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Gallatin plans Gopher Fest April 14
The third annual Gallatin Gopher Fest is planned for 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Gallatin Community Center, FM 768 between Gallatin and Rusk. Trail rides are...
Elderly drivers may face vision testing
Senior citizen drivers may soon face additional testing as the Texas legislature mulls ways to decrease car crashes involving seniors. The Texas House of Representatives is...
City hall theft nears $150,000
Charges surrounding the theft of funds from Rusk City Hall were not presented to the March 26 Cherokee County Grand Jury. District Attorney Elmer Beckworth told the...
Purple potties raise money for Relay for Life
Purple potties are being delivered to individuals and businesses around Rusk as a fund-raising drive by Relay for Life to "flush cancer." Thus far, the project has raised...
The driver of this Ford F250, Terry Harris of Carthage, was injured when his vehicle was struck by a Ford Ranchero driven by James Cummings of Jacksonville. Mr. Harris was wearing a seat belt. 2 killed, 1 hurt in New Summerfield crash
A car crash near New Summerfield claimed the lives of two Jacksonville residents Sunday evening as their Ford Ranchero collided with a Ford F250 on...

KWRW-FM announces softball broadcast
KWRW 97.7 FM will broadcast the softball game between Rusk and Huntington at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5.
ETMC plans blood drive April 6 in Rusk
ETMC, in partnership with Stewart Blood Center, will hold a blood drive at ETMC Rusk Express Care from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday April 6. Stewart Blood Center will give away...
Couple killed in rollover wreck
A one-vehicle accident on FM 241 claimed the life of an Alto couple over the weekend. Jimmy Lee Campbell, 58, and Joanne Long Campbell, 65, both of Alto, were pronounced...
Woody Edmiston shows a copy of his book, "Why Parents Should Fear MySpace," during a visit to a local park. Mr. Edmiston's adopted son committed suicide due to his experiences on MySpace. Grieving father warns parents of Internet's 'dangerous gateway'
American culture is changing faster than parents can imagine. As a result, phenomenal things arise often without parental detection for years. Such...

State hospital patient escapes
A patient who walked away from Rusk State Hospital broke into two local businesses, said Rusk Assistant Police Chief Roy Cavazoz. Mr. Cavazoz said the patient broke into...
Benefit for Ronny Gates is March 31 at Church of Christ annex
A benefit to help with medical expenses of Ronny Gates is planned for 4-8 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at the Rusk Church of Christ annex building. Persons may come and dine in...
UPCOMING
ETMC, in partnership with Stewart Blood Center, will hold a blood drive at ETMC Rusk Express Care from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday April 6. Stewart Blood Center will give away...
Rusk Athletic Booster Club will meet April 2
Rusk Athletic Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 2, in the Rusk High School cafeteria. Several issues will be voted on, including election of 07-08 officers....
Rusk considers new ½-cent sales tax designation
Directors of the Rusk Economic Development Corporation (REDCO) met Monday to explore options to change the way the half-cent sales tax is spent in Rusk. Currently, the...
Christian Writers slate meeting April 12
Martha L. Rogers, board president of the statewide Christian writers orgainzation will present "Everything I Need to Know About Christian Writing" at the 6:45 p.m. April 12...