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Three Rusk residents were among the 3,560 Texas AM University students receiving diplomas in December. They were April Nicole Pepin, Bachelor of Science Health; Collin...
Grand Jury indicts 13
The Cherokee County Grand Jury returned 13 indictments when it met in March. Among those indicted were: +George William Gossett, 21, of Henderson, charged with failure to...
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...
WIC help is available
A program designed to assist women, infants and children (WIC) is available to low income Rusk citizens. WIC assists pregnant, postpartum and breast-feeding women, as well...
Cherokee students named to SFA dean's list
Cherokee County residents named to the Stephen F. Austin State University dean's list include: from Alto, Luke Alan Johnson majoring in pre-medicine, Tad Evans Scott...
Commissioners seek new grant
Approximately 30 Cherokee County residents met with Bob Bass of the Austin Law Firm of Allison Bass in the county courtroom April 4 to discuss bringing the county road map...
Spring clean-up in Rusk will be 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...
Veterans appreciation party
A special salute to all veterans is planned for 7-10 p.m. June 29, on the eve of Rusk's massive July 4th ceremony and parade. Another first for Rusk, the event will include...
Sermon series underway
The April 15 message of the Rev. Ken Jones at Falvey United Methodist Church at Wells will come from John 21 and will be entitled "When the risen Christ comes looking for...
UPCOMING
April 12 is last day to register to vote in city, school elections Local residents are reminded that April 12 is the last day to register to vote in upcoming city and...
TSR debate heard by Senate committee
AUSTIN - The Senate Committee on Natural Resources did not have enough members present to vote on a bill which would pave the way to privatize the Texas State Railroad....
Scenes such as this from the 2006 Gallatin Gopher Festival will be repeated this weekend as the community celebrates its third event. Visitors are expected from throughout the state. The annual Gallatin School reunion will be held Sunday. All proceeds will benefit the Gallatin Community Center. 3rd Gallatin Gopher Fest is this weekend
The third annual Gallatin Gopher Festival is planned for this weekend at the community center, FM 768 between Gallatin and Rusk. Festival...

Christian Writers slate meeting April 12
Martha L. Rogers, board president of the statewide Christian writers orgainzation will present "Everything I Need to Know About Christian Writing" at the 6:45 p.m. April 12...
Easter cold snap brings snow l Chris Davis hurried outside Saturday as an Easter snow blanketed the area. He tried to cover his recently-planted tomato plants to save them from a possible freeze. Temperatures hovered around 33 degrees, and experts believe that most plants will survive. Fruit, vegetable producers get steamed over Easter cold snap
East Texans were surprised to find snow falling on Saturday. While some enjoy walking in a winter wonderland, area farmers scrambled to protect...

Rotary Club golf tourney scheduled for April 14
The Rusk Rotary Club's annual Memorial Golf Tournament, which benefits the Rotary Scholarship Fund, will be held Saturday, April 14, at the Birmingham Forest Golf Club in...