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Alto Council approves new budget, reviews fiscal year
Several financial items were addressed by the Alto City Council at the regular meeting Monday night. The first item for consideration was the approval of the budget for...
Parents ask for changes to JISD dress code; district honors staff
Jacksonville ISD’s dress code has been in effect since 2007, but several district parents are asking the district to reexamine the rulebook. Approximately 50 parents...
ETMC, UT-Health, Ardent create new ET health system
East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System (ETMC) has selected Ardent Health Services (Ardent) and The University of Texas System (UT System), which includes The...
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The Texas State Railroad Rusk Depot is making preparations for the annual Pumpkin Patch train ride, departing from the Rusk Depot each Saturday and Sunday in October. Prices range from $30-75 per ticket. TSR to celebrate 100th birthdays of 2 steam engines Saturday
The 100th birthday of two pieces of rolling stock at the Texas State Railroad will be celebrated this weekend. Engine #28, formerly of Southern...


Stop – to remember!
Photo: Megan Dover The city of Rusk has installed new stop signs along Euclid Street at Copeland and White streets in the hopes of slowing down...


Good dog: CCSO says goodbye to K9 officer Sara
The men and women of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said goodbye to one of their own after the death of K9 officer Sara. Sara, a German...


Eagles Serve, gym work discussed Monday
Parents, students and educators at Rusk ISD believe that Eagles can do more than just fly – they can serve others. A new program at Rusk ISD allows students to do just...
Creation of 911 district discussed at meeting
During Monday morning’s Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting, the court heard from Stephanie Heffner, the director of Public Safety at the East Texas Council of...
Council holds public hearing about lake land
The city of Jacksonville held a public hearing to receive input on a possible annexation of land underneath the waters of Lake Jacksonville during their monthly meeting...
County entities still helping after Hurricane Harvey
As people from around the world do what they can to help those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, several Cherokee County entities are doing their parts to help...
On Monday, Sept. 11, C. Chase Hobson, representative of WoodmenLife (formerly Woodmen of the World) presented an American flag to Carlene Clayton, Rusk Intermediate School principal during what the school themed “Red, White and Blue Day.” A total of 25 U.S. flags were given in memory of those who perished during the 9-11 attacks in 2001. WoodmenLife presents American flags to Rusk Intermediate School
On Monday, September 11, the WoodmenLife (formerly known as Woodmen of the World) chapter of Jacksonville made a flag donation to Rusk Intermediate...


Images Speak: Rusk Library Study Club’s 115th anniversary –...
In 1902, fifteen young, single women established a literary group called the Bachelor Girls’ Library Club. The club was originally housed in...


Birmingham Forest Club celebrates 50 years
It’s a treasure hidden away on Copeland Street – and it’s celebrating a birthday. Birmingham Forest Golf Club, affectionately known as “the toughest little course in...
Grand Jury indicts 38 in July
The Cherokee County Grand Jury met July 24, 2017 and returned 38 indictments. The Grand Jury indicted: •Wesley Charles Anaya, 38, of Tyler, for Count I - evading arrest...
Atlatl program at Caddo Mounds State Site Saturday
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to participate in a day program learning about the ancient hunting and throwing device known as the atlatl. The...