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During my time with the Zavalla Volunteer Fire Department, I was responsible for the First Responder/EMS program. Like most VFDs in this area, our funds were short but our needs were plenty. It was these two factors that made me seek out resources that could be used to benefit our First Resp…

Many people in East Texas, especially the rural communities, asked why I did not run again for the District 1 Congressman position. Although my interest has never waned, the district lines for District 1, since 2003, have been gerrymandered, ensuring Mr. Louis Gohmert continuous, uncontested…

I love all kinds of music — Christian, ’80s rock, some real country — but sometimes scrolling through the channels I’ll stop on the Frank Sinatra channel and listen and picture women in elegant evening gowns and perfectly coiffed hair and dapper men in suits. It was before my time, but in my…

I lived in Oregon for many years, and in other states also. But one day I was watching the news and when I heard that Texas was going to pull out of the Union, my eyes turned to Texas. In which I am proud to say I now live here.

I appreciate Charles Nick and The Lufkin Daily News for informing us that the government caused the split in the Methodist church.

To those of you who are sick and tired of constantly hearing about racism:

The inflammatory headline that The Lufkin Daily News heralded on the front page of Thursday’s (Feb. 27) paper did your readers a disservice. “Gohmert opposes anti-lynching bill,” the shocking headline screamed in bold lettering. With the primary elections upon us, obviously this was a politi…

I was traveling through Lufkin on Feb. 19 when I was pulled over by Lufkin police for going 70 in a 55. I am not complaining about the ticket, which I have already paid, but the officer asked me where I was headed. I told him MD Anderson Cancer Center, and my wife was very sick. She has had …

This morning (2/27/20), the headline in the Lufkin Daily News was “Gohmert opposes anti-lynching bill.” Anyone reading this headline and not the article itself would automatically think our congressman is a racist. Nothing is further from the truth.

Project Sticker Shock, an event put on by the Angelina County Drug-Free All-Stars and The Coalition, is quickly approaching. Project Sticker Shock takes place March 2-5 and is designed to help ensure that everyone in the community is aware of the consequences of providing alcohol to minors.

Citizens of Angelina County have a decision to make on who will be the next sheriff. Early voting starts Feb. 18. The election is on March 3. These are important dates because they are the only ones you’ll have to vote for the next sheriff.

This letter I truly hope will help everyone that is not sure, or if you think you might be a Christian. One that is a follower of Jesus Christ is not a “might so” or a “think so,” but is a “know so.” All you have to do is go to the Holy Bible, God’s written word, and see the answer (St. John…

Feb. 5 is another date to live in infamy. That is, of course, the day 53 senators were not able to grow a spine or a pair and voted to acquit Donald Trump. In a case of mass amnesia, they were unable to see a crime in front of their eyes that had overwhelming evidence of guilt.

William Strinden is a damn good doctor. He has sewed one of my fingers back on to my hand and sewed up a hole in my head. His letter does not make sense. I don’t know of any connection between socialism and the people who live in Newark.

I love my country, but I will always stay strong for what I believe in.

As a child I loved Valentine’s Day, the cards and candy. My grandfather always made special valentines for my brother and me. They were weaved out of paper in the shape of hearts. He made all sizes — big, medium, small — and out of very delicate, fancy paper. I was always amazed! We would as…

This letter is in response to Mr. R.G. Washburne’s letter on Feb. 3. Your letter was well written and you are to be commended for writing such truthful and honest words! I agree with you 100%. It is sad to me that so many people can’t or won’t wake up and see what President Donald Trump has …

As voters in America, we should ask ourselves how a man that is a non-politician can get elected as president and have great success in getting the things he has promised done.

In response to the Gettysburg Revisited article written by Mr. Dallas Pierre, I am considered a Christian conservative, born and raised right here in East Texas. The writer called us who are Christian conservative pretenders to strive for perfection. I will be the first to admit I will never…

Have you ever wondered if the signs outside of businesses that say “No Smoking” actually work? Throughout decades there have been many inventions of new drugs and alcohol, but cigarettes are still a leading cause of addiction.

The man who has been unbelievably brought to this nation as the leader of the greatest country in the world has deemed himself “perfect” in every way: “perfect phone calls;” “perfect crowds;” “perfect legislations;” “Everything I touch has the Midas Touch.” This expression of self-grandiosit…

Everyone, especially those with military-eligible loved ones, should read Gary Stallard’s recent outstanding article on who fights our wars. He covers every aspect, with historical references.

I am writing to thank Lufkin residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.

