It’s 2021 so let’s get the new year off to a good start
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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.
Old Man Winter and Jack Frost are symbolic personifications of the season, usually receiving the credit or blame for wintry weather this time of year.
Property owners in Lufkin and throughout the county need to be on alert, especially at a time when we’re buying Christmas gifts for the people we love.
We’ve finally been learning over the last couple weeks about the data breach affecting more than 27 million Texas drivers — although the incident is believed to have taken place months ago.
Giving Tuesday unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
Today is Black Friday — historically the official kick-off to the holiday shopping season. But as far as the deals go, it’s been here for weeks. Retailers no longer wait for the day after Thanksgiving to start sales, with many taking the liberty to brand all sorts of promotions during the ye…
On Thursday we’ll celebrate an American holiday that began in 1621 when Plymouth colonial Gov. William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving and prayer after a successful harvest. Edward Wilson, a Pilgrim at Plymouth, described the celebration, “And although it be not always so plentiful…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pleading with Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving or spend the holiday with people from outside their household as the coronavirus surges out of control.
With the holidays just around the corner, many of us are gearing up for Black Friday sales, thumbing through seasonal catalogs, window shopping downtown, perusing the web, and scouring our many fabulous local businesses to make sure we get just the right gift for everyone on our list.
There are a number of events that usher in the sights and tastes of the holidays in East Texas: the Lufkin Panthers starting the high school football playoffs, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Pumping Unit lighting up the night sky and the tasty waffles whipped up by Rotarians at the Rotary Club Waffle Bake.
Recycling is a seriously easy way to help out the environment — one made even simpler through Lufkin’s curbside recycling initiative.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, Germany and our allies signed the Treaty of Versailles to end a war that was described as the “war to end all wars.” One year later, President Woodrow Wilson issued his Armistice Day proclamation to commemorate the occasion.
Angelina County residents have stepped up to the challenge and come through once again.
It’s time for a little common sense and sanity when it comes to the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe’s fight to continue operations at its Naskila Gaming facility near Livingston.
In 2017, officials from the Texas Department of Transportation, the Lufkin Police Department and the city of Lufkin engaged in talks that led to changes to the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/Loop 287 area in response to two fatal accidents that occurred within days of each other in 2016.
Red Ribbon Week — the nation’s largest and oldest drug prevention campaign, reaching more than 100 million people annually for more than 30 years — begins today with area schools planning all kinds of fun and informative activities to promote a tobacco-, alcohol- and drug-free lifestyle amon…
A drive through downtown Lufkin during business hours on most days shows flourishing businesses and busy offices — and people just try finding a place to park.
With a presidential race on the ballot among a long list of other contests, there’s plenty at stake for all Americans in the 2020 Election. But with a school board election and a crucial $19.295 million bond issue on the ballot, there’s even more at stake for the residents of Huntington.
For most of us, actions have consequences. But what would happen if there were no consequences?
Cooler weather and the start of fall beg us to pull out the oranges, yellows and reds. But the most important color this month isn’t on the traditional autumn color palette.
The East Texas Food Bank and its local partner agencies are doing all they can to make sure families in Angelina County do not go hungry. There have been multiple food distributions this year, and several more are planned.
As COVID-19 started to upend daily life as we knew it back in March, vast numbers of people began working from home while millions of students were forced to distance learn, as well.
The Janelle Grum Family Crisis Center of East Texas works daily to raise awareness about domestic violence.
Scrolling through a Facebook newsfeed these days has increasingly grown to resemble a walk through a cow pasture — your path is littered with a whole lot of bull(expletive).
- Texas company to invest $150 million in Lufkin, create more than 100 new jobs
- Local college student's snow photo goes viral
- Woman, Lufkin police officer both injured after alleged knife attack by woman's son at Lucky's
- Man held on $6 million bond after stabbing incident at convenience store
- Brookshire Brothers launches online portal to sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations
- Early-morning wreck in Nacogdoches County kills 4
- Intensive Care Unit hospitalizations in Angelina County reach new heights
- Nine die from COVID-19 since Tuesday; county sees 315 new cases since Friday
- Officials report 11 COVID deaths over weekend, nearly double hospitalization since summer peak
- Texas company to invest in Lufkin