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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’...


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...


Volunteers with the Texas Mission Builders work on getting the frame up for Memorial Missionary Baptist Church's new building.
Photo by Cristin Parker Building on the Rock -- Local church gets help building new facility
Memorial Missionary Baptist Church wasn’t planning to rely on the kindness of strangers – but they got it. The church, located on Crockett Street...


Cherokee County Marriage License Applicants
These couples applied for marriage licenses at the Cherokee County Clerk’s Office between July 23 and Aug. 27: James Allen Reschke and Shelby Lane Golightly, both of...