Early voting for the May 1 municipal elections starts Monday.
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Those in the know, including the forecasters with Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project, are predicting the 2021 hurricane season will be ‘‘an above-normal year.’’
While we may differ somewhat on exactly what we would allow, most Texas voters support rolling the dice on an expansion of gambling.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, first observed following a proclamation by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. During the month, individuals and organizations unite to address the causes of child abuse, maltreatment and neglect and work toward solutions to end such incidents.
A phenomenon that originated in the online dating world, “ghosting” has now extended to all facets of relationships and appears to be on the rise among both employers and job-seekers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a February report by employment website Indeed.
Despite last month’s winter storm, spectacular displays of blue, pink, red and yellow are blanketing the state, offering picturesque settings for family photos, according to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
Thursday may be the one of the most important days in the 2021 election cycle, behind only the actual general election day on May 1. It’s the deadline for voters to register to cast their ballots in a host of city and school board races here in Angelina County.
Our dysfunctional county leaders have made Angelina County the laughingstock of East Texas.
We’ll open this week with a roast of those who prey on our readers.
March has always been a volatile month, full of ups and downs after winter in East Texas gives way to the hazy, pollen-filled days of spring.
People must be able to get facts from their government to make smart decisions and hold public officials accountable. Politicians from both parties agreed on this long ago when they first passed federal, state and local open government laws.
An online portal for Angelina County residents to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine launches Monday.
At the beginning of every sports playoff season, Josh Havard and I discuss the possibilities. We try to plan which games we can cover to ensure maximum exposure for all those teams. Since we’re basically a three-man band (with photographer Joel Andrews doing the chasing, too), we’re limited …
For people whose families have lived here for generations and for people who just came yesterday, being a Texan is and should be something to be proud of. Monday, we celebrate Texas Independence Day; on this date Texas formally declared its independence from Mexico 184 years ago.
Living in a small town, we’re all familiar with the term “Shop Local.” Ideally, the dollars we earn and the money we spend should stay in one place — supporting each other and boosting our local economy.
We’re still marveling at how good a shower feels, how nice it is to brush our teeth without bottled water, what a luxury it is to flush the toilet, and how convenient it is to fill a glass of water from the tap and drink it without first going through the hassle of boiling it.
As winter weather crippled Angelina County last week, leaving many without power and almost all without water during record-breaking low temperatures, store shelves were depleted, gas and bottled water were scarce and iced-over, snow-covered roads made travel a treacherous ordeal.
While Tuesday may have offered a reprieve from the sleet, snow and ice our area has experienced over the last couple of days — if not from the brutally cold temperatures — those slick roads are back in the forecast, with Accuweather calling for “severe icing” this morning and flurries early …
As a push by the Las Vegas Sands to legalize casinos in Texas moves forward, the potential for that to become a reality becomes clearer as Gov. Greg Abbott — who has long opposed the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe’s Naskila Gaming facility near Livingston — suddenly finds himself singing a different tune.
State Reps. Trent Ashby, James White, Chris Paddie, Travis Clardy, Cody Harris, Kyle Kacal, Ben Leman and Ernest Bailes have a problem.
Ward 6 Lufkin City Councilman Trent Burfine’s decade-long crusade against the Kurth Memorial Library reached a stunning climax last week when his attempt to initiate a baseless investigation into the media center revealed his true intention for running for office — to shut down the library a…
Ongoing projects by the Angelina Arts Alliance, city of Lufkin, Asakura Robinson and the Lufkin Economic Development Corporation are attempting to achieve the same goal via slightly different directions.
The Lone Star state is finally putting Prohibition in the rearview mirror, as just five of its 254 counties stubbornly — and we would argue, foolishly — remain dry today.
EDITORIAL: Prescription Abuse: As long as a patient has a legitimate prescription for a controlled substance — whether it’s an opioid or not — it’s not only unfair for pharmacies to infringe upon their relationship with their doctor but it can also be downright dangerous to withhold or curtail their prescribed amounts
As the legal battle over liability for the opioid crisis that has affected every inch of our nation starts heating up, there’s an unintended casualty of this particular facet of the War on Drugs: patients with legitimate prescriptions for controlled substances, whether they be opioids or not.
We believe the city’s proposed deal with Jefferson Enterprise Energy LLC presents our community with a wonderful opportunity, even though the project hit a snag during Tuesday’s council meeting.
“It’s always darkest just before dawn” is one of those ubiquitous sayings that’s meant to offer hope, even in the worst of circumstances.
It is no secret that Google has secured a near monopoly in the search and local advertising world. However, the impact on newspapers hasn’t been quite as obvious.
The COVID-19 crisis has dealt a blow to the economic health of individuals and communities across the country. At the same time, food insecurity has exploded, with as many as 50 million Americans needing help putting food on the table, a 60% increase from pre-COVID-19 times, according to the…
Ordinarily the Electoral College certification process is a fairly straightforward formality, something akin to canvassing the returns from a city or school board election.
As 2021 begins, many of us are reflecting on the changes we hope to make and and goals we’ll be setting for the new year. If exercise in the form of walking or biking is among your resolutions, we hope you’ll be reflecting in more ways than one.
Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? It’s a common question this time of year when we’re all in good spirits because of the holidays as we anxiously anticipate a new year and a new beginning.
Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part …
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 311,000 this week just as the country began dispensing COVID-19 shots in a monumental campaign to conquer the outbreak.
Due to rising COVID-19 hospitalizations in Deep East Texas, Angelina is one of several counties now being forced to roll back to tighter restrictions until our numbers improve. But in order for that to happen, our citizens are simply going to have to start wearing masks.
The Federal Communications Commission took a small step toward bridging the digital divide in Texas by allocating more than $362 million to rural Texas to improve access to high-speed internet in the next 10 years. The 12 counties in Deep East Texas received more than $91 million of that amount.
- Lufkin police release identity of victim in Sunday morning's fatal wreck
- Lufkin police locate missing 15-year-old girl
- One woman dies in early Sunday morning wreck
- Q&A with the Huntington school board candidates
- Lufkin residents running for mayor, council, school board participate in online forum
- County deliberates salary moves
- Q&A with the Hudson school board candidates
- Springfest on tap for Saturday
- Hudson’s Smith shines in first career start
- Ramsey returns to active duty; Taylor takes over at Shelter