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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…

Our Texas leaders are now planning to thrill Wall Street investors again this summer in return for them uber-overflowing their donation coffers, according to a leaked phone call published by Texas Monthly.

Selfish prayers can cause harm to ourselves and family. We need to pray for our neighbors and friends and other people’s needs. If God answered all of our prayers or wants, then this would be selfish and selfish people are not happy people. We need to seek to help others. The Bible teaches u…

My wife and I are 84 years old. When the snow and ice storm hit, we were not prepared. We were fortunate to get a room at the La Quinta Inn. The desk clerk, April, was outstanding in her efforts to help and assist their guests. When there was no water, two of their employees rigged up a syst…

After surviving a bitterly contested presidential race, a catastrophic global pandemic, and a once in a hundred years ice storm, we thought we were finally going to come up for air, count our blessings and move on.

An oversight by the appraisal district is certainly understandable for the district must deal with a tremendous volume of property conveyances, and when you consider the magnitude of the work involved, its job performance is remarkable.

=I was appalled at Rufus Duncan Jr.’s letter to the editor on March 26, 2021. Mark Hicks is an honest tax-paying citizen, and to think that he is intentionally failing to pay taxes is beyond belief. It is interesting that this is now being brought up, especially since Mark is running for may…

The Angelina County Tax Appraisal District’s records show that the owners of the building at 118 S. First St. have not paid taxes on the property since the building was purchased from DETCOG in 2016. The Angelina County Appraisal District apparently failed to pick up the sale at that time. S…

I hope this letter will help someone who has gone through this time of sorrow as I have. This virus is so bad, it takes away loved ones who we can’t be with at the end. My husband Prophet Shelton, a man after God’s own heart, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 10, 2020. My husband was always g…

Smooth experienceI received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 today at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center. Rarely in my life have I received such kind and professional treatment.

I read the article in LDN the other day regarding the investigation launched by the NAACP regarding racial equality at LISD. I am in full support of racial equality. If the investigation proves true, it needs to be rectified. A thought in passing: Can someone show the racial breakdown for al…

Freedom is a word that gives us so much joy — to be able to travel, shop and do so much more. But can this one word be our country’s downfall? Yes.

Isn’t President Joe Biden committing an obvious and “in your face’’ betrayal or even treason against the United States of America and its people? It seems so unfair and cruel to continue to subject him to the world when he hardly knows his name. Maybe the family could intervene or the presid…

David, in the book of Psalms 61:2, stated, “When I am overwhelmed in my heart, lead me to that rock that is higher than I.” Many are being overwhelmed by things with the virus, higher taxes and the new policies of the new president.

The present HR1 bill in U.S. Congress being a radical Democrat-ordained direct communistic attack on our constitution, Marlina Inman (LDN, Feb. 17) is wrong to ask Rep. Louie Gohmert to vote for that HR1 bill, and, instead, we should all ask Louie to please vote against it, and pray that he …

Thanks, Mr. State Representative, for trashing me and hundreds more of your constitutes. You started your letter with a quote. Here is my quote: “If the shoe fits, wear it!”

Here it is Groundhog Day. The only thing we as a nation have to look forward to is how many thousands of people will lose their jobs and face other hardships in our next four years.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Excessive drinking is responsible for more than 3,500 deaths and 210,000 years of potential lives lost among people under age 21 each year.”

“In one word, the Texas electric grid failure is ... unacceptable. This week’s winter storm events followed by rolling blackouts across the state due to different types of power supplies going offline is a carbon copy or repeat of a major winter storm event in 2011. In 2011, when Greg Abbott…

We hear so much about the health care system, about how bad and what all is going on. I was admitted to Woodland Heights on Jan. 28.

There comes a time to express appreciation for a job well done. There is a deadly contagious virus circulating across the world and our community has been hit hard. Bill and I have been socially distancing since March 12, 2020, due to our doctors’ advice.

I urge Rep. Louie Gohmert to vote in favor of “H.R.1 — For the People Act of 2021.” This bill is intended “to expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and implement other anti-corruption measures f…

During my medical school journey, I lived in Washington, D.C., for eight months. Every Sunday, at sunrise, I used to park adjacent to the Capitol and jog on the National Mall from the Capitol rotunda to the Washington Monument to the White House to the Lincoln Memorial to the Korean War Memo…

With about 450,000 people dead from COVID-19 in the U.S. alone, the pandemic has left a significant mark in our lives. We are thankful for our front-line workers as they continue to serve the community during the pandemic.