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'Friends' group needs more friends to support Neches refuge
In early 2007, the City of Dallas (Dallas Water Utilities) and Texas Water Development Board filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) over the...
Ode to Pitt Grill
Pitt Grill officially shutdown 3:00 p.m. Monday Sept. 1 on Labor Day. No notice was given to employees until 3:30 p.m. that day and by 6:30 p.m. the Mt. Pleasant owner...
What is your opinion on new marriage license fee?
House Bill 2685 increases the marriage license fee to $60. The fee will be waived for couples who complete an 8-hr premarital class. Counties may...

We already have too many regulatory fees
The new marriage license fee is not a good idea. We already have way too many fees. I believe our public servants in Austin and Washington should be looking for ways to...
Rusk volunteers respond to needs of hurricane evacuees
We want to thank the Rusk Volunteer Fire Department, Rusk Chamber of Commerce, American Red Cross, the many churches and all others who helped with evacuees fleeing...
How will we recognize unsavory folks when we see them?
In a recent letter to the editor, a writer suggested that the sale of alcohol in Rusk would attract unsavory people and businesses. How, pray tell, will I be able to...
Immunization rates are improving in Texas
Immunization rates for Texas children increased 19 percent over the past five years to reach a record high in 2007, according to statistics released by the U.S. Centers for...
Please remember to honor patriots by flying flags half-staff on...
The Ladies Auxiliary would like to remind everyone that Sept. 11 is Patriot's Day. It was designated in memory of those who perished in the terrorist attacks on America in...
Past due library fine causes problems for first grader
I want to let you know that my grandson, age seven, is not being allowed to go to public school. We were called by Jan Evans and told that he had a library fine from when...
After 2 home break-ins, neighborhood prowlers make it difficult to...
There have been several break-ins over around the nursing homes on U.S. Highway 84 East and around Bagley Road. Just this past weekend, three homes were burglarized and my...
Risky energy projects jeopardize billions in loan repayments
The Sierra Club is voicing concern that consumers could be faced with higher electric bills if the federal government continues to approve unsound investments in new...
Alcohol attracts unsavory people, businesses
What is happening to our country? Where has responsibility and common since gone? The media reported that someone wants to put a lounge in his department store and get a...
DPS has 'zero tolerance' for drivers who pass stopped school buses
Be on the lookout for school children, school buses As Texas school children prepare to head back to school, the Texas Department of Public Safety reminds all drivers to...
A stamp of approval
Attention Rusk students, parents and grandparents: The Cherokee Stamp Club would like you to become a member. The hobby of stamp collecting is a very rewarding experience...
Poll
Forty-two tourists were polled by the Rusk Chamber of Commerce: How many days to you expect to stay in Rusk during the Lone Ranger train ride?...