Education

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...
‘The Miracle Worker’ calls attention to relationship that ‘changed...
Most people are familiar with the story of blind and deaf Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan. William Gibson’s play “The Miracle Worker”...

SFA Rusche College of Business offers study abroad experiences in...
Stephen F. Austin State University’s Rusche College of Business offers students the opportunity to study abroad in France and Austria through...

4th of July Celebration
The public is invited to Texas National Bank’s 15th annual 4th of July Celebration from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, June 30 at the Texas National Bank in Rusk. Hot dogs,...
County Resident named to the Dean’s List
Marydith Donnelly of Bullard has been named to the Deans’ List at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the spring semester of the 2016-17 academic year. Donnelly, a...
Jonell Filtration Products Partners with Texas State Technical...
Jonell Filtration Products Inc. has partnered with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) to provide job training using a $210,320 Skills Development Fund grant from the...
South Texas College to Receive $223,109 in Jobs and Education for...
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded South Texas College a $223,109 a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. The grant will help the school district...
Wes Thompson (left) and Justus Morris (right) received scholarships from Tulsa Welding School. Morris also received the Easttex Telephone Cooperative Scholarship. Thompson also received the E. Howard (Hank) Watson Memorial Scholarship. RHS students receive scholarships during annual banquet
A number of Rusk High School’s seniors received scholarships to further their academic careers during the annual Rusk High School Scholarship...

Photos: Grace Traylor
Standing with representatives for each Jacksonville Education Foundation Scholarship are seven of the eight students who received them. Receiving the scholarships were (in no particular order) Justin Crowe (Salutatorian Scholarship), Billi Jean Robinson (Doris Finley Educator Scholarship), Alejandro Mireles Caballero (Commitment to Excellence Scholarship), Eva Hammock (Larry Garner Business Scholarship), Ashton Melton (Susie Arnwine Waites Scholarship), Kayley Yates (Joseph Villavisencio Memorial Scholarship), Amanda Lee (Tim L. Smith Scholarship) and Dylan Walker (Driver Bob Scholarship). JHS seniors receive $2 million in scholarships at annual banquet

Child Care Conference
The 5th Annual Dogwood Trails Child Care Conference will be from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 24 at the Southside Baptist Church 1500 Crockett Rd.,...
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo Commits $1.4 Million In...
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo awarded 70 4-H members from 54 different Texas counties with $1.4 million in scholarships during the Texas 4-H Roundup in College...
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). Each member of the Texas Legislature has the...
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension announces Food Handlers Class
Texas Department of State Health Services accredited food handlers program is now being offered here at the Cherokee County Courthouse Annex 165 East 6th St. #104, Rusk....