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CCT hosts magical Sip & See
The Cherokee Civic Theatre in Rusk is gearing up for the first Sip & See event of 2019, an event that promises to be a magical night. Magician Grant Freeman is back in...
Offices closing for MLK Day
Federal, state and local offices around the county are closing to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21. MLK Day is a federal holiday held the third Monday...
Citizens enroll in first ever Citizens Police Academy
The very first Rusk Citizens Police Academy officially kicked off Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Rusk Public Library, with 22 Rusk citizen cadets...

Photo by Cristin Parker
Rusk Police Chief Joe Williams and Sgt. Nathan Acker escort George Stover back to his seat during the Rusk meeting on Dec. 27. Recall election set as RCC councilmen decline to resign
As discussion of the city of Rusk’s recall election commenced during a special Rusk City Council meeting, held Thursday, Dec. 27, things got heated...

County officials were sworn into their respective offices on Jan. 1 at the courthouse. Elected officials taking office are, from left (back) Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Judge Phillip Grimes, Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Judge Tony Johnson, Precinct 4 County Commissioner Billy McCutcheon, County Surveyor Kris Morgan, County Judge Chris Davis, Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Judge Rodney Wallace, Precinct 2 Commissioner Steven Norton, (front) Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Judge Brenda Dominy, County Clerk Laverne Lusk, District Clerk Allison Dotson, County Treasurer Erin Curtis and County Court at Law Judge Janice Stone. Officially official in 2019

County’s rivers, creeks runneth over after ongoing rain
Water, water everywhere – and there’s even more rain in this week’s forecast. As of Monday, parts of Cherokee County received between 2 and 3 inches of rain in the last...
Local roadways get a bit of TLC
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) began numerous construction and maintenance work projects throughout the district on Monday, Jan. 7....

New laws take effect in new year
The new year ushered in a few new laws for Texas residents. State legislators approved the new laws during the 85th session of the Texas Legislature, which met in...
Rusk Rural WSC lifts boil water notice
As of Thursday, Jan. 3, the boil water notice issued to Rusk Rural Water Supply Co. customers on FM 1248 and surrounding areas has been rescinded. Testing results indicate...
Rusk City Secretary Rosalyn Brown served Councilmen Jan Pate and Ken Ferrara with the petitions bearing the signatures of Rusk voters seeking the pair's removal from office. Rusk clerk Pam Tyer provides the rest of the council members will copies of same.
Photo by Cristin Parker Rusk councilmen served recall petitions
Rusk City Council held their shortest meeting to date, fittingly on the shortest day of the year. Rusk City Secretary Rosalyn Brown officially...

Photo by Josie Fox Rusk swears in 3 new officers
Rusk Police Chief Joe Williams swears in three new Rusk Police Department members during the Dec. 13 council meeting. “A lot has been said recently...

Offices close, trash routes change for holidays
Merry Christmas and happy New Year! The Cherokeean Herald’s office will be closed for the holidays beginning Thursday, Dec. 20 and will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on ...
Judge dissolves TRO against Rusk recall petition
Tyler 12th Court of Appeals Judge Diane DeVasto ruled to dissolve the temporary restraining order (TRO) recently filed against the city of Rusk and Rusk City Secretary...
Rusk Councilman calls for “peace”
Citizens of Rusk pulled no punches whilst making comments to the Rusk City Council during the city's regular council meeting held Thursday, Dec. 13. Several residents...
BREAKING NEWS: Troup lifts boil water notice
Officials with the city of Troup have announced the recent citywide boil water notice has been rescinded as of today, Thursday, Dec. 13. “All Troup water is safe for all...