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Alto Council approves ordinance to deny electric rate change
Based upon a recommendation from Tom Trimble, area manager for Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC, the city of Alto approved an ordinance at their regular meeting Monday...
Johnnie Helm and 3-Tone Sunburst at CCT Saturday
This Saturday, March 25, 7:30 p.m., Cherokee Civic Theatre, located at W. 5th Street in Rusk, will present a one-night only “Raise the Roof” special event. Johnnie Helm &...
Trina Stidham 'Women who Were First' event March 28
Jacksonville and Cherokee County will recognize several residents who made their own brands of women’s history. Five women will be recognized as...


Photo: Becky Whisenant
A Texas State Railroad locomotive passes blooming wisteria. On March 15, the TSR Authority approved a request for proposal to negotiate with potential future operators. Turning wheels: TSRA board approves Request for Proposal
In a decisive move Wednesday, March 15, the Texas State Railroad Authority (TSRA) board approved a newly drafted RFP (Request for Proposal) for the...


Rebecca Brinson 2 arrested after search warrant executed in Alto
A joint investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department Narcotic Division and the Alto Police Department led to two arrests March...


Jacksonville City Council cancels 3 of 4 races; approves city audit
The May 6 general election for the mayoral and city council seats in Jacksonville is now down to one race. During their monthly meeting Tuesday, the Jacksonville City...
Marie and Emmett Whitehead TSRA unveils plans to honor Emmett, Marie Whitehead
During their meeting March 15, the Texas State Railroad Authority Board will vote on a resolution to name a Lone Star Coach at the Texas State...


Bid accepted for new Pct. 3 building
During Monday morning’s Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting Precinct 3 took up several items on the agenda. After several false starts, a bid was finally approved...
Dunaway hired as city manager
The search for a new city manager in Rusk included several qualified candidates, but in the end, the city chose the candidate who was – at least for an interim period –...
Texas DPS graduates 134 Highway Patrol Troopers in ceremony in Austin
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw, Texas Public Safety Commission Chair Cynthia Leon and members of the Public...


Texas Tri-Agency announces “Texas Internship Challenge” for students
Texas Tri-Agency partners announced the “Texas Internship Challenge,” a new statewide campaign to increase and promote internships for students in Texas. Texas Workforce...
There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch. Warning Signs of an...
As becoming financially stable interests most, scammers are quick to take advantage with free-meal seminars. It’s important to understand that the ultimate goal of free...
Week in Review: end of February marks busy time for Representatives
The last weeks of February were eventful for the Texas House of Representatives. Our committees are now organized, and important bills are making their way through the...
Nichols' 5 cents: convention of states; no Daylight Savings?
Almost two months into the legislative session, the Legislature is approaching the first of many deadlines, including the last day to file most bills. As of this writing,...
Cherokee County Genealogical Society announces meeting
The next regular meeting of the Cherokee County Genealogical Society will be at 5 p.m., Monday, March 13, in the community meeting room of the Singletary Memorial Library...