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Reward offered for information in auto, ATM thefts
The Rusk Police Department is currently investigating a case involving a vehicle that was stolen and recovered in the Rusk area. The suspects are not known and department...
Troup ISD will hold classes Monday, Feb. 18
The Cherokeean Herald erroneously stated Troup Independent School District would be closed for President's Day, Monday, Feb. 18. The school district will, in fact, be in...
Judge to make ruling on 2nd suit against city of Rusk by end of week
A court hearing concerning the second lawsuit against the city of Rusk, its mayor and the city secretary was held Monday. After calling court to order at 10:15 a.m....
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Community residents take a walk-through of the Jacksonville ISD’s newly renovated and expanded CTE during the facility’s official open house, held Thursday, Feb. 7. Building for the future: Jacksonville ISD’s bond projects nearing...
The voters of Jacksonville, in May 2017, approved a 21-million dollar bond by a nearly 80 percent vote. Approximately $15 million of that total was...

Offices closing for President’s Day
President’s Day, a federal holiday traditionally observed on the third Monday in February, falls on Feb. 18 this year. In observance of this holiday, the Cherokeean...
Com Court to hold hearing on speed limit
The Cherokee County Commissioner’s Court met in regular session, Tuesday, Feb. 12. A request for public hearing to set the speed limit on County Road 2303 at 35 miles...
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Rusk Officer Ronald Wherry demonstrates how to do a body search to members Steve Goode, left, and Ben Mims. Rusk’s Citizens Police Academy hits midway mark
The first ever Rusk Citizens Police Academy saw its halfway point last week and academy participants are getting some hands-on field work. Academy...

Flu closes one local school district
Due to reportedly high numbers of student absences the district was experiencing, New Summerfield Independent School District officials decided to cancel classes for the...
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Rusk District 5 Councilman Jan Pate, left, and District 5 resident Bill Holland measure the distance between the edge of the pavement on Euclid Street to a yard sign placed along the street last week, to make sure it’s not in the public right-of-way. Councilman Pate and Rusk City Manager Jim Dunaway agreed the proper placement of signs along Euclid Street is at least seven feet from the street. Yard signs serve to clarify city ordinances
As the local political season starts heating up, Rusk city officials want to remind residents of the regulations regarding the placement of yard...

2nd suit against city of Rusk in court Monday
The second lawsuit two Rusk City Council members have brought against the city and its mayor goes to court Monday, Feb. 11, at the Cherokee County Courthouse. Tyler 12th...
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Troup pre-K students wear their 100th day crowns proudly. 100th day of school celebrated
Area elementary classes marked the 100th day of school with special events and activities. Rusk Elementary celebrated the day in style, hosting a...

New HHS commissioner impressed with Rusk’s support
The new head of the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) system got a whirlwind tour of Rusk and other East Texas state facilities last month and said she’s pleased with...
RCC opts out of reprimanding councilman
Rusk District 3 Councilman Martin Holsome requested to hold the discussion of possibly censuring him in open session during a special Rusk City Council meeting held...
Deadline for filing for local elections looms
Several hopefuls across Cherokee County who are seeking election in the upcoming local municipal and school board elections have already filed for a spot on the May 4...
Remembering the Columbia
At approximately 9 a.m. EST on Feb. 1, 2003, communication with the Space Shuttle Columbia was lost as it descended toward Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A piece of...