Outdoors

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...
Tree Identification Book from the Arbor Day Foundation Helps People...
The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The book, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the...
Pet Talk: Why did the turtle cross the road?
Ever wondered why turtles cross the road? There are a few reasons why these slow-pokes venture into the street, but no matter their agenda, be cautious of their presence...
Photos: Quinten Boyd
Saturday was a good day for a few bites as the Rusk State Hospital Volunteer Council hosted its first annual fish-off at the Fredrick M. Hedge Wilderness Lake on the state hospital grounds. Approximately 35 were in attendance to cast their lines into the lake. Gone fishin’: RSH Volunteer Council holds first ever ‘fish-out’...

Scholarship Bass Fishing Tournament Scheduled
The Stephen F. Austin State University Campus Recreation Department will host the fifth annual Worsham Bass Tournament on Saturday, June 24, at Jackson Hill Park and Marina...