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Let's reflect on community's blessings this holiday season
The holidays are a perfect time to reflect on the blessings in our lives and the people who make a difference in our community. The holidays can be a stressful and...
Cherokeean Herald is the heart of the community
Re: Oct. 29 issue of the Cherokeean Herald: Patricia Draper Harrison honored for contribution to education I want to thank you for the nice article in your paper some...
English department appreciates community support
The English Department would like to thank the following Rusk businesses for generous donations in helping make our TAKS Test incentive days a great success: Team Fury...
PHOTO: QUINTEN BOYD    David Tylich of Tylich Drywall makes some adjustments to a wall inside the Heritage Center of Cherokee County. Rotten sheetwall was torn from the bathroom walls and replaced while the bathrooms themselves were rebuilt. Consider shopping for Heritage Center this holiday season
The holidays have arrived and it is estimated that people will spend $1,000 on average on gifts for family and friends. Why not let your online...

Faltering national economy makes impact on retail sales in Cherokee...
Sales tax collections for this reporting period are starting to show the national downturn in the economy. In the chart below, the second and...

County airport committee named
An airport advisory committee was appointed at the Monday morning meeting of the commissioners court. Each member of the court appointed one person to the board. The board...
If a man doesn't work, he shouldn't eat
Re: "Ever hear of a bleeding heart Republican" letter to the editor in the Oct. 15 issue: My wife and I have raised three children to be productive citizens and all three...
Wild hogs invade Jacksonville
Homeowners on Woodhaven Circle in Jacksonville have been plagued by visits from wild hogs. They have literally destroyed several lawns. During the past week they have...
Republicanism vs. government programs extends debate
In response to my letter criticizing often encountered Republican philosophy, I received an angry letter, and made note of a more kindly, if patronizing, letter to the...
Voter has problems voting
I hope you publish something on this. I am a subscriber and enjoy your paper. I have lived at the same address for almost six years. During this time, I have been...
Travel tip offered for those seeking cultural experience off the...
I have a travel tip for those who long to go to some place fun, educational and different - especially for those who may be tired of just hanging around town yet are...
Conservative vs. liberal values: we are capable of choosing our own...
After reading a recent letter in the Oc. 15 issue of the Cherokeean Herald, I must say that I was saddened and disappointed. Saddened that ignorance and bigotry are still...
Bowmans rediscover lost towns in East Texas
They are towns long forgotten by even those who had ties to them. They are relics of history, through the sands of time. However, Bob and Doris...

TDCJ appreciates business support for 2 fundraisers
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Skyview/Hodge facility would like to send a huge "thank you" to all Rusk businesses that donated items for our progressive bid...
This election could make or break America
It seems that the ugly side of the media and some people have gone over the line of human dignity and have become like spoiled kids out of control. We have a lady that put...