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Nichols' 5 Cents: preparing for the 85th Legislative Session
Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were filled with family and good food. The next time you hear from me, we will have begun the 85th Legislative Session, which is set...
Dr. Robin Armstrong Republican Club holds annual Christmas meeting
The Cherokee County Republican Club held their annual Christmas Meeting on Dec. 6. The special guest speaker was Dr. Robin Armstrong MD, Texas...


October is Texas Archaeology Month
From shipwrecks to ancient burial grounds, archeological discoveries have revealed some of the most captivating stories in Texas history. Every October, Texas Archeology...
High Points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real welcomed the cooler weather and the first weekend of squirrel season with equal enthusiasm. The Alto Yellowjackets had an open date on their...
Taxing Thoughts: FIDC and SIPC - important allies in uncertain times
Worried about the next financial crisis? Reacquaint yourself with two important allies: the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Securities Investor...
Hark! The Herald: The Alto Herald Football Contest
Small-town newspapers were always looking for a way to increase the circulation. While they depended on advertisers for the bulk of their income,...


Taxing Thoughts: New overtime rule may qualify more employees for...
A new overtime rule takes effect on December 1, and the Department of Labor estimates that over 4 million workers will become entitled to overtime in the first year of the...
Idle American: Construction ahead – and behind
It’s enough to make grown men cry. This goes for grown women, too, as well as others licensed to drive in this land of the free and the home of roads under construction....
Letter to the Editor: Reader says thanks to Rusk librarian Derrington
Martha McKnight Gallatin I would like to express my appreciation for Amy Derrington and all she does for the Rusk and Gallatin Communities. My daughter told me about...
Letter to the Editor: 'Spend and tax era' not adding up
Hank Jones Rusk At the end of the year preceding the 2008-09 budget year, the budget in the county reserves was $9 million. A concept was initiated – “spend and tax”...
Letter to the Editor: Those who want change should vote for it
Scott Jared Rusk I am 72 years of age and have lived in or been involved with the City of Rusk for the majority of my adult life. My wife was born and raised here, so...
Officials meet on Capitol Hill to discuss Interstate 69 project
More than 20 representatives of Texas communities and a member of the Texas Transportation Commission were on Capitol Hill last week urging federal officials to continue...
Family Service Board thanks Cherokee County
On behalf of the Cherokee County Family Service Board, I would like to express our appreciation to the citizens of our county who serve on the United Fund board. Annually,...
Post Office Food Drive a success
Saturday, May 14 was the 24th anniversary of the Post Office Food Drive. Thank you to all the postal carriers and all of the people of Rusk who gave canned goods to the...
Force against ISIS can’t work alone
I've encountered more barbershop banter wondering why we "don't simply bomb ISIS into submission." It seems to be a frequent Republican position. Those who press for such...
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