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“Oh, Good Grief”, Sensory Saturday is Oct. 6
The first Sensory Saturday workshop for special needs children at the Rusk City Library will be held on Oct. 6. Through partnerships with the Rusk City Library, Friends...
Keeping kids safe at forefront of area ISDs’ plans
The internet makes it easier than ever for kids to be mean to one another, so Cherokee County’s school districts are fighting fire with fire. All local school districts...
Deadline to register to vote in November looms
Cherokee County citizens have a few more days to make sure their voices are heard in the upcoming federal, state and local elections. Deadline for Texans to register to...
Holsome to drop his stake in lawsuit against city
Rusk District 3 Councilman Martin Holsome has decided to bow out of the lawsuit he and two other Rusk councilmen recently brought against the city and the rest of the...
Mayor, husband accused of owing money to, stealing water from city
An issue brought to the city of Rusk’s attention concerning lease payments on the local golf course have been rectified. Concerned citizen and former lawyer Bill Holland...
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown opens Sept. 28
Good grief….time sure does fly when you are having fun! And fun is just what the Cherokee Civic Theatre is promising patrons with their 46th season...


Photo by Josie Fox
Jacksonville’s 2018 Homecoming court candidates are, front row left to right, Jeremiah Neal and Samuel Baker; middle row, Emily Moreira, Julianna Tamayo and Julie Jaramillo; back row, Emile Smith, Edgar Bonzalez and Christopher Reyes. Friday night lights and football royalty
Bonfires, parades and pep rallies are just a few of the fun festivities on the agenda as area schools gear up for the time honored tradition of...


Photo by Josie Fox
The 2018 Rusk High School Homecoming court is, from left to right, Chloey Cleaver, Grace Young, Kailee Millsap, Addison Norton, Valerie Ivy, Victoria Ivy, Julia Morgan, Miranda Morin, Alli Kozlovsky, Trinity Asberry, Kendal Gates and Faith Long. Oh my mums and garters! Rusk Homecoming set for Sept. 21
RHSAA serving up tasty tradition Annual chili supper set for Homecoming Friday The Rusk High School Alumni Association (RHSAA) is making it...


Proposed U.S. 69 relief route leads JCC meeting
The most predominant topic of discussion during the Sept. 11 Jacksonville City Council meeting came during the citizen participation segment as six residents voiced their...
RCC continues discussion on budget
Rusk City Council tackled the proposed 2018-19 fiscal year budget again during a meeting held Tuesday, Sept. 11. Council members -- sans District 3 Councilman Martin...
Photo by Josie Fox
The 63 Rusk High School seniors receiving the Rusk TJC Citzens Promise are, in no particular order, Diana Alcantara, Jessica Alcantara, Hillary Alexander, Braedon Anderson, Alyssa Aranda, Emily Arnwine, Mercedes Barfield, Landri Bayless, Kacey Besson, Caidyn Boggs, Peyton Byrne, Sean Chaffin, Kyla Coston, Chasity Coutee, Madison Davlin, Katrina Dickey, Bryce Driver, Shyann Fairchild, Mary Elizabeth Fletcher, Andrew Gates, Austin Gates, James Glaze, Vanessa Godinez Ochoa, Tatum Goff, Jacqulyn Gowin, Zachary Guess, Deana Hale, Abigail Hood, Cade Hughes, Jessica Husband, Valerie Ivy, Victoria Ivy, Byron Johnson, Colt Kinney, Faith Lenard, Hunter Lewis, Avery Luna, Emily Marquez, Dayanna Martinez, Seth Matlock, Emily McCalister, Nicholas McCalister, Caleb McNair, Kaleb Moore, Julia Morgan, Dustin Nino, Addison Norton, Macey Perry, Brayden Pike, Megan Rains, Michael Rosales, Bryan Salvador, Sydnee Seeton, Emmalee Shaw, Stormy Shuptrine, Brooklyn Thomas, Karli Vaught, Rachel Walley, Anthony Watson, Bryce Wimer, Nicole Winfrey, John Wofford and Zachary Zea. 2019 Rusk TJC Citizens Promise Scholars
The Perkins family, along with TJC Chancellor Mike Metke and TJC staff, announced the 2019 Rusk TJC Citizens Promise Scholars during a ceremony...


Photo by Cristin Parker
Jacksonville property owners attend a citizen’s forum to discuss the proposed U.S. 69 bypass project. J’ville citizens put in their 2 cents on U.S. 69 bypass project
Nearly 50 Jacksonville area citizens got to have their say on the Texas Department of Transportation’s proposed U.S. Highway 69 bypass project...


City of Rusk still without city attorney
Sparks flew during a recent Rusk City Council meeting as council members made progress on the proposed 2018-19 budget but failed – yet again – to choose a city...
Rusk High School teacher Bettye Turney with her Bearkat grandsons during Cushing Elementary School’s Grandparent Breakfast last week. Area schools honor grandparents
Area schools recently held special celebrations for Grandparent’s Day, which was Sunday, Sept. 9. Grandparent’s Day was passed by Legislation on...


J'ville citizens forum planned to discuss TxDOT's proposed highway...
Jacksonville citizens concerned about the Texas Department of Transportation's U.S. Highway 69 reroute project will get a chance to express their opinions on the proposed...