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Fund transfer to AHR may not be legal
The 80th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 1659 establishing the Texas State Railroad Authority (TSRA) as the agency to receive the facilities of the Texas State Railroad...
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TxDOT responds quickly to request for sign
Last summer I noticed there were no signs identifying the Neches River on Highways 84, 79 and 175, which is the border between Cherokee and Anderson counties. I called...
Politicians seem to forget whom they serve
It is really surprising and alarming that our politicians still haven't gotten the message that they are voted into office to work together and do what is best for our...
A local businessman complained to the Cherokeean Herald about the intersection of Hill and Henderson streets, where someone is using a vacant lot to dispose of dead trees and yard debris. Hill Street Blues: New dump site started near downtown Rusk
It seems many in Rusk love the town and want to see improvements made. I am included in that category and spent a nice sum to improve the section...


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Proposition 4 must pass to help state parks
I am taking a moment to write you about the importance of Proposition Four that will be on the ballot this Nov. 6. Major repairs for our state...


Let's bring back a dress code
Have you ever wished you could roll back time to better days? Times have really changed. Take fashion for instance. Everywhere you go, from malls to restaurants the gas...
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STATE SEN. ROBERT NICHOLS The good, bad and ugly - part 2
Earlier this year, I wrote a guest column describing the problems surrounding private equity toll projects as they relate to Texas transportation...


HHSC policy change will help rebuild state's capacity
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will convert most temporary workers in its community-based eligibility office to permanent status and increase staffing in...
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Labor Day is a hard-fought tradition that should be observed
"Labor Day is a holiday honoring working people," according to the World Book Encyclopedia. It is celebrated as a legal holiday throughout the United States, Puerto Rico...
Reader expresses gratitude
We would like to say "thank you" to the Cherokeean Herald for printing our anniversary announcement and for publishing the obituary for Kenneth Acker. I would also like to...
Solutions suggested for school systems' deficits
I wonder why our school system can't be fixed. We live in America where we can do anything if we put our minds to the task. I talk to teachers and they say they are...