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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


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...