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Rusk County reconfirms burn ban in wake of fires

Rusk County reconfirms burn ban in wake of fires

The Rusk County Commissioners Court reconfirmed its unconditional burn ban Monday morning. James Pike, emergency management coordinator, said 13 wildfires were continuing across the county, but all apparently had been contained.
At least 150 acres burned in Rusk County overnight; Roads reopened

At least 150 acres burned in Rusk County overnight; Roads reopened

Three County Roads in Rusk County were closed for awhile late Sunday evening, while firefighters battled a wildfire in the area.
Henderson: Boil water notice

Henderson: Boil water notice

Gaston Water Supply in Henderson has issued a 48 hours boil water notice for County Roads 462 and 463D. Officials say the boil notice is a result of a water main break and is currently being repaired.
Rusk County firefighters asking for monetary help

Rusk County firefighters asking for monetary help

Fireman in Rusk County have had very little rest during the last week, most of these men and women are volunteering their time to help protect Rusk County, with many of them taking vacation days to be able to stay and fight the fires we are hav
Rusk County fires contained

Rusk County fires contained

All Rusk County fires are contained at this time, however firefighters will remain on site for possible hot spots in those areas. Continue to pray all fires stay contained and the winds decrease.
Rusk County: Residents in Price area asked to evacuate

Rusk County: Residents in Price area asked to evacuate

Residents living on County Roads 4110D, 4113, and 487, of Price, must evacuate immediately. Road closures: County Road 4110D, 4113, and 487 in Price. FM 850 1.5 miles West of Hwy 42, in New London.
Fire in Rusk County

Fire in Rusk County

UPDATE: Officials with the Texas Forest Service say the fire has spread to about 70 acres. At least one structure is threatened. Numerous departments and a helicopter have been called in to assist.
Henderson ISD calls $26 million bond election to build new middle school

Henderson ISD calls $26 million bond election to build new middle school

The Henderson ISD school board today voted unanimously to call a $26 million November bond election to finance a new middle school.
Weekend wildfire burns 70 acres in Rusk County

Weekend wildfire burns 70 acres in Rusk County

A three-acre fire that started from a Saturday evening lightening strike reignited Sunday morning, burning through more than 70 acres in Rusk County.
One person in hospital following accidental gunshot to head

One person in hospital following accidental gunshot to head

One person has been hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head after an alleged accidental shooting.

Constable: 200-300 acres on fire near Overton

Raw footage of the fire is attached take a look at just how massive it is. Officials say the fire has spread deep into the woods and is climbing trees.
Commissioners set Henderson alcohol election

Commissioners set Henderson alcohol election

Henderson voters will get to vote on two proposals to legalize alcohol sales in the city. The Rusk County Commissioners Court on Monday ordered the issue be put to voters on the November ballot.
Tax assessor-collector: Rusk County values down

Tax assessor-collector: Rusk County values down

The Rusk County Commissioners Court got some news from Tax Assessor-Collector Matt B. Gabriel on Thursday morning. At $4,601,437,300, the county’s certified property values dropped about $400 million from a year ago, Gabriel said.
Rusk County Commissioners Court to consider Henderson alcohol petition

Rusk County Commissioners Court to consider Henderson alcohol petition

The Rusk County Commissioners Court will consider a petition Monday to place a measure legalizing alcohol sales in Henderson on the November ballot.
Drugs and cash seized during traffic stop in Rusk County

Drugs and cash seized during traffic stop in Rusk County

Rusk County officials made a big bust during a routine traffic stop Wednesday morning. On Wednesday at around 9:20 p.m., a Rusk County K-9 unit stopped a driver on US Highway 59 North.