Rep. Clardy checks in from Austin, 85th Legislature
It has been nearly 19 months since the Texas Legislature convened in Austin, and I was excited to begin the 85th Legislative Session on Jan. 10. It was truly an honor to...

Taxing Thoughts: Will you have to file a 2016 tax return?
The filing requirement rules for individual federal income tax returns are fairly straightforward. In general, you’re required to file a return based on your filing...

Idle American: The Beat of a Different Drum
He frequently took jabs at pomp, sparred with circumstance and flat-out deflated folks too full of themselves, determined never to join the group. In all of this and...

Wells FFA Queens Fun Day
Come and enjoy a family friendly even at the Wells FFA Queens Fun Day on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Cherokee County Show Barn in Jacksonville. All proceeds benefit Cherokee...

Master Naturalist to offer 2017 classes
The East Texas Chapter of Master Naturalist, a non-profit organization, is proud to announce its 2017 classes beginning, from 6 - 9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Tyler...

USDA Rural Development funding announcement for the East Texas...
USDA Rural Development Texas State Director Paco Valentin joined East Texas leaders to announce funding for the Intermediary Relending Program on Thursday, Dec. 29 for the...

23rd Annual Superbowl Scramble set for Feb. 4
Birmingham Forest Golf Club in Rusk has planned the 23rd annual Superbowl Scramble for Saturday, Feb. 4. Tee time is 10:00 a.m. and entry for the event is $50 per...

Rusk Housing Authority issuing applications for HUD voucher program
For a limited time, the Rusk Housing Authority will issue applications for HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program in the Cherokee County area. Applications can be picked up...

Nichols' 5 Cents: 85th Legislative Session begins; DETCOG
Happy New Year! I hope your year has started off with a bang, as I know mine has with the start of session. During this legislative session, as a way to help you keep up...

Cherokee Cloggers offering free clogging lessons
The Cherokee Cloggers are offering free beginner clogging lessons starting at 5:30 p.m., classes began on Jan. 12 at the Rusk Civic Center. This class offers lots of...

Rodeo Houston welcomes 11 newcomers to the rotating stage in 2017
More than half of the star-studded entertainer lineup scheduled to perform at RODEOHOUSTON will take the rotating stage for the first time in 2017. “With a number of...

Warhol exhibition to feature artist’s famous ‘Silver Clouds’
The exhibition – Andy Warhol: Art Is Anything You Can Get Away With – will feature a small slice of the artist’s enormous oeuvre, in particular, his “Silver Clouds” –...

Taxing Thoughts: Will you have to file a 2016 tax return?
The filing requirement rules for individual federal income tax returns are fairly straightforward. In general, you’re required to file a return based on your filing...

Sign up now for the 2017 Rusk Leadership Institute Program
Sign-up and be a part of the Rusk Leadership Institute Program for 2017. Learn the ins and outs and go “behind the scenes” of businesses and organizations around Rusk,...

Rusk Chamber of Commerce announces 76th annual banquet
The public is invited to attend the 76th annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Rusk Jr. High Cafeteria. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner will...

Cherokee County Master Gardeners Association offering scholarship
The Cherokee County Master Gardeners Association (CCMGA) is offering one $500 scholarship to any member of the class of 2017 who is accepted to a college or university and...

Warhol exhibition to feature artist’s famous ‘Silver Clouds’
The exhibition – Andy Warhol: Art Is Anything You Can Get Away With – will feature a small slice of the artist’s enormous oeuvre, in particular, his “Silver Clouds” –...

University Series performances offer world-class concert experiences
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Two back-to-back University Series performances at Stephen F. Austin State University will bring world-class professional brass and vocal ensembles to...

Rusk Housing Authority issuing applications for HUD voucher program
For a limited time, the Rusk Housing Authority will issue applications for HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program in the Cherokee County area. Applications can be picked up...

Angelina House announces first responders lunch
Angelina House invites all Jacksonville Police, Fire Fighters and Paramedics to join them for country style burgers at noon on Friday, Jan. 20 The residents and staff at...

Sign up now for the 2017 Rusk Leadership Institute Program
Sign-up and be a part of the Rusk Leadership Institute Program for 2017. Learn the ins and outs and go “behind the scenes” of businesses and organizations around Rusk,...

23rd Annual Superbowl Scramble set for Feb. 4
Birmingham Forest Golf Club in Rusk has planned the 23rd annual Superbowl Scramble for Saturday, Feb. 4. Tee time is 10:00 a.m. and entry for the event is $50 per...

Nichols' 5 Cents: 85th Legislative Session begins; DETCOG
Happy New Year! I hope your year has started off with a bang, as I know mine has with the start of session. During this legislative session, as a way to help you keep up...

CASA information session to be held Jan. 22
The public is invited to learn about the nonprofit organization at CASA 101. CASA of Trinity Valley is a nonprofit that trains and mentors volunteers who advocate for...

Angelina House announces first responders lunch
Angelina House invites all Jacksonville Police, Fire Fighters and Paramedics to join them for country style burgers at noon on Friday, Jan. 20 The residents and staff at...

Nacogdoches Main Street announces the 5th annual Wine Swirl
The City of Nacogdoches Main Street program is excited to announce that tickets for the fifth annual Wine Swirl are on sale now. The Wine Swirl will be from 6 - 10 p.m., on...

Meals on Wheels Jan. 18 - 24
Wednesday: Chicken Parmesan Italian blend veggies, carrots, garlic toast, applesauce, milk Thursday: Chili with tomatoes, ranch style beans and onions, crackers,...

Rep. Clardy checks in from Austin, 85th Legislature
It has been nearly 19 months since the Texas Legislature convened in Austin, and I was excited to begin the 85th Legislative Session on Jan. 10. It was truly an honor to...

