Taxing Thoughts: Tax-free income
Yes, that’s correct, there are some forms of income you receive that may be tax-free. Here is a list of ten common sources of tax-free income. 1. Gifts. Gifts you receive...

High Points from El Camino Real #1037
Folks along El Camino Real are looking to wind up their summer vacations and get a few things done before the school year starts back in a little over a month. It’s been...

Ella Berta Shaw Vermillion poses with one of her “pride and joy” Rhode Island Reds  in a photo from 1914. Mrs. Vermillion, married to J.F. Vermillion, was a businesswoman and put out a catalogue on raising Rhode Island Reds. Images Speak: 'Charlie' and Mrs. J.F. Vermillion, 1914
The 1914 Vermillion ad read: “From May first until November first, eggs from Special Exhibition and Fancy matings will be one-half price – We use...

Trees, Saws and Ladders Don’t Mix
In February 2016, a homeowner was seriously injured after falling from a ladder while trimming branches from a tree in Fredrick, Okla. The man was using a chain saw to trim...

Horticulturist Greg Grant will be the guest speaker for SFA Gardens’ upcoming monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series, slated for 7 p.m. July 13 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center. SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature...
Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in the...

Topping is for Ice Cream, Not Trees: Tree Topping Fiction vs. Facts
Definition: Tree Topping – the removal of main tree branches to stubs in either a straight-across hedge fashion or a complete delimbing of the tree, leaving only the main...

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ ranks highly in series
Spud Nut, War for the Planet of the Apes (PG-13, 135 minutes) presents the apes’ perspective about surviving the extermination campaigns by humans whose leader is Colonel...

Rusk Rotary Club incoming president Bridgett Tosh presents outgoing president Jaleea Hudnall with a plaque of appreciation for all of her hard work as president during the 2016-2017 year. The Rusk Rotary Club would like to thank Ms. Hudnall for her hard work and service. Passing the torch

Shopping for electricity getting cheaper for most Texas residents
Shopping for electricity is becoming cheaper for most Texans, according to a new study from the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power. But for those who live in an area with...

Horticulturist Greg Grant will be the guest speaker for SFA Gardens’ upcoming monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series, slated for 7 p.m. July 13 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center. SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature...
Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in the...

Stephen F. Austin State University students from the hospitality administration and filmmaking programs traveled to France to participate in the 70th Cannes International Film Festival. During their trip, students also visited the Château De Bellet vineyard. SFA students travel to France for Cannes International Film Festival
Stephen F. Austin State University students from the hospitality administration and filmmaking programs traveled to France in May to participate in...

Alto & Rusk Residents named to the Dean’s List
The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at Stephen F. Austin State University for the spring semester: •Alto Kristen Kirkpatrick, Nursing; Christopher...

Rusk Rotary Club incoming president Bridgett Tosh presents outgoing president Jaleea Hudnall with a plaque of appreciation for all of her hard work as president during the 2016-2017 year. The Rusk Rotary Club would like to thank Ms. Hudnall for her hard work and service. Passing the torch

Alto Football Tickets
Alto ISD football tickets will go on sale to season ticket holders on Monday, Aug. 7. Only those people who held tickets last year may purchase tickets through Aug. 18. The...

Cherokee County Department of Public Health Receives National Award
The Cherokee County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) received the 2017 Local Health Department of the Year Award (medium category) Wednesday, July 12, evening from the...

Cherokee County Department of Public Health Receives National Award
The Cherokee County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) received the 2017 Local Health Department of the Year Award (medium category) Wednesday, July 12, evening from the...

Jacksonville Rotary welcomes State Rep. Travis Clardy
State Representative, Travis Clardy (center), of the Texas House District 11 was invited by David Butler to be the guest speaker for the June 28,...

Meals on Wheels July 12 - 18
Wednesday: Chicken salad sandwich, honeydew, fruit cocktail, oatmeal raisin cookie, milk Thursday: Tortellini with cheese, Monaco veggie blend, squash medley, garlic...

Meals on Wheels July 19 - 25
Wednesday: Chicken fried steak with gravy, au gratin potatoes, broccoli with cauliflower, dinner roll, sugar cookie, milk Thursday: Chicken patty on bun, potato medley,...

Meals on Wheels July 12 - 18
Wednesday: Chicken salad sandwich, honeydew, fruit cocktail, oatmeal raisin cookie, milk Thursday: Tortellini with cheese, Monaco veggie blend, squash medley, garlic...

Local Author Lurlene Bowden shares upcoming events
She will be hosting an Old-Fashioned Canning Presentation: “Red Hots” Cinnamon Candy Cucumber Pickle Rings At Natural Grocers, 4820 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX, On Saturday,...

