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Black Texans fought for Texas' independence
The successful struggle to free themselves from Mexico has long been a great source of pride for Texans. But the outbreak of the Texas independence movement in 1835...
BRIAN BASSE Rusk school teacher is arrested
Brian Edward Basse, 34, of Rusk has posted bond and been released from the Cherokee County Jail. Mr. Basse, a Rusk High School social studies...


TSR season officially opens March 3
Despite all of the news concerning their financial difficulties, the Texas State Railroad continues running, as the train is set to launch its 2007 season on March 3. The...
American Heritage is frontrunner
American Heritage Railways emerged as the frontrunner among four bidders for the operation of the Texas State Railroad (TSR) at the end of an all day meeting Thursday in...
Cancer education program slated with mammograms
The Texas Cooperative Extension and Cherokee County Health Department will present Hallelujah to Health breast and cervical cancer education program from 9 a.m.-2 p.m....
February blood donors are eligible to win tickets
February blood donors to The Blood Center East Texas at 3520 N. University in Nacogdoches and 1607 W. Frank Ave., Suite 111, Lufkin, are eligible to win Houston Livestock...
Alto ISD sponsors open house on March 6
Alto ISD will sponsor its annual spring open house Tuesday, March 6. Parents and guardians are invited to visit with teachers at the elementary campus from 5:30-6:30 p.m.;...
Church plans revival
The Atoy United Methodist Church will conduct revival services March 1-4. Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Refreshments will be served...
Catfish dinners will once again be offered for sale
The Shady Grove Church of God in Christ on Cherokee Street in Rusk will sell catfish dinners beginning Friday. Dinners will be offered for sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on...
Aaron Foxworth, a fifth grader, recently won the Rusk Intermediate Spelling Bee. He will represent his campus on Feb. 28 in the District Spelling Bee to be held at Rusk Junior High. Local News Briefs
Debra Dominy to be honored with reception Austin Bank will honor Debra Dominy for 20 years of service with the bank. A reception will be held...


Community resource guides available for 211
2-1-1 East Texas announced this week that the 2007 East Texas Community Resource Guide is now available. 2-1-1 East Texas has compiled the resources of 14 East Texas...
Sylvia Willis Lett's new novel set for release
Sylvia Willis Lett's new novel, "Perfect for You" will be released on March 6. She has signed a two-book deal with Dafina Books, a division of Kensington Publishing. The...
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...


The Texas Hospital Association has awarded East Texas Medical Center-Jacksonville a plaque celebrating the 75th anniversary of membership in the statewide organization. From left are: Charles Broadway, Dr. Christopher Johnson, Byron Hale, Joe Angle, Larry Durrett, ETMC CEO Elmer Ellis, Della Vallejo, ETMC Jacksonville President Steve Bowen, Harry Tilley, John Magouyrk and Dr. Michael Banks. ETMC Jacksonville receives membership recognition
East Texas Medical Center Jacksonville was honored as a long-time member of the Texas Hospital Association. The hospital was one of four...