Five monster truck drivers from all over the country will battle it out at the Mayhem Monster Truck Show at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the Angelina County Expo Center.

“Music with a purpose” is what Quiana Parler, vocalist for Ranky Tanky, calls music from the Gullah culture. Ranky Tanky is bringing that purpose to East Texas at 7 p.m. Thursday in front of The Pines Theater thanks to the Angelina Arts Alliance.

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The planets have aligned to bring the perfect Valentine’s date to East Texas as the Angelina Arts Alliance presents “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus Live” at 7:30 tonight at The Temple Theater.

NACOGDOCHES — The SFA School of Theatre will present Genet’s “The Maids” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23-27 online and in person in the Kennedy Auditorium on the SFA campus.

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NACOGDOCHES — Dr. Ron Petti, collaborative pianist at Stephen F. Austin State University, and members of the School of Music voice faculty will present the program “Sea Fever,” which features works by composer John Ireland, in a virtual concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb 1.

Rev those engines: The Outbreak Car, Truck & Bike Show and Swap Meet presented by Southwest Classics at George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center, 1200 Ellen Trout Drive, will be in town from noon to 6 p.m. today, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Several local Texas Parks & Wildlife game wardens were among numerous officers from across the state who were recognized in Austin on July 20 for their life-saving actions.

Two North Carolina residents are facing charges for identity theft, drugs and fake credit cards discovered in their vehicle during a traffic stop.

Nacogdoches ISD School Board members voted to put an end to the district’s use of corporal punishment during a special session on Thursday.

Criminal trespass, 1200 block of CR 715. A California resident whose family owns property in the county contacted the sheriff’s office after a water department employee noticed “a tall black male on the property.” A deputy was dispatched to the property, and saw “clothes to be hung up in the yard and furniture items still in the residence,” but was unable to contact the individual to whom the items belonged. The deputy said he would continue attempting to reach the suspect, and would issue a criminal trespass warning.

LUFKIN —After another day of potentially damaging testimony about personal finances and reimbursements, the attorney for the former DETCOG director accused of defrauding the federal government said Walter Diggles will take the stand in his own defense.

A Tyler man is facing two felony and two misdemeanor charges stemming from a February 2016 incident in Nacogdoches.

Angelina Arts Alliance 2016-17 Performing Arts Series season subscription sales have been brisk since announcing the line-up of shows coming to Lufkin starting in September. Patrons interested in becoming season ticket holders have until July 8 to purchase season tickets unless they are all …

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Tickets for The Pines Theater’s 2015 season, “Timeless Classics and New Favorites,” go on sale this month, and Tara Watson Watkins, executive director of the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau and artistic director for The Pines, is encouraging season ticketholders to secure their seats f…