Education

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: 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

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

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...

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

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...
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

Help needed
Fair on the Square needs volunteers to help with Kids Day at the Rusk Fair on the Square May 23-24. Card tables are also needed. The tables will be used for the children's...
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...

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...
State solo and ensemble qualifiers include in front from left, Kadrick Sessions, Rebecca Robbins, Elizabeth Werner, Stephanie Aills, Rachel Ellzey, Jessica Russell, Kristen Hicks, Andrew Bennette and Alyssa Marks; second row, Joey Marchetti, David Robbins, Paige Penn, Amberly Tosh and Lucas Turner; and in back Ben Christropher, Austin Middleton, Ryan Goldsberry, Josh Glover, Chase Anderson and Kyle Sinclair. Rusk band takes wins at UIL meet in Troup
The Rusk High School Band earned its 11th consecutive sweepstakes award at the University Interscholastic League Contest April 17 in Troup. The...

Rusk High School students of the month include from left, Josh Banda and Jordan Magruder, freshmen; Steven Dawson and Ashley Earl, sophomores; Cornellos Lewis and Casey Hudnall, juniors; and Jacob Hailey and Robyn Isaacs, seniors. RHS students of the month

RUSK HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLLS
All A Honor Roll Ninth Grade: Amanda Gilchrest, Jordan Magruder, Thomas Marchetti, Michael Nickle, Page Penn, Shelbi Perry, James Stingley, Mallory Westbrook, Maranda...
Eight Rusk students received 34 medals in regional competition earning them an opportunity to advance to the international meet. In front from left are Jarrett Constant and Ben Tedder; in back are Teisha DeSmit, Wesley Chastain, Herbert Dominguez, Klint Killion, Gabriel Dominguez, Charistina Dominguez. Rusk students will participate in international competition
Cherokee Christian Academy students will represent Texas at international competition in May at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg,...