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Photo: Megan Dover The city of Rusk has installed new stop signs along Euclid Street at Copeland and White streets in the hopes of slowing down...

Photo: Laurie Gould, Life’s Good Photography

Alto’s Skylar Atkins speeds away from Big Sandy’s Jordan Oswalt as teammate Steven Soto trails the play during Friday’s game. The Jacket receiving corps finished with four touchdowns and a combined 183 yards in their 61-40 win over the Wildcats. Alto (1-1) will travel to Arp Friday to take on the Tigers at 7:30 p.m. Offensive fireworks, defensive breakdowns in Alto win over Big Sandy
BIG SANDY – In a lackluster defensive performance from both teams, Alto hung on to down the Big Sandy Wildcats 61-40 Friday night. With coaches...

Photo: Jason Crysup
The Rusk Eagle defense fires off the line of scrimmage during their game Friday at Malakoff. From left for Rusk are NuNu Hunter (#11), Bryce Wimer (#34), Caleb McNair (#9), Jermaine Lewis (#64), Zayden Devereaux (#66) and Jace Rogers (#61). The Eagles lost a tight game to the Tigers, 29-27. Rusk (1-1) will return home to take on Crockett (1-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Jim Swink Field at Eagle Stadium. The game can be heard on KTLU 1580 AM and online at thecube.com/event/rusk-eagles-vs-crockett-bulldogs-boys-varsity-foot-746311. Last-second comeback just short as Eagles fall to Malakoff
MALAKOFF – Rusk head coach Jowell Hancock is more in the business of actual victories than moral ones. He and the rest of the Rusk Eagles would...

Photo: Grace Traylor
The Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians took a 20-6 lead halfway through the second quarter, but Palestine came back for a 31-26 win over the Fightin’ Indians in the Highway 79 Rivalry. Jacksonville (1-1) will hit the road Friday to take on Hallsville (0-2) Friday. The game can be heard on 94.3 The Bull and on The Bull app, which can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store. Indians fall in ‘Highway 79 Rivalry’ to Palestine, 31-26
PALESTINE – When the Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians and Palestine Wildcats get together in the Highway 79 Rivalry, interested observers should...

Photo: Lindsey McAlister, The Brook Hill School
Brook Hill quarterback Hood Taylor pulls away from a Mount Vernon defender for a touchdown Friday night. Taylor finished 16-20 passing for 119 yards and rushed for 47 yards and a touchdown, but the Guard fell to the Tigers, 21-6. Brook Hill (1-1) will host Houston St. John’s (1-0) Friday night. The game can be heard at thecube.com/event/the-brook-hill-school-vs-houston-st-john-s-boys-va-746585. Methodical Mount Vernon offense holds off Brook Hill, 21-6
BULLARD – Friday night at Herrington Stadium the Brook Hill Guard faced off with the Mt. Vernon Tigers. Both teams came into the matchup after...

Good dog: CCSO says goodbye to K9 officer Sara
The men and women of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said goodbye to one of their own after the death of K9 officer Sara. Sara, a German...

On Monday, Sept. 11, C. Chase Hobson, representative of WoodmenLife (formerly Woodmen of the World) presented an American flag to Carlene Clayton, Rusk Intermediate School principal during what the school themed “Red, White and Blue Day.” A total of 25 U.S. flags were given in memory of those who perished during the 9-11 attacks in 2001. WoodmenLife presents American flags to Rusk Intermediate School
On Monday, September 11, the WoodmenLife (formerly known as Woodmen of the World) chapter of Jacksonville made a flag donation to Rusk Intermediate...

Images Speak: Rusk Library Study Club’s 115th anniversary –...
In 1902, fifteen young, single women established a literary group called the Bachelor Girls’ Library Club. The club was originally housed in...

Return to ‘Lonestar Lickskillet’
Lurlene Bowden, historical cookbook author, has teamed up once again with Shamrock Shelley Cleaver to write volume two of the historical cookbook...

Photo: Grace Traylor, JISD Indians kick off season with 21-12 win over Pine Tree
JACKSONVILLE – The 2017 Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians plan to approach every game with a “leave no doubt” mentality. The Tribe certainly left...

Photo: LeAnn Jones

Alto’s Cameron Cox (left) and Hunter Bush (right) bring down a Winona ballcarrier during Friday’s game. The Jackets lost a close match-up to the Wildcats, 35-34. Alto (0-1) will take on Big Sandy (1-0) Friday night from Wildcat Stadium in Big Sandy. The game will be broadcast on 103.9 FM and online at citylinktv.com/channel/jacksonville. 1 short: Yellowjackets drop a close one to Winona, 35-34
ALTO – The Alto Yellowjackets were outlasted by Winona Friday night in Alto as the Wildcats inched out the win 35-34. “It feels like we lost,”...

Photos: Tara Tatarski

Rusk’s Sam Thomas springs loose for a touchdown thanks to a block by Terry Wagoner Jr. on Center’s Kaleb Parks during Friday’s game. Thomas finished with 12 carries for 188 yards and two touchdowns and a 51-yard kickoff return that set up a score as the Eagles defeated the Roughriders, 48-21. Eagle offense flies to 34-point run, notch win over Center
RUSK – Eagles are known for flying – and the Rusk Eagles proved they could do it Friday night. The Eagles opened the 2017 season with a flurry of...

Photo: Travis Albea, The Brook Hill School
Brook Hill quarterback Hood Taylor runs through the Royal Imperial Collegiate defense for a touchdown during Saturday’s Tyler Ford Brook Hill American Warrior Bowl. The Guard took a nine-point lead into halftime and picked up a 51-28 win over the Knights. Brook Hill (1-0) will host Mount Vernon at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The game can be heard at thecube.com/event/brook-hill-vs-mt-vernon-boys-varsity-football-744833. Guard wins annual Tyler Ford Brook Hill American Warrior Bowl
BULLARD – Saturday night at Herrington Stadium the Brook Hill Guard played host to the Royal Imperial Knights from Ontario, Canada in the Tyler...

Dixon at Boys' State
Brook Hill senior John Dixon was selected by the American Legion to attend Boys State over the summer. At Boys State, participants learn the...

The TJC Apache Chiefs serve as student ambassadors all year long, but it’s during the summer New Student Orientation sessions where they’re at their busiest. Pictured front, from left: Yemile Flores of Lindale, Jazzimine Crist of Rusk, Lily Lemus of Van, Marly Murphy of Austin, Jackie Nateros of Tyler, Kendall Land of Mount Vernon, Courtney Slider of Canton; second row: Shelby Mallard of Tyler, Haleigh Latham of Tyler, J’Bria Christopher of Dallas, Jade Marth of Houston, Ebony Griffin of Rusk, Paige Leavelle of Mineral Wells, Jade Pearson of Mesquite, Alice Huang of Xinjiang, China; third row, B.J. Anderson of Dallas, Patrick Smallwood of Tyler, Chris Williams of Tyler, Carlos Salazar of Tyler, James Loya of Tyler, Jaleen Pickett of Houston and Dyamond Taylor of Tyler. One tribe: 2 Rusk alums named TJC Apache Chiefs
At any moment, their job can morph from mentor to entertainer to motivational speaker to mother hen. They’re the Tyler Junior College Apache...

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