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Suzanne McCollum captured a cross in the sky on Easter Eve. She called the imagery a "blessing that I feel God blessed me with." God's miracle revealed in Easter Sky
It was March 22 around sunset on a beautiful "Easter eve." I was in my country home preparing to eat my evening meal alone, for my husband was out...


Superintendent says thanks
I want to thank the Rusk Fire Department and all the local agencies who participated in the "Consequences" program at our high school last week. Also, to our Rusk High...
Livestock show was a big success thanks to volunteers
The Cherokee Livestock Association would like to extend a big thank you to the following people that spent many long hours in getting the show data put into the computers...
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The truth about 'Consequences'
Thank you to the Rusk Volunteer Fire Dept. and other organizations who helped coordinate and present "consequences" to the juniors and seniors of Rusk High School. As...
TERRIE GONZALEZ COMMENTARY Getting in 'show-shape'
The Will A. Lewis Exposition Center in Jacksonville has never looked better than it does now. For the 59th time, a legion of volunteers, youth,...


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Base repair work is l underway on U.S. Highway 69 in Rusk. This project will include the road base repair and resurfacing. Work began March 19 at Castner Street and will extend to the intersection of FM 343. $2.3 million project underway
Construction crews began base repair and resurfacing work on U.S. Highway 69 in Rusk Wednesday morning, March 19. Workers had been scheduled to...


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Leland Acker is on the mark with softball coverage, recent columns
I really enjoyed Leland Acker's column, quot;Staying Focused on the Finish Line.quot; (See March 19 issue.) It was very well written and inspirational. I hope our...
Following 2007 slump, most Cherokee County cities show improved...
Sales tax rebates appear to be increasing modestly again in Cherokee County. For purchases made in January, sales tax collections jumped 93...


Website for job-seekers is bigger and improved
AUSTIN - WorkInTexas. com, the proven Texas jobsearch Web site, is bigger and better than ever. Through a partnership with JobCentral.com, a national job-search...
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At one of the polling l locations in Cherokee County last week, the scanning machine was sandwiched between the door and the registration table. When several people waited in line to register, they blocked access to the scanning machine. Because ballots were inserted "face up," curious eyes could steal a glance at the ballot before it was fed into the machine. To Protect Privacy of Voters, Furniture Needs to Be Re-Arranged at...
Democrats and Republicans can most likely agree on this cornerstone of our democracy: The secret ballot should allow voters to cast ballots with...


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