Education

Updated DPS Driver Handbook Now Available
Effective Sept. 1, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Driver Handbook was revised and transitioned to a printable, online-only format. Handbook revisions...
Courtesy photos: Jason Duplichain Play it loud: #ALTOgether!
The smallest school at the annual Cedar Hill Battle of the Bands took home the largest trophy. The Alto Mean Sting Music Machine took part in the...


A total of 50 Rusk seniors are part of the fourth class of Rusk TJC Citizens Promise scholarship candidates. The students were announced Tuesday morning at the Rusk High School Auditorium. The Rusk TJC Citizens Promise is one of only 23 Promise programs in the United States and the first such initiative in Texas. For each qualifying student who graduates in the top half of the class, the Rusk TJC Citizens Promise initiative covers up to $4,000 per year for two years at TJC. In addition to graduating in the top half of their class with a minimum 2.5 GPA, qualifying students must also reside in Rusk ISD and must have attended Rusk High School for grades 11 and 12. Promises kept: 2017-18 Promise Fund candidates announced
The Rusk TJC Citizens Promise scholarship is in its fifth year of providing collegiate opportunities to Rusk High School students. This year,...


Jacksonville Homecoming Friday night
Photo: Grace Traylor, JISD Jacksonville High School will celebrate Homecoming festivities this week with a downtown pep rally at 3:30 p.m....


Parents ask for changes to JISD dress code; district honors staff
Jacksonville ISD’s dress code has been in effect since 2007, but several district parents are asking the district to reexamine the rulebook. Approximately 50 parents...
Eagles Serve, gym work discussed Monday
Parents, students and educators at Rusk ISD believe that Eagles can do more than just fly – they can serve others. A new program at Rusk ISD allows students to do just...
On Monday, Sept. 11, C. Chase Hobson, representative of WoodmenLife (formerly Woodmen of the World) presented an American flag to Carlene Clayton, Rusk Intermediate School principal during what the school themed “Red, White and Blue Day.” A total of 25 U.S. flags were given in memory of those who perished during the 9-11 attacks in 2001. WoodmenLife presents American flags to Rusk Intermediate School
On Monday, September 11, the WoodmenLife (formerly known as Woodmen of the World) chapter of Jacksonville made a flag donation to Rusk Intermediate...


SFA interior design program partnering with Houston Community...
Stephen F. Austin State University’s interior design program is partnering with Houston Community College to collect supplies for students in HCC’s interior design program...
Enrollment Open for Texas Prepaid College Tuition Program
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds families that open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise FundSM, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, began Friday, Sept. 1...
Dixon at Boys' State
Brook Hill senior John Dixon was selected by the American Legion to attend Boys State over the summer. At Boys State, participants learn the...


CPAs Available to Discuss Financial Recovery from Hurricane Harvey
Victims of Hurricane Harvey are just beginning to assess the financial damage caused from the weekend’s wind, rain and floods. The aftermath of a natural disaster can be a...
BBB: Set up a Disaster Plan for Your Business and Employees
Reacting to a natural disaster or emergency not only means ensuring the immediate safety of employees, but also planning how the business will continue to function in the...
BBB: National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month, a full month dedicated to encouraging the public to assess and prepare for local disaster risks and unplanned emergencies. In a...
Local Student Serves as Orientation Leader
Moira Debbs of Rusk, served as one of the University of Dallas’ 61 orientation leaders as the university’s largest freshman class in history moved in for the fall 2017...
County Resident Graduates Baylor
Baylor University conferred degrees on nearly 500 graduates during summer commencement exercises Aug. 12 in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus. Jacksonville resident...
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