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In news that’s sure to thrill teachers, day care workers and all parents willing to prioritize the health of their children above their desire to turn COVID-19 into incoherent political rants, Pfizer earlier this week said its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will…
The tragic events of Sept. 7 — in which two citizens were shot and killed by local law enforcement officers after the victims allegedly threatened the officers with guns in two separate incidents — prompted our editorial team to run the headline “Gun violence escalates” above both stories on…
Fall in East Texas doesn’t really start until the Texas State Forest Festival does.
‘‘Local control’’ is a political catchphrase bandied about by politicians as each election season approaches.
Terrorists are still targeting Americans, and America is still fighting back. Tomorrow, we the people of these United States take a moment to remember that horrible day 20 years ago when cowards hijacked four commercial airliners and used them as missiles aimed at strategic targets in New Yo…
After five long years of bewildering litigation, the U.S. District Court in Beaumont finally ruled last week that the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas may legally operate its Naskila Gaming facility near Livingston, saying its electronic bingo is permissible under the Tribe’s 1987 Restoration Act.
Hopefully, you and your family are enjoying a last fling of summer this Labor Day weekend. While it’s a pleasant three-day weekend, it’s also important to remember its origins — the holiday exists as the product of a dark time in American industry — and the mostly successful efforts to make …
The U.S. Census Bureau released raw population data for the entire country on Aug. 12; it’s data the agency has been compiling since March 2020.
It’s that time of year again. As if anyone from East Texas needed a reminder, the high school season kicks off tonight.
It takes a lot of fortitude to run a business that serves the needs of the community in a time when so many close-minded people feel empowered to voice their opinion to the whole world while hiding behind the veil of social media.
Now that school is back in session — whether the kids are attending class in-person or online — the upcoming Labor Day holiday provides the last opportunity for families to get away for a long weekend until Thanksgiving arrives.
The campaign doesn’t officially start for another six weeks or so, but the United Way of Angelina County needs your help.
The Lufkin Economic Development Corporation on Tuesday unanimously approved a $2.4 million proposal for developing downtown Lufkin.
The latest incident in a sad political saga mercifully came to a close last week when Pct. 4 Commissioner Bobby Cheshire pleaded no contest to a third-degree felony charge for continuous family violence.
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise — again — data from local, regional and state public health organizations shows.
The dog days of summer are gnawing at us this time of the year, with hot summer days giving way to muggy summer nights.
To the delight of parents and the dismay of students, a new school year is right around the corner. After a year of social distancing and virtual learning, we’re empathetic.
The Texas Department of State Health Services says the number of COVID-19 cases in Angelina County is increasing ... again.
“The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine” is a centuries’ old translation of an ancient Greek proverb that is just as true today as it was roughly 3,000 years ago.
City leaders from Diboll, Hudson, Huntington and Zavalla met earlier this week to begin discussing how to save lives once Lufkin stops providing emergency medical services to the rest of Angelina County on Jan. 1, 2022.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott last month vetoed popular bipartisan legislation that would have banned heavy chains as a means to restrain dogs, as well as mandate they have access to food, water and shelter while outside, dismissing it as government overreach.
The financial fireworks already are flying as budget season gets underway in East Texas.
The Texas Legislature can be puzzling at times, and one doozy of a prime example came down the pike last month in the form of Gov. Greg Abbott’s veto of Senate Bill 474, better known as the Safe Dogs Outdoors Act.
We are pleased to see the Deep East Texas Council of Governments continue its fight to bring broadband internet access options to the region despite a potentially discouraging setback with the initial denial of a $100 million grant from the Texas General Land Office.
The following are excerpts from the U.S. Declaration of Independence. To read more about the Declaration, including the entire text, go to ushistory.org/declaration.
Nothing makes us feel worse than when a reader reaches out requesting coverage of an event and we aren’t able to deliver.
Texas has participated in the Federal Vaccines for Children Program since its inception in 1994. This legislation guarantees vaccines are available at no cost to providers, in order to immunize children who meet eligibility requirements.
The first observance of Father’s Day was on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia. Just two months prior, the first modern Mother’s Day celebration was held in the West Virginia town of Grafton.
Juneteenth, like other American holidays, has come to stand for a great opportunity to enjoy some fantastic food and have some fun with friends both old and new.
Summer fun in the sun for many East Texans includes time spent around water, whether it’s cooling in a pool or hitching up the boat and heading to the lake or river.
On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution, which stated: “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” In 1795…
Lufkin is the regional hub of East Texas, nestled between four national forests that offer a broad range of recreational activities and endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
‘‘For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to t…
The phrase “charity begins at home” is a lesson we should all take to heart. Now a familiar function on Facebook makes performing that act of love a little easier.
With fewer motorists on the road while the coronavirus pandemic had more Texans working from home, attending virtual classes and adhering to curfews, it’s no surprise that our state saw a drop in the number of traffic crashes throughout 2020. What is surprising, however, is that we saw a sim…
In 1866, following the Civil War, Henry Welles, a drugstore owner in Waterloo, New York, had an inspiration. That inspiration helped create Memorial Day, our most sacred national holiday. He suggested that all the shops in Waterloo close for a day to honor the soldiers who were buried in the…
Gov. Greg Abbott last week said Texas will stop paying the federally funded pandemic-related unemployment aid. Recipients have been getting the extra $300 federal benefit weekly on top of their regular state unemployment aid.
Four out of five people don’t want their personal data collected or shared without consent, according to a recent Realtime Research survey by Invisibly.
- Lufkin man charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon for allegedly shooting at man through Lincoln window on Willow Bay
- Man shot in shoulder in incident on Old Mill Road
- Broadband breakthrough: Efforts to expand internet in county forcing Hudson residents to dial up water company
- State reports 15 new coronavirus fatalities since Sept. 15
- Affidavit reveals details in slaying of two Lufkin residents
- Lufkin looking to purchase property dividing Shepherd Street, Cotton Square
- Redistricting proposal shifts Angelina, Nacogdoches counties out of Gohmert’s district
- Angelina College announces new degree initiatives at ceremony
- Hudson student named semifinalist for National Merit Scholar
- Road rehab: Huntington hires first fully dedicated street repair employee