Rusk County Commissioners Court, still utilizing Zoom and YouTube technology to conduct their monthly meetings, held a special called meeting Thursday morning to discuss and approve several important issues within the county. 

Several real estate projects were discussed in executive session Tuesday during HEDCO’s (Henderson Economic Development Corporation) monthly meeting. After discussing several topics in the session a motion was made by Board Member Joe Sorrells to purchase the Alford Family property for a fut…

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will begin a phased opening of driver license offices starting May 26th with limited service offerings. As part of this opening plan, DPS will launch a statewide driver license (DL) appointment sys…

Flags billow in the humid breeze of another Texas spring. Stripes of red and white twist lazily against a backdrop of pine trees and newly sprouted foliage. 

“And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend Her still today. ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land. God Bless the U.S.A.” -Lee Greenwood, God Bless The U.S.A.

The Henderson School Board formally approved changes in the district’s administrative team last night during their May board meeting. The board named Terry Everitt as the district’s director of curriculum and instruction. Everitt, a 24-year veteran of Henderson I.S.D., has served as Henderso…

There is an old fable about a frog and a pot of boiling water. The story goes like this. If you were to place a frog in a pot of boiling water he will immediately jump out of the pot. However, if you were to put that same frog in tepid water and gradually heat the water to a boil the frog wo…

In previous years, thousands of law enforcement officers and the families of officers lost in the line of duty from around the world would congregate in Washington, D.C. to honor their fallen brothers and sisters of the badge. While those in-person memorials have been canceled in the wake of…

In the latest update on the spread of COVID-19 within Rusk County, the Office of Emergency Management has reported no new positive cases for more than a week. One patient has completed all treatment and is considered recovered bringing that number up to 23 and taking the active total down to 17. 

The smell of gasoline and adrenaline fills the air. Engines scream as they’re revved to redline, drowning out the shouts and cheers from onlookers. The gate drops and all else is a blur of red dirt and passing colors. 

The Henderson Economic Development Corporation (HEDCO) petitioned the City to annex property that they own on Frisco Street into the city limits and set dates for two public hearings. This is a voluntary request allowed by House Bill (HB) 347 in 2019.

Texas families will receive some financial help from the State of Texas to buy groceries, in the form of a one-time payment, as a part of a recently approved USDA program to help feed children during these trying times. 

Despite the challenges brought about from school closures and shelter in place orders, Henderson’s Class of 2020 still managed to put in the work necessary to successfully complete their High School careers. 

In the latest update on the spread of COVID-19 within Rusk County, the Office of Emergency Management reports 41 total positive cases with only 18 cases considered active. 

In his May 5 press conference, Governor Greg Abbott reiterated the guidelines for the next phase of his gradual reopening. This phase allows hair and nail salons and barbershops to open their doors to clients with some guidelines typical within all proposed phases. 

Just when you thought it was moderately safe to leave your homes here come the warnings of the poorly named Murder Hornets. The images this moniker creates are like scenes from Jumanji or The Hunger Games. While the creature with which we could be dealing stand to wreak havoc on the already …

From beautiful bouquets, delectable candies, breakfast in bed, and spa days to hugs and kisses and hand-drawn cards, there are thousands of ways to celebrate the most important woman any of us will ever meet. 

In Phase II of Governor Abbott’s gradual reopening plan salons, nail salons, and barbershops were allowed to open Friday with some social distancing stipulations and our area stylists are excited to get back to work. 

Nacogdoches, TX - State Representative Travis Clardy is currently accepting applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP). Annually, each Texas legislator may nominate a student to receive the Texas Armed Services Scholarship, an award of up to $10,000 renewable for e…

Never before have parents had a deeper understanding of the trials faced by teaching staff. School closures and shelter in place orders have left parents struggling to fill the void left by our county’s capable teachers. 

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