NACOGDOCHES — After being put on hold for 2020, planning is in full force for the 31st Texas Blueberry Festival, scheduled for June 12.

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NACOGDOCHES — During a presentation detailing how the pandemic affected the Nacogdoches County Expo and Civic Center, director Anita Scott paused to deliver the city council a piece of good news.

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NACOGDOCHES — A new documentary by Austin-based filmmaker Curtis Craven lifts the veil of the Pine Curtain and takes viewers deep into the woods of East Texas where money really does grow from trees.

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The Texas Blueberry Festival will begin with the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park from 6-9:30  p.m. June 11 at Festival Park in downtown Nacogdoches. This free outdoor concert will allow for social distancing, and organizers encourage attendees to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

NACOGDOCHES — A Texas House committee last week advanced an elections bill authored in part by state Reps. Travis Clardy and Trent Ashby that would make it a state-jail felony for local election officials to distribute an application to vote by mail to a voter who didn’t request one.

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NACOGDOCHES — Dr. A.C. “Buddy” Himes, dean of the College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University, will retire effective May 31 after 47 years of service in both secondary and higher education.

NACOGDOCHES — A Stephen F. Austin State University student accused of accessing child pornography on the university’s computer network is facing two felony charges after an investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies.

Gov. Greg Abbott last week nominated three East Texans to serve on the board of regents for Stephen F. Austin State university.

NACOGDOCHES — A multi-route bike ride for all skill levels will be followed by a live band and fajitas April 24 at the Nacogdoches County Expo Center.

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NACOGDOCHES — Joining the Western Athletic Conference made solid financial sense for Stephen F. Austin State University despite increased travel for men’s and women’s basketball teams, Athletic Director Ryan Ivey told members of the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.

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NACOGDOCHES — For Camille Schrier, Miss America 2020, using her position to promote STEM education is one of her most important roles. The featured speaker at Stephen F. Austin State University’s Women in STEM luncheon, Schrier will tell her journey so far as a woman in STEM in hopes of enco…

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NACOGDOCHES — There’s no aspect of life that hasn’t, in some way, been pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic, but with a year’s worth of experience battling the plague, the local chapter of the Jaycees feel like it’s time to get back to work.

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For an organization tasked with addressing mental illness in East Texas, a pandemic has been a particularly unwelcome disruption.

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NACOGDOCHES — The majority of members of the State Board of Education are urging the public health officials to move public school employees to front of the line for coronavirus vaccines.

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NACOGDOCHES — With a contractor in place, work on a grant-funded upgrade of Etoile’s water system is set to begin.

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Texas will end the biennium with a $1 billion budget shortfall as result of the coronavirus pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Monday, the day before lawmakers gavel in for the 87th Texas Legislature and begin working on a slimmer budget.

NACOGDOCHES — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Dr. Hollie Gammel Smith will take over for outgoing Dean of Students Dr. Adam Peck when he departs for Illinois State University in January, the university announced Friday.

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NACOGDOCHES — Nacogdoches County will receive more than 2,000 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine next week, state health officials announced Friday.

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NACOGDOCHES — Nacogdoches and much of Deep East Texas are facing tighter restrictions on retailers, restaurants and hospitals two days after the first doses of a coronavirus vaccine arrived in Texas.

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NACOGDOCHES — Stephen F. Austin State University’s assistant vice president and dean of student affairs announced his resignation Monday, as well as his intention to take over a similar post at a university in his home state.

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NACOGDOCHES — Two Deep East Texas lawmakers have signed on to a bipartisan letter asking the Texas Education Agency to cancel or relax standardized testing this year, while an opposing group made up mostly of Dallas-area superintendents is asking the state to go forward with the accountabili…

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NACOGDOCHES — U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert stepped up his defense of President Donald Trump during a Thursday morning appearance on “Fox and Friends First” in which he called Americans who reject unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud “ignorant” and “biased.”

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Downtown Nacogdoches is often lauded for its historic buildings, and there are more than a few new opportunities for people to get their hands on these days.

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NACOGDOCHES — Stephen F. Austin State University is expanding its footprint into the Brazos Valley and will begin offering early childhood and elementary education classes next fall at Texas A&M University’s RELLIS Campus in Bryan.

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NACOGDOCHES — A federal grand jury has indicted a Nacogdoches woman on four counts of methamphetamine-related offenses, while her accused accomplice is charged with a single count of conspiracy.

Citing the financial burdens imposed on residents by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greater East Texas Community Action Program is pushing its rent and energy assistance programs to people in the region.

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NACOGDOCHES — Six students accused by Stephen F. Austin State University officials of filing a false police report against a 17-year-old freshman have filed a federal lawsuit against the university, alleging a rush to judgment and violation of due process and seeking a restraining order to p…

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NACOGDOCHES — A federal judge has issued a restraining order delaying disciplinary hearings for six students accused by Stephen F. Austin State University officials of filing a false police report against a 17-year-old freshman.

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NACOGDOCHES — Stephen F. Austin State University President Scott Gordon condemned the actions of a group of students who filed a false police report on another student earlier this month in a statement issued Monday night.

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NACOGDOCHES — A Shelby County man who federal prosecutors are calling the “Dark Web Cannibal” after he posted an online ad seeking to abuse, kill and eat a child, will spend 40 years in federal prison for child exploitation violations.

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Two East Texas legislators are leading the bipartisan group putting pressure on Gov. Greg Abbott to develop a plan to expand high-speed internet access across the state as the coronavirus pandemic has “exacerbated existing disparities.”