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State Historian Bill O’Neal will present a talk entitled “Old Sam Jacinto,” a nickname given to Sam Houston after his victory at the Battle of San Jacinto.  The program will be presented at 7 p.m. in the Mary S. Lewis Theater on the Jacksonville College campus. Jacksonville College presents two new productions
The Jacksonville College Fine Arts Department announces two productions in March that feature two members of the well-known East Texas O’Neal...


Company Members include Angelica Inglehart, Sean Chaffin, Avery Luna, DaMarion Greenwood, John Wofford, Jarrett Basse, Hunter Lewis, Nicholas McCalister, Isaiah Lozano,  Jessica McClure, Hannah Coleman, Sarah Crysup, Melanie Santos Rangel, Alyssa Hardy, Karen Colby, Colton Morris, Ryan Glaze, Caitlynn Coates, and Katie Witt. Talon Point Players Advance Fourth Year In A Row
On Friday, March 10, The Talon Point Players represented Rusk High School in the District 16-4A One Act Play Competition against Carthage, Tatum,...


Stoney LaRue to Headline 3rd Annual Piney Woods Music & Arts Festival
Piney Woods Fine Arts Association proudly presents the 3rd Annual Piney Woods Music & Arts Festival on March 24 and 25. The festival will be located on historic Camp Street...
Johnnie Helm and 3-Tone Sunburst at CCT Saturday
This Saturday, March 25, 7:30 p.m., Cherokee Civic Theatre, located at W. 5th Street in Rusk, will present a one-night only “Raise the Roof” special event. Johnnie Helm &...
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A Texas State Railroad locomotive passes blooming wisteria. On March 15, the TSR Authority approved a request for proposal to negotiate with potential future operators. Turning wheels: TSRA board approves Request for Proposal
In a decisive move Wednesday, March 15, the Texas State Railroad Authority (TSRA) board approved a newly drafted RFP (Request for Proposal) for the...


'The Shack' an emotional fim worthy of views, praise
Spud Nut, The Shack (PG-13, 132 minutes) is a decidedly Christian based movie about healing of severe grief and learning to trust in God. This film has some thematic...
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One of the Texas State Railroad’s rides crosses Fairchild Hill just outside of Maydelle. The TSR kicked off its season March 4 and ticket sales are available now for upcoming rides. For more information or for tickets, call (903) 683-3098 or visit TexasStateRR.com. TSRA unveils plans to honor Emmett, Marie Whitehead
During their meeting March 15, the Texas State Railroad Authority Board will vote on a resolution to name a Lone Star Coach at the Texas State...


Texas State Railroad kicks off season
Trains returned to the rails of the Texas State Railroad on Saturday, March 4, kicking off the 2017 season. The train are running as planned with a full schedule of events...
FRIDAY NIGHT BLUEGRASS CONCERT KICKS OFF BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- The Texas Blueberry Festival kicks off Friday night with the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park, from 6 to 10 p.m. June 9 at Festival Plaza in...
'Logan' bittersweet, but may be best of X-Men series
Spud Nut, Logan (R, 135 minutes) stars Hugh Jackman in a highly dramatic role as Logan the Wolverine of X-Men. In this concluding episode about his character, Jackman is...
Cherokee County Quilt Guild meets 2nd Tuesdays
The Cherokee County Quilt Guild meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Rusk civic center. The morning meeting is from 10 a.m.-noon. Club project “Sew Day” for...
Comedy 'Fist Fight' hits for 2 potatoes worth of humor
Spud Nut, Fist Fight (R, 91 minutes) proves in a humorous way that with enough provocation, even a worm can turn into a spitting cobra. Charlie Day is a mild mannered...
The Corinth Missionary Baptist Church Do-Re-Mi choir, under the direction of T.J. Johnson, performed during a Black History program at the Singletary Memorial Library in Rusk Feb. 23. Do-Re-Mi singing is a traditional style of singing in churches that requires no instruments; rather, it involves a capella singing and keeping time with tapping feet. Corinth Do-Re-Mi Choir performs
The Do-Re-Mi choir of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Bullard, performed at the Singletary Memorial Library in honor of Black History Month Feb....


Pike plans Homecoming concert; Knight hits charts
In addition to Blacktop Mojo, featuring Rusk natives Matt James (Friederich) and Kenneth Irwin, two other area musicians are making news around the county. Jacksonville...
BBB: Planning for Spring Break Travel
Spring break is only a few weeks away and now is the time to finalize vacation plans. Whether heading to the ski slopes or the beach, BBB advises consumers to do research...