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Organizers say Rusk's 1st Bridal Show was a success
The City of Rusk is earning the reputation as the "Promotion Capitol of Cherokee County." The first-ever Bridal Show Saturday, March 24, was, in the words of Chamber...
Think twice about solicitations
I recently received a solicitation from the National Veterans Services Fund campaign requesting a $10 donation as part of their 2007 Rusk area annual fund donation drive....
TERRIE GONZALEZ EDITORIAL
A 60-page audit report on the condition of Texas' state parks cites the Texas Parks Wildlife Department for having weak financial controls and no...


Move to privatize Texas State Railroad deserves a cooling off...
State Sen. Robert Nichols' reason for insisting the state take the toll road fast track off the legislation path for a cooling off period, while the details are mapped...
The Rusk Chamber of Commerce is trying to relocate a red caboose from the Texas State Railroad to the Heritage Park in front of the Weston Inn and Suites in Rusk. More than $20,000 is available to help construct the park from memorials and honorariums donated when former Mayor Emmett Whitehead died in 2002. Will there be a caboose on U.S. Highway 69?
CONNIE BROWN Will there be a caboose on U.S. Highway 69? The Rusk Chamber of Commerce is working to add a caboose from the Texas State Railroad...


Christianity offers room for interpretation
A beautiful and remarkable thing about Christianity is that there is room enough, and salvation for, the bright and the thick, the imaginative and the concrete, the ill...
Online edition gets praise
I love your new online newspaper and am delighted to see The Cherokeean Herald progress that has brought that about. I know it will create a greater interest in the local...
Toll roads should not be built at the expense of Texas taxpayers
Few issues have become as emotionally or politically charged over the past few years as toll roads. As a Texas Transportation Commissioner for eight years and current state...
Farm Bureau opposes water bill
Plans on as many as 22 water reservoir projects involving more than 380 square miles of private property have Texas Farm Bureau urging lawmakers to consider the...
CHEROKEEAN HERALD


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,...
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,...
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


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...