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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...


Meeting scheduled for 11th grade students
Terri Daniel, Rusk High School counselor, will conduct an information meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 for 11th grades students and their parents. She will discuss...
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...
Alzheimer's support group meets 1st Thursday
The Alzheimer's support group local alliance meetings is scheduled for noon Feb. 1 at Southern Cherokee Federal Credit Union in Rusk. Lunch will be provided by Lexington...
Alto city administrator Ashley Judd resigns
Alto has a new city administrator as Ashley Judd announced her resignation during Thursday's special meeting of the Alto City Council. Ms. Judd said she has accepted a...
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...
MARRIAGES
Marriage licenses issued in the office of Laverne Lusk, county clerk through Jan. 24 were: John Woodruff of Rusk and Amanda Kee of Jacksonville; Jerrick Skinner of Alto and...
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.
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.
Women's tour group will be featured at Jacksonville church Jan. 27
Amen Sister Girlfriend Holy Water Revival is coming to Fellowship Bible Church, 1817 E. Rusk, St., Jacksonville,. Jan. 27. The nationally-known women's tour group includes...
Alto observes School Board Appreciation Month
Promoters of public education in Alto are encouraging persons living in the Alto ISD to say thank you to school board members for their efforts in promoting the schools...