The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office released its annual crime report at the beginning of the month, and it holds some encouraging news for Rusk County residents. Overall crime declined in 2018 — and according to the number of total records, it was a sharp decline.
Henderson Citizens Bancshares, Inc., the bank holding company for Citizens National Bank (CNB), has announced that the bank will now operate under the name VeraBank.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halted a 29-year-old Rusk County man’s execution.
An early morning fire on Saturday took the home of Rusk County Patrol Sgt. Clint Ruthven and his daughter.
The Henderson City Council approved to help aid Rusk County’s feral hog problem during its regular meeting Tuesday.
With Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaching, Rusk County residents are invited to pay tribute to the man best known for his role in the civil rights movement and nonviolent protests.
Governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick vowed that the state will deliver on a promise of education and property tax reform in their addresses to the crowd at the Inauguration Ceremony on the Capitol Grounds Tuesday.
A Henderson woman died following a two vehicle wreck Friday.
KILGORE — Recognizing a need for East Texas law enforcement officers, area police chiefs, sheriffs and other civic leaders are doing their part.
AUSTIN — The Legislature will pass sweeping reforms to the way it pays for public schools this session, according to the leaders of both chambers and Governor Greg Abbott.
Sharing the story of an East Texas teenager in hopes of raising awareness about epilepsy and seizure training has paid off for a New London woman.
While crime is relatively low in Rusk County, vaping and scams are some of the latest worries Rusk County Sheriff’s Office wants citizens to be aware of.
A man arrested for a multitude of charges in early December, including human trafficking, was handed seven indictments by a Rusk County Grand Jury this week.
AUSTIN — The leaders of the House and Senate joined Governor Greg Abbott in front of the Governor's mansion Wednesday to announce they are committed to passing significant changes to the way the state finances its public schools.
For the most part, Dan Moore seems quite comfortable in his role as publisher of The Henderson News. After 20 years in the business, he's no stranger to managing and maximizing the potential of a community newspaper.
Crime in the City of Henderson has taken another overall dip.
The finish of an interior lease space is the highest permit handed out in December for $150,000.
Henderson Police Department Deputy Chief Kenny Byrd (right) celebrated his retirement with a reception Monday at the police station. Byrd dedicated 23 years of service to HPD. He is pictured with HPD Chief Chad Taylor. Byrd began working on patrol for the department in 1995 and has served as…
Board-certified general surgeon Robert Buchanan, MD, FACS, has joined the staff of UT Health Henderson.
AUSTIN — Tuesday marked the beginning of the 86th session in the Texas Senate, a 140 day term in which state leadership has pledged to tackle the complex issues of public school finance reform and property tax reform.
Kelli Ballenger is no ordinary woman.
Thirteen Rusk County elected officials were sworn in to office Wednesday morning at the Rusk County Courthouse. Pictured from left is County Judge Joel Hale, District Clerk Terri Willard, Pct. 5 Justice of the Peace Jana Enloe, Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Darlene Childress, Elections Adminis…
The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office arrested six Henderson residents following a Wednesday seizure.
Thanks to K9 Basco Foundation service dog Rosie now has a new home and was saved from being euthanized.
Avah Leigh Ann Weeks was the first baby born in 2019 at UT Health Henderson. She arrived at 8:24 a.m. Jan. 3 weighing 5 pounds 12 ounces and measuring 18 inches long. She was born to Bradley and Samantha Weeks. Avah is the granddaughter of Tanya Cooper, Jammy Cooper, Jackie Lewis and the lat…
For the seventh consecutive month, crime in Rusk County was down.
Ever since he could remember, Kenny Byrd was going to be an army man or a cop and since joining the Navy in 1981, service has been his life.
Fifteen years of service by Barbara Watson to McMillan Memorial Library in Overton will officially close Tuesday as Watson retires as assistant manager.
The Rusk County Republican Women met Dec. 17 at Francisco’s and Justice Brian Hoyle swore in the 2019 officers (from left), Jana Ross Enloe, secretary; Diana Mayfield, treasurer; Laura Droddy, vice president; and Kristi Antonick, president. A special check presentation was done by Enloe from…
For Christy Staneart giving back to the community and volunteering is in her nature.
Keep Henderson Beautiful met with engineers and architects to kickoff the design for a new plaza to be built in Lake Forest Park. Those attending the meeting were (from left) Monica Sanders, Renee Gibson, Leon Harris, Carole and Buzz Fullen of Keep Henderson Beautiful, Malcolm McKinley with …
A Henderson woman was arrested in the early morning hours of Christmas Day after assaulting a man with a butcher knife.
They are everywhere this time of year. Billboards, posters, social media advertisements and more reminding all to not drink and drive this season or ever.
Two Rusk County towns saw decreases in rebates sent out in December by the Texas Comptroller and the others all increased for the month.
A new construction at 107 Bryanhurst topped the list of permits for November at $210,000.
Mayor Buzz Fullen hasn't been back in the mayor's office for two months since winning the election on Nov. 6, but he's already looking toward the horizon.