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Reading mayor — yes, he is still my mayor — Bob Brown’s Letter to the Editor of Sept. 10 gives me the belated opportunity to give my two cents — more appropriately, 20 dollars — worth in expressing, at least, one out of many notable contributable acts toward his city during his tenure.

I find our society is at a crossroad. We have people arguing over abortion rights to end life and people arguing over COVID vaccines and holding onto life.

I had asked publisher Jackie Zimmerman if she would allow me one more chance to communicate my thoughts through her Lufkin Daily News and she kindly agreed to let me say “thank you” Lufkin for nine years of getting to know more about Lufkin.

From the time when I was a child, I was taught the Holy Bible was the written word of God, and after more than 80 years of studying it, I believe it and in what Jesus said in 2 Peter 3-9.

Subject: Charges for administration of the monoclonal antibody infusions? Has anyone noted that our Gov. Greg Abbott on Aug. 19 stated the following, which is not true? He communicated on his website that “... Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody therapy treatment, which is available at no cost t…

I am so proud to be an American. I am proud of our heroes who give their all to help people in need. No matter who you are, our heroes are always there to help when called upon, no matter what state you live in. We are in such a precarious time but you can always count on our heroes to be th…

Racist propaganda better describes what critical race theory is than the AP misinformation printed in the LDN on June 25.

Most people have analyzed the possibility of another mask mandate and, even scarier, a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. This topic is beyond science or politics and is now a moral and ethical concern.

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The city of Lufkin always claims it’s not their problem, no matter what. My father, Robert Luna, owns land on 841 that is in an estate since he passed away on March 13, 2021.

Angelina College is saddened by the death of Robert L. Poland Jr., who served on the Angelina College Board of Trustees from 1994 to 2021. Only one AC trustee has ever served more years in office (Joe P. Byrd: 1978 to 2008).

It is heartwarming to watch what Pam Hooton and the Huntington Genealogical and Heritage Society, a 501(C)3 organization, have accomplished to honor the memory of Angelina County’s first sheriff, G.T.W. Collins and his wife, Martha Bridges Collins.

Thanks to Judge Don Lymbery for single-handedly bringing about the implementation of the unit-road system in Angelina County. Even though 76% of the voters in our county voted for the unit-road system last November to bring professionalism to road construction and maintenance, every commissi…

Up to a $1,000 fine. That is what stands between Lufkin ISD doing the right thing for its students. Across the state, many districts are choosing to take that fine and to fight if they have to because they understand science. They understand that since last year, the transmission rate for CO…

Being a retired firefighter from the Lufkin Fire Department, I understand this situation. The leaders have decided to cut out EMS outside the city. They tried to justify their decision on the front page of the Aug. 1 Lufkin Daily News.

First, a message to Black people and also all others: I am an old white man but not your enemy. Although the real enemy, that is the Biden-Harris radical Democrat party bunch doing a destructive Marxist-communistic takeover of our federal government, would probably say I am your enemy, a whi…

I currently have two sons who are serving in the Texas Army National Guard and they were both informed their monthly and annual training has been canceled for next month due to the lack of funds. Basically, the Texas Army National Guard is broke, having spent all its money on the units that …

Our country is growing further and further away from God. No longer do people read the Bible, pray or even think about our Creator.

After the 2021 February winter storm calamities, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott failed to deliver on his promises to improve the electric grid and to hold ERCOT and energy companies alike accountable for their past and potential future failures.

The people of America, not the United States of America, have forsook the Holy Bible, the written word of God that gave us the way (St. John 14:6) and gave us a watchman (Ezek. 36:1-61).

My purse was stolen from Cracker Barrel on June 6 while I was visiting family for the week. I live in North Carolina and I had some very sentimental items in my wallet from a student of mine who passed away. I am offering $100 for the return of my personal items. Please contact me at jhrw198…

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The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas applauds the Lufkin Police Department for warning the community about the alarming drug use calls in the community, and the “toxic mixture of narcotics” believed to be the causes.

Yes, the Fourth of July is a day we all look forward to — a day of bands playing, cookouts and the anticipation of an evening of fireworks.

Hate crimes are defined as criminal offenses against a person or property solely motivated by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, ethnicity, identity and/or beliefs. Hate crime legislation hopes to deter any perpetrator from committing acts society deems intolerable including civil …

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone picked up his/her yard/garage/estate sale signs when the sales are over? They stay around for weeks, blights on the landscape.

