Henderson Food Pantry pleads with community to stop 

According to reports provided by the Department of State Health Services, along with information provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, estimated active cases within Rusk County rose to 125.

Following the heated discussion of August’s Rusk County County-Wide School Board meeting and the group of letters sent to area Superintendents proclaiming the potential loss of Equalization Tax monies to the districts, the Board met again with an unprecedented turnout. 

“I’m proud to say that we have cut the county’s budget (2020-2021) nearly $1 million dollars from our budget and proud of the job everyone has done,” said Commissioner Bennie Whitworth. “ I therefore recommend that we lower the tax rate from the proposed tax to .581815.”

Henderson ISD will transition its high school campus to online-learning for the next two weeks starting Monday, September 14, 2020. Superintendent Dr. Lamb said the decision to move online was prompted by the daily review of COVID’s impact on the effectiveness of teaching at the campus. 

Kaufman ISD administrators have chosen to cancel the varsity football game scheduled for Friday night in Kaufman. Henderson school officials were notified late Wednesday afternoon of the cancellation. Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Phil Castles expressed his disappointment, especi…

A three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 259 and Highway 84, in Mt. Enterprise, sent one to the hospital early Tuesday morning. 

According to reports provided by the Department of State Health Services, along with information provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, estimated active cases within Rusk County dropped to 62, not including patients within the county’s correctional facilities.

Tatum was scoring touchdowns and showing no mercy over the past two weeks, however, this winning streak that the Eagles Varsity team has been on has come to a halt. Over the next two weeks, the Tatum Eagles Varsity and Junior Varsity football teams will be sitting out for their scheduled games.

Department of Public Safety Troopers, along with Henderson Fire Department and Rusk County Office of Emergency Management officials, responded to a small engine plane crash near the Rusk County Airport Saturday afternoon. 

According to reports provided by the Department of State Health Services, along with information provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, estimated active cases within Rusk County dropped to 75, not including patients within the county’s correctional facilities.

The annual Rusk County Fly-In held at the Rusk County Airport every October was canceled during the Commissioner’s Court meeting Thursday.

The Sheriff’s official monthly report showed that calls for burglary of a vehicle were up by 10 compared to last month. One of those calls was about nine vehicles burglarized at once at a Tatum RV park.

The Henderson News has added Cassie Weiss to its newsroom as a reporter with her main focus on sports. She will also cover other news assignments, as needed.

Carlisle Independent School District finally got to hold their regularly scheduled School Board meeting after the previous rescheduling due to an overabundance of caution in the wake of Hurricane Laura. 

According to reports provided by the Department of State Health Services, along with information provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, estimated active cases within Rusk County jumped to 81, not including patients within the county’s correctional facilities.

According to reports provided by the Department of State Health Services, along with information provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Rusk County Office of Emergency Management, estimated active cases within Rusk County remained at 48, not including patients within the co…

On August 25, at 5:30 p.m. there was the monthly Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Henderson Independent School District (HISD), held at the HISD Administration Building. The meeting’s agenda that listed out the important items to be discussed and/or considered could be found on th…

​Henderson ISD is beginning the process of filling a vacancy on the board created by the recent resignation of District 4 Trustee Mary Sue Wolfe. The board is planning to appoint a member of the community to serve the remaining year left of Mrs. Wolfe’s current term. 

In multiple releases, Henderson ISD announced that it had been informed students and staff from various campuses had tested positive for COVID-19. 

According to reports provided by the Department of State Health Services, along with information provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Rusk County Office of Emergency Management, estimated active cases within Rusk County remained at 48, not including patients within the co…

Area resident and long-time pro-life ambassador, Amy Blackwell, joined forces with other like-minded citizens to peacefully protest billboards placed in Carthage, Rusk, Waskom, and Marshall which all proclaim “Abortion is a blessing”.

The City of Henderson and Rusk County have made the extremely difficult decision of canceling the Heritage Syrup Festival for this year. 

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