Education

Pritesh Desai Salutatorians address audiences
Good evening family, friends, teachers, administrators, and of course graduates. In the infamous words of Mr. Ward, I guess I officially have the...


Joey Marchetti Valedictorians speak
Good Evening friends and family. We are here tonight to recognize the group of individuals who sit here before you, the Class of 2008. We have...


J. COLVILLE Teachers contributed much to life of Rusk High School graduates
First and foremost I would like to thank all of the family and friends that are in attendance tonight. Without you all motivating and supporting us...


CLAYTON SCOTT Graduating class of '08 closes one of life's chapters, opens another
Good Evening, it is truly an honor for me tonight to address my fellow classmates for the last time. Tonight is more than just a ceremony; it is...


Employees with five years of service to Rusk ISD include in front from left, Donna McCown, Heather Beck, Shelley Ford, Julana Schwartz, Valerie Murray, Brandi Franks and Diana Gordon; back row, Tera Collins, Andy Marchetti, Mark Turney, Keith Besson and Rebecca Fletcher. Not pictured are Carleen Clakley and Ross Hunt. Awards presented to teachers, staff
Rusk ISD employees were recognized at the annual end of the year luncheon Friday, June 6. A barbecue lunch was served in the junior high cafeteria...


Elizabeth Torres RHS scholarships top $300,000
Rusk High School students received approximately $300,000 in scholarships at the annual banquet May 13 at the junior high cafeteria. Scholarship...


PHOTO BY:BRAD    GUIDRY      Tanjaniua l Cook and Damaris Hernandez strike a Vanna White pose while displaying an art project. Deserts of the World showcased in exhibit
Rusk Elementary School of the Arts should be considered as a possible name change based on the results of the annual Rusk Elementary art show....


PHOTO: PATRICIA SEVILLA       The Alto High School varsity softball team walked off the field at Longview's Lear Park, Saturday, and ended their season as Regional Semi-Finals champions for District 21, 1-A competition. The team catapulted to the playoffs, but lost to Maud with a final score of 5-3, finishing the season 19-5-2. Regional finalists


PHOTO: BRAD GUIDRY      The air was filled with water balloons as Rusk Elementary students lofted them towards their teammate. The event concluded the field day activities held at Eagle Stadium. Field day


Alto school children to get crayons
Alto's new elementary school will be built for almost $1.2 million less than expected as the Alto ISD Board of Trustees accepted a $5,173,521 bid from Slone Construction...
COURTESY PHOTO     The Annual Rusk Senior Finale Benefit Golf Tournament, sponsored by Greg James Country Motors, was held recently at the Birmingham Forest Golf Club in Rusk. The first place team was awarded $500. Pictured from left are: Jaime Magruder, Rusk Senior Finale President Shelley Norman, Rupert Robert, Bryan Raiborn and Larry Patillo. Proceeds from the golf tournament benefit the Rusk Senior Finale, a program aimed at curbing underage drinking and the related fatalities on graduation night. Senior Finale golf tourney


PHOTO: LELAND ACKER     Anita Woodlee's CPA office was named the Rusk Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for May 2008. Ms. Woodlee is surrounded by staff, members of the Rusk Chamber of Commerce, family and friends. Ms. Woodlee has been in business in Rusk for the past 10 years. She and her staff do taxes, payroll, bookkeeping, partnerships, non-profit and other accounting duties. Business of the Month


A forklift operator l from Ore Trans unloads cubicle furniture from a flat bed trailer at the Rusk Civic Center. The cublicle furniture was purchased by the Rusk Economic Development Corporation for Etech, Inc. Team Rusk continues efforts to bring Etech to town
Team Rusk is at it again as several local entities and community members are pitching in to help Etech, Inc. relocate to the city of Rusk, said...


RUSK LIBRARY STUDY CLUB
Members of the Rusk Library Study Club met April 4 in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church. Presenter of the month was Nelleva Vining, who in keeping with...
Eating food in outer space presents unique challenges to astronauts as they orbit the earth and live on the International Space Station. A traveling exhibit, valued at $34,000, is on display in Rusk through Thursday at the Junior High school cafeteria. Public invited to view NASA display
Area citizens have an opportunity to visit a NASA display at Rusk Junior High cafeteria on Salem Road in Rusk. The showing will be held from 5-8...