On average, we humans take somewhere around 20,000 breaths per day. My totals crank up considerably when my wife walks past. Or when I climb some stairs. Multiply those breaths over the course of an entire year, and we’re cranking out and sucking in more than seven million times.

DENVER — SFA women’s basketball has been tabbed as the runners-up in the 2021-22 WAC basketball campaign by the leagues coaches, per a conference release on Tuesday morning.

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A Longview man died and another man was hospitalized after a three-vehicle accident on state Highway 94 near Groveton Thursday morning, according to a report from Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. David Hendry.

Angelina County residents will have the opportunity to properly dispose of their unwanted tires and electronics Saturday morning from 9 a.m.-noon at Angelina Beautiful/Clean’s Tire & E-Waste Collection Day at the Lufkin Solid Waste/ Regional Recycling Center.

I heard an older gentleman tell someone waiting in a check-out line that he just hated wearing seatbelts. His argument was that he was from the “old school.” He grew up when there were no seatbelts in vehicles and he guessed he was just “set in his ways.”

The Texas Legislature is moving quickly as we work to conclude the third called session of the 87th Legislature. Recently, the House approved its version of a redistricting map but work still remains as that bill heads to the Senate for approval.

What’s it like to walk through Central Park on a beautiful day in October? Thirty-seven Lufkin High School students in the Gifted and Talented program can tell you in full detail after returning home from their trip from New York City. The students also could tell you the artist, time period…

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Angelina College head women’s basketball coach Byron Coleman said it best in his opening remarks: “It’s good to be back.”

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The Lufkin Fire Department responded to a report of smoke in Restoration Wine Bar around 7:20 a.m. Thursday, according to a press release from Jessica Pebsworth, city of Lufkin communications director.

In its five short years in existence, Angelina College’s soccer program has experienced some big wins. However, Wednesday night’s action ended with two of the biggest victories in the program’s history.

A section of First Street closed from East Shepherd Avenue to East Burke Avenue was closed Thursday morning after Lufkin Fire responded to a report of smoke in a building. Firefighters arrived at 7:20 a.m. at Restoration Wine Bar to find a small fire, which they quickly extinguished. Firefig…

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas conducted a controlled burn Oct. 5 on the Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest south of Nacogdoches and west of U.S. Highway 59.

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In the early morning hours of Aug. 28, a Lufkin police dispatcher received a chilling 911 call from the driver of a vehicle headed to St. Luke’s Health-Memorial. His passenger had been shot in the head.

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The Lufkin Daily News’ annual Senior Expo, set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center, offers seniors an array of free information about services they might need from multiple local merchants in one convenient setting.

Since the last time we spoke, the House Redistricting Committee approved an initial version of the redistricting map for the Texas House of Representatives.

I love fairy tale endings. I am a sucker for the 1997 television version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘‘Cinderella’’ featuring Brandy, Whitney Houston and the incomparable Bernadette Peters. My daughters grew up with that version and we all watched it countless times.

Brent Shankle is one of the newest members to serve on the CASA of the Pines board of directors after completing the newest leadership program, Leading Edge, earlier this year.

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Lufkin police have identified Christopher Lee Isaac, 43, of Center, as the alleged gunman in a shooting Thursday afternoon at High Pointe Plaza Apartments, according to Jessica Pebsworth, communications director for the city of Lufkin.

“Coffee & Comradery” is at the VFW Post No. 1836 on Ford Chapel Road from 8 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday for veterans, their families and caregivers. It started Aug. 2 at the post and is still ongoing, but we are not seeing the numbers we did at the VA Clinic. We feel sure it’s the transpo…

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The Texas landscape today is changing quicker than ever. According to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, an estimated 1,000 people per day are added to the state’s population. About half are natural increases due to the birth rate exceeding the death rate, but the other half migrate fr…

After nearly two full weeks of road trips, Angelina College’s soccer teams returned home on Tuesday with a pair of wins over Paris Junior College.

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The Ohio man who was on life support in a Bryan-College Station hospital after shooting himself Saturday afternoon at the Sonic Drive-In in Huntington has died, according to Huntington Police Chief Bobby Epperly.

Texas Transportation Commissioners have approved more than $430.1 million in construction projects statewide, with more than $1.7 million approved for the Lufkin District.

Rin Layman, standing, and Barb Layman, seated, pause for a few minutes with their dogs, from left, Mapetite, a 3-year-old Yorkie-poo; Charlie, a 7-year-old Great Dane; Lucy, an 8-year-old boxer; and Lincoln, a 13-year-old pug. Rin and Barb said they drove up from Galveston to visit downtown …

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I have a voice for newspaper. Yes, the old adage is someone has a face for radio, which I might also have depending on who you ask, but I definitely have a voice that is better seen in words than heard over the airwaves.

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The big news in Austin this week was the unveiling of the proposed map for the 150 Texas House Districts by the chairman of the House Redistricting Committee.

NACOGDOCHES — SFA head women’s basketball coach Mark Kellogg has announced the entirety of his program’s 2021-22 schedule in a press release ahead of the season. The 30-game slate features one in-season tournament, 23 in-state matchups and some tough non-conference competition.

One of many positive outcomes from the past year of cultural district planning is a new spirit of collaboration among the participants of this yearlong planning initiative. In fact, one task force was specifically created for the arts and cultural organizations in our community. Three other …

“God’s peace and blessings to you as you join with the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) and the thousands of students, faculty and administrators around the country to celebrate this year’s Episcopal Schools Celebration.”

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During the “Dinner at the Diamond” event held this past Saturday evening on the infield of the Roadrunner baseball field, Angelina College president Michael Simon offered a special presentation for the crowd to witness.