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Local roadways get a bit of TLC
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) began numerous construction and maintenance work projects throughout the district on Monday, Jan. 7....

New laws take effect in new year
The new year ushered in a few new laws for Texas residents. State legislators approved the new laws during the 85th session of the Texas Legislature, which met in...
Rusk Rural WSC lifts boil water notice
As of Thursday, Jan. 3, the boil water notice issued to Rusk Rural Water Supply Co. customers on FM 1248 and surrounding areas has been rescinded. Testing results indicate...
Rusk City Secretary Rosalyn Brown served Councilmen Jan Pate and Ken Ferrara with the petitions bearing the signatures of Rusk voters seeking the pair's removal from office. Rusk clerk Pam Tyer provides the rest of the council members will copies of same.
Photo by Cristin Parker Rusk councilmen served recall petitions
Rusk City Council held their shortest meeting to date, fittingly on the shortest day of the year. Rusk City Secretary Rosalyn Brown officially...

Photo by Josie Fox Rusk swears in 3 new officers
Rusk Police Chief Joe Williams swears in three new Rusk Police Department members during the Dec. 13 council meeting. “A lot has been said recently...

Offices close, trash routes change for holidays
Merry Christmas and happy New Year! The Cherokeean Herald’s office will be closed for the holidays beginning Thursday, Dec. 20 and will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on ...
Judge dissolves TRO against Rusk recall petition
Tyler 12th Court of Appeals Judge Diane DeVasto ruled to dissolve the temporary restraining order (TRO) recently filed against the city of Rusk and Rusk City Secretary...
Rusk Councilman calls for “peace”
Citizens of Rusk pulled no punches whilst making comments to the Rusk City Council during the city's regular council meeting held Thursday, Dec. 13. Several residents...
BREAKING NEWS: Troup lifts boil water notice
Officials with the city of Troup have announced the recent citywide boil water notice has been rescinded as of today, Thursday, Dec. 13. “All Troup water is safe for all...
Talk Time ends as radio station changes format
An era has ended and the last voice of Cherokee County has been silenced. Local radio personality John Robinhawk and his popular morning radio...

Photo by Josie Fox
The 2018 theme for the annual Barbie window at Chapman’s Pharmacy in Rusk is Candlelight Cantata. It’s a Barbie (Christmas) world
Every Christmas for the past 10 years, Chapman’s Pharmacy in Rusk has had one of their front windows showcase an elaborate holiday scenes. What...

Troup issues boil water notice for entire town after water main break
The city of Troup continues to urge its residents to boil their water before consumption after a major water line sprung a leak on Monday, Dec....

Rusk councilmen, citizens file 2nd lawsuit against Rusk, mayor
A pair of Rusk councilmen, with the aid of a pair of Rusk citizens, have brought a second lawsuit against the city of Rusk, Rusk Mayor Angela Raiborn and Rusk City...
BREAKING NEWS: Reports of shots fired places two JISD locations on...
Reports of shots fired at the Jacksonville Independent School District central office put one elementary school campus on lock down Friday morning. According to official...
County ISDs earn top marks for financial accountability
Cherokee County school districts aced this year’s state financial accountability tests The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently released final financial accountability...