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Lurlene Bowden, left and Cherokee native Barbara White show off Bowden’s newest historic cookbooks featuring White’s Cherokee history and family recipes. Local woman’s Cherokee heritage honored in historic cookbooks
Local legend Barbara White -- of Barb’s Burgers fame – has been able to keep a part of her Cherokee heritage alive, with the help of historic...


NNO events scheduled for Oct. 2
As National Night Out celebrates 35 years of annual celebrations, lets take a trip down memory lane to the beginning, back to 1981. This was the year the Nation Association...
Thompson family expresses appreciation following loss of home due...
A message from the Thompson Family; Cody, Shelby, Carson, Carly and Adalyn: "The Thompson family would like to express our appreciation for everyone's prayers, love,...
Commissioners Court holds public hearing on tax rates
The Cherokee County Commissioner's Court held a public hearing in connection with the proposed tax rate for fiscal year 2018-19 on Monday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. This hearing...
Jacksonville Roatary Club update
Jacksonville Rotary Club welcomed members of the Jacksonville FFA Club during last week’s Rotary meeting. FFA members (pictured with Rotary...


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...


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...


Rusk High School teacher Bettye Turney with her Bearkat grandsons during Cushing Elementary School’s Grandparent Breakfast last week. Area schools honor grandparents
Area schools recently held special celebrations for Grandparent’s Day, which was Sunday, Sept. 9. Grandparent’s Day was passed by Legislation on...


CCSO advises citizens of phone scam
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) has received reports of fraudulent (scam) phone calls from person(s) identifying themselves as deputies from the Cherokee County...
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’...