Education

Alto & Rusk Residents named to the Dean’s List
The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at Stephen F. Austin State University for the spring semester: •Alto Kristen Kirkpatrick, Nursing; Christopher...
Structural steel beams are being placed this month as construction continues on the Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building on the SFA campus. Officials said all projects are on schedule, and the building should be completed by fall 2018. Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building to be completed by fall 2018
Structural steel beams are being placed and foundational concrete poured as construction of the Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building remains on schedule...


Junior Jacks theatre day camp at Stephen F. Austin State University is for children entering third through ninth grades. Information and a registration form can be found at theatre.sfasu.edu. Registration underway for Junior Jacks theatre day camp
Registration is continuing for Junior Jacks Theatre Camp at Stephen F. Austin State University. The popular two-week School of Theatre camp is...


Topping is for Ice Cream, Not Trees: Tree Topping Fiction vs. Facts
Definition: Tree Topping – the removal of main tree branches to stubs in either a straight-across hedge fashion or a complete delimbing of the tree, leaving only the main...
Alto & Rusk Residents named to the President’s List
The following students have been named to the President’s List at Stephen F. Austin State University for the spring semester: •Alto Angela Fletcher, Interdisciplinary...
County Resident named to the Dean’s List
University of Alabama student Kara Michele Kuczkowski of Bullard, was named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2017. A total of 11,101 students enrolled during the 2017 spring...
Pet Talk: Responsibilities of pet bird ownership
If adding a dog or cat to the family is out of the question, pet birds are extremely intelligent and form strong bonds with their owners. However, because companion birds...
Listen to your symptoms: when to seek Emergency Care
At what point does a fever or stomach ache become a medical emergency? If someone slices their finger with a knife, or is having the worst headache they’ve ever had, should...
Recognized for 15 years of service were Johnny Avant, Doris Lindsey, Casey Mabry, Brian Martin, Edna Martin, Patricia McCarty, Stephanie Nimitz and Amy Roach. Molly Strube named 16-17 RISD Teacher of the Year
As the 2015-16 school year came to a close, Rusk ISD honored the men and women who guide Rusk’s youth through their education. The district held...


House education leaders won’t budge on school finance, private...
The top House education leader said Sunday that “private school choice” is still dead in the lower chamber. “We only voted six times against it in the House,” House...
Trustees approve bond sale results, hear several reports at meeting
The Jacksonville ISD school board is prepared to kick off the renovation of the Tomato Bowl and creation of a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) building at...
Ally Bernard is presented a check by Robert Selman of the Master Gardeners Association. Ally will attend Angelina College in Lufkin where she will major in animal science.  She is the daughter of Jennifer Bernard of Alto. Scholarship Awarded
Maya “Ally” Bernard, 2017 graduate of Alto High School. was awarded a $500 scholarship by the Cherokee County Master Gardeners Association. In...


Driver Safety Class
There will be an AARP Driver Safety Class at Green Acres Baptist Church 1607 Troup Highway from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5. The cost is $15 for AARP members...
Alto & Rusk Residents Graduate College
The following students received degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University during the May 2017 commencement exercises: •Alto Kristen Kirkpatrick, Bachelor of Science...
SFA to screen Academy Award-winning “Inside Out”
The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of the Academy Award-winning Disney Pixar...