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Every year around Memorial Day, I’m reminded of one of my friends from my long radio career in Houston. I interviewed countless interesting people over those years, but one of my favorites was with Paul Boesch, a Houston TV wrestling promoter and announcer and one of the most interesting and…

I was disappointed to read the article covering the May 19 Lufkin school board meeting that stated, “Langston also was reelected to the school board but was not present at Thursday’s meeting,” with no further explanation, although the reason for my absence was given at the meeting, along wit…

Over the past few weeks and leading up to the end of school, we have celebrated and will continue to celebrate the academic achievements of our students in honor societies, the superintendent’s honor roll breakfast, and induction ceremonies for the STEM Academy and the Early College High School.

It was like stepping back in time as the principal introduced my old high school baseball coach. He was there to hand out a scholarship at my granddaughter’s scholarship awards ceremony. It was like walking down memory lane since the event was being held in the same auditorium where I receiv…

I got myself ready to head out and climb aboard my mean machine. First, I had to find the perfect music. Scrolled through my playlist of hard rock and heavy metal, ’cause this kind of trip needs some serious kick behind it, and despite my advancing age, I’m still an old head banger. Should I…

“We are operating in a state of change so rapid that humanity has never experienced it before. The core foundations of how we live, work, interact, play, lead and believe are constantly disrupted,” Kyle Hermans, co-founder and CEO of Be Courageous, tells us.

On May 16, 1888, more than 20,000 people flocked to Austin to help celebrate the dedication and completion of the Texas State Capitol. Our Capitol stands tall today as a product of hard work and determination from countless Texans and endures as an unmistakable symbol of the Texas spirit.

I admit, I’ve been somewhat depressed lately. I find myself glued to the news and social media, obsessed with national and international politics and events, unable to understand the level of animosity and hatred between people. You feel it, too. The national trend toward selfishness and iso…

Woodland Heights Medical Center plays an integral role in Lufkin and Angelina County thanks to the knowledgeable and compassionate people who work inside.

Last month, I was proud to co-host the Lone Star Legislative Summit in Nacogdoches with Rep. Travis Clardy in conjunction with the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce. We hosted a number of attendees from across the state, including Speaker Dade Phelan and panels on immigration and border securi…

The past year has been full of promise and opportunity for the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas’ effort to keep our Naskila Gaming electronic bingo facility open. We have seen positive movement in the courts and in the halls of Congress, but our fight is far from over.

April showers bring May flowers, and they sure have this year. Look around and everything is in bloom, and the pollen and allergies are everywhere. School gets out for the summer later this month, and graduation parties and events will be everywhere.

Save for an occasional roaring noise from the tailpipe of a motorcycle on an otherwise quiet Sunday morning, the irregular occurrence of the voice of an overzealous minister across the street or the infrequent shrill of children while shooting hoops or otherwise having a good time, the small…

“Where will our country find leaders with integrity, courage, strength — all the family values — in 10, 20, 30 years? The answer is that you are teaching them, loving them and raising them right now,” said Barbara Bush, former first lady and wife of President George H.W. Bush.

As a lifelong resident of Lufkin, I’ve always seen the Angelina County Fair as an important annual event in our community.

I looked down at my dashboard when a light caught my eye. It said 1.7 seconds. I looked at the truck in front of me. I was curious. I slowed down and the number changed to 2.3 seconds. I sped up and it went to 1 second. Then it dawned on me. That’s all the time I had between me and the objec…

Springtime in the Lone Star State is hard to beat. With bluebonnets in bloom, bass in the spawning season and ballparks bustling, I hope you and your family will make it a priority to get outside and soak up all that the Texas spring has to offer.

I’ve lost a lot of people in my lifetime: great-aunts and uncles, an uncle and an aunt, both sets of grandparents, two babies and now both parents.

The Texas foster care system is in crisis, and while there is a mountain of work to do from the top down, we must also remember our obligation to protect children extends before they ever enter the system.

I write today with appreciation for the team members at Woodland Heights Medical Center who help make Deep East Texas a healthier, better place to live and with gratitude for patients who choose our hospital for their care.