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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...


Rusk summer ball registration planned
Rusk Baseball and Softball Association will conduct registration for summer ball from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 10 at the baseball field. Summer ball participants will be...
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...


Last Thursday's storm brought more than rain. A twister damaged homes and ripped down trees near the Bulah and Hudson Chapel communities. Tornadoes touch down near Bulah, Hudson Chapel
Damaged trees on FM 23 near the Bulah community and FM 752 near Hudson Chapel were probably the result of tornadoes, said Cherokee County Extension...


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...


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...
Deadline is March 12 to file for local elections
Candidates may file for places on the May 12 city and school election ballots until the close of business on March 12. Deadline to register to vote is April 12. Early...
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...
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....


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...
Farewell reception honors Larry Long
Larry Long was honored with a reception at the Cherokee County Teachers Federal Credit Union Friday. He has accepted a position at Austin Bank and...


Cherokee County sales tax rebates lag behind statewide average
Based on sales tax rebates from the State Comptroller's office, the economy in Cherokee County lagged behind the statewide average during the busy,...


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...
Skunk hunting seminar slated for single women
A seminar designed for the single woman who is tired of catching skunks is planned for 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 3 at Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Entitled...
Class of '87 slates reunion June 23 at Hogg Park
The Rusk High School class of 1987 will celebrate its 20 year reunion Saturday June 23 at the Jim Hogg Park during the daytime hours and at the Woods, formerly Cherokee...