Government

Rusk council holds 2 special meetings May 16
On Tuesday, May 16 the Rusk City Council held a special city council meeting at 5 p.m. and a city council workshop at 6 p.m. During the special city council meeting they...
Commissioners complete brief meeting Monday
Monday morning’s Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting may have been brief with only six items on the agenda but the business of the county was taken care...
Summer Food Service Program
Alto ISD is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years of age and under regardless of race, color, national origin,...
Jacksonville Council discusses grant program, zone changes
The Jacksonville City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 9 started off with special presentations. The first was for the Employee of the Month, awarded to Carol Rhymes and the...
Rusk Council reorganizes, talks land during monthly meeting
After the official canvass of the votes of the May 6, Mayoral and City Council Elections during the Rusk City Council meeting Thursday, May 11, the oath of office was...
Alto Council addresses water issues
Several water issues were discussed at the Alto City Council meeting Monday night which was opened with the swearing into office of Councilman Jerry Flowers, Councilman...
County EDC created at meeting
After much deliberation about the difference between an Economic Development Committee and a County Industrial Commission the Cherokee County Commissioners Court approved...
Election '17: JISD bond passes; Raiborn re-elected
There may not have been many elections in Cherokee County in May, but many of them brought out citizens wanting to make their voices heard. The people have spoken in...
Commissioners address 'concise' agenda
The Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting on Monday, April 24 was concise with only eight items on the agenda. Commissioner Patrick Reagan of Precinct 3 was...
Week in Review: a look at proposed bills, meeting with delegations
Visiting the Capitol during a legislative session is a way to help develop local community leaders and make sure state lawmakers know the issues important to their...
Nichols' 5 Cents: License to carry, budget passes Senate, voter ID
While preparing your taxes this month, Texans can be thankful we are one of only seven states with no state income tax. Lower taxes and efficient government are just a...
Week in Review: spring bringing bills, developments across district
When 181 lawmakers, thousands of policy groups, the media, and people from across the state and nation migrate to Austin every two years for the Texas Legislative Session,...
Nichols’ 5 Cents: license to carry, school choice, vet mental health
Many times the pace of the legislative session can get a little hectic. I often tell my staff that session is more like a marathon than a sprint. We’re well on our way...
House committee approves school finance measure
Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout. After weeks of debating how to prevent school districts from becoming financial losers, the House Public...
Texas Families-Especially Texas Children-Need a Healthy Medicaid...
Medicaid is an efficient and effective health coverage program for Texas children, and federal and state governments should continue to stabilize and improve the program’s...