As a Democrat it was refreshing to recently hear that our outnumbered Texas Democrats had thrown a wrench into the Republican plot to restrict voting rights. This legislation was a transparent attempt to keep old white men lording over the whole Texas population.

I want to inform the public that in attorney Larry Klayman’s book, ‘‘It Takes A Revolution,’’ he related to us how special counsel Robert Mueller and his top prosecutors allegedly threatened Jerome Corsi with a charge of perjury if he did not agree to lie and implicate President Donald J. Tr…

It’s bad when a 71-year-old senior lady has to till her road ditch because Precinct 3 won’t come do it or the potholes. My neighbor calls every week to no end. Where are you, Terry Pitts?

I have been blessed to live 87 years. I have seen many things change but most remain the same, but I never saw one thing change that is found in (Heb. 13:8) (St. John 8:32) (Is. 40:7) and (1 Peter 1:23-25).

Attention soon-to-be high school seniors. I’m Michael Hill, a Drug-Free All-Star from Lufkin High School, and I’m here to tell you why you should join the Drug-Free All-Stars for your 2021-22 school year.

In an interview with Danny Merrell of KICKS 105, published on Oct. 12, 2020, the “flag ninja” stated, “I know I’ll have to remove them as they age so I have to put some kind of limit on it.”

This Memorial Day, let us remember those who died in war,

Our Bill of Rights gives me the right to keep and bear arms.

The photo regarding (5/12/21) gas prices rising is very misleading, if not media scare. The picture you posted of Valero at $2.85 is true, but, that is the only station even close to that price. Gouging, to say the least. Why should our gas prices rise due to the pipeline shutdown? Read an a…

I appreciate our EMS drivers. They are our heroes; they are the ones who come to us when we need help no matter who you are. I have one that lives next to me and it is a relief to know I have this assurance. Since you are our heroes it is also very important that you take care of yourselves.…

Lane and I left Lufkin around 13 years ago. We have traveled and lived in six different states since leaving. Lufkin is home and always will be.

Redistricting is the most critical issue presently facing Lufkin. Since the early 2000s, district lines have marginalized Lufkin, Angelina County and the Pineywoods. Our area has been influenced by leaders from other regions of Texas and the consequences have been profound, culminating in mu…

H.R. 1/S. 1 would federalize our election processes, which are currently run by the states — This is D.C. politicians’ way of trying to make sure the game is rigged in their favor. Politicians already in Washington should not be choosing who goes to Washington. We, the voters, should.

The trouble with America today is that everyone is trying to write a book; we have forgot about the one book that contains 66 books in one, the Holy Bible. It has the answer to every past, present and future. The church was supposed to be a light for the world, a watchman for the Lord’s peop…

I wonder what life here would be if nothing happened in history. I would like you to go home, sit down and really think about this.

The proof is in the pudding. When considering how to cast your vote for mayor, consider what the candidates have done for the city of Lufkin.

Most everyone knows the name G. Gordon Liddy, yet fewer people know that he had a longtime radio show with many listeners in East Texas (including myself and many friends who are now gone themselves). Many people also have heard of the fraternal organizations the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine…

With all the reports of police brutality on the news today, my heart goes out to the police for doing their jobs. I know it has to be tough to go out and face what may come. We had a family member in law enforcement and that taught us to respect any law enforcement officers. Yes, there are s…

Waiting 60 days for a response from Commissioner Bobby Cheshire, Sheriff Greg Sanches and District Attorney Janet Cassels is not acceptable.

Because of the candidates’ forum at the Temple Theater last Monday evening, I am even more convinced Don Langston is the man the public needs to elect in May for the mayor of Lufkin. The reasons are clear:

It’s a tragic fact that Region 5 of the Texas Department of Family & Protective services investigated 4,642 cases of children who were reported as abused or neglected in fiscal year 2020. In Region 5, there were 9 child deaths due to abuse or neglect in 2020. Thankfully, none of those de…

The shameful opinions of both Dr. Dallas Pierre (LDN, March 17) and Gary Stallard (LDN, Feb. 26) seem to be in tune with the absurd attitude of poor brainwashed-and-reprogrammed Joe Biden’s accusations in a speech against ‘‘white supremacists’’ when their references to Black History Month us…