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Texas Society of CPAs offers free online resources for Texas Taxpayers
With the April 18 tax deadline quickly approaching, many Texans are beginning to feel the stress of filing their tax returns correctly and on time. To help taxpayers...
Walter Session (left) and Larry Long (right) weren’t hippies, but “two men of distinction.” Peace, love and Chamber: Rusk honors its titans of industry during...
The members of the Rusk Chamber of Commerce “had a gas, gas, gas” recognizing the men, women and businesses that make Rusk go during the annual...


County employees received Service Awards at Monday’s Cherokee County Commissioners Court. Employees receiving five year awards:  Billie J. Davis, Marlana P. Davis, Tracy M. Dement, Brent E. Dickson, Kay Hamilton, Rocio Helm, Ronald W. Kimbrough, Omar Marroguin and Rebecca R. Netherland. Ten years:  Blanca E. Harris and Ricky R. Moore. Fifteen years:  Beth A. Davis and Lois A. Garner. Twenty years:  L.H. Crockett. Twenty-five years:  Michael C. Lindsey and David B. Womack. Also pictured are County Judge Chris Davis and Commissioners Byron Underwood, Kelly Traylor, Steven Norton and Patrick Reagan. Commissioners present service awards at meeting
The Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting Monday morning started with a presentation of Service Awards to county employees for five, 10, 15,...


Body of missing Palestine man found Thursday
The body of a Palestine man who was reported missing Jan. 14 was found Thursday, Jan. 19 at Circle R Lake in Palestine. Cody Lusk, 37, of Palestine, was found in the dam...
Tax Season begins
Monday, Jan. 23 marks the beginning of the 2017 tax season, and the first official day that the IRS will begin accepting individual tax returns. Determining which documents...
BBB lists the Top Ten Scams of 2016
Tax Scam is Still #1 despite a raid in India. Credit card scams drop off the top ten, while online purchase scams and phishing scams are new to the list. Reports to BBB...
BBB announces Awards for Excellence nominees
The BBB Annual Luncheon and Awards Banquet will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Green Acres Baptist Church Cross Walk Conference Center in Tyler from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m....
BBB: provides Holiday Travel Tips
Many of us will be traveling to visit loved ones this holiday season. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), more than 103 million Americans are expected...
SFA Director of Bands Allen teaches, promotes School of Music in...
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS – Fred J. Allen, director of bands at Stephen F. Austin State University, completed a nine-day teaching trip in Tasmania this past summer. Allen...
Henderson County Fatal
Today at approximately 9:25 am, troopers responded to a one vehicle fatal crash on FM-804, south of the city of Brownsboro.  Preliminary crash investigation revealed that a...
Fatal Van Zandt County
On September 08, 2016 at approximately 12:18 in the afternoon, troopers responded to a one vehicle fatal crash on FM-3080 in Van Zandt  County approximately five miles...
Breaking incident
We are aware that an crash involving two vehicles that occurred at approx 1:45 PM, in the vicinity of IH-20, eastbound, just east of Hwy-155.  Highway Patrol Troopers as...
Cristin Reece prepares cotton candy for guests at the annual Rusk State Hospital Employee Service Awards, held June 17. A total of 94 employees were recognized for a combined 1.390 years of service. LONGEVITY COUNTS:
Rusk State Hospital took the time to honor the men and women who have served the facility and its patients during the annual Employee Service...


Jacksonville High School alum Bill Avera was recently named Jacksonville ISD Police Chief. He previously served as Assistant Chief of Police at Dallas ISD. Chief Avera will begin his new role Aug. 1. Alum Avera named new JISD Police Chief
Jacksonville ISD has a new chief - Police Chief that is. JHS Alum Bill Avera will begin his role as JISD Police Chief on Aug. 1. Mr. Avera has 40+...


Rusk celebrates Independence Day with parade, fun