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Clean-up is April 28, May 5
Rusk spring clean-up days have been scheduled for 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, April 28 and May 5 at the city barn on U.S. Highway 69 and Conley Park. The dumpsters are only...
Little League Night planned
"Little League Night" will be held Friday, April 27, at the Rusk High School baseball field. Rusk plays the Hudson Hornets. All Rusk Baseball/Softball Association...
Off-campus stabbing triggers Alto ISD lockdown; student arrested
What began as a verbal conflict between two Alto High School students escalated into a stabbing over the weekend, which led to Alto High School being locked down on Monday....
Rusk ratifies TSR contract
The Rusk City Council unanimously approved a contract Thursday evening between the Texas State Railroad Operating Agency and American Heritage Railways to operate the Texas...
Study begins at Wells Falvey United Methodist
A six weeks world religion study at Falvey United Methodist Church in Wells begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Text for the study is "Christianity and World Religions,"...
Fish fry to benefit Alto youth baseball and softball
The Alto Youth Baseball/Softball Association will hold their annual fish fry fundraiser at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at the Alto Volunteer Fire Department. Plates will...
Master Gardener group hosts plant sale, garden tour
The Cherokee County Master Gardener Association will host its semi-annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Stripling Clinic parking lot, 555 Jackson St.,...
Christ the Redeemer Church opens in Rusk
Area residents who are curious about the fate of the old First Baptist Church building will be interested to know the property has been purchased and a new church has opened.
Columnists tackle food and war issues
Marie Whitehead ponders gopher on a stick in "Scene in Passing" while Chris Davis finds lamb meat hard to swallow in "El Camino Real." Meanwhile, Leland Acker studies the...
Three-year-old Mia Green plays in centers during the half day Pre-k class offered at Rusk Primary School. Registration for Pre-k and kindergarten classes at Rusk Primary School is May 1. See related story Registration set for May 1 for Pre-k and kindergarten

Weapons of the Drug War
Cherokee County Sheriff 's deputies are carrying new handguns at the expense of criminals, not taxpayers. Sheriff James Campbell said the...

Neches River's future remains muddy
The plight of the Neches River has gained national attention as the American Rivers organization has designated it the sixth most endangered river in the United States in...
Texas Legislature tackles state railroad funding
AUSTIN - The Texas Legislature is examining options on funding for the Texas State Railroad. On the Senate side in Natural Resources, the...

Food service certification school planned for June 5-6
Texas Cooperative Extension will offer a food protection management certification class for restaurant owners and managers. The class will be held 8a.m. to 5p.m. Tuesday...
Atoy Cemeteries Assn. meeting planned April 14
The annual meeting of the Atoy Cemeteries Association will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Atoy Cemetery Chapel. Those attending are asked to bring a basket...