Community

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...
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...
Directors for the Rusk Chamber of Commerce include in front, Toni Meador; first row from left, Ted Debbs, Leslie Hassell, Glenda Long, Penny Reynolds, Angela Raiborn, Suzann McCarty and Anita Woodlee; middle row, Buz Parrish, Tara Crosby, Walter Preble, Judy Fay Garner, Teresa Langley, Roy Reynolds, Greg James, Sarah Welch and Kenneth Welch; back row, Mike Crysup, Mike Murray, Charles Hassell, Gary Epperson and Robert Gonzalez. Not pictured are Robert Corbell, Sue Gilchrest, Stephanie Caveness and Laila McCalister. Rusk Chamber directors

The last issue of the Alto Herald printed in Alto still sits on the press in the Alto Herald Building. Recently, museum officials and the city of Alto learned that the grants will not be applied to the museum unless the city owns it. A public hearing on this matter has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at Alto City Hall. Public meeting slated

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...
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

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...
Emergency response teams will distribute medication to public
The Cherokee County Health Department and the Office of Public Health Emergency Response are developing a plan to distribute medication to the general public in the event...
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...
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...
RUSK LIBRARY STUDY CLUB
Members of the Rusk Library Study Club met Dec. 12 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for their annual Christmas luncheon. The meal was prepared and served by church members....
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,...

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...
Toney Brothers will sing at Rusk church
The Toney Brothers will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, Rusk. For more information, call Odis Bryan, pastor, at (936)...
LIONS CLUB
President Sonny Adams opened the meeting with the recognition of guests, Kayla Ballew, Alyssa Ballew, Elizabeth Oliver and Kathryn Keeling. He showed the Rusk High School...