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The engagement of Kristina Gayle Jones and Jesse Orion Purma is announced by their parents, Mark and Kerrie Jones of Alto, and Joe and Judy Purma of Taneyville, Mo. The wedding will be held April 28 at Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The bride-elect has a BS in science from Texas A  M and an MS in physical therapy from TWU. She is currently employed as a physical therapist with the Harris County Hospital District. Mr. Purma is a graduate of the College of the Ozarks with a degree in aviation technology and is employed as a pilot with Continental Express of Houston. Jones-Purma


Shannon Snowden and Trey Crosby were married March 22 in Palestine. The bride is the daughter of Martha and Bobby Snowden of Lufkin. Mr. Crosby is the son of Fay and Bill Hudson of Alto and Cindy and Dean Crosby of Palestine. The bride is employed by TDCJ in Palestine and her husband is employed with TXU, Palestine. Crosby-Snowden


18 historic sites may go to THC
Eighteen state historic sites, which include the Caddoan Mounds and Mission Tejas, may soon be transferred from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to the Texas...
Ruskite's daughter named to recent honor
Kayla Mae King of Ada, Okla., daughter of Lynnette King of Ada and Ricky King of Rusk, will appear in the United States Achievement Academy's official yearbook. She...
Sheriff deputies receive new weapons
Cherokee County Sheriff's Department received new weapons for its officers last week. Twenty-eight new Glock Model 22 semi-automatic .40 caliber guns were issued to...
Rusk Mayor Suzann McCarty introduces U.S. Representative Jeb Hensarling at a gathering Tuesday morning at Rusk City Hall. The congressman discussed the American Taxpayer's Bill of Rights. Rep. Hensarling discusses tax bill
U. S. Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-Dallas) visited with constituents Tuesday morning at Rusk City Hall. He later went to Jacksonville and spoke...


Ruskite graduates from Tarleton University
James Transier of Rusk graduated in December from Tarleton State University at Stephenville.
MEALS ON WHEELS
April 16-20 Monday: Oven fried chicken, seasoned yellow squash, okra and tomatoes, wheat bread, orange, milk Tuesday: Turkey and cheese sandwich, lettuce, tomato, onions,...
Men of Power event scheduled at West Union Faith Ministry
Men of Power will attend a weekend event April 20-21 at the West Union Faith Ministry in Rusk. The church is located at Beale and Bradley Streets. The event will begin at...
RUSK LIONS CLUB
The Rev. Jim Goforth presented a slide show program at the March 29 Rusk Lions Club meeting. The pictures were taken when his family resided in New York State, where he...
Julie Odom, Melvin Levine Couple will be married April 15
Julie Odom and Melvin Levine will be married at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Elmwood Gardens in Palestine. The bride is the daughter of Amy and...


Rusk PD receives federal homeland security grant
Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX- 05) has announced that $12,670 in federal funding will go to the Rusk Police Department as part of the Department of Homeland Security's...
The Rotary and Lions Clubs team up to display new club signs painted by inmate M.A. Venegas III. The Rusk Chamber supplied the paint materials and Skyview Hodge (TDJC) supplied the artist for the signs. They are located on U.S. Highway 84 E across from the Cherokee Animal Clinic. From left are Mark Birkelbach, Jim Netters, Sonny Adams, Gary Corley and Roy Reynolds. Welcome to Rusk


MENUS
Rusk ISD Wednesday, April 4 Primary, Elementary, Intermediate: Tacos or hamburger, lettuce and tomatoes, corn on cob, fresh fruit, milk Junior High, High School Lunch:...
Men of Power event scheduled at West Union Faith Ministry
Men of Power will attend a weekend event April 20-21 at the West Union Faith Ministry in Rusk. The church is located at Beale and Bradley Streets. The event will begin at 7...