Community

God, government, religion discussed at meeting
Charlie Burfoot introduced John Nickle who brought a program on "Patriotism and Morality." He said the U.S. Post Office has a new ordinance which does not allow for posters...
RUSK LIONS CLUB
Bobbie Burch and Amy Derrington announced that Greg James Country Motors and employees were to sponsor a barbecue lunch Jan. 16, to raise funds for Rick Perry, an employee...
Appeals court upholds 2004 murder conviction
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin unanimously affirmed the conviction of Richard Aaron Cobb for the capital murder of Kenneth Vandever on Labor Day weekend in...
TSR may be declared endangered State Park
An announcement was expected to be made on the steps of the State Capitol this morning that identifies the 12 most endangered historic places in Texas. The identities of...
Karen and Brian Hogman of Tacoma, Wash. announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Heidi M. Hogman to Jacob K. Newman, son of Cathy and Rodney Newman of Rusk. The bride-elect is a Baylor University graduate and is currently employed by the State of Texas. Mr. Newman is also a Baylor University graduate and is currently self-employed. The couple will be married June 30 at the Rusk First Baptist Church. Hogman-Newman


Group hopes to name private operator by Feb. 23 deadline
A group from Cherokee and Anderson Counties met with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission last week in support of the Texas State Railroad. An operator for the Texas...
Fourth Grade UIL participants included in front from left, spelling, Zachary Morgan winning third place, Alyssa Ballew winning fourth place and Drew Dorsey; second row oral reading Dustin Berry winning fourth place, Dylan Starkey winning third place, Kaitlin Tugwell winning first place; back row number sense Justin Hunt, Jenny Magruder and Mackinly Dover. Rusk Intermediate wins 1st place overall


RUSK VFD NEWS
The Rusk Volunteer Department had responded by Jan. 22 to 10 calls this month. Three of these were in the city, one being an accident and the other three were to the assist...
Registered sex offenders' information released
The Cherokee County Sheriff 's Department has released the names of the registered sex offenders living in Cherokee County. According to the departments records, there are...
Alto Middle School students who placed at the district UIL academic meet are (front row from left): Kassandra Guerro, Regina Flowers and Breanna DeSpain. Second row: Shaquavia Breedlove, Jarrett Shaw, Gerald Salzarulo, Gedarcius Martin, Adam Davis and Scott Cox. Back Row: Kayla Simpson, Amber Ross, Renee McDonald, Dominique Finley, Daniel Ball, Taylor Kessinger, Rhett Gresham, Katina Sturns and Kierra Heart. Alto Middle School students place in UIL Academic meet
The Alto Middle School UIL academic team recently competed in the district meet. The one-act play team, consisting of Renee McDonald, Daniel Ball,...


C10 group purchases old Austin Bank building
A Circle of Ten, Inc. (C10), Board of Directors announces purchase of the Austin Building in downtown Jacksonville to start a small business and nonprofit incubator. C10...
It's time for Cherokee County to plan 'Relay for Life'
Cancer is a disease that will affect every one of us. Each of us will either have cancer or will love someone who does. The Relay is an American Cancer Society event that...
RUSK ISD
Monday, Jan. 29 Primary: Steak sandwich or hamburger, potato salad, pickles, fresh fruit, milk Elementary, Intermediate: Steak sandwich or hamburger, fries, pickle, fresh...
MEALS ON WHEELS
Wednesday: Braised beef tips with rice, seasoned green beans, copper penny salad, cornbread, hot peach cobbler, milk Thursday: Chicken and sausage jambalaya, chuckwagon...
Lance Low, Alto High School junior, and his heifer, Fritzi's Promise win the 2007 Grand Champion Beefmaster category at the Fort Worth Livestock Show. From left are John Griffith, FFA advisor; Doug Husfeld, judge; Loren and Lindsey Gilmore, breeders; Lance and his parents, Paula and Randy Low. Winning heifer