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Cherokee County cities hold steady in retail sales while rest of...
An unexpected consequence of the high price of fuel is an increase in sales tax collections. "Our business is up," said Lita Nong, owner of...


COMMENTARY
Have you ever tried to get help with a computer problem and ended up smashing your head against a language barrier with someone in a foreign...


Fighting a battle on the front lines
Regulations restricting military chaplains from worship and praying according to their faith unjustly strip our service people of their First Amendment rights - and put our...
Kudos to newspaper staff
I just wanted to let you know that I am renewing my subscription with pleasure. You do such a wonderful job. Your paper is high quality and warm spirited. I would like to...
Fire department appreciates community support
The North Cherokee County Volunteer Fire Department's third annual community awareness and fish fry held April 26 was a great success. This was due to our generous...
A trooper is dead; repeat felons deserve maximum bonds
Re: DPS trooper James Scott Burns, 39, was shot and killed April 29 in Marion County by Brandon Wayne Robertson, 37. Judge Forrest Phifer should review his criteria for...
Rusk needs competing businesses
I read about the new McDonald's coming to Rusk. I suppose that is all well and good. Anyone else have any opinions on this please respond. But personally I think we have...
Relay thanks supporters
I would like to extend our sincere thanks to the hundreds of people who joined together with the Cherokee County Relay For Life Committee to hold the most successful Relay...
A hero passes
Last week a hero died. Tom Barrow was the most decorated soldier I've ever known. He fibbed about his age to join the Marines at age 16 and was in Pearl Harbor in...
Confederate history observed
Last month was Confederate history and heritage month with April 26 designated as Confederate Memorial day. The Texas Senate officially proclaimed this fact in Resolution...
Tim Cunningham wears his "dress blues" on graduation day in May 2006 from West Point Military Academy in New York. Remembering My Soldier, Timothy Wayne Cunningham: A Mother's Story
I've been asked to give information for a biography for my son Tim. I've seen the obituary pages with the list of family member names, and, as...


SCENE in Passing
Last week's e-mail brought news from Crystal Vaught, the ...


VIEW from the top
We're really blessed to be living in the time in which we live. Computers are seen by some as a necessary evil, a nuisance, a useful tool or even...


HIGH POINTS from El Camino Real
April is flying by and folks along El Camino Real will be looking at graduation and a long summer before we know it. The high price of gas is...


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