Area Interest

Courtesy Photo Rusk Rotary Minute
The Rotary Club of Rusk recently inducted its newest member, Carolyn Ford, center. Rotary Club President Kim Beathard welcomed Mrs. Ford to the...

Photo courtesy Fred Douglass Elementary Facebook page Jacksonville's Woodmen Life Chapter 303 donates backpacks to Fred...
Staffers at Fred Douglass Elementary School in Jacksonville show off some of the backpacks – each stocked with a full set of school supplies --...

Courtesy photo Bluebonnet 4-H Club Officers announced
The 2018-2019 Bluebonnet 4-H Club Officers, from left, are Livia Sessions, vice president; Sarah Wofford, reporter; Elijah Russel, treasurer; Kara...

Wallace chosen as 2018 Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Wall of...
(Jacksonville, Texas) Carlos Wallace of Jacksonville was honored Wednesday, September 12th, 2 pm. Carlos Wallace was the 2018 Jacksonville Chamber...

Alto utility rates increase
Included in the city of Alto’s budget for 2018 – 2019 is a $3 base rate increase in the cost of each of the three utilities: water, sewer and gas. This rate increase,...
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Brianna Sanchez of Rusk FFA walks her show heifer prior to a previous show. Sanchez, will be among several local FFA and 4-H students participating in the livestock shows at the East Texas State Fair in Tyler. East Texas State Fair showcases local FFA students
It’s that time of year again folks – the East Texas State Fair opens Friday in Tyler and several local students will be in the spotlight with their...

WCC approves budget, tax rate for fiscal year 2018-19
Wells City Council members approved the city’s new budget and property tax rate on Monday, Sept. 10 after holding a public hearing on both items. No member of the public...
Confusion, contention continues regarding RCC’s pending lawsuit
Rusk City Council members continue to butt heads over the lawsuit that half the Council have brought against the city and the other half of the Council. District 5...
Fatal two vehicle crash Sept. 13
Yesterday at approximately 11:02 AM, Troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on US-69, 2.9 miles north of the city of Rusk in Cherokee County. Preliminary crash...
Former Rusk resident retires from Waco PD
In a ceremony held Monday, Aug. 6, after more than 39 years of service to the Waco Police Department, Detective Trish McDuff retired her...

The Humane Society's Pets Fur People is launching our "50 For 50"...
The Humane Society's Pets Fur People is launching our "50 For 50" fundraising campaign to celebrate our 50th anniversary on Monday, September 10th. We have proudly served...
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Pictured, from left, are Karyn Ard and Bobby Dyess, THS principal. Troup teacher a finalist for 2019 Texas Teacher of the Year
Troup High School biology teacher Karyn Ard is one of six teachers who are getting recognized for their awesomeness. Ard has been named Texas’...

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,...