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Rusk citizen voices concerns about speeders on Hwy. 84 E
Rusk City Council meet Thursday, Jan. 11 for about 45 minutes taking care of the city’s business. The agenda only had four action items on it. The first item was to...
Now open
The new Truckerz Truck Stop, located on U.S. Highway 84 in Rusk, is now open. The store is owned by Yash Asarsa. Mr. Asarsa said he was looking...


Flu patients leave Texas hospitals strapped
Big-city hospitals in Texas have been overwhelmed this week by an influx of flu patients, and state health officials say influenza activity is widespread across the state....
King had a dream – keep working to make it true
Monday was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day to honor a great man and remember the causes for which he fought – but also to remember that the fight continues. So much...
A cool New Year: Celebrating 2018 in style!
Courtesy Photos: Edith Fudge Cherokee County welcomed 2018 in style – despite the cold temperatures – including the residents of Angelina House in...


Jacksonville PD searching for NYE shooting suspect
As of Tuesday morning, the Jacksonville Police Department was searching for a suspect in a shooting that occurred Sunday night. Just after 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve, the...
Warm heart on cold nights: Bateman opens business to those in need
A Cherokee County man is opening his business to those in need of warmth after a cold start to 2018. Billy Bateman, who owns the Highway 69 Trading Post, located at 203 N....
Gov. Abbott declares January as School Board Recognition month
Governor Greg Abbott has declared January as School Board Recognition Month. “In Texas, we place immense value in our youth,” Gov. Abbott said. “We protect them, guide...
RISD earns state’s highest fiscal accountability rating
Rusk Independent School District officials announced that the district received a rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ School FIRST financial...
Judge Bascom Bentley III, pictured with Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis and County Court-at-Law Judge Janice Stone, died Monday after suffering a heart attack Saturday. Judge Bentley served as 369th Judicial District Court Judge for 28 years. Former 369th District Court Judge Bentley dies Monday
Former 369th Judicial District Court Judge Bascom Bentley III, who served in that position for 28 years, died Monday afternoon. He was 66 years...


City of Jacksonville utilities director Randall Chandler (center) was recognized for 25 years of service to the city during Tuesday’s council meeting. He is pictured with Jacksonville City Manager Mo Raissi (left) and Jacksonville Mayor Dick Stone (right). Council discusses bike trail, clean-up
As the final meeting of the Jacksonville City Council for 2017 ended, Jacksonville Mayor Dick Stone was feeling a little festive. While wishing...


Alto reassigns AD, football coach Gould
Alto ISD confirmed that the district reassigned athletic director and head football coach Paul Gould on Monday. Alto superintendent Kerry Birdwell told KTRE Monday that...
Hale appointed as exec. director of health dept.
For the third meeting in a row, the Cherokee County Commissioners Court entered into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters – more than they have all year. On...
End of an era: KTLU moving to Jacksonville
Change is inevitable. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s not. Some are just that...a change. For more than 62 years, the Cherokeean Herald and KTLU radio have been...
News Brief
Clardy staff to visit Cherokee County Monday State Rep. Travis Clardy announced that a member of his district staff will be on hand Monday, December 18, to meet one-on-one...