Penguins give new meaning to the 1982 song written by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley, and recorded by Bette Midler, “Wind Beneath My Wings.”

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The Legislature has ended its first week of session. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Senate has decided to recess until Jan. 26. However, we will still be working hard in the meantime on legislation for Senate District 3.

In celebration of School Board Appreciation Month, I hope that all parents, teachers and students will join me in recognition of our local school board members who have dedicated themselves to the betterment of Texas children.

What a beautiful snow day in East Texas! Our students got to experience the joys of making a snowman, creating snow angels and having snowball fights with their siblings.

With the beginning of the 87th legislative session fast approaching, my staff and I are gearing up to do the work of the people at your Texas Capitol. Though this session will certainly look different than past sessions, we are prepared to do this important work on behalf of Senate District 3.

Are you as relieved as I that 2020 is over? Like the uninvited guest that overstayed a visit, 2020 deserves to be booted out and have the door slammed shut behind her. Good riddance.

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The Angelina Arts Alliance is feeling hopeful and optimistic about 2021 and grateful for the meaningful work accomplished in 2020.

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Despite how we may feel about this year as it comes to a close, I am choosing to take a quick glance back to acknowledge and give thanks to all of those who helped family, friends and neighbors — as is our way — through the last nine months. Now is a good time to fix my gaze toward the future.

By the grace of God, by His love and forgiveness through Jesus Christ, we hope and expect to see people again in Heaven, and meanwhile here on earth we can pray for His help against the virus and fraudulent presidential election which are already moving us closer to socialism and loss of freedom.

Three years and approximately 11 months ago, our constitutional electorate brought forth to this nation a new administration, conceived in partisan politics and dedicated to the proposition that all men are not created equal by the almighty.

As you read this article we will have just had our Christmas Day gatherings and meals and are getting ready to go out and do some after-Christmas shopping.

With Hanukkah recently concluded and Christmas just around the corner, we’re all gearing up to celebrate the holidays the best we can. While the pandemic bars some of our usual traditions, it’s no surprise that Texans are working hard to keep the Christmas spirit alive and doing their part t…

The past year has seemingly brought endless challenges, both for the cattle industry and the entire nation. The coronavirus, social unrest and political divisiveness have dominated news headlines for most of the year. For cattle producers, coronavirus-related supply chain disruptions and mar…

Over the last year, many Texans have faced tougher challenges than ever before. Many have lost their jobs to an economic downturn and others have lost loved ones to COVID-19.

Now that we are out for the Christmas holidays, I want to take this time to say thank you to the incredible nursing staff at Lufkin ISD. Without them, we would not have been able to successfully go back to school and make it through to the holidays.

It was Christmas Eve, 2012. Joe pulled into a truck stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa. It was cold, and as Joe scanned the parking lot, he spotted a vehicle with a family inside, trying to stay warm.

The answer to the worth of your vote is directly proportional to your view of freedom. If freedom is not something you are willing to give your life for, then you certainly are not a patriot, but in fact you are an idiot.

As we round out 2020 — a year none of us will forget anytime soon — I want to send this message to you and to the entire Lufkin/Angelina County community: Thank you.

This time last year, Texas was wrapping up a year of record low unemployment and job growth in which nearly 1,000 jobs were being added every day. Economic growth seemed limitless, driven by a business-friendly climate and a relatively stable energy market.