Newly Weds Foods Partners with Northeast Texas Community College...
Newly Weds Foods, Inc. has partnered with Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) to provide job training using a $170,267 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas...

Two International Shipping Companies Pay $1.9 Million for Covering...
Two shipping companies based in Egypt and Singapore pleaded guilty on Tuesday, June 20 in federal court in Beaumont to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships...

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...

Timberlands Hospital in Crockett Closed
Important information regarding Timberlands Hospital (formerly Houston County Medical Center) in Crockett. Timberlands Hospital recently notified Blue Cross and Blue...

Meals on Wheels July 19 - 25
Wednesday: Chicken fried steak with gravy, au gratin potatoes, broccoli with cauliflower, dinner roll, sugar cookie, milk Thursday: Chicken patty on bun, potato medley,...

Meals on Wheels July 12 - 18
Wednesday: Chicken salad sandwich, honeydew, fruit cocktail, oatmeal raisin cookie, milk Thursday: Tortellini with cheese, Monaco veggie blend, squash medley, garlic...

Rusk Rotary Club incoming president Bridgett Tosh presents outgoing president Jaleea Hudnall with a plaque of appreciation for all of her hard work as president during the 2016-2017 year. The Rusk Rotary Club would like to thank Ms. Hudnall for her hard work and service. Passing the torch

Alto Football Tickets
Alto ISD football tickets will go on sale to season ticket holders on Monday, Aug. 7. Only those people who held tickets last year may purchase tickets through Aug. 18. The...

Cherokee County Department of Public Health Receives National Award
The Cherokee County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) received the 2017 Local Health Department of the Year Award (medium category) Wednesday, July 12, evening from the...

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...

Two International Shipping Companies Pay $1.9 Million for Covering...
Two shipping companies based in Egypt and Singapore pleaded guilty on Tuesday, June 20 in federal court in Beaumont to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships...

The Pegasus Project Wins $10,000 ASPCA Grant
On April 22, The Pegasus Project Horse Rescue participated in the national celebration of the ASPCA )The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Help A...

Listen to your symptoms: when to seek Emergency Care
At what point does a fever or stomach ache become a medical emergency? If someone slices their finger with a knife, or is having the worst headache they’ve ever had, should...

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,...

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...

Hurricane Season: Look Up Before the Storm
The Atlantic hurricane season is a time when most tropical cyclones are expected to develop across the northern Atlantic Ocean. It is currently defined as the time frame...

Timberlands Hospital in Crockett Closed
Important information regarding Timberlands Hospital (formerly Houston County Medical Center) in Crockett. Timberlands Hospital recently notified Blue Cross and Blue...

Horticulturist Greg Grant will be the guest speaker for SFA Gardens’ upcoming monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series, slated for 7 p.m. July 13 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center. SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature...
Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in the...

Alto Football Tickets
Alto ISD football tickets will go on sale to season ticket holders on Monday, Aug. 7. Only those people who held tickets last year may purchase tickets through Aug. 18. The...

Jacksonville Chamber Back 2 School Fair for Jacksonville students –...
Time to think about back to School, the Back 2 School Fair’s 12th annual event is set for Thursday, August 3, from 4 – 7 p.m. in the John Alexander Gym, 811 Farnsworth,...

2017 Region 7 Superintendent of the Year Announced
Region 7 Education Service Center is honored to announce that Dr. LaTonya Goffney, Lufkin ISD Superintendent of Schools, has been selected as the 2017 Regional...

Shopping for electricity getting cheaper for most Texas residents
Shopping for electricity is becoming cheaper for most Texans, according to a new study from the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power. But for those who live in an area with...

DPS Commercial Vehicle Roadcheck Inspections Top 8,000
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) inspected 8,182 commercial motor vehicles as part of Roadcheck 2017, a national inspection initiative held annually aimed at...

Newly Weds Foods Partners with Northeast Texas Community College...
Newly Weds Foods, Inc. has partnered with Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) to provide job training using a $170,267 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas...

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 –...

Records of pre-trial diversion agreement were right not to be sealed
In the July 12, 2017 edition of the Cherokeean Herald newspaper, an article appeared on the front page regarding the Rusk fire chief being placed in a pre-trial diversion...

Rusk fire chief confesses, placed in pre-trial diversion program
On June 16, 2017, the Rusk Fire Chief, Donald Lankford, signed a true and voluntary statement that reads as follows, to-wit: “ I, Donald Lankford, Defendant, did recklessly...

Keep Rusk Beautiful pleased with Fair on the Square turnout
On behalf of the members of the Keep Rusk Beautiful committee, I would like to thank everyone who visited Rusk during the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fair on the Square on...