Front Page

More than a truck stop, Truckerz is about community
When speaking with Yash Asarsa, owner of Truckerz in Rusk, the first thing that is noticed is his love for the community. “Since becoming the...


UPDATE: Today's special Rusk meeting rescheduled
A special Rusk City Council meeting set for 5 p.m. today (Thursday, May 24) was canceled late Wednesday afternoon. The meeting was rescheduled for...


Primary runoff election results posted
As of 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, local election officials reported complete but unofficial voting totals in the primary runoff elections. Winners were: - Billy M....
Alto Municipal Judge Forrest Phifer (left) performed the swearing in for re-elected councilmen Randy Selman (middle, standing) and Carey Palmer (right, standing), who ran unopposed. Photo by Becky Whisenant Alto council swears in two new council members
Enforcement of the Alto city ordinance concerning junked or parked, non-running vehicles within the city limits was discussed at the city council...


Local nonprofit seeks volunteers, donations
Rusk has its very own giving tree, but it needs watering. The Tree of Promise -- a nonprofit, faith-based community building organization – is looking for help from the...
510 county HS grads in the class of 2018
Cherokee County will witness a total of 510 students graduate from area high schools in May. Rusk graduation ceremonies will be held Friday, May 25 at 8 p.m. at Jim Swink...
Sheeley provides Probation Office update May 14
The Cherokee County Commissioner’s Court met in regular session May 14 with all Pct. Commissioners in attendance. Brandon Sheeley, Director of the Cherokee County CSCD...
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...