Area Interest

Photo by Josie Fox
Pictured is an example of a remote control vehicle that will be available for rental at the proposed R/C race track in  Rusk. The Redcat Racing Blackout model is a one tenth scale, off road model with stock motors and six cell batteries. This model will run at an approximate speed of 20 mph out of the box and will be featured in a separate class at the track. R/C track proposed in Rusk
Rusk resident Chris Baker wants Rusk to get its race on – remote control style. Baker, a recent transplant from California, presented a proposal...


Burn ban set for Cherokee County
During an emergency Cherokee County Commissioner’s Court meeting held on Tuesday, Aug. 7 a burn ban was set for Cherokee County by unanimous decision. In light of the...
***UPDATE**** Female found dead in Bullard
Approximately 8:30 a.m. Bullard Police received a call reporting a body had been found on Brentwood Drive with officials confirming the body found was dead at 12:15 p.m....
Breaking News: Body found in Bullard
Approximately 8:30 a.m. Bullard Police received a call reporting a body had been found on Brentwood Drive with officials confirming the body found was dead at 12:15 p.m....
Baking up a business
Mix a pound of ambition with a cup of determination, sprinkle in teaspoon of dreams and goals and you will get Ella’s Edibles. Ella Kovacs, a 16...


Alto City Councilman Jerry Flowers resigns
City Councilman Jerry Flowers resigned his seat on the Alto City Council at the regular meeting Monday. Councilman Flowers told the council his work schedule would not...
REDCO eyes making improvements to city park
Rusk’s I.C. Conley Park is on the city’s list of summer projects, thanks to the Rusk Economic Development Corporation (REDCO). REDCO Executive Director Bob Goldsberry in...
Shop loyal, shop local: Father's Day gifts abound at Rusk retailers
Father’s Day is just around the corner and it’s easier than ever to get dear ol’ Dad something he’ll love for his big day. Retailers in Rusk and across Cherokee County are...
Road work zone fatalities on the rise in Texas
Road work zone fatalities on the rise in Texas In 2017, work zone fatalities in Texas increased 9 percent over the previous year, resulting in 199 deaths and 813 serious...
Ronnie Kimbrough Former county official inducted into Emergency Management Hall of Fame
Former Cherokee County Emergency Management Coordinator Ronnie Kimbrough, who passed away on July 12, 2017, was inducted posthumously into the...


Sales tax holiday for Water-Efficient and ENERGY STAR products set...
Texas families and businesses can save on the purchase of certain water- and energy-efficient products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR sales tax...
Rusk Promise Scholars pictured front row from left are Evelin Velasco, Cassi Fletcher, Estella Lopez, Amy Collins, Esmeralda Perez, Cassie Weiss, Sommer May, Brylee Teichman, Jazzimine Crist and Christian Coutee. Pictured on the second row are Waylon Turner, Jim Colby, Chad Jeffrey, Hayden Helm, Mark Mitchell and Brandon McClure. Rusk TJC Citizens Promise Scholars honored May 8
A promise made to the students of Rusk ISD by Tyler Junior College, Citizens’ 1st Bank, Rusk and Cherokee County was recognized May 8 as the third...


TnT campers practiced their Grand Finale Showcase. Each troupe will present the production they worked on during camp. Registration for CCT’s 2018 summer TnT camps open
Know a young Striesand? Gotta a mini-Shakespeare in the family? Get ‘em involved in the Cherokee Civic Theatre’s summer Thespians in Training...


The Alto High School Mean Sting Music Machine brings home a first place award for Out of Town Band after their recent trip to San Antonio where they marched in the Battle of the Flowers Parade. Mean Sting marches into first place award at Battle of the Flowers...
The Alto High School Mean Sting Music Machine (MSMM) received a first place award in the ‘Out of Town Bands’ category at the Battle of the ...


“MEETING OF THE MINDS” DEMENTIA CARE CONFERENCE HOSTED BY...
The Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County will be hosting the dementia care conference, “Meeting of the Minds” this Friday, April 27 from 8:30am to 4:30pm at the Rose Garden...