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Watching the skies for 25
The City of Rusk and the Rusk Water Department was recently recognized by the National Weather Service (NWS), the United States Department of...


Robert Nichols appointed to Sunset Commission
Austin – Recently, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick appointed State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) to serve his third term on the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission....
Nichols’ 5 Cents: Dealing with Harvey’s after effects; flood plan
We have officially moved into the Fall season and with that comes the expectation of cooler weather, the changing of the leaves, time with family and one of my favorite...
Texas Comptroller Announces Record $281 Million in Unclaimed...
The Texas Comptroller’s office returned a record $281 million in unclaimed property to its rightful owners during the past fiscal year, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced...
DPS Urges Texans to Stay Vigilant, Report Suspicious Activity
In light of the attack in Las Vegas over the first weekend in October and as part of national Crime Prevention Month (October), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)...
Photo: LeAnn Jones County's home sweet Homecoming 2017 in Alto
Alto High School will celebrate Homecoming festivities at 7 p.m. Friday as the Yellowjackets (1-4) take on the Joaquin Rams (4-1) in Alto’s...


County's home sweet Homecoming 2017 in Rusk
Photos: M&M Photography Emily Boales was crowned 2017 Rusk High School Homecoming Queen during Rusk’s game against Madisonville Friday night....


Final showings of CCT’s Steel Magnolias
Truvy Jones (Monica Kelley, back) and Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie (Sasha Cruz, seated) are preparing for the Cherokee Civic Theatre’s final showings...


City council discusses Lake Jacksonville with citizens
After a month of discussion, the City of Jacksonville and residents of the Lake Jacksonville area understand each other a little better on views on a possible annexation of...
Commissioners discuss opioid lawsuit; certified tax roll at Tuesday...
During Tuesday morning’s Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting, the court heard presentations from two law firms regarding opioid litigation. Erin Nowell, an...
Alto woman indicted in Angelina County
An Alto woman was indicted in Angelina County Sept. 29 after she was arrested earlier in the month for, among other charges, stealing a Lufkin Police Department...
30 indicted by county grand jury in August
The Cherokee County Grand Jury met Aug. 28, 2017 and returned 30 indictments. The Grand Jury indicted: •Neal Brian Jackson, 35, of Jacksonville, for assault family...
News briefs: 10-11-17
Relay For Life of Cherokee County hosting fundraisers Relay for Life (RFL) of Cherokee County will host two upcoming fundraising events. Relay for Life will host Harvest...
The Carson and Barnes Circus will present the world debut of “Circus Saurus” at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Rusk KOA Campground.  The event will feature elephants as well as dinosaurs and woolly mammoths and the birth of a baby tyrannosaurus. For tickets, visit www.bigtopshow.com or call (580) 743-7292. Circus Saurus coming to Rusk – and kids get in free
The circus is coming to town – and kids around Cherokee County will be able to get in free when Carson and Barnes’ Circus Saurus comes to the Rusk...


All tied up: Rusk 1, Alto 1
Photos: LeAnn Jones, Josh Hubbard, Tara Tatarski, Beverly Milner and Jason Crysup