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Rusk public pool to open Saturday, June 8
After many issues, Rusk city officials have reported the city’s public swimming pool should open Saturday. The pool usually opens during the...

BREAKING NEWS -- Alto woman killed in collision
An Alto woman was pronounced dead at a local hospital, after the vehicle she was driving was rear-ended by another auto. Blondria Dee Griffin, 55, of Alto was transported...
UPDATE: Rusk public pool opening date pushed back
Due to continuing repairs, the Rusk swimming pool’s opening has been postponed until further notice. City. officials said Tuesday, June 4, they...

Photo by Josie Fox
The Universe of Stories summer reading program blasted off at the Rusk Library on Tuesday, June 4. Izaiah Soto, inside space ship, gets ready to take off as Easton Hudson hurries inside the capsule. Jordan Keeney, standing, and Kaitlyn Keeney are standing by to cheer them on. Area summer reading programs kick off
Public libraries across Cherokee County are blasting off for the summer as their annual summer reading programs get under way. This year’s program...

Photo by Michelle Dillon


WHS Pirate No. 6 Logan Tucker slides across home plate to score one of the three runs in game two of the Regional playoffs against the LaPoynor Flyers. Pirates sailing to State baseball playoffs
After splitting wins in the first two games with LaPoynor, 12-2 and 3-13, the Wells Pirates slid past the Flyers by a single run, 6-5, to win the...

Photo by Michelle Dillon
JFD Chief Keith Fortner, right,  presents a commemorative fire ax to retiring Captain John Ragsdale. JFD bids Captain Ragsdale a fond farewell
Staffers of the Jacksonville fire, police and other city departments, as well as elected officials, friends and family feted Jacksonville Fire...

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Community members from all over Cherokee County enjoy the picnic lunch during last year’s Juneteenth celebration at Conley Park in Rusk. 2019 Juneteenth celebration set
Everyone is invited to help celebrate the historic news during the annual Cherokee County Juneteenth parade and picnic, on Saturday, June 15 in...

Texas game wardens stress boating safety ahead of Memorial Day weekend
AUSTIN – Last year, 29 boating fatalities and hundreds of boat accidents and injuries occurred on Texas waters. As part of National Safe Boating...

Mt. Selman resident Bryan Cannon, 33, was arrested May 8 on kidnapping and other charges. Mt. Selman man arrested for kidnapping after evading police for...
Cherokee and Smith county law enforcement officials apprehended a Mt. Selman man who’d been on the lam since April 2. Police reports indicate...

Low cost pet vaccination clinics set
The annual county wide low-cost vaccination clinic schedule has been announced. This year the Cherokee Animal Clinic-Rusk and Kessel Veterinary...

TxDOT promotes safe driving in conjunction with National Work Zone...
In spite of a decrease in work zone crashes in Texas last year, 161 people still lost their lives and another 684 were seriously injured, with the...

Bryan Heath Cannon, 33, of Mt. Selman BREAKING NEWS: Law looking for Mt. Selman man
Cherokee County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information on the whereabouts of Mt. Selman resident Bryan Heath Cannon, 33, of Mt....

Craft-Turney field personnel get ready to distribute bottles of water to customers affected in the do not use water notice issued by the TCEQ today.
Photo by John Hawkins BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ issues DO NOT USE alert for some Craft Turney...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has issued a “do not use water” notice to some Craft-Turney Water Supply customers. Officials warn...

USPS statement regarding recent delivery and processing interruptions
The Postal Service is committed to providing exceptional customer service. Additionally, the safety and security of employees, customers, and the mailstream is our top...
Case against city of Rusk filed, dismissed
Update/correction to print version: paperwork concerning the majority vote matter had not been presented to the Cherokee County District Clerk's office as reported in the...