News

News briefs
CCT membership meeting Thursday The Cherokee Civic Theatre will hold its annual membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the theatre. The meeting will discuss...
Members of the Rusk baseball and softball teams show off their strength standing next to Caleb Whitely (front row, third from left). Caleb, a third-grader, has beaten two forms of leukemia. The teams recognized him by naming him an honorary captain for their playoff games – baseball against Spring Hill and softball against Atlanta. Caleb threw out the first pitch at game one of the Rusk-Spring Hill game. Showing their strength


TSR goes West(ern): The Western Group takes over as operator of...
In the frontier days, many a traveler would use rail cars and “go west” to fortune and new beginnings. The Texas State Railroad is doing the same...


County EDC created at meeting
After much deliberation about the difference between an Economic Development Committee and a County Industrial Commission the Cherokee County Commissioners Court approved...
Election '17: JISD bond passes; Raiborn re-elected
There may not have been many elections in Cherokee County in May, but many of them brought out citizens wanting to make their voices heard. The people have spoken in...
News briefs
K.T.’s Seafood and Grill relocating K.T.’s Seafood and Grill will have a new address soon, with a target opening date of Mother’s Day for the new location. They are...
Rabies clinics continue this week
Cherokee County veterinarians are trying to fend off potential rabies outbreaks by offering low cost vaccinations in the area this week and through...


One more week for 'One Song'
Fans of musicals and of acting in Cherokee County have one more chance to share “One Song” with the Cherokee Civic Theatre. The musical “One Song” will be performed on the...
Grand Jury indicts 62 in February
The Cherokee County Grand Jury met Feb. 27, 2017 and returned 62 indictments. The Grand Jury indicted: •Rayburn Lee Hobbs, 82, of Bullard, for murder - habitual offender...
Photo: Becky Whisenant
At their recent meeting April 26, the Texas State Railroad Authority voted to reject an offer from Iowa Pacific Holdings that would leave Iowa Pacific as the operator of the Texas State Railroad. The current contract with Iowa Pacific ends May 4. The TSRA entered into negotiations with The Western Group of Ogden, Utah, in late March and boardmembers say negotiations with The Western Group are “very close.” TSR rejects operator offer from Iowa Pacific
At a meeting Wednesday, April 26, the Texas State Railroad Authority Board voted unanimously to reject an offer from Iowa Pacific Holdings which...


TXDOT Celebrates 100 Years of Service to Texans with area events
The Texas Department of Transportation turned 100 years old on Tuesday, April 4 and celebrated with an employee event at its downtown Austin headquarters office located in...
Many of Medicare’s preventive screenings come at no cost to patients
How often do people try to ignore an ache or pain by telling themselves, “Maybe if I do nothing, it’ll go away.” Sometimes that works. But wishful thinking isn’t the best...
County veterinarians unite to offer low-cost vaccinations
Cherokee County veterinarians are trying to fend off potential rabies outbreaks by offering low cost vaccinations in the area May 1-11. Various...


Rusk job fair scheduled for Thursday morning
Residents of Rusk and surrounding areas will have an opportunity to dust off their resumes and search for a new job – or that first job – from the comfort of their own...
'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...