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The Jacksonville FFA was well-represented at the 89th annual Texas FFA Convention in Corpus Christi July 10-14. Jacksonville FFA represents at 89th State FFA Convention
On July 9, 13 members of the Jacksonville FFA traveled to Corpus Christi to join more than 12,000 members for the 89th Texas FFA State Convention. ...

Recently, four Rusk FFA members attended the annual FFA Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. Representing Rusk were Jett Jenkins, Judson West, Elijah Russell and Emmy Shaw. They were accompanied by Ag teacher Andy Tiner. Young leaders

University of Texas Tyler announces Spring 2017 President’s Honor Roll
The University of Texas at Tyler has named 570 students to the President’s Honor Roll for the 2017 spring semester, President Michael Tidwell announced. In order to...
University of Texas Tyler announces 2017 Spring Dean’s List
The University of Texas at Tyler has named 412 students, as well as 76 pharmacy students, to the Dean’s List for the 2017 spring semester, President Michael Tidwell...
Driver Safety Class
There will be an AARP Driver Safety Class at Pollard United Methodist Church 3030 New Copeland Road Tyler on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for...
DPS Urges Texans to Use Caution in Summer Heat Tips help residents...
The Texas Department of Public Safety is warning Texas residents to be prepared for summertime temperatures, and to take precautions to stay safe as temperatures and heat...
SFA’s online master’s degree program in early childhood education...
Stephen F. Austin State University’s online master’s degree program in early childhood education has been ranked among the top 10 best online programs in the nation for...
Alto ISD board approves drug testing policy, meets HS principal
The Alto ISD school board met Alto High School’s new principal, then approved a new district drug testing policy during their monthly meeting Monday. Prior to the start of...
Alto native and former Texas FFA officer Creager Davis salutes the crowd during the 89th annual Texas FFA State Convention, held July 10-14 in Corpus Christi. Davis recently finished his term as state vice-president with the Texas FFA. The FFA effect: state officer Creager Davis discusses how FFA,...
Imagine this: a 13-year-old kid with an extremely heavy accent that has never really seen life outside of his small town of Alto, Texas. Now...

BBB: Robocall Self-Defense
If consumers are receiving an excess of computerized calls recently, they are not alone. A robocall is a phone call which uses a computerized autodialer to deliver a...
Rusk FFA member Jeb Besson received the State Star Greenhand in Agribusiness award. Jeb is the owner and operator of Jeb’s Calls, which involves the production, distribution and marketing of custom duck calls. He received a $1,000 scholarship. Rusk FFA shines at 89th annual State FFA Convention
The Rusk FFA finished another award winning year that culminated at the 89th Texas FFA Convention held in Corpus Christi last week. The Rusk FFA...

The 2016-17 Alto FFA officers are, from left, vice-president Corbin Threadgill, secretary Presley Griffith, reporter Ryan Griffith, president Samantha Morris, 2nd vice-president Annie Cox, sentinel Abby Bernard and Kaylee Chometa. Alto FFA fired up after busy summer in Crockett, Corpus
From June 26 to June 28, four Alto FFA officers attended the “Oh so fine Area IX” leadership camp. The camp was held outside of Crockett, Texas. ...

NSHS FFA ‘pursues their passion’ at state convention
According to the Miriam-Webster dictionary the word relentless means showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength or pace. ...

Lunch & Learn
Come join the Rusk Chamber of Commerce for the first quarterly Lunch & Learn,Thursday, Aug. 17 from noon-1 p.m. at the Rusk Library. Guest speaker will be Bob Goldsberry...
Over $1 Million Awarded to Four New College Credit for Heroes Programs
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recently announced the award of $1.03 million to support four new accelerated certificate or degree programs through its College Credit...