PRIDE: Producing Responsible Individuals and Developing Excellence, while this may be the motto of Henderson’s PRIDE Academy, its truth was proven with the recent graduation of the program’s Class of 2020. 

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This lonely, quiet monolith sits quietly atop a gentle hill in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Henderson life. She’s ever-present but so unimposing that it’s entirely possible to pass her for years and never think to stop and visit. 

As of Thursday, Jan. 9, with a vote of 3-2, the city of Rusk adopted the Sanctuary Cities ordinance, which outlaws abortion and the creation of abortion clinics with the city. With a population exceeding 5,500, Rusk is, as of now, the largest city to adopt the statute. 

Rusk County Legacy House has partnered with The Fostering Collective, who will be conducting a babysitting certification course hosted by First Baptist Church of Henderson. 

TYLER - No one is completely prepared when death happens, but this is not especially true for law enforcement personnel and those connected anywhere in the network.

TYLER – Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers responded to a fatal crash on SH-64, approximately 10 miles west of the city of Tyler in Smith County at approximately 8:06 Sunday morning. 

KILGORE - The East TexasCouncil Of Governments’ Executive Committee approved to fund a mass notification system for the East Texas region as a part of its public safety program for the 10th consecutive year. 

HENDERSON – Rusk County Judge Joel Hale has lifted the provisional burn ban enacted prior to the Christmas holiday, according to a media release Thursday morning.

While there are all sorts of traditions, some based on myth, about celebrating the new year, it bears mentioning there are some activities people just cannot engage.

Cold temperatures and humidity often mean high utility bills.  For those living on limited income this burden can be major.  

Rusk County Commissioners voted to approve the extension of a county-wide burn ban for all unincorporated parts of the county on the behest of Patrick Dooley, the county’s emergency management officer.

Commissioners recognized County Clerk Trudy McGill and her department for having been recognized at the 65th Annual Conference on Vital Statistics for the departments its excellence in the collect and maintenance of vital records such and birth and death certificates, among others. 

OVERTON – Smith County Sheriff’s officials went looking for answers as to why a Tyler man was shot Sunday afternoon. They eventually came up with two suspects.

The Rusk County Commissioners acted quickly Thursday to fill the vacancy in Precinct 5 left by the passing of Jimmy Skinner last month.

The Rusk County Commissioners met Thursday in a special called meeting to dispense with routine business so as not to clog up future meetings with a larger agenda.

The Rides For Christ Drill Team showed lots of love this Thanksgiving as they picked a total of 14 families in the surrounding counties. The riders are all from Rusk, Gregg, Smith, Upshur and Van Zandt counties and chose to bless this holiday season with food, Bibles and love. The riders inc…

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