Education

Rusk High School senior band students display the sweepstakes trophy won recently in UIL competition. Seated from left are, Matt Davis, Denise Atkins, Hillary Hugghins, Melissa Blankenship, Jeremy Lavergne and Lindsay Mills; and standing, Anna Marie Nickle, French Hooper, David Robbins, Ben Christopher, Pritesh Desai, Katy French, Joey Marchetti, Alicia Duran, Taylor Watson, Kyle Sinclair, Collin Norman, Zach Welch and Lucas Turner. 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...


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,...


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...
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


It's time to register 4-year-olds at Alto
Melody Witt, Alto elementary principal, has announced the date for the PreK, four-year-old roundup for the 2008-09 school year. Sign-up date is from noon to 2:30 p.m....
Fuel for Life blood drive slated April 29
The Cherokee County Electric Co-Op, 29880 U.S. Highway 69 North in Rusk will host a blood drive from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29. The blood bus will be parked in the...
Writers sponsor new chapter
The religious writing organization, Inspirational Writers Alive! will sponsor a new Tyler IWA! chapter. The new chapter will meet at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Tyler...
Senator speaks
Texas Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) was guest speaker for the April 14 chapel service at Jacksonville College. He encouraged students to...


Rusk student will participate in summer leadership academy
Justin Hunt, son of Mike Coulter and Joanna Hunt and a fifth grade student at Rusk Intermediate School, will participate in the Education in Action's Lone Star Leadership...
ETMC Air 1 helicopter prepares to land on the Rusk High School parking lot. ETMC participated in an accident simulation program sponsored by Rusk firemen. Photos


Jose Ignacio Villareal McCoy's Angel Network donates van to Villareal Family
His real name is Jose Ignacio Villareal, but all who know him call him Nachito. Although he sits in a wheelchair because he suffers from Muscular...


State Solo and Ensemble competitors JHS band receives UIL honors
Jacksonville High School band students recently attended UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and won 31 medals. The contest, sponsored by the University...


Jacksonville Middle School contest play particants JMS wins 2nd place for UIL play
Jacksonville Middle School's production of "The Girl in the Mirror" won a second place trophy in UIL competition Feb. 22 at Whitehouse. In...


Cassi Fletcher and Libby Berry, along with their classmates at Rusk Intermediate School, are helping raise money in the Pennies for Patients campaign. The program benefits The Leukemia  Lymphoma Society. For three weeks, students have brought in spare change for people with blood cancers such as leukemia. Leukemia strikes more children and young adults under the age of 20 than any other type of cancer. After just two weeks, Rusk Intermediate students have contributed $593.22. They will finish the campaign this week. for patients


Rusk Volunteer Firefighter Terry Joe Phillips explains the fire hazards of a space heater during a recent demonstration of the traveling fire safety house trailer at Rusk Intermediate School. The traveling fire safety house is used by the state's fire marshal to teach fire safety and awareness to school children. Fire safety revisited