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Jacksonville earns one star from Comptroller’s office for the...
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has recognized the city of Jacksonville as the latest municipal government to achieve transparency goals set by the Transparency Stars...
AISD making strides after tornadoes
It’s been nearly a month since tornadoes swept through Alto, doing considerable damage to the Alto Independent School District campus. But Alto ISD staff and students are...
The yard of a home on FM 2972 was turned into a small pond after heavy rainfall moved through the area on Thursday and Friday May 2-3. Rain, rain go away...Heavy rain, thunderstorms swamp Cherokee County
It might be May now, but April’s showers aren’t showing any signs of letting up. Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall wreaked havoc across Cherokee...

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Houston White receives his Citizen of the Year 2014 award from the late Kay Epperson. Houston White passes at 106
A Rusk icon has passed. Houston White, 106, died Friday, May 3, in Rusk. The many local organizations and individuals White made an impact on...

Local POs holding food drives
The 27th annual letter carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive will take place Saturday, May 11. This is the largest one-day food drive in the nation, according to the USPS...
Results of the May 4 local general elections are in
City and school board elections held Saturday, May 4, saw one of the biggest voter turn-outs in history in at least one town. A whopping 676 voters cast ballots in the...
Low cost pet vaccination clinics set
The annual county wide low-cost vaccination clinic schedule has been announced. This year the Cherokee Animal Clinic-Rusk and Kessel Veterinary...

Rusk Council tables adopting master construction contract, City...
Rusk City Council met Thursday, April 25, for the last meeting before the May 4 general election, on which two current councilmen are on the ballot for a recall. During...
Relay for Life event hits the courthouse square Saturday
This year’s Relay for Life event will take place from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the courthouse square in downtown Rusk. The theme is...

Photo by Michelle Dillon
Pictured are (from left, front) Leisha Hogg, Lavondria Breedlove, D.D. Clark, (middle) Kim Reggie, Ellie Parker, Marsha Gregston, Peggy Green, (back) Chanda Perry and Shameka Johnson. Employees residing in Alto, but not pictured include Ryan Palmer, Maria Almeyda Sanchez and Amanda Waldron. RSH staff aids their own
Employees of the Rusk State Hospital were among those affected by the tornado that ravaged the Alto community and the Rusk State Hospital staff...

Local CASA organization celebrates 25 years
For 25 years now, numerous Cherokee County children have had friendly faces to look for and depend upon during what can sometimes turn into the most difficult time they’ll...
Early voting turnout strong
Early voting in the May 2019 general municipal and school board elections ended Tuesday with strong numbers. Rusk is the only area that had to hold elections for both the...
CCCFWB Chair Bill Avera accepts the donation presented by Women With Purpose organizer Regina Brown. County Child, Family Welfare Board names outstanding child, parents
Cherokee County Child & Family Welfare Board members recognized those who’ve gone above and beyond in their support of this area’s abused and...

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The cast and crew of “Red Velvet Cake War’, a Hope, Jones and Wooten play, will take the stage for their first performance on Friday, May 3. CCT is battlegound for ‘Red Velvet Cake War’
It is war at the Cherokee Civic Theater in Rusk. A ‘Red Velvet Cake War’ to be exact. For the final main stage production of this season, CCT...

Rusk’s newest code enforcement officer on the job
Rusk’s new Code Enforcement Officer Brandon Scarborough is already elbows-deep in the inner workings of the city of Rusk, and he’s only been on the job since...