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Lufkin residents will decide their new mayor over the next two weeks after early voting kicks off Monday.

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The Angelina Benefit Rodeo is set to bring “The Greatest Show on Dirt” to Lufkin’s George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center April 21-24.

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Kurth Memorial Library has gone through ups and downs over the past year, but lessons learned are leading it into a new future, director Lorraine Simoneau told the Kiwanis Club Wednesday.

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The Lufkin Convention & Visitors Bureau Springfest Family Fun Day is on tap for Saturday in downtown Lufkin.

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Heather Kartye, executive director of the Janelle Grum Family Crisis Center of East Texas, was named the 2021 Athena Leadership Award recipient at the Women’s Networking Luncheon on Tuesday.

Funding for a state-mandated position within the Angelina County District Attorney’s office led to a fiery discussion at Tuesday’s commissioners court meeting.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the governing body that oversees the electric grid in Texas, is asking all Texans to limit and reduce their electric use this afternoon and through the evening.

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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.

Texas music legend Ray Wylie Hubbard performs at the Brookshire Brothers Birthday Bash Saturday night at The Pines Theater.

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.

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ROCKWALL — The Lufkin Daily News received 14 awards at the annual North and East Texas Press Association convention Saturday.

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Alejandro Daniel Sanabria, the man accused of fatally stabbing his mother in the Lucky’s convenience store in Lufkin in January, was indicted for murder by an Angelina County grand jury in March.

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.

The owners of Be Blessed BBQ Awarded $500 scholarships to students at seven schools this spring in celebration of passing the business’ three months of operation mark.

The temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements, announced by Gov. Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will end at 11:59 p.m. April 14.