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‘Don’t take these memories for granted’

Pineywoods Community Academy celebrated its Class of 2022 graduates in a ceremony held Friday inside Shands Gymnasium on the Angelina Colle… Read more


Sasquatch Off-Road test course opens to encourage adventures

NACOGDOCHES — Off-roading has come a long way since the days of teenagers mudding in Farmer Joe’s pasture. Read more


Huntington shares memories of, honors Frank Harris

HUNTINGTON — Tuesday was Frank Harris’ last day serving in his role as Huntington mayor. Read more

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EDITORIAL: Act Locally: Choose a local nonprofit for your next Facebook birthday fundraiser so you can view the impact of your gift right here at home

The phrase “charity begins at home” is a lesson we should all take to heart. Now a familiar function on Facebook makes performing that act … Read more


STALLARD: Maybe try meeting those threats at the sources

“OMG.” “Tragic.” “Horrific and heartbreaking.” “Thoughts and prayers.” Read more


Around the State


Gunman's final 90 minutes fuel questions about police delays

Texas authorities say the gunman who massacred 21 people at an elementary school was in the building for over an hour before he was killed by law enforcement officers. The amount of time that elapsed has stirred anger and questions among family members, who demanded to know why authorities did not storm the place and put a stop to the rampage more quickly. Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Travis Considine said 18-year-old Salvador Ramos entered Robb Elementary School and began his rampage at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday. A Border Patrol tactical unit began trying to get inside the building an hour later, and at 12:58 p.m., radio chatter noted he was dead. Read more

Police: Shooter in Texas walked into elementary school 'unobstructed' through door that was apparently unlocked

Police: Shooter in Texas walked into elementary school 'unobstructed' through door that was apparently unlocked. Read more


Families mourn, worry in wake of elementary school shooting

Families turned to social media in a desperate attempt to find their missing children as the death toll in a gruesome school shooting at a Texas elementary school rose to at least 19 students and one teacher. Among those killed in Tuesday’s shooting at Robb Elementary School in the town of Uvalde was fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles. Relative Amber Ybarra, of San Antonio, was preparing to give blood for the wounded and remembered Mireles as a loving mother and wife who also was “adventurous." Read more

Around the Nation

AP News Summary at 5:41 a.m. EDT

Gunman's final 90 minutes fuel questions about police delays Read more


Live updates | Ukrainian minister pleads for heavy weapons

Ukraine’s foreign minister is pleading with Western nations to provide Kyiv with heavy weapons to enable it to push Russian forces back. Dmytro Kuleba on Thursday night tweeted a video of himself answering questions submitted on Twitter and said: “We need heavy weapons. The only position where Russia is better than us it’s the amount of heavy weapons they have. Without artillery, without multiple launch rocket systems we won’t be able to push them back.” Kuleba said that the situation in the east of the country, where the Russian forces are on the offensive, “is as dire as people say.” Read more


AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

May 20-May 26, 2022 Read more


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