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Citizens check out Harry’s Building Materials new Jacksonville location last weekend. Two J’ville businesses growing like weeds
Two Jacksonville businesses are flourishing in today’s economic landscape. Harry’s Building Material’s new retail store opened over the weekend...

RCC discusses water tank rehab projects
The Rusk City Council returned to discussing a potential loan from the Texas Water Development Board to rehab the city’s elevated water towers during a workshop held...
Joshua Gasaway Arrest made in assault on Alto couple
Local law enforcement officials have made an arrest in connection with the beatings of Alto couple, Jean and Judy Williams. Tuesday, March 4,...

Longtime Rusk resident Jeanie Swink Rusk Public Library celebrates biggest supporter
One Rusk resident has gone above and beyond to show the Rusk Public Library and the rest of her community some love and affection. Rusk resident...

Only you can prevent forest fires: Wildfire season approaches
It may not seem like it now, with all the recent rain, but state and local fire officials want to remind citizens wildfire season isn’t that far away. Earlier this month,...
Local elections heating up
Filing for local municipal and school board elections ended Tuesday, Feb. 19. General elections for cities and school boards across Cherokee County will be held Saturday,...
Utility poles were the only casualties of the accident in which traveling industrial equipment pulled down utility wires along U.S. Highway 69. Too close for comfort: Truck makes a mess of utility lines on Hwy....
Rusk Police Department and other officials spent a cold and rainy day Thursday, Feb, 21, making sure motorists were able to navigate U.S. Highway...

Rewards offered for info on two crimes
Cherokee County law enforcement officials continue to investigate two separate incidents that occurred last week at opposite ends of the county – one led to the death of a...
U.S. 69 bypass project petitions available
A committee of Jacksonville citizens, concerned with the ramifications of a proposed reroute of U.S. Highway 69 around the city, are looking for a...

Former CCSO deputy arrested for indecency with child
A former Cherokee County deputy has been charged with indecency with a child. Jonathan Bryan Shobert, 46, of Jacksonville, was arrested by the...

Lawsuit against Rusk, mayor dismissed
On Friday, Feb. 15, Tyler 12th Court of Appeals Judge Diane DeVasto dismissed the lawsuit brought against the city of Rusk, Rusk Mayor Angela Raiborn and Rusk City...
Scammers calling: Local, federal officials warn of phone scams
’Tis the season – for phone and email scams, that is. Officials with the city of Troup are warning residents of a phone scam reportedly circulating that’s threatening...
Photo by Heather Beck
Playwright and director Minette Bryant poses with the marionette Garth Brooks doll she made for A.M. WWJG. The doll, which will be used in the production, will be raffled off to one lucky theater patron following the final performance of the play. Tickets are now available at the box office for the production. CCT presents world premiere of ‘A.M.’ in Rusk
The staff of a failing A.M. WWJG radio station is desperately searching for a way to save their beloved station, and their solution is to host the...

Texas’ oldest weekly newspaper still going strong, celebrating 170...
The Cherokeean Herald has been around for 170 years – one year longer than the New York Times, which was first published in September 1851. After the Republic of Texas...
Extra, extra....Cherokeean Herald office moving to new location
The Cherokeean Herald newspaper will be moving its staff to a new office this week. To prep for and complete the move, the office on Main Street will be closed on Thursday,...