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Local non-profits seeking gently used items, not trash
Spring has sprung, and that means lots of people are coming down with ‘spring cleaning’ fever. As citizens are cleaning out their spaces, local non-profits are asking...
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Judy Faye Garner, far left, accepts a check on behalf of the Cherokee Civic Theatre in Rusk on Tuesday, March 26. Presenting the check is City Manager Jim Dunaway and City Secretary Rosalyn Brown. City provides support to local entities
In the Feb. 26 Rusk City Council meeting, council members voted to provide funds to four civic organizations through a 380 agreement. The Tree of...

The long and winding road…
Local Relay event revs up with Survivor’s Dinner Local cancer patients, caregivers of cancer patients and survivors of the disease are invited to take the first of many...
Cherokeean Herald to hold forum for Rusk candidates
Ask, and you shall receive. The Cherokeean Herald staff has organized a public forum featuring the candidates of the city of Rusk’s mayoral and city council seat...
Bryan Heath Cannon, 33, of Mt. Selman BREAKING NEWS: Law looking for Mt. Selman man
Cherokee County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information on the whereabouts of Mt. Selman resident Bryan Heath Cannon, 33, of Mt....

Crime Stoppers making positive impact
Crime does pay – when you call the Cherokee County Crime Stoppers with tips that lead to arrests in ongoing investigations, that is. The state-sponsored Crime Stoppers...
Local law seeking support from citizens
Local law enforcement departments are actively working to strengthen their ties to their communities and are making it easy for their community members to meet them...
Cities receive grants from state departments
Two Cherokee County cities are able to upgrade their facilities, thanks to grants from two state entities. The city of New Summerfield was recently approved for a $275,000...
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Andrew Lugo


Jacksonville Councilman Randy Gorham visits with fellow residents as they find the perfect furry friend during the grand opening of the Jacksonville Animal Shelter on Monday. New digs for dogs (and cats)
The city of Jacksonville celebrated the grand opening of the new animal shelter facility, located at 208 Tena Street, Monday, March...

TxDOT projects continue throughout Cherokee County
TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work throughout the district during the week of March 25, 2019. Schedules are subject to change...
RCC makes decision on water towers
It only took the Rusk City Council two and a half hours of discussion to finally decide what to do about refurbishing at least one of the city’s water tanks. After tabling...
Gregory Sinkfield Cuney council keeping police chief on active duty, despite arrest
Cuney City Council members are standing behind their police chief. Cuney Police Chief Gregory Sinkfield was arrested Monday, March 4, by the Gregg...

Rusk’s VFW, American Legion posts considering closing
Rusk’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3406 and Rusk American Legion Post #293 are sending out an SOS to local veterans and community members. VFW District 19 Commander...
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Thursday Study Club President Judy Landrum tries out the vintage telephone on display at the Stella Hill Memorial Library in Alto. Stella Hill Library holding grand reopening Sunday
The work is complete; the books are on the shelves; the new furniture placed; and the computers are on -- the newly renovated Stella Hill Memorial...

It’s a Hogg of a good time: 1st ever Hogg Fest set for March 23
It’s a festival made in hog heaven – Jim Hogg, that is. The Rusk Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Hogg Fest begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 23 at Jim Hogg Park, 334 Fire...