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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...
High Points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real are saying good bye to the April showers and are looking ahead to what looks to be a very busy May. Baseball, cemetery homecomings, and...
Taxing Thoughts: new small business scam steals key info
This past month at least 55 companies reported they had fallen victim to a new type of specialized phishing scheme. It involves a criminal masquerading as a real employee,...
A Reason to Smile: My favorite friend, my favorite foil, my...
I have spent a lot of time through the years making up and presenting comedy skits for church fellowships, civic clubs and community groups. In most of my skits, I play the...
Tomato Bowl a place of graduation memories
Those of us born here, grew up here, raised our children and now grandchildren here – realize the importance of Jacksonville Independent School District and the Tomato...
Tomato Bowl, CTE facility in need of upgrades
As a child attending events at the Tomato Bowl, I could not wait to get the chance to participate in front of one of the best fan bases in East Texas at Jacksonville High...
JISD bond a good thing for Jacksonville
Some of my greatest memories growing up in Jacksonville are when I played my high school football in the Tomato Bowl as a Jacksonville Fightin’ Indian. There was nothing...
BBB warns local contractors about overpayment scam
Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning local contractors to be on the lookout for potential customers who communicate only via email or text message for construction or...
Spring a good time for a business cyber clean-up
Spring has officially sprung! And while many of us may be getting rid of mess in our homes, it’s important to declutter our businesses as well. The number of U.S. data...
City of Rusk explains certificates of obligation
Tuesday, Rusk Mayor Angela Raiborn and City Manager Jim Dunaway met with the Cherokeean Herald to explain certificates of obligation. “The total amount of money from the...
What happened to $6 million of public funds?
In 2013, Rusk Mayor Raiborn and a majority of the Rusk City Councilmen passed a resolution to issue certificates of obligation without voter approval to be sold like bonds...
High Points from El Camino Real #1022
Folks along El Camino Real enjoyed a beautiful spring weekend that reminded us of why we live in East Texas. The dogwoods are bursting out in the woods along the highways...
Taxing Thoughts: Donating a car to charity – don't make a costly...
Donating a car to charity can be a big deduction on your tax return, but the value of your deduction can depend on the organization you donate your car to and how they use...