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RCC appoints part-time city attorney
In another marathon city council meeting, Rusk council members reappointed City Attorney Brett Brewer, but only to represent the city of Rusk in the lawsuit recently...
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Alto Independent School District’s new administration team (back row, from left) Dimitri Starovic, Brandi Tiner, Kelly West, Misty Townsend, (front row, from left) Candis Mabry, Krystin Lucas, Shanequa Redd-Dorsey and Paula Low, are looking forward to a successful school year. AISD boasts new administration
Alto Independent School District is under new management. AISD has instated new leadership at all levels, with the installation of a new...


Hensarling holds meet in J’ville
U.S. Representative Jen Hensarling (TX-5) spoke to about 30 area residents during a townhall meeting held Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Jacksonville. Topics explored included the...
Commissioners begin budget workshop
Cherokee County Commissioners began their 2018-19 fiscal year budget workshop on Monday, Aug. 13. The proposed budget did not include any tax increases for the residents...
Hip to be (on the) Square: Downtown Rusk offers myriad attractions...
Where can you go to for a unique shopping experience; a good lunch; legal, healthcare and other professional services; to get pumped or pampered; learn about local history;...
RISD makes no changes to property tax rate
Rusk Independent School District’s trustees opted to keep its tax rate the same as last year, during a board meeting held Monday, Aug. 13. Board members unanimously...
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The remains of Glaspie Cattle Co. Steakhouse, formerly the 7B Restaurant,  in Frankston were still smoldering into the late morning hours of Friday following a blaze that demolished the building. Frankston landmark burns
A popular eatery in Frankston was destroyed by fire in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 3. The Glaspie Cattle Co. Steakhouse, formerly the...


Aaaaaannnnnd, action! Alto resident hits Hollywood in ‘Black Bones’
She may not be ready for her close-up – yet-- but Alto native Shanelle Gaddis has been bitten by the acting bug, thanks to the Nate Parker...


Rusk council eyes more cuts to city budget
Tempers seemed to flare a bit during a four-hour long budget workshop, during which the Rusk City Council argued over cutting support to four community non-profit...
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As fire fighters battle the blaze, smoking and charred remains of the fence and trees were visible from the highway. Acreage lost in Alto fire, residents evacuated
As a precaution, Cherokee County emergency responders evacuated about 18 county residents from their homes along Country Roads 2423 and 2434 on...


Long and winding road (work): TxDOT pushes back end date on U.S. 69...
Motorists and residents in the southern most end of Cherokee County will have to contend with roadwork for another several months, as Texas Department of Transportation...
New Summerfield liquor elections make no change
Despite winning elections on the issue in both 2016 and 2018, New Summerfield residents still have not gotten to purchase any alcoholic beverages within their city’s...
Back to school immunizations, fairs, sales tax holiday set
Local school districts aren’t the only ones with back-to-school fever. The Cherokee County Health Department and non-profits in both Rusk and Jacksonville are also gearing...
Woods sentenced to life for murder
Cherokee County jurors sentenced a Jacksonville man to life in prison Monday after finding him guilty of first-degree murder earlier this month in...


JSID to set budget for upcoming year
Jacksonville Independent School District trustees received the district’s proposed budget during the regular board meeting held Monday, July 30. Associate Superintendent...