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What does order to destroy pre-trial documents by shredding mean?
On July 12, 2017, Donald Lankford, the Rusk Fire Chief, filed a motion in Cause No. 57148, State of Texas vs. Donald Lankford in the County Court at Law of Cherokee County,...
Records of pre-trial diversion agreement were right not to be sealed
In the July 12, 2017 edition of the Cherokeean Herald newspaper, an article appeared on the front page regarding the Rusk fire chief being placed in a pre-trial diversion...
Rusk fire chief confesses, placed in pre-trial diversion program
On June 16, 2017, the Rusk Fire Chief, Donald Lankford, signed a true and voluntary statement that reads as follows, to-wit: “ I, Donald Lankford, Defendant, did recklessly...
Keep Rusk Beautiful pleased with Fair on the Square turnout
On behalf of the members of the Keep Rusk Beautiful committee, I would like to thank everyone who visited Rusk during the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fair on the Square on...
BBB: consumers should watch out for ‘greenwashing’ claims
Considering “going green” and buying environmentally safe products? As an increasing number of consumers consider the environment when they shop, many are compelled to...
BBB: 7 things to consider when purchasing a used car
Although it can be a more affordable alternative to purchasing a new vehicle, buying a used car can be an overwhelming process. In the past three years, BBB received 26,000...
Kudos to a majority of Rusk City Councilmen
At a recent public workshop meeting, the Rusk City Council heard from its engineer and its city attorney on the status and options for the Rusk City Lake dam. The engineer...
Don't get schooled by scholarship scammers
Every year, thousands of students and parents fall victim to scholarship search service scams, losing more than $100 million per year to fraudulent scholarships....
Matt's Money: Pay off mortgage early with extra payments or invest?
Owning a home outright is a dream that many Americans share. Having a mortgage can be a huge burden, and paying it off may be the first item on your financial to-do list....
Taxing Thoughts: Summer vacation without breaking the bank
When setting your family budget, often the first thing that gets slashed is the summer vacation. However, if you plan ahead, you can find simple ways to save and keep your...
Marion Lindsey proudly examines his crop of tomatoes over the weekend. Chris Davis snapped a photo of the tomatoes, but admitted it was hard to stop picking them long enough to do so. High Points from El Camino Real: #1030
El Camino Real was a mighty busy place this past weekend as folks came flying by loaded down with boats, campers and four wheelers heading off to...


A Reason to Smile – Sucker: Part I
I recently noticed something in a little almanac-type publication which brought to my memory the old saying, “There’s a sucker born every minute and two to take him.”...
BBB offers contribution cautions for donors in wake of East Texas...
As our local community’s attention and hearts are focused on the tornadoes which killed five and injured dozens in East Texas earlier this month, BBB warns donors to be...
Coaches dedicated to Rusk athletes
To the anonymous and concerned citizens of Rusk – I would like to thank both Jowell and Chad Hancock for their dedication to not only my son, but to all the kids in the...
Rusk Post Office food drive this Saturday
Saturday, May 13 is the 25th annual Post Office Food Drive. Please place your non-perishable food items by your mailbox for collection by your mail carrier. There will...