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Robbers steal Family Dollar's safe, cash
Intruders broke the front glass door of the Family Dollar Store on North Main Street in Rusk during the night March 15. Lt. Stephen Hughes of the Rusk Police Department...
Legislators tack on bill riders for train
Identical riders have been attached to finance and appropriation bills in the Texas Senate and the House of Representatives to fund the Texas State Railroad as a state park...
Alto ISD posts 76% passing rate for 3rd grade on TAKS
After congratulations were made to the middle school and elementary school students who participated in the district UIL Academic Meet, the campus principals made their...
Rusk pitcher Chance Davis takes the signal for his next pitch during a recent game between the Rusk Eagles and the Elkhart Elks. The game, which marked the beginning of baseball season for the Eagles, whets fans' appetites for summer league baseball. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Baseball enthusiasts get in the swing for summer
One thing that has been a constant in America over the generations is baseball, said Terrance Mann, a character in the hit movie Field of...


Bridal Show
Jan Hardy of Flowers N Things arranges her display at the Rusk Bridal Show. The display for Flowers 'N Things is one of many exhibitors to...


Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp No. 2009 and United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter 2292 gathered at the Statute of John H. Reagan in Palestine to dedicate a new Texas Historical Commission marker. 40 attend dedication
Sons of Confederate Veterans Cross of Saint Andrew Camp # 2009 of Cherokee County was invited Saturday, March 10, by the United Daughters of the...


Ballots finalized for city, school elections
May 12 elections will be cancelled for the City of Alto, both Wells city and school, City of Gallatin, City of Reklaw and City of New Summerfield. When there is no...
County adopts new court rules
Cherokee County Commissioners adopted a Rules of Procedure, conduct and decorum for court meetings Monday morning. The regular commissioners meeting was held at 10 a.m. in...
The Texas State Railroad's new brochure is "hot off the press," but the date on the cover only lists the operating schedule through August 2007. TSR faces major changes
Two bills were filed last Thursday in Austin to privatize the Texas State Railroad and create a rail authority to oversee the transfer from the...


Rusk mayor unhappy with 911 addressing
The Rusk City Council spent most of the evening Thursday discussing 911 addressing and tax abatement. The council met at 5 p.m. Thursday at city hall to consider a 15 item...
American Heritage owner reports good progress
Negotiations are ongoing between the Texas State Railroad Operating Agency (TSROA) and American Heritage Railways, despite reports that an...


Mobility authority offers to help Texas State Railroad
A small group of protesters quietly sat through the proceedings of the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NET RMA) meeting in Rusk March...


Alto seeks grant to buy police cars
The City of Alto may soon have new police cars and new streets to drive them on, after the council voted to apply for a grant through the State of Texas to purchase new...
Ballots set for May 12
Former chamber president Angela Raiborn filed Friday afternoon as a candidate for Rusk mayor. She will face incumbent Mayor Suzann McCarty in the May 12 city election....
COMING
The Governing Body of Rusk State Hospital will meet at the hospital Thursday, March 22 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Quality Management Department, Building 501, Austin Room....