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TxDOT reminds football fans to make sober ride part of gameplan
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Transportation's statewide "Plan While You Can" campaign is reminding football fans to make a sober ride part of their game-watching plans...
Barbershop banter on wealth
I had an interesting exchange with a fellow citizen at a barbershop recently. Barbershops are well known for their banter, which covers a wide range of political and social...
Members of the Rusk School Board are, from left, Britt Patterson (president), John Hood, Roy Cavazoz (secretary), Teresa Phifer, Rodney Hugghins (vice-president), Frank Dobrovolny and Jeff Johnson. Rusk ISD honors trustees for School Board Recognition Month
January 2016 is School Board Recognition Month, and Rusk ISD joins other districts across the state as they honor the countless contributions of...


Donations needed for Rusk Senior Finale
The Rusk Senior Finale, Inc. is a parent-based organization that sponsors an all-night, drug-free, alcohol free and tobacco-free party following graduation for the Rusk...
DR, CHAD KELLY 2015 serves as year of change for Jacksonville ISD
Last year was a year of change for Jacksonville ISD. While 2014 brought new buildings and renovations to JISD, personnel seemed to top the list for...


Several kids in Cherokee and Anderson counties had their Christmas wishes granted by Santa Claus and the Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee Counties during their annual Kids' Christmas Party, held last week. The party is considered one of the highlights of the year for the organization. Crisis Center provides Christmas cheer for those in need
The annual "Kids' Christmas Party" of the Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee Counties is the highlight of the year for the current child...


County leaders believe RISD unfair to seniors in 4-H programs
I am an adult leader in Cherokee County with the 4-H program. We believe Rusk ISD is being unfair to the graduating seniors of our 4-H program and hope that they might...
A busy year for County Attorney
This past year as Cherokee County Attorney has been incredible. Nowhere else do you get to handle such a wide range of issues and meet so many...


Texas DPS offers advice on dealing with winter weather
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) urges Texans in all regions of the state to make preparations for winter weather as Texas enters into the cold weather...
New CASA of Trinity Valley resource development officer returns...
“What are you doing?” The question to my 10-year-old foster son came out half curious, half amused. In one hand he held a can of SpaghettiOs – his snack of choice. In his...
STATE SEN. ROBERT NICHOLS Nichols’ 5 Cents: addressing mental health, natural resources
Christmas has been a favorite holiday of mine since I was a young boy. Of course, I was lucky because I grew up in a toy factory where my father,...


Rusk Rotary Club hoping to honor Houston White with outdoor pavilion
The Rotary Club of Rusk has been serving the people of our community and supporting various benevolent projects around the world since 1948, when Houston White and a group...
HOT (Help Our Theatre) looking to ‘raise the roof’ at CCT
In 1972, Zula Holcomb Pearson retired after 40 years heading the Lon Morris College Drama Department, then wrote and directed a local dinner theatre production. Its success...
Reader with questions on transportation
After reading Senator Nichols explanation of Proposition 7 in The Cherokeean Herald on November 10, 2015, I was left with a few questions. According to the senator, a...
Sen. Robert Nichols pleased with support for Prop. 7
AUSTIN - Texas voters overwhelming approved a transportation funding amendment to the state constitution Tuesday, reflecting widespread support for...


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