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Last Thursday's storm brought more than rain. A twister damaged homes and ripped down trees near the Bulah and Hudson Chapel communities. Tornadoes touch down near Bulah, Hudson Chapel
Damaged trees on FM 23 near the Bulah community and FM 752 near Hudson Chapel were probably the result of tornadoes, said Cherokee County Extension...

Rusk State Hospital governing body meets
The Governing Body of Rusk State Hospital will meet at the hospital at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Quality Management Department, Building 501, Austin Room. The...
Cherokee County cities post a mixed bag of returns during holiday...
While cash registers jingled during the busy Christmas season, most cities in Texas saw an increase in sales tax revenue - a 6.4 average jump....

Cherokee County sales tax rebates lag behind statewide average
Based on sales tax rebates from the State Comptroller's office, the economy in Cherokee County lagged behind the statewide average during the busy,...

When you go to bed Saturday night, be sure to move your clock forward one hour. The Rusk Volunteer Fire Department suggests that you replace...

Friends group struggles without quorum to vote
The uncertainty of the future of the Texas State Railroad has taken its toll on its friends group as there were not enough members present to constitute a quorum for the...
Rusk man recovers after being shot in ankle at Tyler hospital
A tragedy in Tyler Wednesday touched home in Cherokee County as Ronnie Norton, 60 of Alto, was wounded in the ankle during a shooting that occurred at East Texas Medical...
Super spellers participate in spelling bee
Success is spelled "e-u-l-o-g-y" for Paige Penn of Rusk, who won the Dallas Morning News/ESPN County Spelling Bee at the Rusk High School...

Inspection shows RSH is in top tier
An unannounced survey by the Joint Commission reveals that Rusk State Hospital is in the top tier of medical facilities in the nation. Following a three-day inspection in...
PHOTO: LELAND ACKER LORDS OF THE STING
The Alto Yellowjackets proudly show off their state championship rings after receiving them during lunch period on Monday.

Trailer park court date is postponed to April 3
A continuance has been granted in the 2nd Judicial District Court of Judge Dwight Phifer concerning a suit filed by the city of Rusk against W.R. Bowden and his son, Kevin...
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...
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...
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.;...