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Food Manager 2-Day Certification Training
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will hold a 2-day food manager certification training from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., on June 28 and 30, at the Cherokee County Extension...
State’s high court backs landowner in water ruling
The Texas Supreme Court has strengthened protections for landowners who don’t have rights to the water underneath their property. In a ruling Friday, the state’s highest...
Cherokee Civic Theatre’s TNT registration deadline nearing
RUSK - Know a young Bill Shakespeare? Got a mini- Streisand in the family? Get them involved in the Cherokee Civic Theatre's summer Thespians in Training theater camp and...
2 ETMC-Jacksonville nurses named DAISY award winners
Jacksonville – Loretta Roberts, RN, and Brittany Ranes, RN, both of ETMC Jacksonville recently were recognized by the East Texas Medical Center...


County officials hold discussion on Zika planning
A broad group of officials, including city managers, mayors, code enforcement officers, school nurses, county commissioners, hospital staff, fire chiefs, law enforcement...
Caitlin Herman (left) of the Wells 4-H and Jamie Henderson (right) of Lookout 4-H are two of the students who will represent Cherokee County at the State 4-H Roundup in June. Caitlin will advance in Food and Nutrition while Jamie will advance in the Share the Fun Solo/Band category. Cherokee County well-represented at District 4-H roundup
The District 5 4-H Roundup was held at Stephen F. Austin University April 29-30, 2016. Cherokee County had quite a few participants this year, and...


Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) and Rep. Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin, not pictured) met with area Agriculture Extension Service agents during the Land, Water and Wealth symposium May 20. Nichols, Ashby discuss land, water, agriculture with extension agents
Austin - On Friday, May 20, Sen. Robert Nichols and Rep. Trent Ashby spoke on a panel at the Land, Water & Wealth: Legal Symposium for East Texas...


Citizens 1st Bank - Rusk sponsored the meal for the employee appreciation by providing hamburgers, hot dogs and french fries. TDCJ honors its ‘ace’ employees during appreciation
“Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas” was the theme of this year’s employee appreciation day at the Skyview/Hodge unit of TDCJ. On May 18, employees were...


Report: Texas must increase water conservation efforts
Most water utilities in Texas need to "substantially increase" their conservation efforts, according to a recent review of more than 300 city utilities by the Texas Living...
Parents sue Texas Education Agency over STAAR exams
A backlash against this year’s STAAR exams escalated Monday when a group of parents sued the state in an attempt to keep schools from using 2016 test scores to rate...
Rusk State Hospital hosts 2 concerts in April
The music was loud and lively at Rusk State Hospital last month as the facility held two concerts for its patients in April. On April 6, country artist Big Joe Walker...
Area concrete company not all it’s cracked up to be, says BBB
Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning about a Tyler-based company who consumers report has swindled them of upwards of $57,245 in value. BBB has received complaints from...
Jacksonville Council awards grant management contract
The Jacksonville City Council met Tuesday, May 10 with a 19-item agenda - just a few items shorter than last month's - and jumped right into taking care of business. They...
Austin Bank receives Cornerstone Award
The Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association, presented a Cornerstone Award to Jacksonville- based Austin Bank for its help in the...
Rusk City Council reappoints city attorney, municipal judge and...
The Rusk City Council meeting Thursday night heard the recommendation from Mayor Angela Raiborn to reappoint City Attorney Larry Sinclair; Municipal Judge Forrest Phifer...