City of Rusk reopens city hall; parks remain closed

by From the city of Rusk

Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, Rusk City Hall will be open to the public, however due to the size of the lobby, no more than two customers are allowed in at one time.
As always, city staff will be available for appointments for those services that require face to face contact, as well as by phone and email Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Water payments may continue to be made in the night drop box, online at, or over the phone.
For our online court payments you can go to you will need Bureau Code # 7435389 and your citation number. You can also pay by phone 1-866-549-1010 with Bureau Code # 7435389 and your citation number.

The Rusk Public Library will remain open normal hours but the children’s area will remain closed except to check out a book. The library will allow up to 10 patrons in at a time.

The following facilities remain closed:

• the library's meeting room;

• Rusk Civic Center

• Jim Hogg Park

• Conley Park; and

• Butler Park.
The Rusk Sports Youth Association will use the Lions Club Sports Complex for limited practice sessions. All emergency services and regular city services will continue as normal.
“These proactive measures have been taken by the city to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in conjunction with the state wide public health disaster issued by Texas Governor Greg Abbot,” City Manager Jim Dunaway said. “The city is going to continue to monitor the situation, and work with our partners during this unprecedented situation. The city appreciates the citixens patience and understanding during this crisis.”