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TERRIE GONZALEZ COMMENTARY
The mighty are crumbling. At a Culture, Recreation and Tourism Committee hearing by the House of Representatives April 10 in Austin, testimony on...

Will Lake Fastrill flood historic sites?
Are there unique historical sites that would be flooded out if Fastrill Reservoir is built? I know La Salle's grave is around Alto somewhere, but since he followed Indian...
When did it become illegal to walk on public streets?
I am writing this letter to let the people of Alto know that within the last few weeks two police officers have stopped my 70 year old mother in Alto not once but twice....
Palestine mayor responds to Bob Lewis' editorial
The editorial by Bob Lewis on March 28 compared the Texas State Railroad to the Texas toll roads fast track. That is like comparing a pine tree to a pole cat. They are...
Political Cartoon

Customer burned by bill for hot water heater
Beware if you are in need of replacing a hot water heater in Rusk, or anywhere else, I suppose. The city has regulations required by the state, which are, in my opinion,...
STATE REP.CHUCK HOPSON Education bill isn't perfect, but it's an improvement
I voted for an amendment to increase public school employee pay and an amendment to prohibit the state from using public money to pay for private...

Kudos for new parking spaces
There are now 40 additional parking spaces available now on the southeast corner of the square on 5th Street, between Henderson Street and Lone Oak Street and along Lone...
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....
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...
TXU's rates don't compute
For the past several years, I have been writing letters to the editor, the Texas Public Utility Commission, my state congressmen and various other state officials about the...
Kelley Kelton and Neill Holcomb measure space between parking places as Howard King runs a striping machine. City crews recently marked parking spaces on Fifth Street on the east side of the courthouse square. Local stars of stripes

Cartoon

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...
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...