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Hugghins recognized, Sunday sworn in on RISD board
Rusk Independent School District’s trustees kept Monday’s regular school board meeting short and sweet. RISD Superintendent Scott Davis swore in newly elected trustee...
Jacksonville College President, Mike Smith, addresses those in attendance at the May 9 luncheon sponsored by Austin Bank in celebration of Jacksonville College May 9 declared Jacksonville College Day
May 9 was recently declared Jacksonville College Day by Jacksonville Mayor Dick Stone in recognition of the contributions Jacksonville College has...


Rusk’s newly elected council members sworn in during first meeting...
Rusk’s three new council members jumped in with both feet during their first city council meeting, held Thursday, May 10, at the Rusk Civic Center. Newly elected...
Annual USPS Stamp Out Hunger Day set for May 12
Make your mama proud this weekend and be sure to participate in the United States Postal Service’s 26th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive on...


Veteran reporter joins Cherokeean Herald staff
Loyal Cherokeean Herald readers may have noticed a new, but familiar, name on featured articles in the paper recently. Rusk resident and longtime news writer Cristin...
2018 Elections: Change is in the wind for the city of Rusk
All three Rusk City Council incumbents were ousted after votes were tallied in the Rusk City Council general election, held Saturday, May 5. Polls closed at 7 p.m. on...
Conversation with Sen. Robert Nichols and Rep. Travis Clardy
The Texas Tribune hosted a Conversation with Senator Robert Nichols and Representative Travis Clardy May 7 at Stephen F. Austin State University. Through the support of...
Mayor declares May 9 Jacksonville College Day
In recognition of Jacksonville College’s contributions to the community, Jacksonville Mayor Dick Stone has declared May 9 Jacksonville College Day. On that day, the...
CCT’s 2017-18 season concludes with blazing guns
Welcome to the Roaring Gulch Hotel, the setting for Cherokee Civic Theatre’s melodramatic season finale. Applaud, boo, hiss and cheer on the...


Longtime Relay volunteer and cancer survivor Jay Hooker cuts the ribbon, officially kicking off the 20th annual Cherokee County Relay for Life event on Friday, April 27. Linked together: local Relay for Life event marks 20 years in the...
Two decades and more than $3 million later, participants in Cherokee County’s Relay for Life event are still marching toward the end of all...


Bob Goldsberry poses with Rusk City Council members Walter Session, Don Jones and Ben Middlesbrooks along with Rusk Mayor Angela Raiborn on one of the passenger cars after receiving the check paying off the loan. Full steam ahead: Railroad pays off loan to Cities of Rusk and...
In 2007 the Texas State Railroad was facing difficult decisions as the costs of operating and maintaining the park were causing the state to lose...


Boyd stepping down as editor
Every journalist loves to write. But we never really write about ourselves. Sure, every once in a while, we write columns that let you into our day-to-day lives just to...
Governor Abbott visits Nacogdoches for Lone Star Legislative Summit
The SFA campus was abuzz with energy on Friday when over 400 guests joined elected officials from various districts, business leaders, forward thinkers and community...
Rusk Public Library receives Family Place Library Grant; joins FP...
Rusk Public Library has received a Family Place Library Grant- Building Foundations for Early Learning along with a stipend from The Tocker Foundation to cover all travel...
Embracing amazing: Elijah's Retreat
Located just five miles south of Jacksonville, Texas, is Elijah’s Retreat – a place that allows families facing autism to explore nature, build...