Rusk County native Dr. Ron Randel relaxes at the cattle facility at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center in Overton. Randel received international honors last week at an animal science symposium in Phoenix.
Overton sophomore halfback Eric Hatton weaves his way through the Wildcats defense. Early injuries and dubious penalties doomed the Mustangs to a 49-6 defeat at the hands of Cayuga. Overton hopes to rebound with a homestand against Shelbyville next week.
Henderson senior running back Diamante Wright finished with 160 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries as the Lions beat Jacksonville 37-13. Henderson opens District 16-3A play Friday at Chapel Hill.
The flowers and underbrush in Rusk County are gradually starting to recover, thanks to above average precipitation and milder temperatures.
Henderson JV quarterback Dustin Fielding throws a pass during Lions 36-6 win over Jacksonville Thursday at Lion Stadium.
Overton native Dr. Julie Philley has joined the staff of University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler as a critical care specialist at the Pulmonary Clinic, coming from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Henderson senior Mikel Lewis has a touchdown catch in each of the last two games and also has 20 tackles on defense this season. The Lions visit Jacksonville at 7:30 Friday.
The United Way of America is a non-profit organization that works with nearly 1,300 local United Way offices throughout the country in a coalition of charitable organizations to pool efforts in fundraising and support. The focus of United Way is identifying and resolving pressing community issues, as well as making measurable changes in the communities through partnerships with schools, government agencies, businesses, organized labor, financial institutions, community development corporations, voluntary and neighborhood associations, the faith community, and others.
United Way of Rusk County Executive Director Shirley Crawford shared details on the upcoming campaign for the Henderson Lions Club program Wednesday at ETMC Henderson.
Overton senior Savannah Bobbit sets a ball for a teammate during the Lady Mustangs 4-game win over Beckville Tuesday. Overton took over sole possession of first place in District 20-A with the victory. The Lady Mustangs visit Big Sandy Friday.
Businesses and home throughout the Henderson area are showing their support for Lions athletic teams with signs like this one adorning the old Alford Building, now occupied by the Luminant office in downtown Henderson.
The "bobwhite quail" is a ground-dwelling bird native to the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. It is a member of the group of species known as New World quails. They were initially placed with the Old World quails in the pheasant family, but are not particularly closely related. The name "bobwhite" derives from its characteristic whistling call. Despite its secretive nature, the northern bobwhite is one of the most familiar quails in eastern North America because it is frequently the only quail in its range.
Carlisle senior Kennedy Bissot makes a pass during the Lady Indians non-district win over Gladewater earlier this month. Carlisle hosts third-place Gary tonight in a District 20-A match. The Lady Indians are one of six county teams in action today.