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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...
Republican Club will meet April 2
The Cherokee County Republican Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday April 2 at the Jacksonville Senior Citizen Center 302 S. Bolton, Jacksonville.The Honorable 369th District...
Steve Mott, a Texas Department of Criminal Justice guard, shudders as inmate Gary Hopkins drives a re-bar into the ground for the swine enclosure at the Will A. Lewis Exposition Center in Jacksonville. The work squad spent approximately 625-man-hours in preparation of the annual livestock show, which opens Thursday. PHOTO: ROBERT GONZALEZ Livestock show opens Thursday in Jacksonville
A greenhouse malfunction killed all of the Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show horticulture entries of the Troup FFA. The 29 horticulture entries...

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...
Commissioners hear plans for regional transportation
A group from the East Texas Transportation Coordination Steering Committee met with members of the Cherokee County Commissioners Court to discuss plans for upgrading...
SARA REMPFER FOOTBRIDGE 4-H Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show

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...
March 31 is last chance to purchase Girl Scout cookies
Rusk/Alto Girl Scout Troop 139 will hold its final Cookie Booth from 9 a.m.- noon on Saturday, March 31. The Booth will be at Rick's Convenience Store at the four-way stop...
Bridal Show
Jan Hardy of Flowers N Things arranges her display at the Rusk Bridal Show. The display for Flowers 'N Things is one of many exhibitors to...

Legislators tack on bill riders for train
Identical riders have been attached to finance and appropriation bills in the Texas Senate and the House of Representatives to fund the Texas State Railroad as a state park...
18-year-old dies in 1-car accident
Randall Scott (Scotty) McDaniel, 18, of Jacksonville died Saturday night in a one-vehicle accident on FM 2138 at Maydelle. He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by...
Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp No. 2009 and United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter 2292 gathered at the Statute of John H. Reagan in Palestine to dedicate a new Texas Historical Commission marker. 40 attend dedication
Sons of Confederate Veterans Cross of Saint Andrew Camp # 2009 of Cherokee County was invited Saturday, March 10, by the United Daughters of the...

Rusk pitcher Chance Davis takes the signal for his next pitch during a recent game between the Rusk Eagles and the Elkhart Elks. The game, which marked the beginning of baseball season for the Eagles, whets fans' appetites for summer league baseball. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Baseball enthusiasts get in the swing for summer
One thing that has been a constant in America over the generations is baseball, said Terrance Mann, a character in the hit movie Field of...

Ballots finalized for city, school elections
May 12 elections will be cancelled for the City of Alto, both Wells city and school, City of Gallatin, City of Reklaw and City of New Summerfield. When there is no...
Alto ISD posts 76% passing rate for 3rd grade on TAKS
After congratulations were made to the middle school and elementary school students who participated in the district UIL Academic Meet, the campus principals made their...
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