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Fair play: Rusk's Fair on the Square this Saturday
There’s fun and frivolity in the air in Rusk – all for the upcoming Fair on the Square. The annual event will take place Saturday, May 27 around...


More Than 200,000 Kids Treated in ERs Each Year for...
As temperatures rise, more kids will be on the playground. The nation’s emergency physicians want all of them to have fun, but also to stay safe. “Many playground...
Click It Or Ticket’ Campaign Saves More Than 5,000 Lives
This month marks the 15th anniversary of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign urging Texans to buckle up. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates...
Jacksonville Council discusses grant program, zone changes
The Jacksonville City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 9 started off with special presentations. The first was for the Employee of the Month, awarded to Carol Rhymes and the...
Rusk Council reorganizes, talks land during monthly meeting
After the official canvass of the votes of the May 6, Mayoral and City Council Elections during the Rusk City Council meeting Thursday, May 11, the oath of office was...
Motorcar group speeds at TSR
Historic steam locomotives and diesel engines are not the only vehicles which may be seen on the tracks of the Texas State Railroad. On Sunday,...


New Summerfield High School seniors Romario Aguilar (second from left) and Wesley Stewart (second from right) both achieved the 60 credit hours of college coursework from Jacksonville College while meeting their requirements at New Summerfield High School. The duo will graduate from New Summerfield May 26 and from Jacksonville College in August. They are pictured with, from left, JC registrar Jodye Jay, president Dr. Michael Smith and academic dean Marolyn Welch. Dual threats: Stewart, Aguilar set to graduate from JC, NSISD
Just consider New Summerfield High School students Wesley Stewart and Romario Aguilar a couple of “dual threats.” The duo, both seniors at NSHS,...


Alto Council addresses water issues
Several water issues were discussed at the Alto City Council meeting Monday night which was opened with the swearing into office of Councilman Jerry Flowers, Councilman...
The Perkins Family and TJC president Dr. Mike Metke honored the second class of Rusk TJC Citizens Promise students during a ceremony May 9 at TJC’s Jean Browne Theatre and Courtyard. A total of 20 students were recognized; seven graduated from TJC last week. Promises kept: Rusk/TJC Promise Program honors scholars
On May 9, Tyler Junior College, Citizens 1st Bank and Rusk and Cherokee County continued keeping its collective promise and honored members of the...


Benefit for Van Zandt County Tornado Relief
To help raise funds or victims of the tornados that ripped through Van Zandt County April 29 a benefit concert is taking place from 12:30 p.m. to midnight Sunday, May 28 at...
An 18-wheeler attempting to turn onto U.S. Highway 69 just north of Rusk had its trailer tip over during the turn. The trailer collided with a stop sign and the truck blocked a portion of U.S. Highway 69. No injuries were reported. Tuesday accident


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...