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Alto council members lacking character should turn in resignations...
In the Dec. 12 issue of your newspaper I read with a certain amount of disappointment that the mayor of Alto had resigned. Although I do not know Mr. Palmer, I find it a...
To 'protect and serve'
The crimes being committed in our communities are being superseded by some who are acting in the capacity of the law. Political corruption plays a factor in our judicial...
Residential lot should not be re-zoned
I am writing in response to the article about the oil company that is wanting to move inside the city limits. I am a Texas transplant. I got a job teaching here in Rusk...
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BOB GOLDSBERRY Chamber is ready to welcome 2008
The Rusk Chamber of Commerce is ready to welcome 2008. It feels like just yesterday it was Jan. 1, 2007. This year has been a very busy year for...

JEB HENSARLING Congressman champions benefits to veterans
2007 was an interesting year in Congress, where I fought against amnesty for illegal immigrants, championed increased benefits for our nation's...

Jerry Seeton, resource specialist with the Texas Forest Service, inspects a recently thinned stand in September 2007. The landowner received cost shares from the Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program. PHOTO: TEXAS FOREST SERVICE Landowners must guard against southern pine beetles
The Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) has not plagued Texas' pine stands in recent years as it has other states. With the help of $1 million provided by...

JAMES CAMPBELL Sheriff's department books 2,438 in 2007
It's hard to believe that this year is already drawing to a close. The Cherokee County Sheriff 's Department has had a very busy year as usual....

Rail authority mistakenly thought $2 million budget was discretionary
It was never obvious during the hearings leading up to the passage of the bill establishing the Texas State Railroad Authority how much more than the assets of Texas State...
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Cherokee County employees help FEMA process claims in record time
I would like to take time out of my busy schedule to extend my thanks to Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis and the other Cherokee County employees for their cooperation in...
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This nation will be humbled
People wonder what has become of our country. Many things have happened like 9-11, Katrina, earthquakes and more. They don't realize these things are taking place because...
Without God, this nation will fall
I honor our flag, obey the laws, respect the Constitution and worship God. However, there are some who think their ideas should be put into place regardless of laws and try...