The first official day of fall came on Sept. 22. With it came a welcome cold front across the state and a beautiful harvest moon. Fall brings cooler weather, leaves changing colors and, this year, another special session.
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The Angelina County Senior Citizens Center, the Salvation Army, the Janelle Grum Family Crisis Center, the Angelina County Child Welfare Board, Boys & Girls Club of Deep East Texas, the Lufkin Workshop & Opportunity Center, J.D.’s Center of Hope, the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library, t…
Along with the recent cooler weather we are experiencing, we welcomed the official arrival of the fall season this past week. From Friday night football games to filling corn feeders, this is one of my favorite times of the year.
In news that’s sure to thrill teachers, day care workers and all parents willing to prioritize the health of their children above their desire to turn COVID-19 into incoherent political rants, Pfizer earlier this week said its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will…
Another tragedy in the national spotlight. A young lady comes up missing and eventually is found deceased after she and her boyfriend and she were subjects of scrutiny.
More than a year later, we continue to battle COVID-19. While the hospital is here to care for those severe cases, many are able to fight the coronavirus at home. With that, I wanted to share some things that you can do to manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home. The Centers for Disease Contro…
For 32 years, the United States has recognized National Recovery Month. National Recovery Month gives us an opportunity to acknowledge these otherwise overlooked victories. The theme of this year’s National Recovery Month is “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Commun…
Reading mayor — yes, he is still my mayor — Bob Brown’s Letter to the Editor of Sept. 10 gives me the belated opportunity to give my two cents — more appropriately, 20 dollars — worth in expressing, at least, one out of many notable contributable acts toward his city during his tenure.
Last week, Hurricane Nicholas made landfall, impacting the coastal region of Southeast Texas and neighboring counties. Though the storm hit as a hurricane, it was later downgraded to a tropical storm and then to a tropical depression.
The tragic events of Sept. 7 — in which two citizens were shot and killed by local law enforcement officers after the victims allegedly threatened the officers with guns in two separate incidents — prompted our editorial team to run the headline “Gun violence escalates” above both stories on…
Lufkin ISD is continually supported locally and on the state level through partnerships that make students the beneficiaries of an excellent education. We are proud to serve this community and feel privileged to have the backing of so many grants and programs giving our students amazing oppo…
In the latest episode of “Celebrity Speaks,” we have a rapper who’s stirring up some controversy over her comments regarding the COVID vaccine, and we’ve got a comedian who’s drawing attention for his political opinions.
I’ve tried to be optimistic about this Panther season, but it’s gotten to be very hard after 10 seasons of failed productivity in which we have a 40% playoff record. The excuses started before the season even began. Saying every position on your team is up for grabs, that tells me that from …
Fall in East Texas doesn’t really start until the Texas State Forest Festival does.
Many avid hunters are already planning for deer season, which begins Oct. 2 for bowhunters and Nov. 7 for general firearms season. Landowners who participate in special management programs within the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department can begin harvesting deer Oct. 2 with a firearm, as well.
Last weekend, we recognized the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. We remember and pray for all the Americans who were killed during the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93. Let us never forget.
‘‘Local control’’ is a political catchphrase bandied about by politicians as each election season approaches.
As our nation observes the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, join me in remembering the nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives to this senseless act of violence.
Terrorists are still targeting Americans, and America is still fighting back. Tomorrow, we the people of these United States take a moment to remember that horrible day 20 years ago when cowards hijacked four commercial airliners and used them as missiles aimed at strategic targets in New Yo…
I had asked publisher Jackie Zimmerman if she would allow me one more chance to communicate my thoughts through her Lufkin Daily News and she kindly agreed to let me say “thank you” Lufkin for nine years of getting to know more about Lufkin.
From the time when I was a child, I was taught the Holy Bible was the written word of God, and after more than 80 years of studying it, I believe it and in what Jesus said in 2 Peter 3-9.
After five long years of bewildering litigation, the U.S. District Court in Beaumont finally ruled last week that the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas may legally operate its Naskila Gaming facility near Livingston, saying its electronic bingo is permissible under the Tribe’s 1987 Restoration Act.
Subject: Charges for administration of the monoclonal antibody infusions? Has anyone noted that our Gov. Greg Abbott on Aug. 19 stated the following, which is not true? He communicated on his website that “... Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody therapy treatment, which is available at no cost t…
I am so proud to be an American. I am proud of our heroes who give their all to help people in need. No matter who you are, our heroes are always there to help when called upon, no matter what state you live in. We are in such a precarious time but you can always count on our heroes to be th…
We continue to hold our friends in Louisiana in our prayers after Hurricane Ida made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane last week. Texas was proud to send a Chinook helicopter, 14 crew members, 30 fire engines and 132 firefighters to aid in hurricane recovery efforts.
Hopefully, you and your family are enjoying a last fling of summer this Labor Day weekend. While it’s a pleasant three-day weekend, it’s also important to remember its origins — the holiday exists as the product of a dark time in American industry — and the mostly successful efforts to make …
As our students return to the classroom, and with COVID-19 cases on the rise, my office has received numerous calls from parents requesting that the STAAR test not be used as a factor when determining academic promotion.
- Lufkin man charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon for allegedly shooting at man through Lincoln window on Willow Bay
- Man shot in shoulder in incident on Old Mill Road
- Broadband breakthrough: Efforts to expand internet in county forcing Hudson residents to dial up water company
- State reports 15 new coronavirus fatalities since Sept. 15
- Affidavit reveals details in slaying of two Lufkin residents
- Lufkin looking to purchase property dividing Shepherd Street, Cotton Square
- Redistricting proposal shifts Angelina, Nacogdoches counties out of Gohmert’s district
- Angelina College announces new degree initiatives at ceremony
- Hudson student named semifinalist for National Merit Scholar
- Commissioners to consider bond for unit-road engineer