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Super spellers participate in spelling bee
Success is spelled "e-u-l-o-g-y" for Paige Penn of Rusk, who won the Dallas Morning News/ESPN County Spelling Bee at the Rusk High School...


Rusk man recovers after being shot in ankle at Tyler hospital
A tragedy in Tyler Wednesday touched home in Cherokee County as Ronnie Norton, 60 of Alto, was wounded in the ankle during a shooting that occurred at East Texas Medical...
Friends group struggles without quorum to vote
The uncertainty of the future of the Texas State Railroad has taken its toll on its friends group as there were not enough members present to constitute a quorum for the...
Trailer park court date is postponed to April 3
A continuance has been granted in the 2nd Judicial District Court of Judge Dwight Phifer concerning a suit filed by the city of Rusk against W.R. Bowden and his son, Kevin...
Inspection shows RSH is in top tier
An unannounced survey by the Joint Commission reveals that Rusk State Hospital is in the top tier of medical facilities in the nation. Following a three-day inspection in...
PHOTO: LELAND ACKER LORDS OF THE STING
The Alto Yellowjackets proudly show off their state championship rings after receiving them during lunch period on Monday.


Black Texans fought for Texas' independence
The successful struggle to free themselves from Mexico has long been a great source of pride for Texans. But the outbreak of the Texas independence movement in 1835...
American Heritage is frontrunner
American Heritage Railways emerged as the frontrunner among four bidders for the operation of the Texas State Railroad (TSR) at the end of an all day meeting Thursday in...
U.S. Rep. Hensarling discusses Lake Fastrill, health issues in Rusk
Robert Gonzalez, general manager of Oldies Radio 97.7 FM, interviewed U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling last Thursday on the recent lawsuit filed by the City of Dallas and Texas...
February blood donors are eligible to win tickets
February blood donors to The Blood Center East Texas at 3520 N. University in Nacogdoches and 1607 W. Frank Ave., Suite 111, Lufkin, are eligible to win Houston Livestock...
Alto ISD sponsors open house on March 6
Alto ISD will sponsor its annual spring open house Tuesday, March 6. Parents and guardians are invited to visit with teachers at the elementary campus from 5:30-6:30 p.m.;...
Church plans revival
The Atoy United Methodist Church will conduct revival services March 1-4. Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Refreshments will be served...
Cancer education program slated with mammograms
The Texas Cooperative Extension and Cherokee County Health Department will present Hallelujah to Health breast and cervical cancer education program from 9 a.m.-2 p.m....
Catfish dinners will once again be offered for sale
The Shady Grove Church of God in Christ on Cherokee Street in Rusk will sell catfish dinners beginning Friday. Dinners will be offered for sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on...
J. CLEMMONS Seventh grader does well at Rusk Junior High
Jasmine Clemmons is a seventh grader at Rusk Junior High School. She is an honor roll student and has received certificates for exemplary behavior,...