their adopters will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at 9 a.m. Gentling demonstrations will take place throughout Friday and Saturday. Shown in the photo above is Candace Snow riding Shilow in the 2016 Expo. 23rd Annual Wild Horse and Burro Expo Henderson
The Bureau of Land Management will hold the 23rd annual Wild Horse and Burro Expo at the Rusk County Expo Center in Henderson, featuring a wild...

VFW District Meeting
VFW District #19 will hold it’s District Meeting on Saturday, Oct. 7. The meeting will be held at VFW Post #10351 in Hemphill. State Deputy Chief of Staff Peter Hersom...

Photo: LeAnn Jones County's home sweet Homecoming 2017 in Alto
Alto High School will celebrate Homecoming festivities at 7 p.m. Friday as the Yellowjackets (1-4) take on the Joaquin Rams (4-1) in Alto’s...

County's home sweet Homecoming 2017 in Rusk
Photos: M&M Photography Emily Boales was crowned 2017 Rusk High School Homecoming Queen during Rusk’s game against Madisonville Friday night....

Rusk Homecoming Friday
Photo: Tara Tatarski From left, Kristin Tugwell, Laney Birdwell, Emily Boales and Joy Bradley are the 2017 Rusk High School Homecoming queen...

Texas HireAbility Campaign Raises Awareness of the Benefits of...
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is partnering with the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities and Texas Workforce Solutions for the Texas HireAbility...

DPS Urges Texans to Stay Vigilant, Report Suspicious Activity
In light of the attack in Las Vegas over the first weekend in October and as part of national Crime Prevention Month (October), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)...

Almost 400,000 Texans’ insurance at risk after Congress fails to...
Insurance coverage for more than 390,000 Texas children and pregnant women is in jeopardy after Congress failed to renew authorization for a federal program....

Engines’ birthdays
Photo: Aaron McCreight The Texas State Railroad celebrated the 100th anniversary of engine #30 (on right) and #28 (not pictured) last Saturday...

Mrs. Laura Bush, Lake Livingston Friends of Reservoirs, Trinity...
Former First Lady Laura Bush joined senior officials from Lake Livingston Friends of Reservoirs (LLFoR), Trinity River Authority and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to...

Hurricane Harvey Tourism Recovery Fund Launched to Help Devastated...
The Texas Travel Industry Association and Texas Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism have partnered with Tourism Cares to launch the Hurricane Harvey...

Courtesy Photo: Kenneth White

Skylar Gowin of Alto recently attended Texas Boys State, selected as a delegate representing American Legion Post 293 of Rusk. Gowin is a senior at Alto High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop #405 of Rusk. Boys State a wonderful opportunity for Alto student
The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that the American Legion Post 293 of Rusk granted me – to be able to be a delegate on their behalf at Texas Boys...

Pondering a few ‘puzzling’ things
The recent street demonstrations across the nation are puzzling to me. The daughter of Robert E. Lee said her father wanted no statues or Confederate flags. He did not...

‘From a Grandmother’s Heart’
These days that we live in are flying by; What’s next, o Lord? Will it be a surprise? How can we live with such confusion upfront? People are talking so hateful and...