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Angelina County’s grant administrator on Tuesday offered a detailed overview of how the county could spend the $16.8 million it received through the American Rescue Plan Act.

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Angelina County and most of its cities saw higher sales tax allocations in January compared to 2021, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts first allocation report of the year.

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In the kitchen of Memorial Baptist Church Saturday morning, members of Blessing Bags for Nacogdoches and Angelina Counties were busy packing chips, sandwiches, snacks, water and Gatorade into brown sacks.

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Thirty-five percent of Angelina County households were classified as working poor, while 16% were impoverished in 2018. The COVID-19 pandemic has likely done little to help that.

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In their first year participating in the Red Envelope Challenge, students at Lufkin Middle School delivered $2,000 to the Salvation Army of Lufkin.

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Angelina County road engineer Chuck Walker is under criminal investigation by the Texas Rangers, the Texas Department of Public Safety regional communications office confirmed Wednesday.

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HUNTINGTON — Members of the Fuller Springs, Huntington and Zavalla volunteer fire departments spent Thursday night receiving first aid training from AJ Rose, an Allegiance Mobile Health paramedic, at Huntington City Hall.

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Lufkin High School juniors Alyssa Kitchens and Allie Pierce will be advancing to state competition after making all-state for clarinet and choir, respectively, this past weekend.

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Pineywoods Community Academy will be canceling classes through Monday due to an increase in widely spread illnesses and a shortage of staff.

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Voters can now cast their ballot at any local polling location after the Secretary of State’s elections division approved Angelina County’s request to implement a countywide polling system.

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A number of high school students from across Angelina County were recognized by the Anthony Smith Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in Lufkin for their dependability and service with the 2022 Good Citizen Awards.

Members of Blessings Bags for Nacogdoches and Angelina Counties will be spending Saturday handing out sack lunches to the homeless community of East Texas.

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NACOGDOCHES — Charles W. Simpson, the Stephen F. Austin State University political science professor who left academia to become top assistant to two of Texas’ most influential Democrats in the nation’s capital, died Oct. 29, 2021, at his home in Delaware, his family announced last week. He was 85.

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When Kevin Pierce and Bryce Forrester first met at the El Paso Police Academy, they had no idea the friendship they formed would turn into a joint science fiction novel titled “Project ‘Spymaker.'”

NACOGDOCHES — A lawsuit filed by a group of state troopers claiming they faced retaliation for refusing to participate in an illegal traffic stop quota program appears headed to trial.

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NACOGDOCHES — A Houston man accused of using the Stephen F. Austin State University computer system to download illegal images has been indicted on 50 counts of possession of child pornography.

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The countdown is almost over for East Texas seafood-lovers as coastal seafood eatery The Catch is set to open Monday at 4415 S. Medford Drive.

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With the filing period to register for city and school board elections opening Jan. 19 and running through 5 p.m. Feb. 18, a number of positions are up for election countywide.

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The Lufkin city council named assistant city manager Kevin Gee the interim city manager Thursday afternoon during a special called meeting.