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'One Song' opens this weekend
The historic Cherokee Civic Theatre, West 5th Street in Rusk, is proud to present the world premier original musical, “One Song,” a funny, touching and all-too true story...
Relay for Life this Friday
The fight for a cure for cancer returns to Cherokee County this weekend, with volunteers, survivors and many others prepared to stand tall against a disease that has...
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...
Demonstrations on pioneer life in the Republic of Texas including weapons, blacksmithing, weaving, soap and basket making, cloth dying and much more will be offered to visitors at the annual Folk Festival which will be held Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mission Tejas State Park located 12 miles west of Alto on State Highway 21. Tejas Forever: Mission Tejas Folk Festival set for Saturday
Step back through time into the mid-1800s when Texas was a young republic and life was challenging. Experience pioneer life firsthand Saturday,...


National Day of Prayer set for May 4
The annual National Day of Prayer is set for May 4 and the Rusk Ministerial Alliance will hold an event on that day at the Cherokee County Courthouse in Rusk. The group...
Rusk Primary Early Enrollment
Early Enrollment for students new to the district in 2017-2018 for Rusk Head Start, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten is set for Friday, April 28 from 8:00 am to 2:30 p.m.....
City of Rusk Spring Clean Up
The citywide clean up is restricted only to residents that reside within the city limits or any resident that resides outside the city limits and receives city water...
Rodriguez, Bruckner named 2017 JISD teachers of year
Monday was a night of accolades at Jacksonville ISD’s monthly school board meeting. In front of a packed house, the board recognized the individuals honored with Teacher...
Special meeting on city lake scheduled
Just when the public thought it was safe to jump back into the political waters of Rusk City Council comes another item of great debate: the city lake on the golf...
The conclusion of the 68th annual Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show and Sale brought plaudits and pride for many of Cherokee County’s next generation of agriculture and creation. Foster Hall, representing the Alto FFA, won a grand champion title with his market steer heavy entry in the beef division. Show and tell: big winners at county show


JEDCO president Marc Farmer hired in Copperas Cove
Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation president Marc Farmer resigned from his position March 6 and was officially hired April 4 as the new executive director for...
One arrested in road rage incident at Jacksonville McDonald's last...
A Jacksonville woman was arrested and a Palestine police officer has been placed on leave after a road rage incident at McDonald’s in Jacksonville April 4. According to a...
Area prepares for Easter events
With Easter weekend approaching, here is a list of Easter services and egg hunts in and around Rusk for those who are looking for family events to enjoy this Easter...
Commissioners 'bridge the gap' and approve bridge program
Thanks to a resolution between TxDOT and Cherokee County called the Off Bridge Program that was approved, the county will be receiving 4 new bridges. Precinct 2 will...
Rusk ISD renews staff contracts; parents unhappy with one coach
The contracts of a number of Rusk ISD teachers and coaches were renewed during the monthly Rusk ISD School Board meeting Monday night, but one contract up for consideration...