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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...
Two Special Olympics Texas Competitions This Week: Cycling and...
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) will host two competitions this week in the East Texas area: Cycling and Track & Field. Friday, April 27: 5 to 9 p.m. Cycling Abe Martin...
Co B 1/52 Infantry 198th L.I.B. Americal Division reunion
Nine men who served in the 198th Infantry Brigade of the 23rd Infantry Division, more commonly known as the Americal Division, in Vietnam from...

Rep. Travis Clardy seeks nominee for Texas Armed Services Scholarship
State Representative Travis Clardy is now accepting applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP). Annually, every member of the Texas Legislature...
From left to right Livia Sessions, Madisyn Foster, Kennedy Foster, Noah Foster, Ella Kovacs, Laurie Gentry, and Meg Kovacs. Not pictured are John Wofford, Kara Wofford, and Sarah Wofford. Capturing Memories: Cherokee County 4H wins big at District 5...
Students from The Cherokee County 4H Photography Club recently participated and placed in the Texas 4H District 5 Photography Competition at...

KLTV reports fatal crash in Cherokee County
CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Two people were killed in a fatal two-vehicle crash in Cherokee County on Friday. DPS troopers responded to the wreck on FM-177, 7 miles...