Henderson

Friday Football Fever; Has it really been 20 years?

KETK Sports Director Danny Elzner started Friday Football Fever in 1994. He's seen a lot in the last two decades. He got the first interview with future MVP Adrian Peterson.
Rusk County commissioners talk burn bans, library, K-9s

Rusk County commissioners talk burn bans, library, K-9s

Dogs, burn bans and library business dominated Tuesday’s meeting of the Rusk County Commissioners Court.

Native ETX veteran celebrates 107th birthday

If you wanted to count the candles on East Texan Elmer Hill's  birthday cake, you'd be a while. He has 107 of them! The World War II veteran was honored by folks at Emeritus Assisted Living in Henderson Tuesday.
Henderson Chamber honors Rusk County teachers

Henderson Chamber honors Rusk County teachers

New teachers from Rusk County school districts had a chance to meet community leaders on Thursday afternoon at a reception sponsored by the Henderson Area Chamber of Commerce.
Rusk County sheriff’s office grapples with nation-wide ammo shortage

Rusk County sheriff’s office grapples with nation-wide ammo shortage

The nationwide ammunition shortage plaguing gun owners and law enforcement agencies is taking its toll on the Rusk County Sheriff’s Department, officials said Monday.
Henderson City Council to consider sheriff’s request

Henderson City Council to consider sheriff’s request

Henderson City Council will consider at its Tuesday meeting a request by the Rusk County Sheriff’s Department to move a building to the Police Department Firing Range.
Cowboys on FOX 51 Friday night; Texans on KETK

Cowboys on FOX 51 Friday night; Texans on KETK

Call it a football double-header. FOX 51 will broadcast the Cowboys against the Raiders Friday night. Pregame at 8:00. Kickoff at 9:00.

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.