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Jacksonville Council discusses grant program, zone changes
The Jacksonville City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 9 started off with special presentations. The first was for the Employee of the Month, awarded to Carol Rhymes and the...
Rusk Council reorganizes, talks land during monthly meeting
After the official canvass of the votes of the May 6, Mayoral and City Council Elections during the Rusk City Council meeting Thursday, May 11, the oath of office was...
Motorcar group speeds at TSR
Historic steam locomotives and diesel engines are not the only vehicles which may be seen on the tracks of the Texas State Railroad. On Sunday,...


New Summerfield High School seniors Romario Aguilar (second from left) and Wesley Stewart (second from right) both achieved the 60 credit hours of college coursework from Jacksonville College while meeting their requirements at New Summerfield High School. The duo will graduate from New Summerfield May 26 and from Jacksonville College in August. They are pictured with, from left, JC registrar Jodye Jay, president Dr. Michael Smith and academic dean Marolyn Welch. Dual threats: Stewart, Aguilar set to graduate from JC, NSISD
Just consider New Summerfield High School students Wesley Stewart and Romario Aguilar a couple of “dual threats.” The duo, both seniors at NSHS,...


Alto Council addresses water issues
Several water issues were discussed at the Alto City Council meeting Monday night which was opened with the swearing into office of Councilman Jerry Flowers, Councilman...
The Perkins Family and TJC president Dr. Mike Metke honored the second class of Rusk TJC Citizens Promise students during a ceremony May 9 at TJC’s Jean Browne Theatre and Courtyard. A total of 20 students were recognized; seven graduated from TJC last week. Promises kept: Rusk/TJC Promise Program honors scholars
On May 9, Tyler Junior College, Citizens 1st Bank and Rusk and Cherokee County continued keeping its collective promise and honored members of the...


TSR goes West(ern): The Western Group takes over as operator of...
In the frontier days, many a traveler would use rail cars and “go west” to fortune and new beginnings. The Texas State Railroad is doing the same...


County EDC created at meeting
After much deliberation about the difference between an Economic Development Committee and a County Industrial Commission the Cherokee County Commissioners Court approved...
Election '17: JISD bond passes; Raiborn re-elected
There may not have been many elections in Cherokee County in May, but many of them brought out citizens wanting to make their voices heard. The people have spoken in...
Rabies clinics continue this week
Cherokee County veterinarians are trying to fend off potential rabies outbreaks by offering low cost vaccinations in the area this week and through...


Grand Jury indicts 62 in February
The Cherokee County Grand Jury met Feb. 27, 2017 and returned 62 indictments. The Grand Jury indicted: •Rayburn Lee Hobbs, 82, of Bullard, for murder - habitual offender...
Photo: Becky Whisenant
At their recent meeting April 26, the Texas State Railroad Authority voted to reject an offer from Iowa Pacific Holdings that would leave Iowa Pacific as the operator of the Texas State Railroad. The current contract with Iowa Pacific ends May 4. The TSRA entered into negotiations with The Western Group of Ogden, Utah, in late March and boardmembers say negotiations with The Western Group are “very close.” TSR rejects operator offer from Iowa Pacific
At a meeting Wednesday, April 26, the Texas State Railroad Authority Board voted unanimously to reject an offer from Iowa Pacific Holdings which...


County veterinarians unite to offer low-cost vaccinations
Cherokee County veterinarians are trying to fend off potential rabies outbreaks by offering low cost vaccinations in the area May 1-11. Various...


Rusk job fair scheduled for Thursday morning
Residents of Rusk and surrounding areas will have an opportunity to dust off their resumes and search for a new job – or that first job – from the comfort of their own...
'One Song' opens this weekend
The historic Cherokee Civic Theatre, West 5th Street in Rusk, is proud to present the world premier original musical, “One Song,” a funny, touching and all-too true story...