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Commissioners call consent agenda item into question
Everybody makes mistakes – and apparently, that’s what happened in Monday morning’s Cherokee County’s Commissioners Court when it came time to approve the consent agenda...
Thespians ‘N Training (TNT) counselor Luke Williams instructs, from left, Terrius Aldridge, Alexis Aldredge and Clair Kesler on using power tools. The annual TNT grand finale showcases will be held Saturday, July 29 at the Cherokee Civic Theatre, 157 W. 5th St. in Rusk. For more information, call (903) 683-2131. Curtain up: TNT grand finale showcases set for Saturday
On Saturday, July 29, the historic Cherokee Civic Theatre in downtown Rusk will open the curtains to the TNT Grand Finale Showcases! After weeks...


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Alto’s Reagan Davis 3rd at NFHS Rodeo Alto rider Reagan Davis will bring home some hardware from the annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR), held July 16-22 at...
Alto native and former Texas FFA officer Creager Davis salutes the crowd during the 89th annual Texas FFA State Convention, held July 10-14 in Corpus Christi. Davis recently finished his term as state vice-president with the Texas FFA. The FFA effect: state officer Creager Davis discusses how FFA,...
Imagine this: a 13-year-old kid with an extremely heavy accent that has never really seen life outside of his small town of Alto, Texas. Now...


Nicole Phifer of the Rusk FFA was selected to the Texas FFA State Nominating Committee – the first Rusk FFA member to be selected. The committee consists of 11 members from across the state tasked with evaluating and selecting Texas’ national and state FFA officers. Rusk FFA shines at 89th annual State FFA Convention
The Rusk FFA finished another award winning year that culminated at the 89th Texas FFA Convention held in Corpus Christi last week. The Rusk FFA...


Congratulations to Oncor for being voted as Business of the Month for July 2017 by the Rusk Chamber of Commerce. Business of the Month for July


Alto FFA’s Presley Griffith was named a finalist for the Star Greenhand FFA Degree in agriscience. She was recognized at a banquet in honor of the Star Degrees. She is pictured with her parents, Kimberly and John Griffith. Alto FFA fired up after busy summer in Crockett, Corpus
From June 26 to June 28, four Alto FFA officers attended the “Oh so fine Area IX” leadership camp. The camp was held outside of Crockett, Texas. ...


NSHS FFA ‘pursues their passion’ at state convention
According to the Miriam-Webster dictionary the word relentless means showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength or pace. ...


Clearing the site for the Children’s Clinic of Rusk
The Children’s Clinic of Rusk will be located at 1375 N Dickinson Dr. Rusk, TX 75785. The main clinic is in Lufkin (The Children’s Clinic of...


Lunch & Learn
Come join the Rusk Chamber of Commerce for the first quarterly Lunch & Learn,Thursday, Aug. 17 from noon-1 p.m. at the Rusk Library. Guest speaker will be Bob Goldsberry...
Eyeglasses, cases needed at Rusk State Hospital
There is an ongoing need for used eyeglasses and cases at Rusk State Hospital. Persons with used eyeglasses are asked to contact Community Relations at (903) 683-7327.
Jacksonville Rotary
Steve Unger (left), owner of 310 Bison Ranch was the guest speaker of Mayor Dick Stone for the Jacksonville Rotary Meeting July 19. The 310 Bison...


Heritage Center museum needs volunteers
The Heritage Center of Cherokee County is seeking volunteers to host visitors at the museum on Saturdays and Sundays. Volunteers who would like to volunteer at the museum...
Samaritan Counseling Center Offers Services
Samaritan Counseling Center of East Texas is now offering counseling services for individuals, couples and families at the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Clinic in...
Military Care Package Collection
Lone Star Military Resource Group is currently collecting items for care packages to send to a military unit serving in the Middle East. The public is invited to join in...