Education

Jacksonville College to hold spring concert
The Jacksonville College Music Program will present “The Lion and the Lamb” on Monday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Buckner Chapel. The concert is free of charge and open to...
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The Talon Point Players, with Rusk High School Theater Arts/English IV teacher and director Catherine Gaertner (front, center) show off their medals and the bi-District award they recently won for their UIL One-Act Play, ‘Terra Nova.’ Talon Point Players bring home honors for ‘Terra Nova’
Oscar Wilde was once quoted as saying “I love acting. It is so much more real than life.” And that is what the Talon Point Players of Rusk High...

Forty students and faculty from the TJC Criminal Justice Students Association spent their spring break in Washington, D.C. The trip was part of the TJC Criminal Justice program’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Photo credit: TJC photo TJC Criminal Justice students experience law, history firsthand
The Criminal Justice Students Association of Tyler Junior College traveled to Washington, D.C. earlier this month to not only enjoy their spring...

From left, Quavious Johnson, Dr. Craig Hella-Johnson, founding artistic director of Conspirare; Nicholos Trusclair, and Beckie Compton, AC music instructor. Angelina College Students Participate In All-State Choir
LUFKIN, TEXAS, MARCH 21, 2019 – Two Angelina College students recently participated in the Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir in San Antonio....

TJC to offer free Adult Student Workshop on March 26
Starting college for the first time – or returning after a long absence – can seem like a daunting task. Tyler Junior College will offer a free Adult Student Workshop...
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Students at Christ the Redeemer Christian School in Rusk received a lesson in silvaculture and forestry January 11 as part of the annual seedling distribution sponsored by the Cherokee County Soil & Water Conservation District.  Tx A&M Forest Service forester Jacob Crowley gave a lesson on the importance of trees, care and planting instructions then assisted students in planting Shumard red oak seedlings on the campus. Planting for the future
Watching a tree grow is like watching the passage of time. Living amongst the forests of East Texas, it is easy to take trees for granted. But...

Rusk ISD receives reports on baseball/softball project, FIRST rating
The Rusk Independent School District Board held a public meeting during Dec. 10's regular school board meeting to discuss the district's FIRST rating, though no public...
Business Lab Ground Breaking
L to R: Tony Welty, Kamala Scammahorn, Ashley Scammahorn, Caroline Welty, Rod Fletcher, Brady Washburn, Stephen Dement, Michelle Rozell, Kelly King, Laurie Humphries Book Hill breaks ground on new business lab
The Brook Hill School recently broke ground on a new business lab that will allow its students to gain real-life business experience. The school is...

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Pictured, from left, are Karyn Ard and Bobby Dyess, THS principal. Troup teacher a finalist for 2019 Texas Teacher of the Year
Troup High School biology teacher Karyn Ard is one of six teachers who are getting recognized for their awesomeness. Ard has been named Texas’...

Rusk ISD hires new admin, staff
Rusk Independent School District board approved several staff recommendations from Superintendent Dr. Scott Davis during the regular board meeting held Monday, June 11....
RISD rehabbing former church
Rusk Independent School District is expanding on the cheap this summer. Rusk Superintendent Scott Davis told trustees during May’s regular board meeting the district was...
510 county HS grads in the class of 2018
Cherokee County will witness a total of 510 students graduate from area high schools in May. Rusk graduation ceremonies will be held Friday, May 25 at 8 p.m. at Jim Swink...
Rusk Promise Scholars pictured front row from left are Evelin Velasco, Cassi Fletcher, Estella Lopez, Amy Collins, Esmeralda Perez, Cassie Weiss, Sommer May, Brylee Teichman, Jazzimine Crist and Christian Coutee. Pictured on the second row are Waylon Turner, Jim Colby, Chad Jeffrey, Hayden Helm, Mark Mitchell and Brandon McClure. Rusk TJC Citizens Promise Scholars honored May 8
A promise made to the students of Rusk ISD by Tyler Junior College, Citizens’ 1st Bank, Rusk and Cherokee County was recognized May 8 as the third...

Top Tomato poster contest winners
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce recently announced the 34th annual Tomato Fest Top Tomato Poster Contest winners. Gene and Donna Brumbelow, owner...

Rep. Travis Clardy seeks nominee for Texas Armed Services Scholarship
State Representative Travis Clardy is now accepting applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP). Annually, every member of the Texas Legislature...