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Farewell, Lady Bird
I am thinking today of the lovely East Texan, Lady Bird Johnson, who gave our country the beautiful gift of flowers in our nation's capitol and along our highways. Nothing...
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The Texas State Railroad is closed until further notice because of a washout on the tracks at Beans Creek. More than six inches of rain fell in a four-hour period July 8, and left a 60-foot section of track suspended in the air. COURTESY PHOTO: TEXAS PARKS  WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT When it rains, it pours at the Texas State Railroad
The little girl on the cardboard packaging of Morton's salt says, "When it rains it pours." Folks at the Texas State Railroad must feel like the...


Reader is on-edge with new dollar coin
I am old enough now not to be too surprised at what I see or hear. However something came to my attention several weeks ago that really surprised me. I keep up with the...
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Many area cities experience sales slump during April with drop in...
While the economies around the state are expanding, a slump seems to be settling over Cherokee County. Sales tax figures recently released by the...


Thanks for nothing
I wanted to extend a thank you to the person(s) who helped themselves to our lawn equipment. Thank you for putting a huge damper on my daughters' gardening projects by...
Bird population is plummeting
A new analysis by the National Audubon Society reveals that populations of some of America's most familiar and beloved birds have taken a nosedive over the past 40 years,...
Texas Legislature passes bills that impact East Texas
There were a number of issues passed into law by the 80th legislature directly affecting East Texas. Friends of the Neches River and Save Texas Parks were involved in the...
Relay for Life expresses gratitude to the community
I am writing on behalf of the organizing committee to express our thanks for your Cancer Fact Sign sponsorship of the 2007 Cherokee County Relay for Life. We are so proud...
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Jim Hogg Historical Park, Rusk Photos


ELIZABETH GUINN Graduates, have a 'wonderful wonderful'
Good evening family, friends, teachers, administrators, and graduates. Thank you all for coming out tonight. Graduation is finally here. I have...


KINSEY GRESHAM 'Let your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles'
Well guys, we did it. Welcome to graduation. Now that I officially have the floor, good evening graduates. It just so happens Mr. Scallon does not...


JAYANNA MAGRUDER Rusk High School valedictorian challenges graduates to strive for...
As I look into the crowd tonight I am pleased to see so many familiar faces-family, friends, faculty, and of course, the Rusk High School Class of...