Business

Small business workshop set for Oct. 25
The Rusk Chamber of Commerce, along with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) from Tyler, will host a free workshop for small business owners on Thursday, Oct. 25...
Arbors residents sing for their fellow residents during a jam session held last week, during National Nursing Home Week. Longtime music teacher and volunteer director Margie Adams accompanies the group on piano. Below, band members John Ervin and Carol Kilman lend their talents to the choir as well. Arbors residents garner support, love from community, staff members
Some of Rusk’s Arbors Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center residents are making a joyful noise, as members of the center’s resident choir. Thanks...


Photo by Cristin Parker
Cherokee Trails Rehab and Healthcare Center residents enjoy a painting recently presented to the facility. The subject of the painting, done by a local artist, reflects the Cherokee people’s heritage and honors the Rusk Eagles in its color scheme. Local artist lends talent to Cherokee Trails
Cherokee Trails Rehab and Healthcare Center in Rusk is decorating with a theme, thanks to a local artist and volunteer. Earlier this year, Atoy...


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...
Texas Association of Business CEO Jeff Moseley to speak at Lone...
The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce announced March 20, that Texas Association of Business (TAB) Chief Executive Officer Jeff Moseley will provide the Breakfast...
Texas Adds 240,500 Jobs Over the Year
Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in January and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Texas economy added 240,500...
Director of Cherokee County Community Supervision and Corrections...
Rotarian Bruce Mehlenbacher (right) hosted Brandon Sheeley, Director of Cherokee County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, to give...


Taxing Thoughts: New tax legislation requires planning
Though many taxpayers appreciate the income tax cuts in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed late last year, others are skeptical that it will simplify their tax...
Flowers n’ Things: impressive displays, decor for Square’s blooming...
Flowers n’ Things has been a staple business in Rusk since 1962, making it the oldest flower shop in town. Although the business has operated in several locations around...
Taxing Thoughts: Expired home and education tax breaks revived
Congress passed a federal budget bill in early February that revived dozens of expired tax breaks for the 2017 tax year. They include a deduction for education expenses as...
Matt's Money: The hard truth about financial planning
With so many financial planning websites available online, you can do just about any kind of financial calculation you desire. But even with all these financial tools so...
Austin Bank Named “One of 2018 Best Companies to Work for in Texas”
Austin Bank was recently named one of the 2018 Best Companies to Work for in Texas. The Bank was recognized and honored on Thursday, March 8 at...


Taxing Thoughts: Answers to commonly-asked tax questions
With all of the headlines about the changes to tax law, you probably have lots of questions. Here are answers to some of the most common questions taxpayers have this...
J’ville Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting
Max’s Gas Station, LLC recently joined the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and celebrated by holding a ribbon cutting on March 6th. Max’s Gas...


Taxing Thoughts: Taxes and virtual currencies - what you need to know
Virtual currencies are all the rage lately. Here are some tax consequences you must know if you decide to dip your toe in that world. The IRS is paying close attention...