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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...
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...
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...

Lon Morris sponsors soccer camp June 11-14
Chris Woodard, head soccer coach and former professional soccer player will conduct a soccer camp from 9- 11:30 a.m. June 11-14 at Lon Morris College. The camp is open to...
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

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...
Hendrick family reunion is June 23
The annual Hendrick family reunion will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Campground Baptist Church, four miles west of Alto on Highway 294. A covered dish luncheon...
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...
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,...
LMC sponsors Kid Kountry Day Camp
The second annual Kid Kountry Day Camp will be held at Lon Morris College from June 11-15 and is designed for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade. Youths...
LEGAL NOTICES
Lease/Unit Name : NEW BIRMINGHAM "B" GAS UNIT 1 Lease/Unit Well No: 8H Lease/Unit Acres: 696.11 Nearest Lease Line (ft): 228.0 Lease Lines: 752.0 F W'ly South L, 1651.0 F...
Greg James Country Motors participated in the national "A Million Thanks" program to recognize the men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Services. With a national goal of collecting one million thank-yous by Memorial Day, Greg James Country Motors collected 2,867 thank you signatures in just three weeks. "Local schools and banks really responded to recognizing our soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines during this Memorial Day," said Greg James. 'A Million Thanks'

Board members of Heritage Center of Cherokee County admire the new sign at the museum. The heritage center is the former Summers Norman Memorial Museum. From left are Marvin Troublefield, Mike Murray, Ruther McIntosh, Rachel Loden, Kevin Stingley, Stephanie Caveness, Jim Cromwell and Donald Woodard. New sign for museum

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...
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Alto ISD released the dress code for the 2007-08 school year just in time for summer. "I wanted everyone to get this going into summer so parents will know what type of...