The governor of Texas has said it.
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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).
The coronavirus pandemic perfectly illustrates the inequities inherent in Texas’ growing digital divide. Broadband access is a fact of life in Texas cities, but remains out of reach in rural areas of the state. It’s also a tangible example of the state’s ongoing rural vs. urban divide.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitutio…
Two weeks ago, Lufkin’s city council approved the draft budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2020-21, eliminating 33 mostly vacant positions and curbside recycling pickup. The city will hold one more public hearing and reading on both the budget and tax rate Tuesday, at which point we can pre…
Terrorists are still targeting Americans, and America is still fighting back. Today, we the people of these United States take a moment to remember that horrible day 19 years ago when cowards hijacked four commercial airliners and used them as missiles aimed at strategic targets in New York …
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 …
Earlier this week, we ran an article highlighting the concerns of an Angelina County bar owner whose business was among thousands of other watering holes statewide forced to shut down — not once, but twice — due to COVID-19 mandates established by Gov. Greg Abbott.
Tropical Depression 15 formed off North Carolina’s coast Monday but wasn’t expected to approach land, the U.S National Hurricane Center said. On Tuesday, Tropical Storm Nana formed south of Jamaica.
We’re disappointed, but not surprised, that the Railroad Commission of Texas has deemed the application submitted by PA Prospect Corporation of Columbus, Montana, to construct a facility to store, handle, treat and dispose of non-hazardous oil and gas waste ‘‘administratively complete.’’
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.
During much of the past spring and early summer, there have been several sports-starved members of this editorial board who were beyond grateful to catch some Korean Baseball Organization games in the wee hours of the morning in order to get our fix. (The night owls among us are still watchi…
We recently informed our readers of the Census Bureau’s decision to push back its deadline for citizens to respond to the end of October, in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic hampering its household visit efforts.
Like many in this community, we mourn the death of J.P. McDonald, who served as the executive director of the Museum of East Texas since April 1991.
As Angelina County schools resume classes this month, many parents may want to load their children’s backpacks with sanitizing and cleaning supplies in addition to the typical school supplies like crayons and notebooks. But rather than focusing on packing extra supplies, the most important t…
High temperatures in Angelina County are expected to remain in the low- to mid-90s for the next six weeks, according to Accuweather.com. The company’s extended rainfall forecast for that time period isn’t any more promising, with forecast models calling for continued hot and dry weather, wit…
As we get into the hottest part of summer, with high temperatures soaring into the upper 90s, it’s time to think about the impact heat can have in a closed vehicle — especially on kids.
The start of the new school year is fast approaching — and in some cases, already upon us — which means we all need a refresher course on how to drive around town, especially during the hours of 7-9 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. on weekdays.
The campaign doesn’t officially start until October, but the United Way of Angelina County needs your help, perhaps now more than ever before.
Under normal circumstances, the work done by Janelle Grum Family Crisis Center of East Texas can best be described as devastating and heartbreaking.
Count us among the rest of the county in being pleasantly surprised when Angelina County Commissioners released the proposed 2021 budget on Friday afternoon recommending a tax rate of 43 cents per $100 valuation — the same rate as was approved for 2020.
East Texans could potentially find a veritable periodic table of elements in Sam Rayburn Reservoir if the Railroad Commission of Texas allows a Montana-based oil company to build a waste disposal facility near the headwaters of the reservoir.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the state’s U.S. attorneys this week had to warn their fellow Texans about fraudulent schemes related to personal protection equipment.
A member of our editorial board recently filed a service request with the U.S. Postal Service after a package that was recorded as being delivered never showed up. Unfortunately, USPS followed up with a couple phone calls and eventually determined the package had indeed been delivered to her…
With the novel coronavirus pandemic hampering its household visit efforts, the 2020 Census has pushed back its deadline for citizens to respond to the end of October.
East Texas community banks and financial institutions have been helping small businesses apply for a second round of Paycheck Protection Program loans.
Gov. Greg Abbott's wishy-washy, reactionary handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has come under increasing scrutiny from both sides of the aisle as the number of cases has spiked across Texas — including a record 207 new cases in Angelina County on Tuesday.
A proposal to help local journalism exist and transition in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic also offers tax relief to small businesses, residents and local newspapers.
Last week’s announcement that the 36th annual Texas State Forest Festival has been postponed, potentially to November, due to COVID-19 concerns was unique among the myriad suspensions and cancellations that have accompanied the pandemic: It’s actually good news.
The sports landscape has been a rough one over the past few months. From professional sports leagues delaying seasons to bigger colleges canceling various programs all together, nothing seems to surprise us when it comes to these types of decisions.
Today is Election Day. Eligible voters have the opportunity to cast ballots to determine their leaders.
Lufkin’s decision to adopt a program that provides resources to individuals with COVID-19 is a positive and much-needed step in the right direction for this community.
We’ve taken a battering in recent days for an Associated Press article about Trump’s speech and fireworks show at Mount Rushmore Saturday that ran in our latest weekend edition.
When the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, they declared America’s independence in order to establish the first free society in the world. They pledged that each citizen would have the inalienable right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” e…
America’s Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that right in the First Amendment to the Constitution.
As the calendar flips from June to July, temperatures will start climbing across the state, with some cities hitting the triple-digit mark for the first time this year.
Mayor Bob Brown and the city of Lufkin have issued an emergency advisory directive calling on people to wear masks while in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
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