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TxDOT Urges Drivers to Stay Focused on the Road as Distracted...
An estimated 1 in 5 traffic crashes in Texas is caused by distracted driving, and the problem is getting worse. As part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in...
April 3 - 9 is Public Health Week
Cherokee County Judge, Chris Davis signed a proclamation in the honor of National Public Health Week, which runs April 3 - 9, and reads: WHEREAS, Governor Abbott has...
Texas takes a stand against obesity: Statewide weight-loss contest...
An exciting new contest in Texas is encouraging both individual residents and entire employee groups statewide to lose weight, get healthy and win huge cash prizes for...
The Pegasus Project holds Aviation/Equine Event April 22 in Murchison
For the third year in a row, The Pegasus Project Horse Rescue will be taking part in the national celebration of ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty...
AISD prepares for STAAR, honors UIL winners
It was standing room only as the Alto ISD school board recognized the district’s big winners in the recent UIL academic competition. “It’s very positive to see so many...
Photo: Tara Hood

Rusk’s Ladadrian Polk (front), Semaj Johnson (middle) and Anthony “NuNu” Hunter (back) prepare to take off at the start of the 400 meter dash at the annual Doug Jordan Relays. For results and pictures, see pgs. 1B and 4-5B. On your mark...


Alto Elementary pre-K round-up and shot clinic April 4/Clinica de...
The Alto Elementary pre-K round-up and shot clinic will take place from 9 a.m.-noon April 4 at the Alto Elementary nurse’s office. This will be a come and go...
House committee approves school finance measure
Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout. After weeks of debating how to prevent school districts from becoming financial losers, the House Public...
Christus Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler named one of the nation’s...
Christus Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler has again been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson HealthTM business....
Medicare’s hospice benefit helps people cope with final stages of...
Choosing hospice care isn’t about giving up. It’s about making every day count. Terminally ill people who make the choice receive care for their physical, emotional,...
Texas Families-Especially Texas Children-Need a Healthy Medicaid...
Medicaid is an efficient and effective health coverage program for Texas children, and federal and state governments should continue to stabilize and improve the program’s...
BBB: Be watchful for Tax Time Scams
With potentially 153 million returns to be filled this year, scam artists are likely to have a field day. While the IRS continues to increase its efforts against refund...
Social Security announces new online service for replacement Social...
The Social Security Administration introduced the expansion of online services for residents of Texas available through its my Social Security portal at...
News Briefs
County Republican Club to meet April 4 The Cherokee County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 at Hong Kong Buffet Restaurant, 1644 S. Jackson...
Concert, auction benefitting KAIROS Saturday
KAIROS Outside of East Texas will host a benefit including music and a silent auction at 5 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 1031 SE Loop 456 in...