During an executive session at the HEDCO (Henderson Economic Development Corporation) Board meeting Thursday it was agreed unanimously to release the RCRRD (Rusk County Rail Road District) rail lien with certain conditions.

During a special session Wednesday morning two representatives from ETCOG (East Texas Council of Government) shared with the Rusk County Commissioners three different grant opportunities to help them understand what they are, how they can be used and how to apply for them.

While the resurgence of COVID cases within the County has put a halt on the annual MLK, Jr. Day festivities that would have taken place Monday, January 17, one area philanthropist wants to remind us all to celebrate Dr. King’s lasting legacy. 

The HISD board of trustees discussed redistricting at Tuesday night’s board meeting to correct the new population variations between districts one and five. The board will vote on a new district map by July to prepare for the November election.

The Mt. Enterprise City Council met Tuesday in a special called meeting which included the swearing-in of the latest addition to the council dais, Jacob Waldron. 

The Rusk County Commissioners approved the Republican and Democratic Joint Primary Election Services Contracts as presented by the Elections Administrator Shannon Brown on Monday. The contracts are for the Primary Election to be held on March 1, 2022 and May 24, 2022 should there be a runoff…

Rusk County Sheriffs Office releases first-year stats

Just when you thought that the Rusk County Commissioners had heard enough presentations concerning a new radio system for the Sheriffs Department there was yet another workshop Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. before their regular meeting.

We may still be waiting on an answer to the age-old question of who let the dogs out but the passing of Texas Senate Bill 5 will give us clear ideas of how to legally keep them in. 

Please mark the calendar and plan to enter the annual Rusk County Cherry Dessert Contest on February 16, in honor of George Washington’s birthday. The contest will be held at the Rusk County Extension Meeting Room, 115 E Fordall St, Henderson.

When I got up the morning of Christmas Eve, I had my cup of coffee and scrolled through Twitter looking for interesting headlines. One that drew my attention was a California law that went into effect January 1. It legalizes universal mail-in ballots. I rolled my eyes as I remembered all the…

Downtown Mt. Enterprise was left without power after a mid-morning traffic accident sent an 18-wheeler careening through a business parking lot where it destroyed a newly installed electric pole. 

For the first time in nearly a decade, the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NET RMA) Board of Directors has a new leader. Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed Tyler resident Gary Halbrooks as the presiding officer of the transportation agency. He was sworn into the position at a…

Santa made a special visit to the lobby of the Rusk County Jail Saturday, December 18, to bring smiles to the children and families of those incarcerated over the holiday season. 

Each year the staff at The Henderson News is tasked with assisting everyone’s favorite jolly old elf, Santa, in collecting the letters sent to him by the hundreds of local children. 

According to reports provided by the Department of State Health Services, the estimated active cases within Rusk County continues to increase, rising slightly to 127 from the 114 cases last reported.

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