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Look around: rioting, violence encouraged by some of the Democrats in Washington or ignored, innocent people beaten by others, threatened or intimidated.

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Should we support the Black Lives Matter Organization? Certainly sounds like a well-meaning cause. We all “should” care about justice and defend life.

It’s less than two months when America will decide the fate of our country. Two totally different ideas on our future. Conservatives want to see people work, not have government be the ruler of our every move. They value life and want people to be productive and prosperous. I am sure there a…

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Our family has recently moved to Lufkin from Nacogdoches. Now this is not the first time we have lived in Lufkin. Two of our children were born in Lufkin. I worked for Champion International at their two plywood mills and the paper mill that was owned by Champion and Abitibi. I eventually re…

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September is Suicide Prevention Month and it’s important that we are there for each other and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s theme for the month is to #KeepGoing, by taking simple actions to safeguard our mental health and save lives. From lea…

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With the closing of many businesses and the loss of jobs and health insurance, many people are struggling to afford their needed medications, such as insulin and lung and heart medications. This puts the person and our community at risk. There is a nonprofit, Community RX Help, that can assi…

Church folks, with not one of them are preaching the Gospel, which is the good news of Jesus Christ, that God so loved (St. John 3:16) We have a prayer group that have been meeting for years, and we pray for the president and all those in authority, but as born-again Christians, we must tell…

I enjoyed and agreed with Charles Nick’s column in the LDN Aug. 12. It was right on. We’ve all seen gradual changes in our society, such as the negative morality we are all observing now; the hate for others for no reason; the decline in our love/fear for our God; and the general negative be…

Shame on master whistleblower Robert Flournoy. He has successfully infiltrated the leadership of Black Lives Matters (at least he gives the appearance of such — Opinion page of LDN, Aug. 9). As a result of his whistleblower report resulting from this prejudicial infiltration, he has dared to…

Thanks to Dr. Shawn Penn for his informative and troubling guest editorial (Aug 5, 2020) concerning the arbitrary and capricious decisions made by the folks at Angelina College regarding athletic competition this year. As the father-in-law of AC’s first soccer coach, I can assure you that ar…

I was talking to my friends and brought this subject up. This is what would happen if God showed up in a suit and tie and ran for president and won.

Appreciation for America is taught and not inherently born in us, as we can see by the youth and leftist movement of America, who in general have no appreciation for much of anything.

This is response to Bob Flournoy’s comment: Thank you so much for reminding us who we are in Christ Jesus, and also the Scripture 2 Chor.14:22. This is the same Scripture that I have been thinking for last several days. Thank you so much. God bless!

Matthew 21:22 ‘‘And all things, what so ever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.’’

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As a former mayor and city councilman, I understand firsthand the challenges that are presented when balancing a budget — in good times and bad. Currently, as a senator and a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I have the honor of working to ensure the state is responsibly allocating the…

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On July 21, The Lufkin Daily News reported COVID-19 cases for the local counties and Texas. To help put the COVID-19 cases in perspective of the population for these counties and Texas you will get these results.

While our country debates whether a face mask mandate is social control or not, the ultimate social control is government gerrymandering. I believe gerrymandering is the root of our nation’s polarization and racial discontent.

New day. Wednesday, July 1, 2020 — 76,000 more cases of COVID-19? Do we need more “expert advice, rules and regulations?” What if we awaken with good news tomorrow?

Before we expect from our Maker world peace, there must, of necessity, be an internal desire for peace among His people. The true Christian, ordained by God, is the only avenue toward which we can have certainty that of freedom from worldwide disturbance. It is futile to ask Him to do what w…

Today, July 4th, all Texans have lost another civil liberty and have been dictated by Gov. Greg Abbott that we will absolutely wear face covers or be fined. Adults, nor parents of children, no longer have the freedom to make decisions that are logical or rational about our health or lifestyl…

In response to Dr. Sid Roberts’ article printed on June 14, 2020, I would like to thank him for having the courage and spiritual strength to speak the truth concerning the president. What you said was not “hurtful rhetoric” as someone stated in their response. The contents of your letter wer…

How can anyone profess to be a Christian and vote Democrat (demonicrat)? This party stands for everything that God is against: abortions, same sex marriage, etc. Neither party — Democrat or Republican — are the same parties of years ago. We vote for whichever party that closely relates to ou…

The AP article covering the Fourth of July celebration at Mt. Rushmore contained the headline “Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Rushmore.” I watched and listened to the TV coverage very carefully and heard nothing urging division by our president. I heard and saw the presi…

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So many people want to criticize the president. I’m not a Republican or Democrat, and I didn’t necessarily agree with Mr. Obama’s policy, but he was the president. The now-serving president Mr. Trump is sure getting a lot of heavy criticism. People need to know the Scriptures in the Bible wh…

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“It is time for America to wake up and face the facts.” That was stated in the same time Barack Obama started running for president and Mr. Trump started building his base to make America great again. America is made up with the good, bad and the ugly.

