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September is NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care) Awareness Month, and I want to take this opportunity to thank the many caregivers for our tiniest patients — the nurses, respiratory therapists, dietitians, pharmacists, neonatal nurse practitioners and so many more all led by our wonderful neonato…

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Albert Einstein once said, “Nothing happens until something moves.” In other words, for something to happen in our life, we must make something happen.

September is a month known for many things, and the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas would like East Texans to know September also is Recovery Awareness Month.

Episcopal schools in America were charted in 1709 after William Huddleston, a New York lawyer and a city schoolmaster, successfully petitioned the London-based Society for the Propagation of the Gospel for school books and an annual salary of 10 pounds, according to the school’s present website.

With the start of the fall season right around the corner, we welcome the return of cooler weather and a few of my favorite traditions. Whether attending a local county fair, cheering on the hometown football team under the Friday night lights, or making your way back out to the field for an…

Lufkin ISD is taking 2022-23 by storm and celebrating the moments along the way. Going into this week, our football team is 3-0 after delivering a surprising blow to the A&M Consolidated Tigers. What a great game!

When you think of TxDOT, you usually think of road construction and maintenance. Fact is, we do a lot more. Many times, throughout a day or night, we are called upon to control traffic in a critical emergency or roadway event. Such was the case for our Polk and San Jacinto county crews a few…

By now, many of you have heard about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s plan to require publicly traded companies to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions. The proposed rule, issued earlier this year, requires these companies to disclose not only direct and energy-related emissions, …

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I have been a physician for 35 years. The vast majority of my practice has been in the nonprofit setting, where I have had the privilege of treating patients regardless of ability to pay. I used to be able to remain blissfully ignorant of what insurance my patients had; I didn’t want it to i…

United we stand, divided we fall. A more succinct truism concerning the condition our country is in today does not exist.

I’d like to start this column by recognizing a dedicated public servant and a true servant leader for our region of the state — my dear friend and colleague, Rep. James White.

When people visit the Museum of East Texas these days, they might be surprised by some recent acquisitions. Known primarily as an art museum, the MET exists not only to exhibit and preserve works of art but also historical artifacts, and over the past several months, we have received some ve…

The Kurth Animal Shelter Advocates are, once again, deeply grateful for the outpouring of support we have received for our annual Night Howls fundraiser. We were able to raise funds that will enable our sick or injured animals to receive veterinary care, saw 12 adoptions in one day, and enjo…

The first time my wife, a school nurse, asked me to stop off somewhere and find her a big bag of peppermint candy, I had no idea what she was doing. We hadn’t been together long at that point, and I was still learning stuff about her. I wasn’t sure what she was going to do with an entire bag…

In January 2016, my wife and I moved to Lufkin. Although my wife grew up in Longview, I had only been introduced to Lufkin a short time before our move. We purchased a home in the Brookhollow neighborhood, figured out the shopping flow at the Gaslight Brookshire Brothers store, connected wit…

I use the GPS on my phone to help me find my way through unfamiliar territory. I plug in my desired destination, and through the wonders of satellites, science and wizardry, I can follow a map or, if I’m driving, hear a voice through my truck speakers guiding me to my next turn.

Now that most kiddos are back in class, no doubt they are already looking forward to their first school holiday — Labor Day. Most parents will celebrate the day as a last hoorah to summer, and for many college students, it means one last big party before classes are in full swing.

When I write about a contentious subject, it is invariably to educate myself, not to stir up controversy. I may have preconceived ideas about what I think. More often than not, I find that my understanding of a subject deepens — and my stance softens — the more I read. And so it is with abortion.