Pablo Casals, cellist, conductor, teacher and recipient of the United Nations Peace Medal, also widely spoke about and promoted early childhood development throughout his life.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing…

Many corporations have come out against the Georgia voter law. If they had read the bill, they would know that the bill allows for common-sense voter ID verification, increases the number of days ballot boxes are open, and allows ballot workers to give water, etc. to voters. These points see…

The number of children in the state’s foster care who had to sleep in state office has been on the increase, up to 186 in February. This statistic is not only alarming, but also represents a call to action: It underscores the need for state investments in community-based services for childre…

Early voting for the May 1 municipal elections starts today and a number of candidates are on this year’s ballot.

We have less than 50 days left in the 87th legislative session and the pace is picking up rapidly. Just this week, the Senate unanimously passed the Texas Consumer Privacy Act Phase 1, a bill I authored to ensure the data the state has on private citizens is protected.

It’s never too early to start talking to your children about future goals, including decisions after high school. This week, Lufkin ISD will be all about college during College Week. We pride ourselves on ensuring 100% of our students are accepted to a university, college, technical school o…

On April 21, 1836, Gen. Sam Houston led the Texian Army to victory at the Battle of San Jacinto. Fought near the present day city of Deer Park, the 18-minute long battle began when Texian forces charged the Mexican camp during their siesta — for which Mexican President and Gen. Santa Anna fa…

I understand (sort of) the reasoning behind standardized testing, despite the recent fiasco when the entire system shut down on Testing Day.

When we moved to Lufkin, among the first people we met were Tony and Bob Brown. After nearly 42 years, they remain wonderful friends, and we continue to be thankful for their friendship.

An emergency room doctor wrote recently that he always looks at the Facebook page of a deceased teenager before he informs the parents of their child’s death. He said it helps keep him human.

Many educators and parents may not realize the connection between world oil prices and local education funding, but new research connects world oil prices with Texas public school funding, and it shows clearly that billions of dollars K-12 schools rely upon to educate students could be at ri…

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the governing body that oversees the electric grid in Texas, is asking all Texans to limit and reduce their electric use this afternoon and through the evening.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The pressure was even more than Hideki Matsuyama could have imagined when he stood on the first tee Sunday at Augusta National. So was the emotion when he walked off the 18th green as the first Masters champion from golf-mad Japan.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The storms that stopped play for a little more than hour Saturday at the Masters were expected. The masterpiece delivered by Hideki Matsuyama after the break was not.

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ROCKWALL — The Lufkin Daily News received 14 awards at the annual North and East Texas Press Association convention Saturday.

Sometimes cans get kicked so far down the road that we forget about them. Such is the case with a 2016 federal Health Information Technology mandate known as the 21st Century Cures Act Info Blocking Rule, advocated by a nonprofit organization known as OpenNotes.

Surrounded by hundreds of law enforcement officers, the loved ones of Texas State Trooper Chad Walker solemnly laid him to rest after he gave his life in the line of duty.

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The ultimate artistic trio will be at the Temple Theater this weekend as Montopolis brings nature photos, live music and storytelling surrounding the Big Bend National Park to East Texas.

It’s not as if I seek out these types of conversations. I’m not exactly stalking people trying to talk them into attending college or seeking some kind of formal education.

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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Angelina and surrounding counties until 8 tonight and a hazardous weather outlook as severe thunderstorms are in the forecast.

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One year after COVID-19 upended live performances, the Angelina Arts Alliance has announced two upcoming performances scheduled for The Pines Theater in May.

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U.S. Marshals in Collin County took Janaal Dunn, 19, of Lufkin, into custody Monday afternoon on a murder warrant in connection with the shooting death of a Lufkin man in March.

This week the Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 5, a bill I authored that would address broadband access across the state. I appreciate the support of my colleagues and the leadership from the House author Rep. Trent Ashby.

Officials with the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas plan to conduct two prescribed burns today.