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One roadway in Precinct 2 sustained substantial damage after heavy rainfall caused flash flooding across Cherokee County. Spring storms continue to wreak havoc in Cherokee County
Numerous roadways across Cherokee County and several businesses on Main Street and U.S. Highway 84 in Rusk were damaged over the weekend after...

Texas game wardens stress boating safety ahead of Memorial Day weekend
AUSTIN – Last year, 29 boating fatalities and hundreds of boat accidents and injuries occurred on Texas waters. As part of National Safe Boating...

UPDATE: Rusk public pool repairs have been made
According to Rusk city officials, the public pool may be fit to open on time for the 2019 summer swimming season. "The city's Public Works...

Scamming a scammer -- Rusk man helps gather info on phone scam...
When Publisher’s Clearing House called Rusk resident Gary Mayfield, he understandably thought he’d lucked out, until the gentleman on the other end of the phone began...
Frankston man pleads guilty to timber theft in Cherokee Co.
COLLEGE STATION – A suspected timber thief plead guilty last week to a second degree felony of unauthorized harvesting of timber valued between $100,000 and $200,000....
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The barbecue sandwich meal includes a fresh side salad, seasoned fries and a generous helping of fresh fruit for dessert. Food for thought: RISD serving up new and improved menu
The Rusk Independent School District’s food service department is tantalizing the taste buds of some of what could be called the pickiest eaters of...

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Rusk Mayor Angela Raiborn, center, retakes her oath of office from Rusk City Secretary Rosalyn Brown, far right, as Councilmen Walter Session and Ben Middlebrooks, far left, wait their turns to be sworn in, during a council meeting held May 9. All three elected officials are returning for another term in office after votes in the May 4 election were canvassed during the meeting. RCC swears in returning council members
As his last action as Rusk District 4’s councilman, Ken Ferrara officially tendered his resignation from the Council – just before the Council...

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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Skyview/Hodge Complex employees raise a glass in honor of TDCJ employees who made the ultimate sacrifice. TDCJ staff honors those who died in the line of duty
Skyview/Hodge Complex correctional officers, administration and staff paid tribute to the 73 Texas Department of Criminal Justice employees who...

Alto ISD graduation rescheduled
Alto Independent School District officials opted to reschedule the class of 2019's graduation ceremonies as the weather forecast for the original date is calling for...
Rusk Rural WSC lifts one of two boil water notices
As of 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, the Rusk Rural Water Supply Corporation has lifted the boil water notice for its customers along U.S. Highway 69 and surrounding areas. The...
Rusk Rural WSC issues 2nd boil water notice in two days
As of 4:15 p.m. Thursday, May 9, the Rusk Rural Water Supply Corporation has issued a boil water notice for its customers on FM 1248, County Road 2117 and surrounding areas...
Mt. Selman resident Bryan Cannon, 33, was arrested May 8 on kidnapping and other charges. Mt. Selman man arrested for kidnapping after evading police for...
Cherokee and Smith county law enforcement officials apprehended a Mt. Selman man who’d been on the lam since April 2. Police reports indicate...

Rusk Rural issues boil water notice
Rusk Rural Water Supply Corporation has issued a boil water notice today (Wednesday, May 8) for its customers along U.S. Highway 69 and surrounding areas. Water customers...
BREAKING NEWS Cherokee County under tornado watch
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Cherokee and surrounding counties, through 11 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 8 – the 153rd of the year. According...
BREAKING NEWS: Alto ISD dismissing students early today
Due to approaching storms, Alto Independent School District officials have decided to dismiss school at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 8). Buses will run an hour earlier than...