Community

60th anniversary
J.D. and Hazel Jones Wright celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 4. They were married in a home ceremony on May 4, 1947, in Port Arthur....

RUSK ISD
Wednesday, May 16 Enchiladas,, refried beans, Spanish rice, fresh fruit, milk Thursday, May 17 Chicken pot pie,, steamed broccoli,, tropical fruit salad, French bread,...
Jerry D. Phifer and Jodie L. Spradlin, both of Jacksonville will pledge their commitment in a marriage ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at their home in Jacksonville. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. Spradlin-Phifer

City votes to continue legal action to remove trailer park
Following an executive session Thursday evening, the Rusk City Council voted to continue with a lawsuit against former city manager Kevin Bowden and his father, W.R....
Rusk City Pool will open June 2
The Rusk City Pool will open June 2. Hours are 12:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 12:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and 12:30-6:30 p.m. Saturdays....
Greg James, scholarship recipient Molly Miller James scholarship goes to Molly Miller
Molly Miller, 2007 Rusk High school senior is the recipient of the $500 Greg SFASU Scholarship. In making the announcement, Mr. James stated, "We...

TNT camp scheduled in Rusk June 11-14
If there's a young person in your life who loves acting, this is for you. Thespian "n Training is a program open to young people entering first through ninth grades....
Uncertain future is taking toll on railroad employees
The instability of the future of the Texas State Railroad is taking its toll on the employees and friends of the train. Recent legislation in the Texas Senate was discussed...
Constitutional election set May 12
Texas voters will be asked to approve a constitutional amendment May 12 that will authorize the legislature to provide for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount...
NEWS
School will sell surplus property on internet Rusk ISD will post a listing of property no longer necessary for district operations on the district website on Wednesday,...
OLD PALESTINE CEMETERY NEWS
The Old Palestine Cemetery Working Fund has received the following memorials: Helen Pearman Jones for Jewell Jones, Kate and Sonny Pearman, Mary Stanley for Ruth Nelson and...
Tom Townsend is pictured in his Toyland Military Museum near Rusk. Salute to Vets set June 29
Once the word got out about the "Salute to Vets" party on Friday, June 29, East Texans began rushing in to do their part for this massive "thank...

Amy Halbert receives Press Women's award
Amy Halbert, a communications specialist for The Texas AM University System, was named a winner April 28 at the annual awards dinner during the 114th Press Women of Texas...
Starting Monday, first class stamps will cost 41 cents
The United States Postal Service has announced postal rates will increase across the board beginning May14. Rusk Postmaster Ron Williams said the increase is due to...
Mexican dancers perform at area schools
Young Audiences of Northeast Texas brought Mexico 2000 Ballet Folklorico to Rusk Intermediate and Rusk Junior High and Palestine first and second grades May 3 and to three...