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Divers recover body of 53-year-old Huntington resident from Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Search teams on Sunday morning recovered the body of a 53-year-old Huntington resident from Sam Rayburn Reservoir. 

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Sunday 04/26/2015
2 seeking Ward 4 seat on Lufkin’s city council
Posted: April 26, 2015

Candidates running for the Lufkin Ward 4 council seat were asked by The Lufkin News to share information about themselves and their platforms. Each candidate was mailed a survey with the same questions, and was given the liberty to answer those questions as the person saw fit. Candidates are listed by office in alphabetical order.

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Watches, warnings and what they mean for you
Updated: April 26, 2015 - 1:09 am

SHREVEPORT, La. — The National Weather Service uses the words “watch” and “warning” to alert residents to potentially dangerous weather.

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Meteorologists at the National Weather Service office in Shreveport work 24/7 analyzing data to use in putting together public and aviation forecasts
Updated: April 26, 2015 - 1:09 am

SHREVEPORT, La. — Thomas Jefferson purchased a thermometer from a local Philadelphia merchant while in town for the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Ironically, Jefferson noted that the high temperature in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, was 76 degrees.

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Lufkin, Angelina, Zavalla authorities report 17 arrests Friday, Saturday
Updated: April 26, 2015 - 1:08 am

The Lufkin Police Department made six arrests late Friday and Saturday. Arrests and charges included: Dianne Lewis, 64, of Lufkin, assault causing bodily injury; Ashley Dean-Danielle McCool, 26, of Lufkin, warrant for theft; Laricia Antoinette Young, 28, of Lufkin, public intoxication; Louis Guman Johnson, 35, of Lufkin, possession of marijuana, warrants for no seat belt and no driver’s license; Chance Kordale Kosina, 17, of Corrigan, theft; and Stephanie Lee Fisher, 26, of Lufkin, warrant for criminal trespass. 

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Zavalla election includes mayor’s race, 3 at-large city council seats
Posted: April 26, 2015

Places up for election in Zavalla include mayor and three at-large council seats. Carlos Guzman and Kelly Dickinson are in the running for the mayor seat. Incumbent council members Pam Hooks and Barbara Bridges will be joined on the ballot by challengers Randall Dykes, Denise Rhames, Jennifer Dunkin Hawley and Roger Langley Sr. The top three vote-getters will win the council seats.

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Sisters selling organic, free-range chicken eggs at Chick-Inn Farm
Posted: April 26, 2015

Not everyone has 27 free-range chickens and two roosters running around their yards. Hannah Koonce and her younger sister Delaney are not your ordinary 12- and 10-year-olds.

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Saturday 04/25/2015
Dive teams to continue search for body of 53-year-old man on Sam Rayburn Reservoir
Updated: April 26, 2015 - 4:52 pm

ETOILE — The search will continue Sunday morning for the body of a 53-year-old man who apparently drowned on Sam Rayburn Reservoir Saturday evening.

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Sheriff's office arrests 17 at Huntington home after SWAT team raids cockfighting arena
Updated: April 26, 2015 - 1:10 am

HUNTINGTON — The Angelina County SWAT team raided a barn outside a Huntington home Saturday morning, leading to the arrest of 17 men on allegations of cockfighting.

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Abundant Life United Methodist Church presenting inspirational stage play on Sunday
Posted: April 25, 2015

Pastor David Briggs is presenting “Only God Can Judge Me” by actor Curtis Von on Sunday at the Abundant Life United Methodist Church.

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Young athletes at Herty Primary take part in Future Stars Sports Day
Posted: April 25, 2015

Herty Primary students dribbled, jumped and giggled Friday at the 9th annual Future Stars Sports Day at the Lufkin High School’s indoor facility.

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Inselmann inaugural recipient of Prevention Visionary Voice Award
Posted: April 25, 2015

Judge Robert Inselmann of the 217th District Court believed he was going to make some remarks at a public event about a social issue, something he does with regularity.

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Angelina County Citizens Chamber of Commerce honors duo for work on ‘building and sustaining’ community
Posted: April 25, 2015

With the mission to be of service and the goal to create opportunity, the Angelina County Citizens Chamber of Commerce on Friday night held its 74th annual banquet.

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Hometown cowboy competes in Angelina Benefit Rodeo’s tie-down roping event
Posted: April 25, 2015

The stands were crowded Thursday night as hometown cowboy Clayton Collmorgen took his turn in the tie-down roping event at the Angelina Benefit Rodeo.

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Friday 04/24/2015
Hillister church van carrying 5 children crashes into motel on U.S. 59, north of Lufkin
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 9:56 pm

A Hillister woman driving a van of five children to a church event in Nacogdoches ran off U.S. Highway 59 north and into a motel after suffering a seizure.

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Driver in apparent racing wreck is taken to Tyler hospital
Updated: April 25, 2015 - 11:30 pm

A Lufkin man was being flown to a Tyler hospital in critical condition after wrapping his Dodge Challenger around a light pole while reportedly racing on a U.S. Highway 59 south feeder road Friday morning.

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