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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...


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...


Comptroller of Public Accounts
Cities Rate Net Payment Comparable payment % Change 2006 2005 % Change ...
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...
DR. JIM LARGENT RISD has 3 academically recognized campuses
The past year was another exciting one for RISD. With our recent building projects complete, we continue to refine and adjust our educational...


What will Texas gain by privatizing the Texas State Railroad?
We have been told by former state Sen. Todd Staples, Rep. Byron Cook and the staffs of the Lt. Governor and the Speaker that the "Preservation Task Force" established by...
What is one more mistake among friends?
President Bush proved himself the master of understatement when he admitted that mistakes had been made in Iraq. Actually, that entire operation has been one mistake after...
CRAIG CALDWELL County attorney holds 4 county docket calls each month; files 1,417...
It has been a busy and productive year for the Cherokee County Attorney's office. T h e C h e r o k e e County Attorney's office represents the...


Deregulation does not work
Like so many, I find dissatisfaction with the rates ofTXU/SESCO. I called a computer generated phone number which was given to help customers select an electricity...
Sheriff's office dispatches 5,000 calls
This year has been a very busy one for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. Law enforcement is one business that the economy has very little to do...