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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).
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.
- Lufkin's Christmas parade canceled
- 'It's real': Angelina County & Cities Health District talks COVID, holidays
- Police take suspect in multiple shooting incidents into custody after foot pursuit
- Former Lufkin High School teacher, coach arrested
- Health district reports new cases
- Dojo Coffeehouse opens with great community support in Huntington
- At least 30 with Deep East Texas roots died in Jonestown Massacre
- Annual food drive continues with the spirit of the Rev. Bettie Kennedy behind the wheel
- Commissioners looking at alternative plans for injured deputy
- POLICE REPORTS: Multiple vehicles burglarized at body shop on loop