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State Rep. Chuck Hopson (DJacksonville) recently heard testimony as a subcommittee member of the Health and Human Services committee. This panel was by-passed by Gov. Rick Perry, who issued an executive order requiring girls to obtain a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. Legislature caught off guard by HPV order
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry's executive order requiring girls to obtain a new vaccine at the age of 12 before they become sexually active caught...

BIRTH
Jake Allen Clark Jennifer Martin and Jeremy Clark announce the arrival of their son, Jake Allen Clark, Feb. 9 at Palestine Regional Hospital. He weighed five pounds and 13...
Penny Reynolds and Tara Crosby are preparing for the Rusk Chamber's first bridal show, scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at 517 North Main, across the street from the courthouse in Rusk. Bridal show plans underway
The first Rusk bridal show is planned for Saturday, March 24 at 517 North Main (old Baskins Building), across the street from the courthouse in...

Broadcast keynote
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst addressed the annual Texas Association of Broadcasters luncheon in Austin Feb. 6. In his address Gov. Dewhurst discussed...

Trawick-Rosales
Betty and David Trawick of Rusk announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sandy Diane, to Angel Isaac Rosales, son of...

Sen. Nichols sponsors legislation to protect property owners,...
AUSTIN - State Sen. Robert This bill applies only to homesteads Nichols (R-Jacksonville) filed his first two bills this week in the Texas Senate. SB 575 reduces the...
The little train thinks it can
Owners/operators of Rio Grande Pacific based in Fort Worth toured the facilities of the Texas State Railroad in Rusk and Palestine Feb. 7. They...

MARRIAGES
Marriage licenses issued in the office of Laverne Lusk, county clerk, through Feb. 7 were: Ester Reggie and Donna Higbee of Rusk; Thomas Sides, of Alto and Rhonda...
Business of the Month
Wallace-Thompson True Value Hardware has been named Rusk business of the month for February. The family owned and operated business has served Rusk...

GENE EVANS Lon Morris honors alums
Recognizing their long-standing loyalty to Lon Morris College, the LMC Ex-Students' Association honored two individuals as Distinguished Alums...

TSR photo wins award
This photograph of Engine 300 crossing the Neches River trestle of the Texas State Railroad recently won the "Best of Show" award in a photography...

It's time to plant onions
If you talk gardening, and walk around an East Texas courthouse square you will hear a different onion planting date for every side of the square. There will likely be a...
GARDEN CLUB
Ollie Parrott spoke to the Rusk Garden Club Jan. 24 about the forests of East Texas. She gave a brief review of the many uses of wood and wood products, such as building...
Frank Bowden is Rotary speaker Jan. 24
Rotary treasurer -elect Marty Jackson was host at a full house with guests including Rotary International's District Gov. Jack McCullough and his wife Ella Ruth. Guest...
ROTARY CLUB
Rotarian and Cooperative Extension Agent Rene' McCracken introduced her former manager, insurance agent and Jacksonville Rotarian, Brent Stahelin. He has been a field...