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Rusk ISD employs architect
The Rusk ISD Board of Trustees approved the employment of the Lufkin architectural firm of Goodwin-Lasiter Inc. Monday night. The firm will draw up plans for a new high...
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ETMC launches 9th annual free prostate cancer screening ETMC's ninth annual free prostate cancer screening for men is being held this month. The procedure consists of a...
Calvary Baptist plans Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible school is planned for 8:30-11:30 a.m. June 18-22 at Calvary Baptist Church. Sessions are available for young people from age four to sixth grade. There will...
County gets clean audit
Jeff Geese, managing partner with Henry and Peters accounting firm in Tyler presented an audit report at the Monday morning meeting of the Cherokee County Commissioners...
'Friends' plan luncheon
The train keeps rolling for the Friends of the Texas State Railroad, who continue to plan special events for the train and look forward to assisting the Texas State...
Athletic department report
Athletic director Wayne Mahaffey was the department head to present a report at the June meeting. Each month a different department reports to the board. There are 16...
Pool grand opening is Saturday
Splash Day to feature live entertainment, a volleyball tournament and live radio broadcast The forecast calls for a 100 percent chance of water fun as the second annual...
Rusk High School Class of 1987 slates reunion
The Rusk High School class of 1987 will celebrate its 20th year class reunion Saturday June 23. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. at Jim Hogg Park in Rusk. Classmates are...
RHS scholarships announced
Scholarships not included in the announcement at the scholarship banquet included three East Texas State Fair scholarships for $3,000 each, given to Krystan Hope Corley,...
Hands on workshop scheduled
Prairie View AM University along with Cooperative Extension Agent Rene' McCracken invite area youth, 14 to 19, to explore careers through hands-on workshops in agriculture,...
The set for the depot scene of "The Great Debaters," starring Denzel Washington, lies in disrepair after being destroyed by high winds from storms which moved through East Texas Sunday. The storms blew parts of the set onto the track, downed several trees in the area and knocked several local radio stations off the air. Sunday runs of the Texas State Railroad were also cancelled due to the storms. Dates for reconstruction of the set have not been released. Blown Away

Tomato Fest opens this weekend
The Jacksonville Tomato Festival on Friday and Saturday in Jacksonville will feature new games and a gospel concert. "The newest thing to the...

Women's conference planned at Rusk church
Faith Holy Tabernacle Non-Denomination Church, 525 North Main Street, in downtown Rusk will sponsor a women's conference entitled "Women On Fire For God" at 7:30 p.m. June...
Uncle Fletch Burger and BBQ cook-off/festival will be June 9 in Athens
The Uncle Fletch Burger and Barbecue cook-off will take place in Athens on June 9 at the Lake Athens Marina on FM 2495. Gates open at 10 a.m. Cook-off teams will compete in...
May rainfall tops 7 inches
Storms ripped through East Texas Sunday, downing trees, ruining cemetery homecoming events and forcing the cancellation of Sunday runs of the Texas State Railroad. The...