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Get a "Sneak Preview" of the Neches River National Wildlife Refuge
Texas Conservation Alliance invites everyone for a “Sneak Preview” of the Neches River National Wildlife Refuge this coming Saturday, September 29, 9:00 am to noon, as part...
Business Lab Ground Breaking
L to R: Tony Welty, Kamala Scammahorn, Ashley Scammahorn, Caroline Welty, Rod Fletcher, Brady Washburn, Stephen Dement, Michelle Rozell, Kelly King, Laurie Humphries Book Hill breaks ground on new business lab
The Brook Hill School recently broke ground on a new business lab that will allow its students to gain real-life business experience. The school is...

Upcoming community events
The Keep Rusk Beautiful committee is now accepting entries for the annual Rusk Christmas parade, set for Tuesday, Dec. 4. Businesses, churches, civic organizations,...
RCC appoints a city attorney, approves budget
In the shortest – and calmest -- meeting held since May, the Rusk City Council was able to get quite a bit done on Thursday, Sept. 20. Council members unanimously...
Photo by Cristin Parker
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...