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WORKING ON THE RAILROAD
The Rusk City Council voted Thursday evening to approve a purchase and sale agreement with American Heritage Railways, Inc. The action was tabled at the last council...
Rodeo opens in Jacksonville
The 2007 Tops-in-Texas Rodeo, scheduled for July 11-14, will add more attractions for families and children, said Brenda Jones of the Jacksonville Rodeo Association....
A giant crane visited k Rusk two weeks ago when a new heating and air conditioning system was installed at the county courthouse. The old unit was lifted and lowered to the ground and a new unit put in its place. The new system was included in this year's budget and was planned. The unit was purchased from Johnson Controls of Shreveport, La. and cost $145,541. Courthouse activity continued as usual with patrons and employees bearing the disadvantages of the heat. Big crane makes courthouse delivery

Registration planned at River of Life School
Fall registration at the River of Life School of Ministry in Rusk will be held from 4-7 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3. Classes are from 7:30 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Monday through Friday and...
The Texas State Railroad track is suspended over a 60-foot by 30-foot washout at Bean's Creek. Heavy rainfall over the weekend caused floodwaters to washout the TSR track and several county roads. County officials are currently seeking disaster assistance. 'Troubled Water'

NEWS
Dialville school reunion will be July 14 The annual Dialville School reunion will be Saturday, July 14, at the Jacksonville High School cafeteria. Visitation will begin...
Wells 4-H group wins at district show
A group from the Wells 4-H qualified to go to the state horse show July 21-28 in Abilene. They competed in the District Five contest June 18-19 at...

Bowden trial date postponed
Trial date for a suit filed by the City of Rusk against Kevin R. Bowden and his father W.R. Bowden has been postponed pending further legal consultation. City Manager...
Birmingham celebrates Family Golf Month
The USGA has designated July as Family Golf Month. To help support this on a local level, Birmingham Forest Golf Club has planned several events. Throughout the summer,...
Revival slated at Mt. Hope
Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church will be in revival July 16 through July 20. Services will begin each night at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Brother Bob Goodnight will be the...
The 300 steam engine sits idle on the siding after Friday's collision with the derailed passenger car pictured left. TSR officials say repair to the locomotive was minor and will cost approximately $2,000. PHOTOS: LELAND ACKER Derailment, washout halt TSR train runs
A freak accident during Friday's run of the Texas State Railroad (TSR) and a washout near Maydelle have halted train rides indefinitely. The...

Rusk State Hospital 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...
Cherokee County seeks disaster area designation
Heavy rainfall over the weekend resulted in flooding in various parts of Cherokee County, closing several county roads and flooding homes near Lake Jacksonville....
Friends group tunnels into transition
As the Texas State Railroad enters the tunnel of transition from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to the Texas State Railroad Authority (TSRA), the Friends of...
New rail agency elects 7th board member
The Texas State Railroad Operating Agency held a meeting July 3 to become the TSR Rail Authority, mandated by the 80th session of the Texas Legislature. With Vice...