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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...
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...


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...
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....
County adopts new court rules
Cherokee County Commissioners adopted a Rules of Procedure, conduct and decorum for court meetings Monday morning. The regular commissioners meeting was held at 10 a.m. in...
COMING
The Governing Body of Rusk State Hospital will meet at the hospital Thursday, March 22 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Quality Management Department, Building 501, Austin Room....
Mobility authority offers to help Texas State Railroad
A small group of protesters quietly sat through the proceedings of the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NET RMA) meeting in Rusk March...


Texas Rangers investigate city hall
The Texas Rangers are involved in an investigation at Rusk City Hall. City Attorney Forrest Phifer confirmed that the investigation is underway and documents have been...
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....


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...


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...


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...
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.


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...