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I am a conservative. That is why I vote for the Republican Party. They are the lesser of two evils. Vote Republican on Nov. 3.

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Look around: rioting, violence encouraged by some of the Democrats in Washington or ignored, innocent people beaten by others, threatened or intimidated.

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I decided to watch an old movie a while back and, of course, it starred Tom Cruise. After watching ‘‘Top Gun’’ for the billionth time, the song “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins stuck in my head for days afterward.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitutio…

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Tricia’s parents divorced when she was 3 years old. As she moved between the homes of her mother and father, her grandparents and the stories they told of her family’s heritage became a huge influence in her life.

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Should we support the Black Lives Matter Organization? Certainly sounds like a well-meaning cause. We all “should” care about justice and defend life.

As our nation observes the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that stole thousands of American lives, I hope we reflect on the selfless courage of the first responders who rushed into harm’s way to save countless others.

The novel coronavirus has changed our lives. Just about everything we do is affected by mask-wearing and social distancing. The economy has been reeling, although you wouldn’t know it by looking at the stock market. There have been more than 6 million cases in the United States and closing i…

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I’m fortunate enough to have been strolling this planet for a while now. I’m pushing upward toward my sixth decade of existence, meaning I’ve been alive through 11 presidents of the United States.

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For the past nearly seven years, Woodland Heights Medical Center has been honored to care for the tiniest of the Deep East Texas patients in the walls of our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

It’s less than two months when America will decide the fate of our country. Two totally different ideas on our future. Conservatives want to see people work, not have government be the ruler of our every move. They value life and want people to be productive and prosperous. I am sure there a…

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Our family has recently moved to Lufkin from Nacogdoches. Now this is not the first time we have lived in Lufkin. Two of our children were born in Lufkin. I worked for Champion International at their two plywood mills and the paper mill that was owned by Champion and Abitibi. I eventually re…

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We know school will look different this year for our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. We hope all Texas students and their teachers have a safe and successful year. But, it’s not just how our students will learn — online, in-person or hybrid; it’s what our students will learn tha…

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When Burger King launched their #CowsMenu public relations campaign back in July, cattle producers across the country shook our heads in frustration. The burger chain announced the campaign with a video on social media that blamed cow flatulence for climate change, promoted experimental data…

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September is Suicide Prevention Month and it’s important that we are there for each other and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s theme for the month is to #KeepGoing, by taking simple actions to safeguard our mental health and save lives. From lea…

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Summer has come and almost gone and COVID-19 is still here and still preventing us from having our normal group meetings, but we never cease to support our veterans, their families and our community.

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This summer, we face two simultaneous crises: a public health crisis caused by the coronavirus — a novel virus that has killed hundreds of thousands of people worldwide and more than 10,000 people in Texas — and an economic crisis that has resulted in millions of Americans losing their jobs.

My heart goes out to the people in East and Southeast Texas, as well as our neighbors in Louisiana, who have been affected by Hurricane Laura. While a last-minute change in direction spared much of Texas from vast destruction, the aftermath of this horrifying natural disaster has devastated …

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A few days ago, I was talking to a young man I know who back in the spring found himself forced to postpone his college dreams. I asked how he was doing, and he replied, “Man, I seriously got 2020’d.”

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The Angelina Arts Alliance has some exciting news to share. In June, the organization completed a one-year strategic planning process and formally adopted a five-year strategy to advance the arts and make a greater impact on our community through the arts.

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Facing a fierce public outcry, the U.S. Postal Service is “suspending” its sudden cost-cutting moves — tossing out high-speed sorting machines, uprooting collection boxes, reducing Post Office hours and eliminating carrier overtime — that have slowed mail delivery and threatened the on-time …

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“At long last, have you left no sense of decency?” With that attorney Joseph Welch effectively ended Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s witch hunt against alleged “communists.” Americans were able speak more freely, and we assumed “witch hunts” were a thing of the past.

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