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Brenda Pets of the Week
Periwinkle is a 2 year old female brown tabby. She is very scared and reserved, but will accept loves and treats. Brenda is a 5 to 6 month old...


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...


RISD rehabbing former church
Rusk Independent School District is expanding on the cheap this summer. Rusk Superintendent Scott Davis told trustees during May’s regular board meeting the district was...
Alto Municipal Judge Forrest Phifer (left) performed the swearing in for re-elected councilmen Randy Selman (middle, standing) and Carey Palmer (right, standing), who ran unopposed. Photo by Becky Whisenant Alto council swears in two new council members
Enforcement of the Alto city ordinance concerning junked or parked, non-running vehicles within the city limits was discussed at the city council...


Local nonprofit seeks volunteers, donations
Rusk has its very own giving tree, but it needs watering. The Tree of Promise -- a nonprofit, faith-based community building organization – is looking for help from the...
Students pose with  members of the community modeling their ties after receiving awards for the Tacky Tie Contest Tacky Tie Contest
Business men and women in Rusk were sporting some very interesting ties on Thursday, May 3 as part of the Rusk Chamber of Commerce’s Tacky Tie...


Tanner Ezell (left) will be recognized as an Outstanding Conservationist for his Cattle & Hay Operation by Roland Adams (right), director of zone 2 of the Cherokee County Soil & Water Conservation District #427. Looking forward: Ezell following in footsteps of previous generation
For 62 years, beginning in 1957, the Cherokee County Soil & Water Conservation District has recognized local people in agricultural pursuits who...


Selden Farms Rolling Hills’ owners recognized as Outstanding...
“They say the longest journey begins with a single step; well, if that’s so, then we’re about 3 steps into it,” said Bryan Selden of Selden Farms...


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 ...


State Rep. Clardy’s office will be available for assistance in...
State Rep. Travis Clardy announced that a member of his district staff will be on hand Wednesday, May 9 at the following locations to meet one-on-one with constituents who...
Longtime Jacksonville educator killed in Monday night wreck
Former Jacksonville ISD teacher and principal Jean Mixon died Monday in a wreck. The wreck occurred on Monday around 5 p.m., Jacksonville Police Department told the...
Fatal crash in Anderson County
On May 01, 2018 Troopers responded to a one vehicle fatal crash on US-287 in Anderson County, 3.5 miles north of the city of Cayuga. Preliminary crash investigation...
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...