Business

Individuals Filing Wage Claims may Submit Documents and Check...
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced on Jan. 10, the launch of a new online application that allows individuals to file a wage claim electronically for unpaid...
Taxing Thoughts: Tips for when your employees are family members
Working with family can be a pleasure. It can also be a pain, especially if you have to terminate a family member’s employment. Here are tips to help you ease the strain of...
Taxing Thoughts: Where did my retirement go? Locating lost benefits
For one reason or another, you may find yourself in a situation where you’ve lost track of a retirement account like a 401(k) or pension. There are several ways this can...
State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled Nearly $2.7 Billion in January
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.67 billion in January, 9.1 percent more than in January 2017. “Growth in sales tax...
Taxing Thoughts: Does your business need cyber protection?
It’s a nightmare scenario few small businesses consider: hackers breach your computer system, steal your customer lists and threaten to exploit sensitive data. Data...
BBB: Online dating scams give love a bad name
Over the years, the Internet has become a major resource for people looking for love. According to a 2015 survey by Pew Research Center, 15 percent of U.S. adults have used...
Texas adds 306,900 Jobs Over the Year
Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in December and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Texas economy added 306,900...
Business Column: Flu Season Reminders for the Workplace
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports Texas is among states with the highest level of flu-like illness activity this year, with some reports indicating the...
Taxing Thoughts: Looking ahead – tax reform in 2018
Congress has passed tax reform that will take effect in 2018, ushering in some of the most significant tax changes in three decades. Here are some major items in the new...
Matt's Money: It must be January – here come the predictions
It’s that time of year when stock market “experts” are asked by the financial media where the stock market will be by the end of 2018. As an investment advisor, the most...
Taxing Thoughts: The best way to avoid an audit – preparation
Getting audited by the IRS is no fun. Some taxpayers are selected for random audits every year, but the chances of that happening to you are very small. You are much more...
Cherokee County Emergency Management Coordinator Sidney Riley...
During the Dec. 20 meeting, Rotarian Dianna Rowell, Administrator at Jacksonville Healthcare Center, hosted Sidney Riley, Emergency Management...


Rusk Leadership Institute Program
Starting soon. Learn the ins and outs and go “behind the scenes” of businesses and organizations around Rusk, like the state hospital, prison systems, Rusk ISD, Texas State...
Take Charge of Business at the Texas Business Conferences
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has announced its 2018 Texas Business Conference schedule with 16 locations available throughout the state. The conferences offer...
How Well Do You Know Better Business Bureau?
Although for more than 100 years, BBB has helped people find and recommend businesses, brands and charities they can trust, occasionally questions are received about the...