Nichols' 5 Cents: 85th Legislative Session begins; DETCOG
Happy New Year! I hope your year has started off with a bang, as I know mine has with the start of session. During this legislative session, as a way to help you keep up...

ETCOG awarded for excellence in financial reporting for 15th...
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the East Texas Council of Governments by the Government Finance Officers...

5th year of Lighten Up East Texas kicks off January 2017
Participants from communities all over East Texas can join together to create a healthier East Texas by signing up for the 5th annual Lighten Up East Texas regional weight...

BBB gives tips on joining a Health Club or Gym
One of the most common new year resolutions is to get in shape. In 2016, consumers turned to BBB Business Profiles approximately 250,000 times for information on gyms,...

Texas officials confirm 4 more locally transmitted Zika cases
By Johnathan Silver The Texas Tribune The Texas Department of State Health Services and the Cameron County Health Department announced Friday they've identified four...

Angelina County Genealogical Society announces meeting
The Angelina County Genealogical Society (ACGS) is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, in the Community Meeting Room of the Kurth Memorial Library, 706 South...

The East Texas Genealogical Society announces monthly meeting
The ETGS next monthly meeting is at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14 at Taylor Auditorium, Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College Ave. Tyler. The program will be “Oakwood Cemetery: ...

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution ...
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, Jan....

Governor Abbott Issues Directive On Iran Divestiture Policy
AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Texas retirement agencies informing them that it will continue to be the policy of the State of Texas to prohibit the...

Governor Abbott Statement On President Obama's Executive Actions
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement in response to President Obama’s executive actions imposing gun control measures across the country.“The Bill...

New Handgun Law Takes Effect Jan. 1
AUSTIN – House Bill 910 - which allows a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to now openly carry a holstered handgun - goes into effect Jan. 1, 2016. The License to...

23rd Annual Superbowl Scramble set for Feb. 4
Birmingham Forest Golf Club in Rusk has planned the 23rd annual Superbowl Scramble for Saturday, Feb. 4. Tee time is 10:00 a.m. and entry for the event is $50 per...

Rusk Housing Authority issuing applications for HUD voucher program
For a limited time, the Rusk Housing Authority will issue applications for HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program in the Cherokee County area. Applications can be picked up...

Nichols' 5 Cents: 85th Legislative Session begins; DETCOG
Happy New Year! I hope your year has started off with a bang, as I know mine has with the start of session. During this legislative session, as a way to help you keep up...

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,...

'Doggone' good gift? Use caution when giving puppies as gifts
Pets are popular gifts around the holidays. Giving a pet as a present during the holidays can be stressful for both the giver and the pet, particularly if you’re not...

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...

Pet Talk: CPR and Heimlich Maneuver on Pets
Some dogs—especially puppies—will chew on nearly anything in sight. Dog and cat owners may find their curious pet chewing on shoes, furniture, and even clothing. Although...

Nichols' 5 Cents: 85th Legislative Session begins; DETCOG
Happy New Year! I hope your year has started off with a bang, as I know mine has with the start of session. During this legislative session, as a way to help you keep up...

CASA information session to be held Jan. 22
The public is invited to learn about the nonprofit organization at CASA 101. CASA of Trinity Valley is a nonprofit that trains and mentors volunteers who advocate for...

1,256 Candidates Recognized at UT Tyler Fall 2016 Commencement
The University of Texas at Tyler held 2016 fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 16 and 17. One thousand two hundred fifty-six degree candidates were recognized in the UT...

Quick Hits: soccer teams kick off tourney season
And now, Quick Hits: County soccer round-up Cherokee County’s soccer teams traveled to tournaments across East Texas, looking to bring home hardware. A recap of...

County teams jump into heart of district play
Cherokee County’s basketball teams jumped into the thick of district play last week as the girls’ teams approached the halfway point of the district slate and the boys...

1,256 Candidates Recognized at UT Tyler Fall 2016 Commencement
The University of Texas at Tyler held 2016 fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 16 and 17. One thousand two hundred fifty-six degree candidates were recognized in the UT...

Texas DPS marked National AMBER Alert Awareness Day
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) joined the country in observing National AMBER Alert Awareness Day on Friday, Jan. 13 in remembrance of the 1996 abduction and...

BBB lists the Top Ten Scams of 2016
Tax Scam is Still #1 despite a raid in India. Credit card scams drop off the top ten, while online purchase scams and phishing scams are new to the list. Reports to BBB...

USDA Rural Development funding announcement for the East Texas...
USDA Rural Development Texas State Director Paco Valentin joined East Texas leaders to announce funding for the Intermediary Relending Program on Thursday, Dec. 29 for the...

"Warbirds on Parade" Comes to Lancaster Saturday, September 3
Commemorative Air Force Dallas Fort Worth Wing Presents Warbirds on Parade An all-ages event, honoring America's veterans and aviation history   Lancaster, TX, August 3,...

Blueberry festival earns high awards in TFEA marketing competition
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford-Lincoln took home honors...

CHILDRESS COMMERCIAL AND CIVIC HISTORIC DISTRICT LISTED IN THE...
AUSTIN, Texas—The Childress Commercial and Civic Historic District in Childress, Texas was recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Texas Historical...

Rep. Clardy checks in from Austin, 85th Legislature
It has been nearly 19 months since the Texas Legislature convened in Austin, and I was excited to begin the 85th Legislative Session on Jan. 10. It was truly an honor to...

Taxing Thoughts: Will you have to file a 2016 tax return?
The filing requirement rules for individual federal income tax returns are fairly straightforward. In general, you’re required to file a return based on your filing...

Idle American: The Beat of a Different Drum
He frequently took jabs at pomp, sparred with circumstance and flat-out deflated folks too full of themselves, determined never to join the group. In all of this and...