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KELLY TRAYLOR Kelly Traylor announces for commissioner, Pct. 1
Kelly Traylor has announced he will be a candidate for Cherokee County Commissioner of Precinct 1 in the 2008 elections. Mr. Traylor will run for...

B.B. Cannon Masons honor early settler
Members of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Texas, Rusk Council No. 4, and women from several area Eastern Star chapters met at 6...

ARTHUR SEKULA Teacher will participate in art show
Arthur Sekula has been selected to participate in the 60th annual River Art Show and Festival in San Antonio. The show will be in the historic...

TSR Authority considers sale of surplus property
During its first meeting since the ceremonial transfer of the Texas State Railroad operation to American Heritage Railways, the Texas State Railroad Authority Board met...
Joneses meet for reunion
The 66th annual Jones Family Reunion was held Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Cherokee County Electric Coop Building. President Mike Jones of Plano presided. The approximately 85...
Pioneer festival set Oct. 13
Rusk's annual Pioneer and Heritage Festival is planned for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Jim Hogg City Park. The event is sponsored by the Rusk Chamber of...
Study considers basin transfer from Toledo Bend to Dallas area
The East Texas Regional Water Planning Group will soon begin a study with two other Texas planning groups to determine the feasibility and methods of moving water from...
Thomas the Tank l Engine will chug into Rusk the last two weekends in October with special activities and train rides. Between 10,000 and 20,000 visitors are anticipated, and American Heritage Railways confirms ticket sales of 2,208 so far. Chamber seeks volunteers for 'Thomas' train runs
With Thomas the Tank Engine scheduled to arrive with 20,000 visitors to the Rusk Depot of the Texas State Railroad in October, the Rusk Chamber of...

New flu vaccines are available
Flu vaccines have arrived in Cherokee County. The Cherokee County Texas Health Department will provide flu (influenza) vaccinations for adults and children over sixmonths...
This camouflaged l Jeep was one of the stolen vehicles recovered when sheriff deputies uncovered an organized theft ring on Sept. 10. Lt. Chris White said all of the owners of the stolen property have been identified and contacted. CCSO uncovers theft ring
Acting on information obtained during a burglary investigation, detectives with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) uncovered an organized...

Parents, friends help fund 'fun'
Children at Charlotte's Web Child Care Center enjoy new playground equipment purchased with donations from a fund-raiser. Through the generosity of...

Mrs. Jeremy Simpson PHOTO: SARAH SELDEN Simpson-Dewbre vows said at Salem Baptist
Christy Jo Dewbr#233; and Jeremy Craig Simpson were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Salem Missionary Baptist Church with the...

Mayor attends training
Rusk Mayor Angela Raiborn attended the newly elected city officials' orientation in Dallas on Aug. 10 - 11. The meeting provided an opportunity for newly elected city...
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Rusk ISD Monday, Sept. 17 Primary, Elementary, Intermediate: Sloppy Joe, fries, pickle spears, orange, milk Junior High, High School Lunch: Same as above Tuesday, Sept....
Rusk FFA ranked a 3 Star Superior Chapter
The Rusk FFA has been ranked a Three Star Superior Chapter for the second time in three years. For the first time in the chapter 's history, RHS...