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State hospital patient escapes
A patient who walked away from Rusk State Hospital broke into two local businesses, said Rusk Assistant Police Chief Roy Cavazoz. Mr. Cavazoz said the patient broke into...
Couple killed in rollover wreck
A one-vehicle accident on FM 241 claimed the life of an Alto couple over the weekend. Jimmy Lee Campbell, 58, and Joanne Long Campbell, 65, both of Alto, were pronounced...
Sermon series underway
The Rev. Ken Jones, pastor of the Falvey United Methodist Church began a new series of sermons, "They Received Him Gladly" March 25. The March 25 sermon centered around...
Commissioners hear plans for regional transportation
A group from the East Texas Transportation Coordination Steering Committee met with members of the Cherokee County Commissioners Court to discuss plans for upgrading...
Wells community sunrise service is 7 a.m. April 8
A sunrise community service is planned for 7 a.m. Sunday, April 8, at the pavilion at the Wells Cemetery, with Calvary Baptist Church, Falvey United Methodist Church and...
UPCOMING
ETMC, in partnership with Stewart Blood Center, will hold a blood drive at ETMC Rusk Express Care from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday April 6. Stewart Blood Center will give away...
Steve Mott, a Texas Department of Criminal Justice guard, shudders as inmate Gary Hopkins drives a re-bar into the ground for the swine enclosure at the Will A. Lewis Exposition Center in Jacksonville. The work squad spent approximately 625-man-hours in preparation of the annual livestock show, which opens Thursday. PHOTO: ROBERT GONZALEZ Livestock show opens Thursday in Jacksonville
A greenhouse malfunction killed all of the Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show horticulture entries of the Troup FFA. The 29 horticulture entries...


Republican Club will meet April 2
The Cherokee County Republican Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday April 2 at the Jacksonville Senior Citizen Center 302 S. Bolton, Jacksonville.The Honorable 369th District...
March 31 is last chance to purchase Girl Scout cookies
Rusk/Alto Girl Scout Troop 139 will hold its final Cookie Booth from 9 a.m.- noon on Saturday, March 31. The Booth will be at Rick's Convenience Store at the four-way stop...
Rusk church sponsors 'Ladies Day' event
Rusk Church of Christ will host a Ladies' Day from 9 a.m.-noon April 21. Diane Litton from Shiloh Road Church of Christ in Tyler will be speaker. Her topic is "If the Shoe...
Rusk Rotary Club Golf Tourney is 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...
Gospel singing planned at Memorial Baptist Church
A gospel singing is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Memorial Baptist Church, Highway 23, just beyond the intersection of Loop 343, on the southwest side of Rusk....
REP. HOPSON Chuck Hopson gives update on state legislation to Democratic Club
State Rep. Chuck Hopson, DJacksonville, presented an update on activities of the 80th legislature at the 9 a.m. Saturday meeting of the Cherokee...


SARA REMPFER FOOTBRIDGE 4-H Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show


Woody Edmiston shows a copy of his book, "Why Parents Should Fear MySpace," during a visit to a local park. Mr. Edmiston's adopted son committed suicide due to his experiences on MySpace. Grieving father warns parents of Internet's 'dangerous gateway'
American culture is changing faster than parents can imagine. As a result, phenomenal things arise often without parental detection for years. Such...