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VFW Auxiliary plans patriotic writing contest
The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 3406 in Rusk is sponsor of the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards. This program was developed in 1978 and these awards should...
TRACY KINCADE Coach presents motivational speech at Intermediate School Feb. 14
Rusk High School basketball coach, Tracy Kincade, gave a motivational PowerPoint presentation at Rusk Intermediate School Feb. 14. He encouraged...


Alto hires new animal control officer
Alto has a new animal control officer. Utilities Supervisor Charlie Luse was named animal control officer during Monday's meeting of the Alto City Council. Mr. Luse, who...
911 addressing halted
Rural addressing was the major item of discussion at the Thursday evening Rusk City Council meeting. Lee Flowers, chief appraiser at the Cherokee County Appraisal District...
MARY GOFF NEWS
I-69 is considered for fast track development Interstate 69 from Texas to Michigan was named on a short list of interstate corridors being...


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I-69 corridor advances to short-list for fast track completion Interstate 69, which would stretch from Texas to Michigan, has been included on a short list of interstate...
Preservation Texas identifies sites on map l Texas State Railroad employees Janet Roach (left) and Mark Price (far right) visit with Dr. Terry Colley, deputy executive director of the Texas Historical Commission Feb. 7 in Austin. Preservation Texas included the East Texas train on its list of 14 most endangered historic places in the state. Texas State Railroad named one of 14 most endangered sites
AUSTIN - The "official railroad of Texas" received a dubious honor last Wednesday when it was named one of the 14 most endangered historic places...


"It is hard fighting a war that, even if you believe in it, you know the American public won't truly appreciate the sacrifice you make." IRAQ
While Congress debates President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq, local residents sit torn between trusting the country's leadership and...


Karen Lavergne stands outside the Inez Reeder Conley Learning Center, which she opened in 2003 to help local youth with reading skills and school work. Ms. Lavergne said she wants to bridge the gap between school and home. Knowledge is power
Karen Lavergne offers youth opportunity through education It is said that one can either be a part of the problem, or a part of the solution. When...


County solicits bids to expand Pct. 4 barn
County Commissioners authorized Byron Underwood Monday morning to seek bids to renovate the Precinct 4 county barn. Mr. Underwood said he wanted to enlarge the county barn...
Rusk will hold combo election
The Rusk City and Rusk ISD elections both will be held May 12 at the Rusk ISD administration building on North Henderson Street. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m....
Rusk Rural Water slates annual meeting
The annual meeting of stockholders of the Rusk Rural Water Supply Corporation has been set for 7 p.m. March 6 at the corporation office, U.S. Highway 69 N in Rusk. Three...
Writers plan meeting for Feb. 8
The regular monthly meeting of the Inspirational Writers Alive will be held at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8th in the Activity Building, First Church of the Nazarene, corner...
Tickets go on sale for 'On Golden Pond'
Tickets for the Cherokee Civic Theatre production of "On Golden Pond" go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12 for patrons and 9 a.m. Monday Feb. 19 for the general public....
Drug raid conducted Feb. 1 at Beal Street residence
A joint drug raid was conducted at 2:40 p.m. Feb. 1 in the 200 block of Beal Street by the Rusk Police Department, the Cherokee County Sheriff Department, the Drug...