Viewpoints

EAST TEXAS POLL
In the Cherokeean Herald's recent Internet opinion poll, 197 persons said they support sale of alcohol in Rusk. Another 84 said they are against...

Sg. Jonathan Anderson met Barack Obama last week during the presidential nominee's tour of the Middle East. Rusk soldier meets Barrack Obama
My son is Sgt. Jonathan Anderson, a Marine deployed in Iraq. He has been there since Jan. 8, and will be there for another six months. He had the...

Lexington Place residents enjoy Lone Ranger
We arrived at the train depot about 10 a.m. Friday, June 20. As the train pulled out, we observed a commotion coming from the rear of the train. About 20 minutes down the...
Despite sluggish economy, most Cherokee County cities post...
Net payments on sales tax rebates are higher this year in Cherokee County. According to a report compiled by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs, Alto,...

Rusk should hold a wet-dry election
Rusk should most definitely hold a wet-dry election. With all due respect to those opposed, this is not a moral nor is it a viable religious issue. It is an economic...
Randall Jinkins makes a good point about wet-dry election
I read Randall Jinkins' letter to the editor. He makes his point very well and I am proud of him for taking this stand. Nothing good ever comes from alcohol sales. The...
Look at economics of wet election in Cuney before deciding Rusk's...
I can see that there is a dialogue coming on the benefits versus the deficits of Rusk becoming a "wet" city. The last couple of weeks we have been told through this forum...
90 percent of crimes involve drugs, alcohol
Some find fault with Rusk because we are a dry community and suggest "we need to join the 21st century." The argument was made that alcohol would draw more tourists here...
Rusk is not quite a tourist Mecca
Those advocating modifying local liquor laws believe the perceived stagnation of the local economy is directly related to the absence of alcohol at local eateries and the...
Citizen appreciates city employees
I would like to express my gratitude to the City of Rusk employees. The care and professionalism that each department upholds is immeasurable. As a personal example, I...
Rusk is a good place to live, raise families
Small towns want their economies to grow. I guess the question is at what cost? Several seem to think voting in alcohol would go a long way toward solving the economic...
What would Jesus do?
When I first read the "wetdry election" article, my heart sank. I have always viewed Rusk and the surrounding area as a very safe, predominantly Christian community. When I...
Is it really worth the money?
I don't question the economic boom that would follow alcohol sales. But along with those benefits would also come problems. More local drunk drivers on our city streets,...
Bowmans examine East Texas' dark side
Lufkin residents Bob and Doris Bowman have seen all sides of East Texas: from the daylight to the dark side. Their newest book focuses on the...

It's time to acquire land for the Neches Wildlife Refuge
In a ruling made June 30, U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis ruled in favor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on most of the claims in a lawsuit brought by the...