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Commissioners adopt 2018-19 fiscal year budget
Following a public hearing on Monday, Aug. 27, the Cherokee County commissioners adopted the proposed 2018-19 fiscal year budget. The commissioners had previously held...
Rusk Council approves contract with VFD
Rusk City Council members approved an agreement with the Rusk Volunteer Fire Department and appointed a city clerk but again left the city without full-time legal...
Making the grade -- Area schools receive letter grade for...
Report cards are out – not for students, but for the county’s school districts. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) posted accountability ratings for...


An ounce of prevention: State, local officials remind drivers to...
Students across Cherokee County started school during the last few days and with those “dear old golden rule” days now in full swing, motorists need to remember to watch...
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Bobby Rogers is pictured with Kidd Kradick morning show radio personality J-Si during the 2015 Kidd’s Kids trip to Walt Disney World. Local 2nd grader pulls through multiple heart surgeries
There was a time when doctors and his parents worried he wouldn’t be able to walk – attending school wasn’t even on their minds -- but Rusk youth...


New Summerfield 6th, 7th, 8th graders start year in new digs
New Summerfield Independent School District officially cut the ribbon and opened its new junior high school – just in time for the start of the new...


Fire consumes Western Pulp: Rusk FD on scene with ladder truck
An estimated 40 firefighters fought an industrial fire for approximately 13 hours last week after a Jacksonville plant caught fire. Jacksonville Fire Department’s official...
Commissioners conclude budget workshop
A final budget workshop was held by the Cherokee County Commissioner’s Court during a special session meeting on Monday, Aug. 20 to discuss several large ticket items...
JCC sets date for public hearing on proposed tax rate, budget
The Jacksonville City Council breezed through a 21-item agenda in about an hour during its regular meeting held Tuesday, Aug. 14. Council members kicked off the meeting by...
ACC to research additional natural gas options
It may be hot now, but cold weather will be here soon enough and Alto city council members are committed to ensuring the uninterrupted availability of natural gas for...
RCC to discuss lawsuit, in Thursday’s meeting
Rusk City Council will continue discussion on appointing a new city clerk; a new city attorney; a new fire chief; the city’s current majority vote judgement; and the...
RCC appoints part-time city attorney
In another marathon city council meeting, Rusk council members reappointed City Attorney Brett Brewer, but only to represent the city of Rusk in the lawsuit recently...
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Alto Independent School District’s new administration team (back row, from left) Dimitri Starovic, Brandi Tiner, Kelly West, Misty Townsend, (front row, from left) Candis Mabry, Krystin Lucas, Shanequa Redd-Dorsey and Paula Low, are looking forward to a successful school year. AISD boasts new administration
Alto Independent School District is under new management. AISD has instated new leadership at all levels, with the installation of a new...


Hensarling holds meet in J’ville
U.S. Representative Jen Hensarling (TX-5) spoke to about 30 area residents during a townhall meeting held Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Jacksonville. Topics explored included the...
Commissioners begin budget workshop
Cherokee County Commissioners began their 2018-19 fiscal year budget workshop on Monday, Aug. 13. The proposed budget did not include any tax increases for the residents...