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2 Ruskites named to SFA president's honor roll
Two Rusk residents have been named to the Stephen F. Austin State University president's honor roll. They are Crystal Leigh Brown, majoring in communication disorders and...
Auditions set for 'Dirty Work at the Crossroads'
Audition for the last play of the season, "Dirty Work at the Crossroads" will continue Sunday, Feb. 11 and Monday, Feb. 12 at the Cherokee Civic Theatre. Director Jerry...
Tree House restaurant to open in March
Occasionally, an idea will appear out of nowhere. Such is the case for Tomas Holguin of Rusk. Mr. Holguin had purchased a garage apartment to be moved, when he noticed the...
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...
Dr. Ross will speak for event
East Texas Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Tyler Public Library in the Taylor Auditorium to hear Dr. John Ross speak in conjunction with...
Volunteers are sought
Volunteers are needed at East Texas Medical Center Rusk. Persons interested in becoming a volunteer may contact Becky Ford, clinic manager, at (903) 683-3604.
Elisabeth Avalyn Moore
Sean Daniel Moore announces the birth of his baby sister, Elisabeth Avalyn at 9:06 a.m. Jan. 12 at Arlington Medical Center. She weighed seven pounds and 14 ounces and was...
Bridal show planned for March 24
Exhibitors are being sought for Rusk's first bridal show, planned for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Train building formerly the ETMC Olympic Center Building, 5th...
State Sen. Robert Nichols Committee assignments now complete
State Rep. Chuck Hopson (D-Jacksonville) and state Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) plan to set the "D" and the "R" aside during the current...


Texas Parks  Wildlife Commissioner John D. Parker takes the podium at a town hall meeting on the Texas State Railroad last Friday in Jacksonville. Seated from left are Marie Whitehead, TSR Operating Authority (TSROA) member, State Rep. Chuck Hopson, State Sen. Robert Nichols and TSROA members Steve Presley, Bob Goldsberry, Charles Hassell and Dan Davis. 150 voice concerns about state railroad
Approximately 150 persons attended a Town Hall meeting at the Norman Activity Center in Jacksonville Friday night. The event was hosted by State...


A canister of live, wiggling worms survived the fiery crash of the Space Shuttle Columbia. The canister, which was part of a scientific experiment using microgravity, was recovered in East Texas. REMEMBERING COLUMBIA
Feb. 1 will be a day to pause and reflect - what was - and what was lost. Four years after the crash of the Space Shuttle Columbia, the nation...


3 arrested after search warrant is executed
A narcotics search warrant executed by the Cherokee County Sheriff 's Office last week resulted in the arrest of two men and one woman. Sheriff 's deputies served the...
Class reunion planned
The Rusk High School class of 1987 is currently planning its 20th reunion. Classmates who would like to take part in the planning or would like to leave their contact...
Food Check Out Week scheduled Feb. 4-10
Feb. 4-10 has been designated as Food Check Out Week. According to the agriculture department it takes most Americans approximately five weeks to make enough money to buy...
Republican club will meet Feb. 5 at Hot Biscuit
The Cherokee County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at the Hot Biscuit Family Restaurant, 1407 E. Rusk, in Jacksonville. New officers to be installed...
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