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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...
Sen. Nichols receives committee assignments
Freshman State Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) received his committee assignments last week for the 80th session of the Texas Legislature. Sen. Nichols will serve on:...
Curtis Hanson dazzles a group of children attending Lauren Gonzalez' third birthday party in 1988. Mr. Hanson is the state's newest multi-millionaire  after winning a scratchoff lottery game last week. Texas' newest multi-millionaire
A Gallatin man who is accustomed to making things disappear in magic acts found himself with a winning lotto ticket that will make money magically...

'Dirty Work at the Crossroads' auditions slated
Anyone who would like to be a member of a cast of bumbling characters and enjoys hootin' and hollerin' is invited to the Cherokee Civic Theatre, 116 West 5th Street, just...
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...
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...

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...
Land donated to refuge by California couple
A California couple donated one acre of land to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in August, thus finalizing the establishment of the Neches River Wildlife Refuge, said...