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Only 3 options available for the Texas State Railroad
Here it is as simple as I can tell it: Option 1: The state funds and operates the Texas State Railroad. Supported by state Sen. Robert Nichols, state Rep. Chuck Hopson,...
CHEROKEEAN HERALD


Groups oppose Senate's 'worst bill' on water
We had stellar testimony March 6 opposing designation of unique reservoir sites before the Senate Natural Resources Committee. The testimony was in opposition to SB 675,...
Family lost everything
Rusk Our home burned early in the morning Feb. 14. We lost everything, but we have each other and saved some pictures. Thank God for keeping our family safe. The help...
VFW supports National Home for Children
Rusk More than 24 million Americans have fought for our freedom in the military. More than 22 million children live in single parent family households. One in three...
EDITORIAL


After 2 years, Gallatin man uncertain of his address
It seems to me that the 911 addressing system in our area has not been thoroughly thought out. In 2005, I started my own small business in Gallatin (Pineywoods Gun Shop,...
Worst bill in the Texas Legislature must be stopped
Last week state Sen. Kip Averitt (R-Waco) introduced Senate Bill 675, to designate 19 sites in Texas as "unique reservoir sites." We need a huge outpouring of opposition to...
Intelligent design is 'creationism in a tuxedo'
A struggle has raged across America, particularly in our schools, on whether or not to teach creationism along side science. Attempts have been made at compromise, and at...
Broadcasters tackle Free Flow of Information, new state franchise...
At the opening of each session of the Texas Legislature, the Texas Association of Broadcasters hosts a luncheon for their members and state...


Water hustlers need to move on
Gov. Rick Perry blasted the Bush administration in his State of the State speech by calling the administration "environmental extremists." He voiced to Washington, "Let...
Texas Council urges informed debate on Medicaid reform
The Texas Council of Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers commends Gov. Rick Perry for speaking out in recognition of the need to improve our Texas...
KEVIN STINGLEY 2006 was museum's year of new beginnings, accomplishments
2006 was a year of new beginnings and great accomplishments for the board of directors and the Heritage Center of Cherokee County. The museum was...


BOB GOLDSBERRY 2006 was busy chamber year
We are getting ready to welcome in the year 2007 when it seems like yesterday it was Jan. 1, 2006. This year has been a very busy year for the Rusk...


Cherokee County cities lag behind statewide gains in double-digits
New State Comptroller Susan Combs recently released her first sales tax report since taking office. Statewide, sales were up some 6.7 percent for purchases made during...