Education

The Rusk FFA served the Cherokee County community with their annual “Week of Service,” held Sept. 25-29. Above, members cut blue jeans to create shoes for Sole Hope, which is a program that sends shoes to Uganda to protect against the Chigoe flea. Living to serve: Rusk FFA celebrates Week of Service
The Rusk FFA kicked off the year with their “Rusk FFA Week of Service” which was held September 25-29. The week consisted of various service...

Shared services, shared hearts
Rusk Mayor Angela Raiborn, in association with Rusk State Hospital and the Cherokee County Shared Services Arrangement, proclaimed October National...

Photo: LeAnn Jones County's home sweet Homecoming 2017 in Alto
Alto High School will celebrate Homecoming festivities at 7 p.m. Friday as the Yellowjackets (1-4) take on the Joaquin Rams (4-1) in Alto’s...

County's home sweet Homecoming 2017 in Rusk
Photos: M&M Photography Emily Boales was crowned 2017 Rusk High School Homecoming Queen during Rusk’s game against Madisonville Friday night....

Rusk Homecoming Friday
Photo: Tara Tatarski From left, Kristin Tugwell, Laney Birdwell, Emily Boales and Joy Bradley are the 2017 Rusk High School Homecoming queen...

The Rusk High School Leo Club has adopted an elementary school in Rockport that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey.  At Friday night’s Rusk Homecoming game, they will be collecting school supplies and monetary donations to help that school reopen.  Paper, notebooks, pencils, backpacks or anything else a student might need in elementary school are desperately needed.  Leo Club members will be at the gate to receive donations.  From left are RHS Leos Cheyenne Adams, Alexis Marburg, and Mary Mott. Rusk Leos collecting at HC

The Rusk High School Homecoming court includes freshmen duchesses Carson Trawick, Miranda Morin and Makayla Dowling. Rusk High School announces Homecoming court

See You At the Pole
Photo: Travis Albea, The Brook Hill School Brook Hill hosted approximately 100 students and faculty during the annual “See You At The Pole”...

Ready, aim, fire!
Photo: Becky Whisenant For any parents wondering about what their children are doing at Rusk High School, Michael Guess’s physics classes at...

Uber makes its Nacogdoches debut Wednesday on the SFA campus
Uber, a national ride-hailing service common in larger cities, debuted in Nacogdoches Wednesday, Sept. 27, on the Stephen F. Austin State...

SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics to offer Master of...
People wanting to earn a master’s degree in cybersecurity will soon have the opportunity to do so at Stephen F. Austin State University. The College of Sciences and...
One in Four Texas Students Affected by Harvey, Education Chief...
The widespread damage of Hurricane Harvey is something Texas public education has never seen, with nearly a quarter of the state’s students living in a school district...
Local SFA Graduates
The following students received degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University during the August 2017 commencement exercises: Jacksonville - Jared Brady Ragsdale,...
Literacy Council Presents Annual Awards
On Monday, Sept. 18, the Jacksonville Literacy Council held its annual Appreciation Dinner,and presented two special awards for outstanding service...

Comptroller’s Office Now Accepting Applications for Match the...
Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminded Texans on Wednesday, Sept. 20 that applications are now being accepted for 2017-18 Texas Match the Promise Foundation awards. The...