Area Interest

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...


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...


Chris Adams and Abraham Y’Barra are among the members of the Rusk Public Works Department who recently planted 350 daffodils at Conley Park. Fall planting brings spring beauty
The Greater Area Rusk Garden Club, Mt. Pleasant CME Church and Knox Ray Men’s Wear have teamed up to make Conley Park in Rusk more beautiful for...


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...
The Carson and Barnes Circus will present the world debut of “Circus Saurus” at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Rusk KOA Campground.  The event will feature elephants as well as dinosaurs and woolly mammoths and the birth of a baby tyrannosaurus. For tickets, visit www.bigtopshow.com or call (580) 743-7292. Circus Saurus coming to Rusk – and kids get in free
The circus is coming to town – and kids around Cherokee County will be able to get in free when Carson and Barnes’ Circus Saurus comes to the Rusk...


Photo: Josh Hubbard

Members of the Rusk Library Study Club share memories and laughs during their 115th anniversary party, held Oct. 4 at the Rusk Public Library. The club  officially started Oct. 4, 1902 when 15 single girls from prominent Rusk families met to plan a club “to study along specific lines and to gather and maintain a loan library.” The current president is Betty Townsend. Quick studies


National Night Out
Rusk Police Chief Joe Williams manned the grill as Rusk celebrated National Night Out Tuesday, a community-police awareness raising event. Food,...


The cast of Cherokee Civic Theatre’s Steel Magnolias – (seated) Sasha Cruz and Josie Fox and (standing, from left) Amy McCalister, Catherine Gaertner, Monica Kelley and Emilee Caldwell – is calling everyone to see their production this weekend! Performances are Oct. 7-8 and Oct. 13-15. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. For tickets, call (903) 683-2131 or visit cherokeetheatre.net. ‘Come sit by me!’ Steel Magnolias opens at CCT this weekend
The most highly anticipated play of the Cherokee Civic Theatre’s 2017-2018 season comes to the Main Stage of the historic Cherokee Theater in...


The dinos are coming!
The Carson and Barnes Circus will present the world debut of “Circus Saurus” at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Rusk KOA Campground. ...


The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Los Regios Mexican Restaurant October 2. Los Regios, formerly known as Don Felix, is located at 517 E. Rusk St. in Jacksonville. They now offer a new menu and food. For more information, call (903) 339-6611. New J’ville Chamber member


The Rusk High School Leo Club has adopted an elementary school in Rockport that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey.  At Friday night’s Rusk Homecoming game, they will be collecting school supplies and monetary donations to help that school reopen.  Paper, notebooks, pencils, backpacks or anything else a student might need in elementary school are desperately needed.  Leo Club members will be at the gate to receive donations.  From left are RHS Leos Cheyenne Adams, Alexis Marburg, and Mary Mott. Rusk Leos collecting at HC


Rotarian Andrew Hawkes, Jacksonville’s Police Chief, delivered an update on Sept. 27, of the Police Department and upgrades he has brought about since becoming the chief approximately 16 months ago. Since his arrival, Chief Hawkes has been instrumental in bringing new technology and equipment to the Police Department cruisers, equipment, inventory depot, department space and in strengthening a close collaborative relationship with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department. Jacksonville Rotary hears from ETMC CFO; JPD chief


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...