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Secretary of State draws ballot order for 16 propositional amendments
AUSTIN - Secretary of State Phil Wilson conducted a drawing to determine the order of the proposed constitutional amendments that will appear on the Nov. 6, ballot. The...
STATE REP.CHUCK HOPSON An open letter to Gov. Rick Perry
Dear Governor Perry: I would respectfully request that a Special Session of the Texas Legislature be called in order to address the consequences...


TERRIE GONZALEZ EDITORIAL
Things are looking up for the soon-to-be terminated employees at the Texas State Railroad. Reversing a previous decision, the Texas Parks ...


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Thanks for listening
I was informed today that KWRW will no longer broadcast the Alto Yellowjacket football games as it has since the 1983 season. KWRW will carry the Jacksonville Indian games...
Thomas the Tank will draw 20,000 visitors to area
Even though there are problems with the Texas State Railroad running due to the tracks being washed out from the rain, American Heritage has set the course to run Thomas...
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...


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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...
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...


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,...
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...
Jim Hogg Historical Park, Rusk Photos