Early voting for the May 1 municipal elections starts Monday.
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It’s never too early to start talking to your children about future goals, including decisions after high school. This week, Lufkin ISD will be all about college during College Week. We pride ourselves on ensuring 100% of our students are accepted to a university, college, technical school o…
On April 21, 1836, Gen. Sam Houston led the Texian Army to victory at the Battle of San Jacinto. Fought near the present day city of Deer Park, the 18-minute long battle began when Texian forces charged the Mexican camp during their siesta — for which Mexican President and Gen. Santa Anna fa…
Those in the know, including the forecasters with Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project, are predicting the 2021 hurricane season will be ‘‘an above-normal year.’’
Most everyone knows the name G. Gordon Liddy, yet fewer people know that he had a longtime radio show with many listeners in East Texas (including myself and many friends who are now gone themselves). Many people also have heard of the fraternal organizations the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine…
When we moved to Lufkin, among the first people we met were Tony and Bob Brown. After nearly 42 years, they remain wonderful friends, and we continue to be thankful for their friendship.
An emergency room doctor wrote recently that he always looks at the Facebook page of a deceased teenager before he informs the parents of their child’s death. He said it helps keep him human.
Many educators and parents may not realize the connection between world oil prices and local education funding, but new research connects world oil prices with Texas public school funding, and it shows clearly that billions of dollars K-12 schools rely upon to educate students could be at ri…
With all the reports of police brutality on the news today, my heart goes out to the police for doing their jobs. I know it has to be tough to go out and face what may come. We had a family member in law enforcement and that taught us to respect any law enforcement officers. Yes, there are s…
Because of the candidates’ forum at the Temple Theater last Monday evening, I am even more convinced Don Langston is the man the public needs to elect in May for the mayor of Lufkin. The reasons are clear:
While we may differ somewhat on exactly what we would allow, most Texas voters support rolling the dice on an expansion of gambling.
Sometimes cans get kicked so far down the road that we forget about them. Such is the case with a 2016 federal Health Information Technology mandate known as the 21st Century Cures Act Info Blocking Rule, advocated by a nonprofit organization known as OpenNotes.
Surrounded by hundreds of law enforcement officers, the loved ones of Texas State Trooper Chad Walker solemnly laid him to rest after he gave his life in the line of duty.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, first observed following a proclamation by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. During the month, individuals and organizations unite to address the causes of child abuse, maltreatment and neglect and work toward solutions to end such incidents.
It’s not as if I seek out these types of conversations. I’m not exactly stalking people trying to talk them into attending college or seeking some kind of formal education.
It’s a tragic fact that Region 5 of the Texas Department of Family & Protective services investigated 4,642 cases of children who were reported as abused or neglected in fiscal year 2020. In Region 5, there were 9 child deaths due to abuse or neglect in 2020. Thankfully, none of those de…
A phenomenon that originated in the online dating world, “ghosting” has now extended to all facets of relationships and appears to be on the rise among both employers and job-seekers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a February report by employment website Indeed.
Like the trees and flowers, the American Legion Family is blooming this spring. First, the American Legion Auxiliary worked with St. Patrick Catholic School to host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday.
The shameful opinions of both Dr. Dallas Pierre (LDN, March 17) and Gary Stallard (LDN, Feb. 26) seem to be in tune with the absurd attitude of poor brainwashed-and-reprogrammed Joe Biden’s accusations in a speech against ‘‘white supremacists’’ when their references to Black History Month us…
Our Texas leaders are now planning to thrill Wall Street investors again this summer in return for them uber-overflowing their donation coffers, according to a leaked phone call published by Texas Monthly.
Selfish prayers can cause harm to ourselves and family. We need to pray for our neighbors and friends and other people’s needs. If God answered all of our prayers or wants, then this would be selfish and selfish people are not happy people. We need to seek to help others. The Bible teaches u…
This week the Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 5, a bill I authored that would address broadband access across the state. I appreciate the support of my colleagues and the leadership from the House author Rep. Trent Ashby.
Despite last month’s winter storm, spectacular displays of blue, pink, red and yellow are blanketing the state, offering picturesque settings for family photos, according to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
My wife and I are 84 years old. When the snow and ice storm hit, we were not prepared. We were fortunate to get a room at the La Quinta Inn. The desk clerk, April, was outstanding in her efforts to help and assist their guests. When there was no water, two of their employees rigged up a syst…
After surviving a bitterly contested presidential race, a catastrophic global pandemic, and a once in a hundred years ice storm, we thought we were finally going to come up for air, count our blessings and move on.
And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
For more than 40 years, Gary’s life has revolved around alcohol. It has adversely impacted every aspect of his life: his wife has left him, his children seldom speak to him, he struggles keeping a job, and now his health is failing.
Thursday may be the one of the most important days in the 2021 election cycle, behind only the actual general election day on May 1. It’s the deadline for voters to register to cast their ballots in a host of city and school board races here in Angelina County.
Since last week we have been printing a specially created logo promoting getting vaccinated and wearing a mask at the top of the front page. You also will see this on our website and our social media feeds.
Tuesday, March 23, I was on the commissioner’s court agenda to make the following statement, but at the last minute I was kicked off the agenda because commissioners Bobby Cheshire, Terry Pitts and Kermit Kennedy did not want to hear what the public has to say about implementation of the uni…
This week marks the halfway point in the 87th legislative session. We’ve spent the first 70 days filing bills, attending hearings and working on the budget.
Our dysfunctional county leaders have made Angelina County the laughingstock of East Texas.
- Lufkin police release identity of victim in Sunday morning's fatal wreck
- Lufkin police locate missing 15-year-old girl
- One woman dies in early Sunday morning wreck
- Q&A with the Huntington school board candidates
- Lufkin residents running for mayor, council, school board participate in online forum
- County deliberates salary moves
- Q&A with the Hudson school board candidates
- Springfest on tap for Saturday
- Hudson’s Smith shines in first career start
- Ramsey returns to active duty; Taylor takes over at Shelter