POLLOK — As the mercury hovered close to 100, the HVAC system at Charles and Annette Stewart’s home finally gave up.

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NACOGDOCHES — A Nacogdoches County grand jury has indicted Aziz Pleasant, 20, of Lufkin, for murder and aggravated robbery in connection with a year-old murder case.

NACOGDOCHES — The coronavirus pandemic prompted the Texas Supreme Court to cancel all jury trials in April 2020, and the resulting backlog of cases has created a dilemma for Texas sheriffs who detain those charged with a crime who cannot make bail.

NACOGDOCHES — Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges reported 49 people incarcerated at the county jail have confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a video shared on Facebook Tuesday evening.

NACOGDOCHES — The surge of COVID infections with the emergence of the Delta variant has jail staff focused on preventing the spread of the virus among the 258 people confined at the Nacogdoches County jail this week.

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NACOGDOCHES — The faculty senate of Stephen F. Austin State University unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday expressing it has “no confidence” in the effectiveness of university president Dr. Scott Gordon the day before regents called a special meeting to discuss campus culture and the u…

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NACOGDOCHES — Allen West, the former Republican Party of Texas chairman who is seeking to oust Gov. Greg Abbott in the 2022 primary, will make a campaign stop in Nacogdoches this month.

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NACOGDOCHES — Local officials expect an outpatient clinic opened Friday in Nacogdoches to be a game-changer in the battle against COVID-19 as cases continue to rise.

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NACOGDOCHES — Nacogdoches residents were making preparations for the second coming of hate, bigotry and a total disregard for the Constitution a century ago this week.

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NACOGDOCHES — Curtis B. Stuckey, the outspoken civil rights attorney who became a champion of the downtrodden though his crusade for justice, died Aug. 10 at his home in Nacogdoches.

NACOGDOCHES — A former Stephen F. Austin State University assistant professor’s gender discrimination lawsuit against the university is set to go to trial Monday before a federal judge in Lufkin.

The criminal case against two former Nacogdoches Dragon baseball players in connection with an alleged sexual assault at a party in February 2019 essentially evaporated last fall when a grand jury declined to indict both men during the fall 2020 term.

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NACOGDOCHES — Canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, both the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park and Texas Blueberry Festival made record-shattering comebacks this year, organizers say.

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NACOGDOCHES — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Department of Agriculture reached a national audience when John Michael Mehaffey, associate professor of agriculture, appeared on RFD-TV Network’s “Texas Agriculture Matters.”

NACOGDOCHES — An early morning shooting that injured two teenagers Friday is the third in which multiple people were shot in three weeks in Nacogdoches.

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NACOGDOCHES — State Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) is recovering in his home after testing positive for the coronavirus last week.

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NACOGDOCHES — East Texans are invited to break out the max hold Aqua Net, neon and spandex for an outdoor concert Saturday that will transport them to the 1980s, no DeLorean required.

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NACOGDOCHES — A Houston-based liquor and specialty foods shop on the north end of town is expected to open within a week, according to company officials at Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods.

NACOGDOCHES — Parents with students entering ninth or 10th grade for the 2021-22 school year will have another choice of schools in Nacogdoches County.

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NACOGDOCHES — A group of masked gunmen assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in a pre-dawn raid on his home in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince on Wednesday, plunging the already troubled nation deeper into turmoil and hampering aid projects by missionaries to assist the people of the …

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NACOGDOCHES — Around 120 wild horses and burros will be up for adoption in Nacogdoches later this month.

NACOGDOCHES — Bounce houses, food trucks and a washers tournament will return to this year’s Freedom Fest, scheduled for Saturday at Festival Park.

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NACOGDOCHES — Deep East Texas Council of Governments is appealing a decision by the Texas General Land Office that left them just short of qualifying for a $100 million grant to expand broadband internet access in the region.

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Have you ever felt as though you were being watched? If so and you were a mammal roaming the 2,560-acre Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest during fall 2019, your suspicions likely were correct.

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NACOGDOCHES — While the official estimates aren’t yet in, it can safely be said that the 2021 Texas Blueberry Festival made a mighty comeback.

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A Nacogdoches teen who investigators say was involved in an online child pornography ring faces three felonies after a wide-reaching investigation across multiple states that drew the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and led to the arrest of a juvenile court judge in Wisconsin.

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NACOGDOCHES — The Stephen F. Austin State University’s newly implemented aviation program is preparing for lift-off.

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NACOGDOCHES — Former Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital CEO Scott Street and other leaders at Medical Center of South Arkansas were chided by medical staff there who unanimously voted late last month that they had no confidence in the hospital’s leadership.

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NACOGDOCHES — A Nacogdoches County man accused of being “a major distributor of narcotics” remained jailed Thursday after deputies seized more than half a pound of methamphetamine and other drugs during his arrest Wednesday night, Sheriff Jason Bridges said.

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NACOGDOCHES — Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested an Angelina County resident who they believe was “moving pounds of methamphetamine” through East Texas each week and another is on the lam after an undercover investigation that took several pounds of narcotics and…

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NACOGDOCHES — From live concerts to goat yoga, a full week of blueberry-themed events will precede the June 12 return of the Texas Blueberry Festival.

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NACOGDOCHES — A 7-foot Sasquatch is among new additions to this year’s Texas Blueberry Festival, scheduled June 12 in downtown Nacogdoches.

A log truck driver from Center was killed Tuesday and a pickup driver was injured on state Highway 103, about four and a half miles east of Etoile.

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NACOGDOCHES — U.S. regulators on Monday expanded the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12, offering a way to protect the nation’s adolescents before they head back to school in the fall and paving the way for them to return to more normal activities.