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Council holds public hearing about lake land
The city of Jacksonville held a public hearing to receive input on a possible annexation of land underneath the waters of Lake Jacksonville during their monthly meeting...
County entities still helping after Hurricane Harvey
As people from around the world do what they can to help those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, several Cherokee County entities are doing their parts to help...
Birmingham Forest Club celebrates 50 years
It’s a treasure hidden away on Copeland Street – and it’s celebrating a birthday. Birmingham Forest Golf Club, affectionately known as “the toughest little course in...
Grand Jury indicts 38 in July
The Cherokee County Grand Jury met July 24, 2017 and returned 38 indictments. The Grand Jury indicted: •Wesley Charles Anaya, 38, of Tyler, for Count I - evading arrest...
Atlatl program at Caddo Mounds State Site Saturday
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to participate in a day program learning about the ancient hunting and throwing device known as the atlatl. The...
Rusk fall clean-up set for Saturday
The annual Rusk citywide clean up is set for Saturday, Sept. 9. The event is restricted only to residents that reside within the city limits or any resident that resides...
Return to ‘Lonestar Lickskillet’
Lurlene Bowden, historical cookbook author, has teamed up once again with Shamrock Shelley Cleaver to write volume two of the historical cookbook...


Disaster Unemployment Aid Now Available for 11 Additional Texas...
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in 11 additional counties as a result of severe weather due to...
Hurricane Harvey Disaster Aid Available in 18 Texas Counties
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of severe weather due to Hurricane Harvey. Under...
The TJC Apache Chiefs serve as student ambassadors all year long, but it’s during the summer New Student Orientation sessions where they’re at their busiest. Pictured front, from left: Yemile Flores of Lindale, Jazzimine Crist of Rusk, Lily Lemus of Van, Marly Murphy of Austin, Jackie Nateros of Tyler, Kendall Land of Mount Vernon, Courtney Slider of Canton; second row: Shelby Mallard of Tyler, Haleigh Latham of Tyler, J’Bria Christopher of Dallas, Jade Marth of Houston, Ebony Griffin of Rusk, Paige Leavelle of Mineral Wells, Jade Pearson of Mesquite, Alice Huang of Xinjiang, China; third row, B.J. Anderson of Dallas, Patrick Smallwood of Tyler, Chris Williams of Tyler, Carlos Salazar of Tyler, James Loya of Tyler, Jaleen Pickett of Houston and Dyamond Taylor of Tyler. One tribe: 2 Rusk alums named TJC Apache Chiefs
At any moment, their job can morph from mentor to entertainer to motivational speaker to mother hen. They’re the Tyler Junior College Apache...


Aaron Ray Williams Skyview escapee caught Sunday morning in Rusk
An escapee from Rusk’s Skyview Unit was caught Sunday morning. According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Aaron Ray Williams, 35, was...


Harvey: how the county can help those affected
The eyes, minds and hearts of Texas are with the people of coastal Texas, including Houston, Corpus Christi, Rockport and Port Aransas, who have had their lives turned...
JISD adopts proposed budget for 2017-18 year
The Jacksonville ISD school board approved the proposed 2017-18 budget of 1.465 per $100 valuation during their monthly meeting Monday evening. The maintenance and...
Commissioners adopt budget for 2017-18
At the Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting Monday, Aug. 28, there was a public hearing held on the budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. There were no comments or...
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The Texas State Railroad’s Rusk Depot will host Pints in the Pines, an autumn ale extravaganza, at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 and 21. The TSR Authority named new officers and heard reports from Teresa Propeck, public relations manager for owner corporation The Western Group, during their monthly meeting Aug. 23. TSR sets new events for fall season
A new event on the Texas State Railroad (TSR) is slated to debut in October departing from the Rusk depot featuring locally crafted beers,...