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Semi-annual clean up days to be held in Alto
The City of Alto will hold their semi-annual clean up days on Saturday Oct. 20 and Sunday Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. with dumpsites located at the usual spots, the...
Rusk ISD adopts change to FFAC policy
Only a few action items were addressed by the Rusk Independent School District Board of Trustees at the Monday, Oct. 15, meeting. The board adopted a change to the FFAC...
RCC opts to keep city manager
Arguments, allegations and acting out were the order of the day during a special Rusk City Council meeting held Monday, Oct. 15. District 4 Rusk Councilman Ken Ferrara...
‘Scout’-ing out good deeds: Local Scouts improving communities...
Rusk, Jacksonville, Maydelle, I.D. Fairchild State Forest and Mission Tejas State Park all received some TLC from local Girl and Boy Scouts...


JCC approves contracting with Republic for trash pick-up
The city of Jacksonville approved turning the city’s trash collection service to Republic Services. During the regular council meeting, held Monday, Oct. 8, the...
Alto EDC to hold health seminar Oct. 11
Alto Economic Development Corporation is partnering with UT Health to host the Alto Health For All seminar on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 316 Smith St. in Alto. Along with a...
Photo by Cristin Parker
Representatives of Cooperative Video Services, pictured far left and far right, take a moment for a snapshot with Rusk Municipal Court staff clerk Angela Rios, Judge Forrest Phifer and bailiff Sergeant Earl Dominy during the making of a training video featuring Rusk Municipal Court. Lights, camera, educate!
The Rusk Municipal Court’s Judge Forrest Phifer and staff got to show ’em how it’s done last week, when the local court was featured for an...


Photo by John Hawkins
TCEQ officials scour maps of the Craft-Turney Water Supply Corp.’s service area during their investigation into the recently reported water contaminants. TCEQ, CTWS continue working together to resolve water emergency
Craft-Turney Water Supply Corporation’s contaminant has been identified, but the do not use water warning still stands. Monday, the Texas...


Craft-Turney field personnel get ready to distribute bottles of water to customers affected in the do not use water notice issued by the TCEQ today.
Photo by John Hawkins BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ issues DO NOT USE alert for some Craft Turney...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has issued a “do not use water” notice to some Craft-Turney Water Supply customers. Officials warn...


Rusk fall clean-up set
The city of Rusk is planning a city wide clean up on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The clean up is restricted only to residents that reside inside the city...
Updates in lawsuit against city of Rusk
Rusk District 4 Councilman Martin Holsome was allowed to drop out of the suit he and two other councilmen recently brought against the city and their fellow council...
“Oh, Good Grief”, Sensory Saturday is Oct. 6
The first Sensory Saturday workshop for special needs children at the Rusk City Library will be held on Oct. 6. Through partnerships with the Rusk City Library, Friends...
Keeping kids safe at forefront of area ISDs’ plans
The internet makes it easier than ever for kids to be mean to one another, so Cherokee County’s school districts are fighting fire with fire. All local school districts...
Deadline to register to vote in November looms
Cherokee County citizens have a few more days to make sure their voices are heard in the upcoming federal, state and local elections. Deadline for Texans to register to...
Holsome to drop his stake in lawsuit against city
Rusk District 3 Councilman Martin Holsome has decided to bow out of the lawsuit he and two other Rusk councilmen recently brought against the city and the rest of the...