Henderson

Rusk County airport director fired after DWI arrests

The Rusk County airport director was fired after county officials learned he crashed his pickup into a home, netting him a DWI arrest — his second in as many weeks.
Plane lands on highway in Rusk County

Plane lands on highway in Rusk County

A pilot made an emergency landing on an East Texas highway Wednesday afternoon. It happened just before 5:00 p.m.
Rusk County summit tackles causes, solutions to traffic fatality spike

Rusk County summit tackles causes, solutions to traffic fatality spike

Lanette Weaver said she knows first-hand how dangerous Rusk County roads can be. “I buried two boys from an accident in 1976,” she said. “That’s why I’m here.”
Economic reasons help spraygrounds replace traditional summer retreats

Economic reasons help spraygrounds replace traditional summer retreats

Adults will recall the way the summertime smell of chlorine tickled their noses, how it felt to learn their first strokes in the shallow end and the sounds of feet pitter-pattering across the board of the high dive as they took their first plun

Drew Coleman returns to Henderson

Drew Coleman burst onto the East Texas scene as a super sophomore for Henderson 15 years ago. He would go on to be the district MVP twice. Coleman went from the Lions to the Cardinals, from Henderson to Athens.
Rusk County sheriff plans programs for youth

Rusk County sheriff plans programs for youth

Rusk County commissioners agreed Monday to spend drug seizure money to set up a new anti-gang program, said Sheriff Jeff Price.
Drew Coleman coming back to Henderson

Drew Coleman coming back to Henderson

Former Henderson Lion Drew Coleman is coming back to his hometown to help with a youth football fundraiser. The 7-year NFL veteran will be in Henderson, with the Rusk County Panthers Pop Warner league.
Rusk County expo center to be renamed

Rusk County expo center to be renamed

The Rusk County Commissioners Court approved a request Wednesday to rename the arena at the Rusk County Youth Expo Center the Phillip Davis Arena.
UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal wreck near Henderson

UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal wreck near Henderson

UPDATE (6-20-2013 11:30 a.m.): Henderson authorities have confirmed the identitfy of the man who was killed in a fatal wreck on Highway 64 outside of Henderson on Wednesday.
Henderson man celebrates day as first-time father

Henderson man celebrates day as first-time father

As Greg Brooks held his newborn daughter Friday morning, he recalled years of waiting, hoping and praying for his little angel to arrive.
Henderson man dies in early morning crash

Henderson man dies in early morning crash

A Henderson man died Sunday after he drove into oncoming traffic and collided with a pickup, Texas Department of Public Safety officials said.
Henderson boil water notification lifted

Henderson boil water notification lifted

As of 4:15 p.m., Friday, the boil water noitfication has been lifted. Citizens still may have discolored water for a few says but there is no need to continue boiling water.
Pump Jacks make home debut tonight

Pump Jacks make home debut tonight

Time to play ball at Driller Park in Kilgore. The Longview News-Journal has more on the East Texas Pump Jacks.
One hospitalized after 2-vehicle crash near Henderson

One hospitalized after 2-vehicle crash near Henderson

A 2-vehicle crash in Rusk County ends with one person in the hospital. Sheriff's deputies tell KETK, it happened around 8:30 p.m. on highway 259 North, just outside Henderson towards Kilgore.
Henderson chamber honors top graduates

Henderson chamber honors top graduates

The Henderson Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday honored valedictorians and salutatorians from high schools throughout Rusk County.