RCSO embarks on a real lifesaver of a project
Rusk County Commissioners met Monday morning to hear a lengthy but quickly heard agenda, including discussion surrounding grants supporting area water suppliers in their need to revitalize their services.
Chilly temperatures and brisk winds couldn’t sway the Christmas spirit of Henderson and Rusk County residents as they filled the streets for Thursday evening’s Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade.
The Henderson Independent School District’s (HISD) Board of Trustees reconvened for the next stage of their strategic planning in a special meeting on Wednesday morning. Trustees followed up on the training provided by educational consultant Lloyd Graham from the Moak Casey firm in their fir…
This most wonderful time of the year is known for cozy weather, family gatherings, and delicious holiday meals and treats. Many times, these foods are high in calories, saturated fats, sodium, and added sugars. Therefore, it is important to be mindful of the foods and portions we are choosin…
Most Rusk County towns reporting sales tax revenue have shown increases for November, with Reklaw reporting remarkable gains in net revenue for the month.
While the days after the Thanksgiving feast are usually filled with stretchy waistbands, Tryptophan, and a lot of high-calorie grazing, those hoping to combat some of those carbohydrates can make their way downtown to the Campfire Coffee Co. to participate in the first-annual Henderson Commu…
Laneville ISD’s recently-hired Assistant Principal, Shannon Freeman, failed an early morning field sobriety test and found herself incarcerated for a short time on the charges of Class B Misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated according to reports released from the Nacogdoches County Court Sys…
Axia Center celebrates fruitful year in Henderson
During its regular meeting on Tuesday evening, the Henderson City Council canvassed the votes of the Nov. 8 General Election and newly elected Council members Henry Pace and Reginald Weatherton were officially sworn in. Pace received 229 votes total in the race for the District 3 Council sea…
HEDCO’s (Henderson Economic Development Corporation) attorney, Jamey Holmes gave the Board an update on the change over from a Type A to a Type B Economic Development Corporation. Holmes has been working with an outside attorney that has expertise in Economic Development changeovers.
Burl’s Collision Center of Henderson held their Annual First Responders Luncheon and Raffle Thursday at the Henderson Civic Center. It was a great success as the room was packed with first responders from all over Rusk County.
Forbidden love, a substantial fortune, and a pack of local chatterboxes led to a dastardly murder with more than a few suspects during the weekend’s Lake Striker Resort Murder Mystery event.
Newly elected Henderson Independent School District (HISD) Board Trustees Travis Orr, Jamie Sugg, and Jean Williams were sworn in during the Board’s regular meeting on Monday evening. Sugg won re-election for District 2 over challenger Jon Best, Williams ran unopposed for District 1 and was …
Thousands upon thousands of people flocked to Henderson’s Depot Museum and historic downtown area for the weekend’s 33rd annual Heritage Syrup Festival.
Acting on multiple citizen complaints against newly-hired Police Chief Jack Lanier, Tatum City Council voted to terminate him, effective immediately, on the grounds of dereliction of duty in Monday’s regularly called City Council meeting.
PALS staff deal with mess as local misers turn donation drop off into dumpster site
Laneville School Board’s regularly scheduled November meeting ended before it began in the absence of three of the remaining six board members.
Members of the Henderson Independent School District (HISD) Board of Trustees held a brief special meeting on Friday afternoon to officially canvass the results of the Nov. 8 School Board Election.
Sara McDaniel, creator of the Simply Southern Cottage blog and an impressive line of home decor, joined the ladies of the Henderson Woman’s Forum to share her story of success, patience, and the parallel between broken moments in her own life and a broken and neglected 1926 home.
Everyone’s favorite sticky-sweet celebration is right around the corner, so dig out those walking shoes and get ready for a Saturday filled with old-fashioned syrup-making, storytelling, live music, classic cars, and city-wide shopping for those special once-a-year treats.
During a special called meeting Monday HEDCO (Henderson Economic Development Corporation) Board of Directors met to discuss four executive session items on the agenda. Three of which had to do with real estate projects and one for personnel matters.
Rusk County Commissioners managed to bring a smile to the face of Rusk County Sheriff John Wayne Valdez and steal a bit of his joy all within one meeting as they voted unanimously to upgrade County data-entry systems and also to hire RCSO Deputy Patrick Dooley to fill the Fire Marshal/Emerge…
The Carlisle Indian Band was in fine form as they won their third state championship title in a row at the UIL Class 2A State Military Marching Contest at Baylor University in Waco on Tuesday, Nov. 1. They advanced to the evening finals after placing first out of nine bands in the morning pr…
West Fraser and representatives of the company's Henderson lumber mill site are proud to announce the facility's long-anticipated $255 million expansion project.
As sugar highs fade and candy bags are hidden by cavity-fighting parents, the return of Henderson’s Public Safety Fun Night goes down as a spooky success.
The second annual Thanksgiving in a Box event will take place on November 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This box will contain enough of uncooked food that will feed a family of four to six for their Thanksgiving meal according to Pastor Bruce Wike of Metro Church in Henderson.
During a special called meeting Tuesday the Henderson Economic Development Corporation (HEDCO) approved a request for a local business to purchase ten acres in the old Southwest Industrial Park located near Frisco Street.
Henderson hosting days of Halloween festivities
Kids in Halloween costumes ranging from superheroes, pirates, ninjas and princesses swarmed the school’s front lawn to enjoy an array of game booths and seasonal concessions during Leverett’s Chapel Independent School District’s annual Fall Fest on Thursday night.
Most Rusk County towns reporting sales tax revenue have shown increases for the month of October. Even Reklaw’s negative report showed substantially less loss that month’s previous.
The altruistic Hearts of Henderson group will be visiting porches around the community to distribute bags for the 3rd Annual Hearts of Henderson food drive.
The Henderson Area Chamber of Commerce has done it again with yet another enjoyable and enlightening Business Helping Business Expo and Chili Cook-Off.
The Safety and Security Committee (SSC) for the Henderson Independent School District (HISD) held a regular meeting on Thursday morning to update their Multi-hazard Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), an ongoing process that began in earnest when the SSC met at the beginning of September as par…