The Holy Bible is all we need to know who is on the Lord’s side. God’s written word has every answer. 2 Tim. 2:15 tells us what to do so we won’t be misled by those that promise wealth and safety, and also will keep their first place always at the top. Be not deceived by those that don’t kno…

Congratulations to Coach Jack Lee for the honor bestowed upon you of the renaming of the sports complex in Central. I don’t know you, but reading the comments from some of your former players and students showed the love and appreciation of how you impacted their lives.

We have many enemies in our own country, and the sad part of it all is the naive listen to their voice and follow.

In response to Casey Evans’ “It’s your future,” I’d like to make an observation. Irrespective of Mr. Evans’ bloviating, fact-free diatribes about socialists and Democrats and the state of the country in general, I’d like to point out his wisdom in speaking to America’s youth through the “Let…

Are your parents and grandparents proud of you? Are they proud of your support to destroy the Constitution? Are they proud that you want to lay around and get “free stuff” without having to work for it? Are they proud that you can’t get a job because you can’t pass a pee test because you thi…

The old year going out and the new year coming in have made me think of friendships past and present. My husband and I have many friends but it’s so nice to have “couple” friends where we all enjoy doing things together.

I am extremely disappointed in the Lufkin Daily News’ decision to choose an Associated Press editorial as the front-page headline “news” article on Wednesday, Dec. 18. I deliberately call it an editorial because it is full of opinion, inflammatory words, and conjecture rather than simply rep…

My name is Norma Smith and I have been reading the articles that Eddie Box has been writing to The Lufkin Daily News about Bayou Bombers over Texas. I am some of the people that remember World War II and when it ended. I know all the places he has written about in East Texas. Thanks to him.

It’s that time of the year again, when the lights go up, the decorations come out and loved ones start rushing to do their Christmas shopping.

The cities of Hudson and Lufkin are apparently ignoring the dangers of the ongoing intermittent and mysterious bouts of serious blankets of thick episodes of smoke that occur mostly after dark. I have lived in the Four Season Neighborhood for 12 years and these incidents are ongoing with no …

Recently I read a letter to the editor by Neil Kemper from Woodlake. If I read him correctly, he indicated we were no longer considered a Christian nation, for we did not have a Christian president. I do not believe one has a right to judge another person’s heart. I do not know President Don…

I recently read the article that Mr. Kiel wrote and I must say that I find it deplorable that this paper or any paper would want someone to not state their opinion. Last I remember, we as citizens of America have a freedom of speech afforded to us by the Constitution of the United States as …

I met with one of the editors of The Lufkin News to inquire why an article of mine wasn’t published and was told because they got calls on a particular article of mine that was. As I told him, I thought if someone didn’t agree with someone’s opinion, then didn’t they have the right of freedo…

As I write this letter, the scandal-ridden Democratic leadership, having failed at their three-year-long “throw everything at him and see what sticks” plot, and knowing they can’t defeat President Trump in November 2020, have pulled out their trump (pun intended) card of impeachment.

America, it is past time for us to go back and dust off our Holy Bible and start with 2 Tim. 2:15. Remember Ps. 33:12, Prov. 14:34. Time is coming close to the signs of His coming, Matt. 24th chapter. When you hear some say that God has chosen anyone and the person stays the same, God didn’t…

“Patriot” is a solid word and a strong one.

Throughout the years, tobacco products have been marketed to teens. From cigarettes to snuff, and now to vaping. Vaping is marketed as a “good” way to stop smoking, and yet there are many different flavors to choose from, many of which are sweet and tasty. There are such flavors as: cotton c…

God’s grace allowed us a free country and a few laws under which we are supposed to be innocent unless found guilty of some real crime. However, today’s mentality is trying to put government in place of God — presuming lawmakers and enforcement can make things more perfect (stop and think) b…

Do you know a tobacco user who is trying to quit? The Great American Smoke Out event offers an opportunity for everyone to set a date to quit any form of nicotine product. The yearly event is held on the third Thursday of November by the American Cancer Society. Approximately 40 million Amer…

Honestly, I know nothing about politics. So, me being the typical American who doesn’t know a lot about this particular subject decided to do some research in order to be able to accomplish some extra credit. Man, when I tell you the world is crazy. I would have never thought a lot of things…

Last Saturday on a beautiful fall night, the Lufkin ISD Band Department presented its annual Honor America Night saluting our veterans. Under the direction of Mr. Little and his staff, members of the Panther Band displayed a stellar program filled with patriotic music, marching, recognizing …

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