The art studio has always been a major part of St. Cyprian’s Episcopal School’s culture because of the creativity and expression students enjoy while learning the techniques and histories of various artists and styles of art.

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While many events have been canceled due to COVID-19, Red Ribbon Week is still on. The theme for this year is “Mask Out Drugs” and the dates are Oct. 23-31.

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has touched every corner of our lives — from our physical and mental health to our jobs and economic prospects — Texas lawyers are stepping up to give back.

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While not many things are normal about this school year, it does not change the fact that students need to be in school. Even amid the pandemic we are experiencing, public schools remain the best choice for your students. To quote the organization Friends of Texas Public Schools, “public sch…

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Feels as if I’ve been mad for quite a while now. If I haven’t been downright angry, I’ve definitely felt completely frustrated.

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Have you ever thought about how many fatalities are acceptable each day on Texas roadways? Or maybe ask yourself who you are willing to lose today when you drive distracted? Is it a parent, a spouse, a child?

While breast health awareness should always be top of mind, the month of October and the observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month offers the opportunity to give it the special attention it deserves.

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With the 2020 general election upon us, I want to remind everyone that the state will have an extended early voting period that begins Tuesday and runs through Oct. 31.

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I’m tired. I’m tired of 2020 and COVID-19. 2020 has certainly been full of meme-worthy events, but the pandemic has loomed over them all. I vacillate between exasperation and calling people out for not wearing masks, on the one hand, and resignation on the other. Anger? Depression? Mostly, I…

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As Texas educators redesigned teaching on the fly in the spring of 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the frustration level among educators and parents was high. For families there was the stress of being together 24/7 along with the day-to-day issues of schooling: homework, inconsis…

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For most of my 85 years, racism was fading away until the radical-hijacked Democratic Party decided they could gain power by pushing racism to turn Black people against white people, such as by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, which stirs up hate and class warfare.

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Private-sector employers like myself are the backbone of our local economy. In East Texas, we believe the best social program is a good job, because people in this region would rather earn a paycheck from an employer than collect government benefits.

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The Angelina Arts Alliance is celebrating its 20th anniversary with new offices and a new centrally located box office at 108 S. First St. in downtown Lufkin.

My mother was born in a small village in Mexico and became a citizen of the United States only after toiling for many years in the Byzantine U.S. immigration system. My father, a third-generation Texan, hailed from deep West Texas, where his ancestors were persecuted merely for the fact that…

As superintendent of schools for Lufkin ISD, it is important to me that students are prepared for success when they leave the halls of Lufkin High School.

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For years, millions of Texans have known, through difficult personal experience, that health care in Texas has challenges. Over the last six COVID-scarred months, those issues have hit home for millions more.

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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.

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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.

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).