Rusk, Texas

Rusk, Texas is located in Cherokee County.  

During Cherokee County's 2016 Presidential Election 76.9% voted Republican, 20.7% voted Democrat, and 2.4% voted for other candidates. 

During the 2018 Republican Party Primary, voters had the opportunity to vote on proposition #7. This proposition gave voters the chance to voice their opinion if they were "In Favor" or "Against" this following statement: " I believe abortion should be abolished in Texas." In Cherokee County, out of 5,875 votes, 4,618 voted in favor of the idea of abolishing abortion in the state of Texas and 1,257 voted against the idea abolishing abortion in the state of Texas.   

The population of the city of Rusk, Texas is 5,618.

In the News

CRIT-LARGE - November 6th, 2019

The Continued Texas Fight to Outlaw Abortion

By Preston Tyler

The Henderson News - November 23rd, 2019

Grassroots Effort Gains Area Momentum

By Amber Lollar

Jacksonville Progress - November 23rd, 2019

Rusk Council Tables Vote for Sanctuary City for Unborn Children

By Jo Anne Embleton

The Cherokeean Herald - November 27th, 2019

Rusk Council Tables Making Decision on Abortion Ordinance

By Cristin Parker

Sanctuary Status: Presented

About the Ordinance

 The Rusk Ordinance

First Pitch

November 21st, 2019

Date Set For Vote

January 9th, 2020




Why Rusk Residents Want To See Abortion Outlawed in Their City

 “Abortion is murder , plain and simple ! Murder should always be illegal. It should not be regulated and taxpayer funded to end the lives of the most defenseless humans among us . I do not want a abortion based business anywhere near me or in my state or in my country." - Stephen M.

"It goes against what God says." - Rachel H.

"Every baby has a purpose! God doesn’t make mistakes. It shouldn’t be allowed bc murder is MURDER! - Jennifer P.

"It is murder of God created humans who are a blessing and gift to our world." - Susan H.

 "It's killing a baby. Period." - Donovan M.

"I believe that the innocent should always be protected and the Bible says before I formed you in the womb I knew you." - Mary T.

"It’s murder. There are too many people who can have children who would love to adopt a baby . So why kill them. I will never understand how anyone rationalizes abortion. It’s never okay." - Alicia B.

 "Everyone deserves a chance to live and to be born." - Kimberly W.

"I am 100% pro-life!!! It’s simple. I don’t believe in Murder." - Angela B.

"I believe it is murder." - Rhonda M.

"Life is a gift from God given at conception. Taking a life through abortion is the same as murder." - Edward H.

 "Because we are called to defend the defenseless and to speak for those who have no voice. Because life, which begins at conception is God’s image. Because doing nothing is tacit consent for societal ills." - Brian G. 


"Killing babies is not good. Too many couples who can’t have children of their own would love to adopt these children." - Mandy M. 

"Bible says it’s murder. - Donna Jeter H.

"Against my religious beliefs " - Justin W.

"It's murder." - Cristal V.  


"Which City Is Next?"


The Cherokee Shopper

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

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