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Rusk Citizen of the Year Ted Debbs is pictured with his wife, Sheilah. Mr. Debbs is superintendent at Rusk State Hospital. Ted Debbs named Citizen of the Year
Rusk State Hospital Superintendent Ted Debbs was named Rusk Citizen of the Year Saturday night at the 66th annual chamber of commerce banquet at...


Commissioners buy new truck
Cherokee County Commissioners met briefly Monday morning to consider an agenda of 12 items including the purchase of a pickup truck for the license and weight officer....
Relay for Life committee slates run for April 27
Date for the 2007 American Cancer Society Relay for Life for Cherokee County has been set for April 27, 2007 at Mauldin Field, Jacksonville High School. The date was set...
Texas State Railroad is up and running
The Texas State Railroad will be making runs on Saturdays in January and February. The train will depart from Rusk at 11 a.m. and will return at 3:30 p.m. The train will...
Caddoan Mounds slates astronomy workshop
The astronomy workshop for beginners is designed to help new telescope owners get acquainted with both the telescope and night sky. Participants will learn to locate major...
Barbara Draper receives Special Olympics award
Special Olympics Texas has selected Barbara Draper as the 2006 Trainer of the Year. Ms. Draper has been involved in Special Olympics for more that 15 years and has...
Dallas files lawsuit to stop Neches refuge
Claiming the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has not adequately studied the environmental impact of designating the Neches River plain as a wildlife refuge, the City of...
Clogging lessons slated
For those who can't seem to stay with an exercise program clogging may be the answer. "Clogging is an excellent form of exercise and lots of fun," said Peggy Hugghins,...
CHRIS DAVIS Citizen of the year highlights chamber banquet
County Judge Chris Davis will be the master of ceremonies for the 66th annual Rusk Chamber of Commerce banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the junior...


Relay for Life kickoff event scheduled in Rusk
The Cherokee County Relay for Life will hold their annual kickoff event at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 29 at the Southern Cherokee Federal Credit Union, 602 North Henderson St. in...
Rusk files suit against former city manager
The City of Rusk has filed suit in 2nd Judicial District Court against W.R. Bowden and his son, former Rusk City Manager Kevin Bowden concerning the location of...
Construction nears $1 million in 2006
Rusk building permits for 2006 totaled $978,465, compared to $1,165,000 in 2005. Of the 2005 permits issued, values of home construction totaled $948,000, almost as much...
Alzheimer's support group will not meet in January
There will be no Alzheimer's meetings in January. They will resume Feb. 1 at Lexington Place (formerly Oak Park Care Center) in Rusk. For more information call Liz at (903)...
Rusk Mayor Suzann McCarty administers the oath of office to Councilman Kris Morgan. Mr. Morgan was appointed Thursday evening to a vacancy on the Rusk council created by the Dec. 12, 2006, death of District 1 Councilmember Ruth Ross. Morgan appointed to Rusk city council
Kris Morgan is the new District 1 Rusk City Councilmember. He was appointed Thursday evening by the city council to fill the position formerly held...


Cast announced for "On Golden Pond"
Cherokee Civic Theatre Director Don Parsons and Producer Camille Jones have put a cast together to tell the story of the Thayers, in their 44th year of going to their...