Education

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...
‘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...