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Living memories are slipping away
Living memories are slipping through our fingers. I think of that when I stand at my father's grave in Lone Dove Cemetery. He was a WWII veteran, and we lose more of those...
Proposition 4 is difficult to understand
It will be very difficult for a voter to understand Proposition 4 on the state amendment ballot without some research. The wording on the ballot for Proposition 4 is "The...
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Politicians need to stop being 'correct' and solve problems
Do you get the feeling after watching the news about crime that our towns and cities are out of control? It is depressing and makes me wonder what the future is going to...
An abandoned dog met an untimely death recently on U.S. Highway 84 Little dog didn't deserve to die this way
What is this world coming to when people just dump animals on the side of the road? I live on U.S. Highway 84 , and we have had many stray dogs...


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4B status for Rusk will help economy
The Rusk city council approved a resolution that will allow citizens to decide whether or not to replace our current 4A sales tax with a 4B tax. Both taxes are a frac12;...
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...
JOHN D. PARKER State parks' future are at stake
On November 6, Pineywoods voters will consider Proposition 4, one of 16 proposed constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot. For East...


Alto should provide students with best possible school
For a number of years now, the Alto Independent School District's elementary campus has been far less than what our young students deserve. Our board of trustees and...
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...
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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...
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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