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Happy First National Juneteenth Holiday, everybody!! Yes, the use of exclamation marks is appropriate. Also, the “Everybody” ending the exclamatory sentence is intentional.

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As we officially start the summer, Lufkin is alive with possibilities. Community leaders and volunteers are hard at work planning ways to improve everything about downtown Lufkin, from wayfinding to encouraging tourism and cultural enrichment. We are blessed in our corner of the Pineywoods w…

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Happy First National Juneteenth Holiday, everybody!! Yes, the use of exclamation marks is appropriate. Also, the “Everybody” ending the exclamatory sentence is intentional.

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The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas applauds the Lufkin Police Department for warning the community about the alarming drug use calls in the community, and the “toxic mixture of narcotics” believed to be the causes.

June 20 is the final day for Gov. Greg Abbott to sign or veto a piece of legislation passed in the 87th legislative session. The governor also has the option to not sign or veto a bill, effectively allowing the legislation to become law without his signature.

Change is never easy, and saying goodbye to Don Muhlbach will definitely not be easy. He served on the Lufkin ISD board of trustees for the past eight years (May 2013 to June 2021) working alongside the team of eight ensuring the best for our students.

I never once heard my old man use the words “payback” or “karma.” Instead, he’d heave a sigh and, in a resigned voice say, “Well, I guess I had it coming.”

None of us would have expected that after a devastating winter storm that a monsoon of rainfall would hit and return time and again throughout the month of May.

Yes, the Fourth of July is a day we all look forward to — a day of bands playing, cookouts and the anticipation of an evening of fireworks.

On June 14, 244 years ago, the Second Continental Congress met under the leadership of John Hancock in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Outside of those walls, citizens from what used to be 13 individual colonies fought as one against the oppressive British Crown.

I thought I was pretty knowledgeable in the differences between male and female anatomy. I mean, I took biology classes in high school and in college. I’m married. I had a grip on the basics.

Hate crimes are defined as criminal offenses against a person or property solely motivated by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, ethnicity, identity and/or beliefs. Hate crime legislation hopes to deter any perpetrator from committing acts society deems intolerable including civil …

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone picked up his/her yard/garage/estate sale signs when the sales are over? They stay around for weeks, blights on the landscape.

As a Democrat it was refreshing to recently hear that our outnumbered Texas Democrats had thrown a wrench into the Republican plot to restrict voting rights. This legislation was a transparent attempt to keep old white men lording over the whole Texas population.

The curtain has closed on the 87th legislative session, reminding me of the lyrics from one of my favorite Willie Nelson songs: “Turn out the lights, the party’s over.”

I want to inform the public that in attorney Larry Klayman’s book, ‘‘It Takes A Revolution,’’ he related to us how special counsel Robert Mueller and his top prosecutors allegedly threatened Jerome Corsi with a charge of perjury if he did not agree to lie and implicate President Donald J. Tr…

AUSTIN — I’m in my hotel room in Austin, just a few hours removed from watching the Diboll Lady Jack softball team hammer its way into the state championship game on Thursday (which, to me right now, is tomorrow).

It’s bad when a 71-year-old senior lady has to till her road ditch because Precinct 3 won’t come do it or the potholes. My neighbor calls every week to no end. Where are you, Terry Pitts?

I have been blessed to live 87 years. I have seen many things change but most remain the same, but I never saw one thing change that is found in (Heb. 13:8) (St. John 8:32) (Is. 40:7) and (1 Peter 1:23-25).

April showers normally bring May flowers but this year it brought a lot of rain, too. Hopefully, that doesn’t mean we will have a hot and dry summer but maybe the rain showers will spread themselves out more.

If you’ve stayed up to date on national news in recent months you’ve likely seen and heard about the border crisis. Stories on the politics of border security and immigration, and even debate on whether a crisis exists are commonplace. Unfortunately, what you probably haven’t seen are the da…

The last week of session is coming to a close and the long nights have stretched into the early hours of the following mornings. We’re sprinting to the finish of an unusual session and passing consequential and substantial legislation.

Matthew 20:26 says, “Whoever would be great among you must be your servant.” Our freedoms in America have not been granted, but fought for by the great men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.