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Scaring up years of good fun: Scare on the Square marks 15th...
Downtown Rusk has been the place for tricks, treats and all kinds of Halloween-y good times for more than a decade now. This year’s Scare on the Square trick or treating...
Photo by Cristin Parker
Rusk Municipal Judge Forrest Phifer, far right, and Rusk Police Chief Joe Williams swear in RPD’s newest honorary officer Mikey Overstreet, center, as his parents look on, during the regular Rusk City Council meeting held Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Rusk Civic Center. The police department also presented the Overstreet family with a battery backup for Mikey’s breathing apparatus. RCC discusses city building codes, plans joint meeting with REDCO
Thursday’s Rusk City Council meeting kicked off on a high note, when Rusk Municipal Judge Forrest Phifer swore in Rusk Police Department’s newest...


Magic is in the air
On Saturday, Nov. 3, the historic Cherokee Civic Theatre will host magician Grant Freeman as part of their Raise the Roof series. Grant is set to...


Photo by Josie Fox
Hutchinson bottles from Roby’s collection include samples from Timpson, Nacogdoches, Tyler and Jacksonville. He hopes to  add a New Birmingham bottle to his collection through the assistance of the Cherokeean Herald readers. Wanted: New Birmingham Hutchinson bottle: Silsbee resident and...
In February of this year the Cherokeean introduced readers to Casey Roby, a Silsbee resident and owner of the Historical Bottling Works Museum, and...


Semi-annual clean up days to be held in Alto
The City of Alto will hold their semi-annual clean up days on Saturday Oct. 20 and Sunday Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. with dumpsites located at the usual spots, the...
Rusk ISD adopts change to FFAC policy
Only a few action items were addressed by the Rusk Independent School District Board of Trustees at the Monday, Oct. 15, meeting. The board adopted a change to the FFAC...
RCC opts to keep city manager
Arguments, allegations and acting out were the order of the day during a special Rusk City Council meeting held Monday, Oct. 15. District 4 Rusk Councilman Ken Ferrara...
‘Scout’-ing out good deeds: Local Scouts improving communities...
Rusk, Jacksonville, Maydelle, I.D. Fairchild State Forest and Mission Tejas State Park all received some TLC from local Girl and Boy Scouts...


JCC approves contracting with Republic for trash pick-up
The city of Jacksonville approved turning the city’s trash collection service to Republic Services. During the regular council meeting, held Monday, Oct. 8, the...
Alto EDC to hold health seminar Oct. 11
Alto Economic Development Corporation is partnering with UT Health to host the Alto Health For All seminar on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 316 Smith St. in Alto. Along with a...
Photo by Cristin Parker
Representatives of Cooperative Video Services, pictured far left and far right, take a moment for a snapshot with Rusk Municipal Court staff clerk Angela Rios, Judge Forrest Phifer and bailiff Sergeant Earl Dominy during the making of a training video featuring Rusk Municipal Court. Lights, camera, educate!
The Rusk Municipal Court’s Judge Forrest Phifer and staff got to show ’em how it’s done last week, when the local court was featured for an...


Photo by John Hawkins
TCEQ officials scour maps of the Craft-Turney Water Supply Corp.’s service area during their investigation into the recently reported water contaminants. TCEQ, CTWS continue working together to resolve water emergency
Craft-Turney Water Supply Corporation’s contaminant has been identified, but the do not use water warning still stands. Monday, the Texas...


Craft-Turney field personnel get ready to distribute bottles of water to customers affected in the do not use water notice issued by the TCEQ today.
Photo by John Hawkins BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ issues DO NOT USE alert for some Craft Turney...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has issued a “do not use water” notice to some Craft-Turney Water Supply customers. Officials warn...


Rusk fall clean-up set
The city of Rusk is planning a city wide clean up on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The clean up is restricted only to residents that reside inside the city...
Updates in lawsuit against city of Rusk
Rusk District 4 Councilman Martin Holsome was allowed to drop out of the suit he and two other councilmen recently brought against the city and their fellow council...