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NSISD reports superior rating on Schools FIRST report
At New Summerfield ISD’s monthly meeting, Business Manager Lanita Coleman and district superintendent Dr. Brian Nichols were pleased to report to the board a preliminary...
Alto native Gaddis publishes new book
Alto native Shanelle Gaddis (pictured, left) has a story to tell – one that she feels will help others, especially in her hometown. Ms. Gaddis...


Rusk council discusses city budget, signs at special session
On Thursday, Aug. 17, the Rusk City Council held a special session. The only action item on the agenda was the Ordinance authorizing the installation of stop signs on...
Alto council proposes tax rate at monthly meeting
Some good news at the Alto City Council meeting on Monday was that, tentatively, the proposed tax rate will remain the same for fiscal year 2017 – 2018 even though the city...
Nichols calls special session ‘success’ for public schools
Austin -- On Aug. 15, the 85th Legislative, First Called Special Session came to a close after significant legislation to benefit public schools in Texas was passed. ...
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Highest Ratings for Texas...
Wall Street credit ratings firms have given their highest ratings to this year’s Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANs), which allow the state to manage cash-flow...
A local contingent of Rusk leaders joined Sen. Robert Nichols and Rep. Travis Clardy Thursday morning to speak to leaders with the state Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to advocate for funding for new construction at Rusk State Hospital. From left are Bobby Garmon of Citizens 1st Bank, Rusk Mayor Angela Raiborn, Department of State Health Services Deputy Commissioner Mike Maples, Sen. Nichols, University of Texas System Chief Medical Officer and Associate Vice-Chancellor Dr. David Lakey, Citizens 1st Bank-Rusk president Charles Hassell, Rep. Clardy and HHSC Deputy Commissioner Stephenie Muth. Local contingent advocates for Rusk State Hospital
Thursday morning, Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) and Representative Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) spoke to Health and Human Services...


A man was arrested after a motorcycle chase that started in Smith County and ended in Rusk Tuesday. His name was not released as of press time. Man arrested in Rusk after 2-county motorcycle chase Tuesday morning
A man is in custody after a high-speed motorcycle chase Tuesday morning that covered two counties and involved several law enforcement...


Council to examine stop signs; discusses budget
After a few weeks of examining several speed control devices for Euclid and Daniel streets, the city of Rusk may adhere to an old adage: “Simple is best.” After a...
Rusk School Board sets proposed tax rate, meeting
The Rusk ISD School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28 to discuss the district’s budget and proposed tax rate, any budget amendments and campus plans. The proposed...
Commissioners clear up bill issues; approve tax roll items
“Bills, bills, bills” were once again a question brought up during the consent agenda portion of the Cherokee County Commissioners court meeting on Monday, Aug. 14. Just...
Clardy’s week in review: bills filed to extend state agency operations
The past few weeks of the special session have flown past. With 20 items on the agenda, and as the author of House Bill 198 relating to teacher compensation, the days have...
Tyler Junior College vocational nursing coordinator/professor Felicia Mayo presents the TJC-Rusk vocational nursing class of 2017 during their pinning ceremony, held Aug. 9 at the Rusk High School auditorium. Graduates were Alyssa Ballew, Alice Beaver, Rebecca Branham, Paula Chaney, Bailee Clark, Ashley Cooper, Jared Cravens, Sarah Davenport, Cheyenne Dyess, Amanda Gardner, Eric Heise, Shuntrevia Horn, Amber Lambert, Terra Loden, Kim Singleton, Chelsie Stewart and Brittney Pearl Trowbridge. Pride and devotion: TJC-Rusk celebrates 2017 nursing grads
Before God and those assembled here, I solemnly pledge: To adhere to the code of ethics of the nursing profession: To cooperate faithfully with...


Photo: Quinten Boyd
Rusk linebacker B.J. Johnson separates a receiver from the ball during practice Monday afternoon. The Eagles opened fall camp with approximately 70 players as two-a-days kicked off for most UIL schools Monday. Two-a-days for volleyball, cross-country and TAPPS schools started Aug. 1. Breaking the huddle: county 2-a-days begin
It’s still summer in Texas – but the weather over the course of the week has been more like early fall. That means one thing: football time in...


The Cherokeean Herald recently held a Facebook contest for a one-year subscription to the newspaper and a $50 Chili’s gift card. The contest drew more than 1,000 entries. The winner of the one-year subscription to the Cherokeean and a $50 gift card to Chili’s is Liz Anleu George. Lucky winner