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Offenders at l Skyview-Hodge Texas Department of Criminal Justice Unit are in the process of building new holding pens for the Rusk Animal Control department. These pens will be used to quarantine animals that are being isolated for various reasons. New animal pens for Rusk

Rusk council meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday
The Rusk City Council will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday at city hall to discuss and consider possible action on a purchase and sale agreement between the city and American...
Helicopters like this Apache will soon fly in and out of Cherokee County Airport to refuel, thanks to a new military contract approved last week. Pilots will be offered a courtesy vehicle to drive to a nearby restaurant for a meal. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FROM ABOVE
The sound of Apache and Chinook helicopters flying into the Cherokee County Airport means economic development for Cherokee County, said Clint...

Heat is on to replace AC system
The heat is on this month to install a new air conditioning system at the Cherokee Courthouse. Work is expected to begin on Wednesday. "There will be no air conditioning...
The k annual Independence  Day parade and a salute to veterans will be held in downtown Rusk starting at noon Saturday. A parade favorites among kids is Sparky, the fire dog. Independence celebration is Saturday
Veterans will take the spotlight this weekend during Rusk's annual Independence Day Celebration. Activities begin with a veteran appreciation...

NEWS
Drivers License renewals can be made in Rusk Representatives of the Department of Public Safety Drivers License Division are in Rusk at the courthouse annex building, 201...
G.L. Skinner tribute
The Alto Independent School District extends this formal expression of its sorrow at the death of G.L. Skinner, a highly respected member of the Alto ISD board of trustees....
It's a dog-gone shame to dump dogs in the county
This dog and a companion animal, both about six months old, were recently reported by a resident living on FM 752 near the intersection of CR 2406...

Family fun day planned Saturday at Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site
Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site will hold a "family fun day" from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. this Saturday. There is no charge for the event, but donations are welcome. ...
Approximately l 90 wild horses and burros will be sold at auction by the federal government this weekend in Nacgodoches. For more information, call (866)4MUSTANGS.  COURTESY PHOTO Wild horse, burro adoption planned
If you have a green pasture, a warm heart and a measure of patience, then a wild horse adoption may be for you. The Bureau of Land management will...

Consultants give AISD a positive progress report
The Alto Independent School District Board of Trustees received a progress report from educational consultants Donni Cook and Lisa Krumm of C.I.T. Consultants Monday night...
Rusk denies zoning for trailer park
The Rusk City Council denied a zone change request from Kevin R. and W.R. Bowden Thursday evening. The Bowdens asked that the council change zoning for a 2.5 acre tract on...
Small school athletes make the big time
Nine of the 10 Division I-A NCAA football teams in Texas have at least one player from Class 3A or below, according to Dave Campbell's Texas Football. The magazine went as...
Jacksonville loses 26 lettermen
Jacksonville's loss of 26 seniors to graduation means that Head Coach Randy Copeland will almost have to rebuild the team from the ground up. At least the foun- dation has...
Rusk wide receiver J.J. Session makes a leaping catch during the Eagles' 63-56 win over the Madisonville Mustangs in the bi-district championship last season. Coach Wayne Mahaffey describes Session, along with Bobby McDuff, as the most dangerous receivers his program has ever had. PHOTO: WOLF WHITAKER Alto ranked #1 despite losing several key players
Last season, the Alto Yellowjackets won the Class A Division I state title. This year, despite losing 12 lettermen to graduation, Dave Campbell's...