Outdoors

Constance Ruth Kirby Wilson Obituary
Constance Ruth Kirby Wilson born Sept. 4, 1949, was welcomed into heaven with remembrance and love on Tuesday, May 16. Memorial services will be from 3 to 5 p.m, Saturday,...
Trees, Saws and Ladders Don’t Mix
In February 2016, a homeowner was seriously injured after falling from a ladder while trimming branches from a tree in Fredrick, Okla. The man was using a chain saw to trim...
Horticulturist Greg Grant will be the guest speaker for SFA Gardens’ upcoming monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series, slated for 7 p.m. July 13 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center. SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature...
Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in the...


C4HSS recently held a clean-up day, picking up trash around the southern loop area in Jacksonville. For more information about Cherokee 4-H Shooting Sports and other 4-H opportunities, call the Cherokee County Extension Office at (903) 683-5416. Cherokee 4-H Shooting Sports kicks off new season


July 4 weekend TPWD law enforcement roundup
Texas Game Wardens logged nearly 13,000 patrol hours on state water bodies over the extended Fourth of July holiday weekend, conducting enhanced boating safety and...
Conley Park water conservation garden dedicated
The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), City of Rusk and Texas Water Smart Foundation (TWS) are pleased to announce the installation of a water...


Topping is for Ice Cream, Not Trees: Tree Topping Fiction vs. Facts
Definition: Tree Topping – the removal of main tree branches to stubs in either a straight-across hedge fashion or a complete delimbing of the tree, leaving only the main...
The Rusk Area Garden Club has chosen the yard of Josh and Briana Gentry at 115 Short Street as its June Yard of The Month. Pictured are Linn Landis, Martha Neeley, Judy Waugh, Elizabeth Holcomb, Briana Gentry, Sissy Crysup, Maxine Pierce and Jane Parsons. Yard of the Month for June


Free Movie Night
The public is invited to come out and enjoy Movie Night next Friday, June 30 at 8 p.m., on the north side of the Square in downtown Rusk. There is no charge. Refreshments...
Annual 4th of July Picnic announced
The Cherokee County Republican Club will have their Annual Picnic July 4, at Love’s Lookout Park Pavilion on U.S. 69 North of Jacksonville, starting at 11:30 a.m. Guest...
Father/Son Tournament
Birmingham Forest Golf Club will host the annual Father/Son tournament on Saturday, June 24. Tee times are 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Cost for the event is $50 per team and...
FSA County Committee Elections
Farm Service Agency Acting Administrator Chris Beyerhelm encourages farmers and ranchers if they or someone they knows is interested in serving on a local FSA County...
Arbor Day Foundation offers Tree-Care Booklet
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly...
Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Inducts Bobby Whiteside, Gulf...
The Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Toyota ShareLunker Awards Banquet inducted 2017 honorees Bobby Whiteside and Gulf States Toyota and recognized this year’s...
Texas contributes $600,000 for waterfowl habitat work in Prairie...
During remarks at Ducks Unlimited’s 80th National Convention, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Director Carter Smith announced the department’s decision to...