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Art Walk brings creative flair to downtown Lufkin

Lufkin art lovers braved the rain on Saturday to support local artists — as well as the mission for Lufkin to earn a Cultural District Desi… Read more

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Daddy Daughter Dance provides sweet family togetherness

For the seventh year in a row, Lufkin Parks & Recreation provided father figures and their daughters an opportunity to enjoy a night of… Read more

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Electric vehicle sales on the rise, as are registration fees

State Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) has proposed legislation that would levy additional registration fees for electric vehicles in a… Read more

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EDITORIAL: Go for a Stroll: It’s important for Lufkin to show it is a place where the arts are embraced and celebrated

Members of Lufkin Creative today are taking the next step toward their goal of establishing a cultural district in Lufkin by hosting a comm… Read more

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HICKS: Exciting things happening in Lufkin

Have you ever heard the expression “Now we are cooking with steam”? Read more

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Texas death row inmates sue over solitary confinement

A group of Texas death row inmates have filed a federal lawsuit against the state’s prison system over its policy of mandatory and indefinite solitary confinement for all prisoners who are awaiting execution. They say the policy causes severe physical and psychological harm and restricts their access to human interaction, medical care and legal representation. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Houston federal court. A state prison system spokeswoman says her agency does not comment on pending litigation. The lawsuit comes as a group of Texas prisoners have been on a hunger strike since Jan. 10 to protest the state’s use of solitary confinement. Read more

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Boeing pleads not guilty in case over deadly Max crashes

Boeing has pleaded not guilty to a criminal charge in a case revolving around two crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes. A federal judge in Texas took Boeing's plea Thursday. The judge is considering whether to appoint a special monitor to examine safety issues at the company. It's an unusual case because Boeing thought it had settled the issue when it reached a deal with federal prosecutors two years ago. But relatives of some of the passengers who died are challenging the settlement because they weren't informed about secret negotiations between Boeing and the Justice Department. Read more

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US investigating December flight cancellations at Southwest

The federal government is investigating whether Southwest Airlines knowingly scheduling more flights than it could handle in December, when it ended up canceling nearly 17,000 flights. The Transportation Department says scheduling too many flights would violate federal laws against deceptive practices. The department said Wednesday it’s in the early stages of its investigation, and it will also make sure that Southwest provides prompt refunds and reimbursements to customers who were stranded by the cancellations. Southwest's breakdown started with a winter storm and was compounded when its crew-scheduling system became overloaded. The airline has hired a consultant to study what went wrong. Read more

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