Area Interest

Rock Solid: JEF offering bricks to honor former, current Indians at...
Jacksonville alumni, both present and past, have the opportunity to get their Fightin’ Indian spirit etched in stone. The Jacksonville Education...


Photo by Josie Fox
Pictured from left to right are Rusk City Hall employees Donna Perry, Beverly Lacy-Brister, Angela Rios, Brittany Stith, Pam Tyer and Rosalyn Brown. Rosalyn Brown approved as Rusk City Secretary
A couple of new faces are manning the windows at Rusk City Hall as two seasoned staffers move into new positions. Longtime customer service clerk...


One killed, one injured in one-vehicle crash
An early morning crash took the life of a Troup man and injured a Jacksonville man Friday. Department of Public Safety officials report at approximately 6:30 a.m., Friday,...
VFW Post 3406 offers scholarship programs
The Rusk VFW Post 3406’s annual Patriot’s Pen scholarship program is open to students in grades six through eight enrolled in public, private or home school. This is an...
Services set for Carlene Clayton
Longtime Rusk Independent School District alum Carlene Clayton passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21. She had been battling pancreatic cancer. Services for...


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...