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A local contingent of Rusk leaders joined Sen. Robert Nichols and Rep. Travis Clardy Thursday morning to speak to leaders with the state Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to advocate for funding for new construction at Rusk State Hospital. From left are Bobby Garmon of Citizens 1st Bank, Rusk Mayor Angela Raiborn, Department of State Health Services Deputy Commissioner Mike Maples, Sen. Nichols, University of Texas System Chief Medical Officer and Associate Vice-Chancellor Dr. David Lakey, Citizens 1st Bank-Rusk president Charles Hassell, Rep. Clardy and HHSC Deputy Commissioner Stephenie Muth. Local contingent advocates for Rusk State Hospital
Thursday morning, Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) and Representative Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) spoke to Health and Human Services...


A man was arrested after a motorcycle chase that started in Smith County and ended in Rusk Tuesday. His name was not released as of press time. Man arrested in Rusk after 2-county motorcycle chase Tuesday morning
A man is in custody after a high-speed motorcycle chase Tuesday morning that covered two counties and involved several law enforcement...


Council to examine stop signs; discusses budget
After a few weeks of examining several speed control devices for Euclid and Daniel streets, the city of Rusk may adhere to an old adage: “Simple is best.” After a...
Rusk School Board sets proposed tax rate, meeting
The Rusk ISD School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28 to discuss the district’s budget and proposed tax rate, any budget amendments and campus plans. The proposed...
Commissioners clear up bill issues; approve tax roll items
“Bills, bills, bills” were once again a question brought up during the consent agenda portion of the Cherokee County Commissioners court meeting on Monday, Aug. 14. Just...
Tyler Junior College vocational nursing coordinator/professor Felicia Mayo presents the TJC-Rusk vocational nursing class of 2017 during their pinning ceremony, held Aug. 9 at the Rusk High School auditorium. Graduates were Alyssa Ballew, Alice Beaver, Rebecca Branham, Paula Chaney, Bailee Clark, Ashley Cooper, Jared Cravens, Sarah Davenport, Cheyenne Dyess, Amanda Gardner, Eric Heise, Shuntrevia Horn, Amber Lambert, Terra Loden, Kim Singleton, Chelsie Stewart and Brittney Pearl Trowbridge. Pride and devotion: TJC-Rusk celebrates 2017 nursing grads
Before God and those assembled here, I solemnly pledge: To adhere to the code of ethics of the nursing profession: To cooperate faithfully with...


Photo: Quinten Boyd
Rusk linebacker B.J. Johnson separates a receiver from the ball during practice Monday afternoon. The Eagles opened fall camp with approximately 70 players as two-a-days kicked off for most UIL schools Monday. Two-a-days for volleyball, cross-country and TAPPS schools started Aug. 1. Breaking the huddle: county 2-a-days begin
It’s still summer in Texas – but the weather over the course of the week has been more like early fall. That means one thing: football time in...


The Cherokeean Herald recently held a Facebook contest for a one-year subscription to the newspaper and a $50 Chili’s gift card. The contest drew more than 1,000 entries. The winner of the one-year subscription to the Cherokeean and a $50 gift card to Chili’s is Liz Anleu George. Lucky winner


Need a ride? Jacksonville City Council approves ordinance to allow...
Soon, Jacksonville residents will have a few new ways to get around the city. During their monthly meeting Tuesday, the Jacksonville City Council approved an ordinance...
Alto’s Danny Ward announces candidacy for Texas House
Alto resident Danny Ward recently announced his Republican candidacy for the Texas House of Representatives slot in House District 11, which includes Cherokee, Nacogdoches...
JISD Evening With Our Stars Thursday evening
The Jacksonville Education Foundation will host the sixth annual “Evening With Our Stars” event on Aug. 10, 2017 at the Legacy in Jacksonville. ...


It’s about ‘US:’ new organization hoping to shape county’s future
The best thing about the past is it shows you what not to bring to the future. A person’s past doesn’t have to define them. People are unable to...


2 injured after plane crashes north of Mount Selman
Two men were transported to ETMC-Tyler Tuesday afternoon after a single-engine Cessna 150 crashed just north of Mount Selman. One of the two men...


Bullard woman arrested, charged with theft; bond posted Thursday
A Cherokee County woman posted bond Thursday after being arrested and charged with theft July 25. Sheila Ardry Jones, 49 and a resident of the...


104 years strong: Inez Conley celebrates 104th birthday
A Rusk icon celebrated her 104th birthday July 24. Inez Conley celebrated her 104th birthday with friends and family, as well as her church...