So what is life? Is it limited? Are we just born into this world to grow up, go to school and learn so that you can get a job when you graduate, retire and pass away?

In the Friday, July 3rd, edition of The Lufkin Daily News, the Opinion section featured a political cartoon with the heading “Democracy’s Most Important Documents” which listed the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Newspaper. This may have been the case in years past, but…

This morning I read an article in our local paper, The Lufkin Daily News, in our new home of Lufkin, Texas. We are receiving the newspaper through a four-week gift subscription. (The “Daily News” is actually printed only three days a week.)

I just want to give a big thank you for all law enforcement departments for keeping the public safe. I know there are some people who want to find fault with these departments but they are keeping even you safe too. Again, a big thank you. Keep up the good work.

Sadly and shockingly, it is with great disappointment that I am writing this response to Dr. Sid Robert’s distasteful and unbecoming editorial concerning President Donald Trump and the Christians who have elected him. This writing has left us with a sickening realization that our earlier vie…

This is in response to the guest opinion column by Sid Roberts in a recent edition of The Lufkin Daily News.

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In answer to Dr. Sid Roberts’ article on Sunday, June 14. I have heard a great deal of how President Donald Trump has failed miserably, has been hateful, opportunistic, encouraged violence, etc. What I have seen is a leader who has chosen to lead our nation down a right path in spite of a gr…

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Here’s one from deep left field. I’m 97 years old. I was drafted out of San Jose State College on Jan. 7, 1943, and served in the CBI from Aug. 7, 1944, to the end of the war. I’m writing my World War II story, and I need the name of an old Texas boy I flew with in China. I think his name wa…

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I read in The Lufkin Daily News this morning about a man protesting and seeking to have our Sheriff Greg Sanches removed from his office. I was shocked. Greg Sanches is such an asset not only to his sheriff’s department to the entire county.

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We are entering the last days, and it did not start with the coronavirus. It started with the election of President Barack Obama. Back then, one man, Donald Trump, started saying that President Obama was not born in the United States. Many people followed Donald Trump when he said this, but …

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I cry every day since May 25, 2020, the day Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd, a Houston, Texas, native. That does not seem right. There are three more police officers that should be in jail? Then I reflect on Moses ... Moses looked up to God and spoke these words. ‘‘Ho…

Summertime is riding with a friend to the lake with the music turned up loud, singing along with the windows rolled down and the wind blowing our long hair and the sun warming our already tanned skin. It’s spending time with friends at the pool talking and planning our beach vacation, riding…

Raised an Evangelical Christian and quite comfortable living in the Bible Belt, returning to Portland, Oregon, it is always interesting to see the decline of organized religion, a preoccupation with environmental concerns, and its replacement with what appears a preoccupation with environmen…

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My name is Tia Davis and I am a Drug-Free All Star with Lufkin High School. Although this school year was shortened due to the COVID-19 virus, the year wasn’t short on memories I have made as an Angelina County Drug-Free All-Star. Not only did I meet new friends through the All-Star program,…

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It now seems evident that our “Stable Genius President” is infected with a virus (no not THAT one). He shows many signs that he has mad cow disease. The symptoms are serious and include impaired thinking, dementia, difficulty speaking and seizures. The human version of mad cow disease is cau…

Could we ask the LDN to please provide us with a number of recovered COVID-19 individuals in Angelina County. It seems this information never gets published or is so far deep in a news article that it never gets read. This information is a tribute to all the medical individuals that have put…

So what is death? We all cringe at this word. Because of the coronavirus many are dying or afraid of dying.

The following was prepared by Greg Fauble, retired teacher and mathematician, who forwarded his summary of Michigan deaths over the past 16 months to Terry Fauble, his brother in Lufkin.

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