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National Night Out
Rusk Police Chief Joe Williams manned the grill as Rusk celebrated National Night Out Tuesday, a community-police awareness raising event. Food,...


Rusk Homecoming Friday
Photo: Tara Tatarski From left, Kristin Tugwell, Laney Birdwell, Emily Boales and Joy Bradley are the 2017 Rusk High School Homecoming queen...


The cast of Cherokee Civic Theatre’s Steel Magnolias – (seated) Sasha Cruz and Josie Fox and (standing, from left) Amy McCalister, Catherine Gaertner, Monica Kelley and Emilee Caldwell – is calling everyone to see their production this weekend! Performances are Oct. 7-8 and Oct. 13-15. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. For tickets, call (903) 683-2131 or visit cherokeetheatre.net. ‘Come sit by me!’ Steel Magnolias opens at CCT this weekend
The most highly anticipated play of the Cherokee Civic Theatre’s 2017-2018 season comes to the Main Stage of the historic Cherokee Theater in...


The dinos are coming!
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. ...


Almost 400,000 Texans’ insurance at risk after Congress fails to...
Insurance coverage for more than 390,000 Texas children and pregnant women is in jeopardy after Congress failed to renew authorization for a federal program....
County says ‘thank you’ to retiring L.H. Crockett Friday morning
A number of Cherokee County citizens dropped in at the Cherokee County Courthouse Friday morning to say “thank you” to retiring Cherokee County...


Rusk PD receives recognized status
The Rusk Police Department has been designated as a Texas Law Enforcement Recognized Police Agency by the Texas Police Chief’s Association Foundation. The department...
Engines’ birthdays
Photo: Aaron McCreight The Texas State Railroad celebrated the 100th anniversary of engine #30 (on right) and #28 (not pictured) last Saturday...


Department of Justice Announces Changes to the Collaborative Reform...
The Department of Justice announced on Friday, Sept. 15, significant changes to the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) Collaborative Reform...
Updated DPS Driver Handbook Now Available
Effective Sept. 1, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Driver Handbook was revised and transitioned to a printable, online-only format. Handbook revisions...
Courtesy photos: Jason Duplichain Play it loud: #ALTOgether!
The smallest school at the annual Cedar Hill Battle of the Bands took home the largest trophy. The Alto Mean Sting Music Machine took part in the...


A total of 50 Rusk seniors are part of the fourth class of Rusk TJC Citizens Promise scholarship candidates. The students were announced Tuesday morning at the Rusk High School Auditorium. The Rusk TJC Citizens Promise is one of only 23 Promise programs in the United States and the first such initiative in Texas. For each qualifying student who graduates in the top half of the class, the Rusk TJC Citizens Promise initiative covers up to $4,000 per year for two years at TJC. In addition to graduating in the top half of their class with a minimum 2.5 GPA, qualifying students must also reside in Rusk ISD and must have attended Rusk High School for grades 11 and 12. Promises kept: 2017-18 Promise Fund candidates announced
The Rusk TJC Citizens Promise scholarship is in its fifth year of providing collegiate opportunities to Rusk High School students. This year,...


Rusk Council discusses budget at 2 meetings
The Rusk City Council’s meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14 started like just about every meeting has for the last year and counting. Some citizens that have gone to any of those...
Shake, Rattle & Roll – (in no particular order) Tavie Spivey, Brenda Spencer, LeAnn Bemis and Sissy Perry – will perform at the Cherokee Civic Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening. Advance tickets are $15; at the door tickets are $20. CCT will ‘Shake, Rattle & Roll’ at Saturday show
RUSK – Cherokee Civic Theatre’s giving you a chance to rekindle your love affair with ‘America’s Sweethearts.’ Tickets are on sale now for an...


Jacksonville Homecoming Friday night
Photo: Grace Traylor, JISD Jacksonville High School will celebrate Homecoming festivities this week with a downtown pep rally at 3:30 p.m....


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