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"It is hard fighting a war that, even if you believe in it, you know the American public won't truly appreciate the sacrifice you make." IRAQ
While Congress debates President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq, local residents sit torn between trusting the country's leadership and...


MARY GOFF NEWS
I-69 is considered for fast track development Interstate 69 from Texas to Michigan was named on a short list of interstate corridors being...


INSIDE
I-69 corridor advances to short-list for fast track completion Interstate 69, which would stretch from Texas to Michigan, has been included on a short list of interstate...
BIRTH
Donny and Tandi Dickey of Rusk announce the birth of their son, Nathaniel Thomas, at 8:35 a.m. Jan. 26 at East Texas Medical Center in Jacksonville. Nathan weighed six...
Gallatin Volunteer Fire Department hosts Valentine dinner for 2
The Gallatin Volunteer Fire Department will host a Valentine dinner for two from 5-9 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Olde Store in Gallatin. Cost is $20 per couple or $10 for one...
Drivers License renewals can be made in Rusk
Representatives of the Department of Public Safety Drivers License Division are in Rusk at the courthouse annex building, 201 E. Sixth St., on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The...
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...
Valentine dinner slated
The Gallatin Volunteer Fire Department will host a Valentine dinner for two event at the Olde Store from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. Cost is $20 per couple or $10 per...
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...
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...
Rusk State Hospital resale shop is open 1st, 2nd Fridays
The Resale Shop operated by the Volunteer Council for the Rusk State Hospital, Inc. is open 10 a.m. -3 p.m., at 545 Castner St, in Rusk on the first and second Friday of...
Joe Teague, Rusk native now of Jacksonville, stops by the Rusk Post office to purchase Ella Fitzgerald Black Heritage postage stamps. Toni Guinn, post office employee, sells the stamps to Mr. Teague. 'First Lady of Song' featured during Black Heritage month
Long-time jazz musician and retired band director Joe Teague couldn't let the month of February pass without adding his stamp of approval to a new...


Walter Cronkite Texas, the State of Springs to air Feb. 15
In parts of Texas, springs have ceased flowing. Aquifers are increasingly scrutinized by regulators and irrigators who nervously watch well pumps...


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...
Cookie bouquets available to benefit Relay for Life
For those who want to support their local Relay For Life and show someone they care at the same time can send a Valentine cookie bouquet. The $15 bouquets contain two...