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RHS registration planned
Rusk High School registration times have been announced. Registration for 10-12 grades will be from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Senior will register Monday, Aug. 13. Juniors will...
The newest addition to the Alto fleet is this 2008 Thomas 72-passenger bus which features increased visibility for the driver. The purchase was made during an earlier board meeting, with the bus being recently delivered. Superintendent Dr. Ray DeSpain said Alto should purchase a new bus every two years to keep the fleet up to date. Alto ISD approves bread, milk bids, buys new bus
Alto ISD has a new school bus, and trustees toured the new vehicle prior to Monday's meeting. The new bus is a 2008 Thomas 72-passenger bus....

5 arrested during drug raid in J'ville
An ongoing investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department resulted in five arrests Friday in Jacksonville. At approximately 8:06 p.m. Friday, sheriff deputies...
Klein shelter proposes animal control help
Angela Wallace of the Richard D. Klein Animal Shelter presented a proposal to the Cherokee County Commissioners Court Monday morning seeking $50,000 to care for stray...
Stryker Lake family experiences 'close call' with 4-foot alligator
a casual swim at Lake Stryker turns to terror when a floating log turns out to be an alligator. Cherokeean Herald contributor Robin Best calls for...

RSH resale shop is open 1st, 2nd Fridays
The Resale Shop operated by the Volunteer Council for the Rusk State Hospital, Inc. is open 10 a.m. -3 p.m., at 545 Castner St, in Rusk on the first and second Friday of...
RENEacute; MCCRACKEN 4-H, FFA participants should scout for goats
It will soon be time to return to school and begin a new year. For those participating in 4-H or FFA, this is the time of year to be scouting for...

LAKE COLUMBIA Reservoir will be 14 miles long, 1.5 miles wide; cover 10,000 acres and contain 187,839 acre feet of water. GRAPHIC: CHEROKEEAN HERALD Columbia awaits 404 permit
While the future of a potential reservoir on the west end of Cherokee County lies in the hands of the federal courts, plans to build Lake Columbia...

Church plans school clothes give-away
Rusk Church of Christ will have its school clothes giveaway day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 11. Clothes are available in various sizes for school age children. Sizes...
Back to school blessing planned July 28
The members of Faith Holy Tabernacle Church will sponsor a back to school blessing. School supplies will be given away from 8 a.m. to noon July 28 at the Assembly of God...
MOPS to hold membership drive
Jacksonville Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) will hold an early registration drive-thru on Aug. 1 at Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville. For more information contact...
New state pay raise to pump $1 million into local economy
Just over $1 million per year will be added to the payroll of 1,600 state employees in Cherokee County beginning Sept. 1, as Texas Comptroller Susan Combs certified the...
RUSK LIONS CLUB
The Rusk Lions Club met June 28 for the installation of new officers. The Mexican dinner was catered by Fran Birmingham. Ike Daniel offered the invocation; Jim Cromwell...
Rusk football tickets go on sale Aug. 13
Season football tickets for Rusk Eagle football are currently being offered to last year's season ticket holders. Tickets will go on sale Aug. 13 to the general public....
Fastrill-Neches case heads to federal court
A federal judge is expected to rule on a number of motions this summer in the lawsuit between the City of Dallas, the Texas Water Development Board and the U.S. Fish and...