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Angelina County’s grant administrator on Tuesday offered a detailed overview of how the county could spend the $16.8 million it received through the American Rescue Plan Act.

I volunteered to work at a local nursing home the summer after I turned 13. My duties included emptying bed pans, visiting with residents, delivering food trays and various other unpaid, menial duties. The job was hard work and came with no prestige, but it was the best summer I’ve ever had.

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Angelina County and most of its cities saw higher sales tax allocations in January compared to 2021, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts first allocation report of the year.

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In the kitchen of Memorial Baptist Church Saturday morning, members of Blessing Bags for Nacogdoches and Angelina Counties were busy packing chips, sandwiches, snacks, water and Gatorade into brown sacks.

Building permits issued by the city of Lufkin from Jan.07-14 listed by address, owner, contractor, description:

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Thirty-five percent of Angelina County households were classified as working poor, while 16% were impoverished in 2018. The COVID-19 pandemic has likely done little to help that.

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In their first year participating in the Red Envelope Challenge, students at Lufkin Middle School delivered $2,000 to the Salvation Army of Lufkin.

STEM studies are here to stay. Who knew that STEM, a curriculum based on four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — began long ago with the launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik? After that event, Americans were challenged to step up and become leaders i…

Assumed names filed in the Angelina County Clerk’s Office, from Jan. 3-7.

I will never forget the day — as a 6-year-old watching “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” for the first time — when Dumbledore said to Neville Longbottom:

Tara Watson-Watkins, president and CEO of the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce, and Staci Hodges, executive director of Junior Achievement of Angelina County, recently graduated from the Institute for Organization Management.

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Angelina County road engineer Chuck Walker is under criminal investigation by the Texas Rangers, the Texas Department of Public Safety regional communications office confirmed Wednesday.

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HUNTINGTON — Members of the Fuller Springs, Huntington and Zavalla volunteer fire departments spent Thursday night receiving first aid training from AJ Rose, an Allegiance Mobile Health paramedic, at Huntington City Hall.

The “Kids Nowadays” theme goes back as far as any of us can remember. Old folks bemoaning the behaviors and attitudes of young people, with their crusty old words usually sprinkled with some form of “back in my day.”

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Lufkin High School juniors Alyssa Kitchens and Allie Pierce will be advancing to state competition after making all-state for clarinet and choir, respectively, this past weekend.

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Pineywoods Community Academy will be canceling classes through Monday due to an increase in widely spread illnesses and a shortage of staff.

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Voters can now cast their ballot at any local polling location after the Secretary of State’s elections division approved Angelina County’s request to implement a countywide polling system.

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A number of high school students from across Angelina County were recognized by the Anthony Smith Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in Lufkin for their dependability and service with the 2022 Good Citizen Awards.

Members of Blessings Bags for Nacogdoches and Angelina Counties will be spending Saturday handing out sack lunches to the homeless community of East Texas.

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NACOGDOCHES — Charles W. Simpson, the Stephen F. Austin State University political science professor who left academia to become top assistant to two of Texas’ most influential Democrats in the nation’s capital, died Oct. 29, 2021, at his home in Delaware, his family announced last week. He was 85.