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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....
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...


Hensarling staff offers help with federal agencies
Congressional staff from U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling's office will be in Alto on Friday, March 23 to meet with constituents requiring assistance with federal government...
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...
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...


Rusk summer ball registration planned
Rusk Baseball and Softball Association will conduct registration for summer ball from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 10 at the baseball field. Summer ball participants will be...
Farewell reception honors Larry Long
Larry Long was honored with a reception at the Cherokee County Teachers Federal Credit Union Friday. He has accepted a position at Austin Bank and...


BRIAN BASSE County grand jury indicts former Rusk HS teacher
Former Rusk High School social studies teacher, Brian Edward Basse, 34, was indicted last week by a Cherokee County Grand Jury. District Attorney...


Deadline is March 12 to file for local elections
Candidates may file for places on the May 12 city and school election ballots until the close of business on March 12. Deadline to register to vote is April 12. Early...
Last Thursday's storm brought more than rain. A twister damaged homes and ripped down trees near the Bulah and Hudson Chapel communities. Tornadoes touch down near Bulah, Hudson Chapel
Damaged trees on FM 23 near the Bulah community and FM 752 near Hudson Chapel were probably the result of tornadoes, said Cherokee County Extension...


Cherokee County cities post a mixed bag of returns during holiday...
While cash registers jingled during the busy Christmas season, most cities in Texas saw an increase in sales tax revenue - a 6.4 average jump....


Rusk State Hospital governing body meets
The Governing Body of Rusk State Hospital will meet at the hospital at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Quality Management Department, Building 501, Austin Room. The...
When you go to bed Saturday night, be sure to move your clock forward one hour. The Rusk Volunteer Fire Department suggests that you replace...


Cherokee County sales tax rebates lag behind statewide average
Based on sales tax rebates from the State Comptroller's office, the economy in Cherokee County lagged behind the statewide average during the busy,...