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The ‘Young Riders’: Davis, Dement set to ride at HS rodeo nationals
Courtesy Photos: Katrina Davis After impressive performances in the Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals June 4-10 in Abilene, Alto’s Reagan...


Bobby Tosh is pictured with Rusk Lions Club president Sam Mormino and past Lions Club district governor David Middleton of Alto. Mr. Tosh was honored with the Melvin Jones Fellowship award during the Rusk Lions Club meeting Thursday. Nobody beats his service: Tosh honored by Rusk Lions
The motto of Harry’s Building Materials is, “No one beats our price with our service.” Owner Bobby Tosh lives that motto – especially through his...


Home sweet bowl: board discusses Tomato Bowl
Work on Jacksonville’s Tomato Bowl will begin at the end of the 2017 football season, but talk at Monday’s Jacksonville School Board meeting centered around some of the...
County emergency management coordinator Kimbrough dies
Cherokee County Emergency Management Coordinator Ronald W. “Ronnie” Kimbrough, 61, died Wednesday, July 12 in Rusk. Services were held Sunday, July 16 at Laird Funeral Home...
Alto accepting applications for new city secretary
The City of Alto will accept applications until the end of July for the position of city secretary, which has been vacant since the end of May. A third office clerk,...
Residents request speed bumps at city council meeting
Does Euclid Street need speed bumps? That was one of seven action items on the agenda at the July 13 Rusk City Council meeting. Two people spoke in support of the speed...
DPS Commercial Vehicle Roadcheck Inspections Top 8,000
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) inspected 8,182 commercial motor vehicles as part of Roadcheck 2017, a national inspection initiative held annually aimed at...
Donald Lankford signs agreement for pre-trial diversion program
Rusk Volunteer Fire Department Chief Donald Lankford has had charges from a 2015 incident that involved two teenagers and a car chase dropped after he signed an agreement...
Council hopes to repair relationship with JBSA
The Jacksonville City Council examined several avenues during their monthly meeting Tuesday evening to make Jacksonville a showcase destination – both for tourists and for...
Photos: Shonda Rogers
The Cherokee County Commissioners Court recognized county employees for their years of service during the annual Service Awards. Recognized were Christian Castro, Kelly Curry, Steven Daughety, Joseph DeGuzman, Charles Key Jr., Tammy McCutcheon, Lauren Smith, Christopher Taylor, Francisco Torres, Alan Langston, John M. Parson, Jonathan Porter, Billie Seeton, Byron Underwood, Lexa Adams, Elizabeth York, Mary Monkress and Janet Gates. Commissioners Court honors individuals for years of service
Monday morning’s Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting started with Judge Chris Davis presenting Service Awards to county employees for their...


The 2017 edition of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football is now available. This year’s edition has University of Texas head coach Tom Herman on one portion of the cover and Corpus Christi Calallen head coach Phil Danaher – the coach with the most wins in Texas high school football history – on the other. Triple threat? DCTF selects 3 county teams for playoffs
It’s safe to say that most of Texas – including Cherokee County – has been ready for some football since graduations ended across the...


The Cherokeean remembers the dedication of I.C. Conley Park in June...
Thirty-one years ago, on June 21, 1986, the city of Rusk dedicated I.C. Conley Park in the Dickinson Addition. The park was named after city leader Irvin C. Conley, who was...
Conley Park water conservation garden dedicated
The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), City of Rusk and Texas Water Smart Foundation (TWS) are pleased to announce the installation of a water...


Christmas in July event underway
CHEORKEE COUNTY – Back by popular demand – and thanks to four local libraries – Christmas is coming early again, for the Cherokee County Rainbow Room. According to the...
From left, Kaydance Davenport, Terrius Aldridge and Jordyn Herring perform during last year’s Thespians ‘N Training (TNT) event. Registration for this year’s camps continue until July 14. There are still spots available for those in grades 7-12. For more information, visit www.cherokeetheatre.net or call (903) 683-2131. TNT signups near conclusion