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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.

The great article by Bob Flournoy ‘‘How much do you value your vote’’ in the Dec. 13, 2020, LDN appears to be a prediction of what is happening or has happened to freedomes once enjoyed in our country. Bob pointed out freedom of religion is the first to go, then speech, press and assembly wi…

As President Harry Truman once said, “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”

Don’t be afraid to take the coronavirus vaccine. I took my first vaccine shot on Feb. 4 at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center. Every part of my visit was comfortable and easy. Helpful personnel were there from the start, from directing traffic to giving information to attendees. I especia…

Prescription benzodiazepines can treat several conditions, including epilepsy, panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. However, professionals continue to debate as to whether long-term use of these drugs are medically acceptable. As more information has surfaced regarding these drug…

There seems to be a lack of information for the residents of Angelina County concerning the COVID-19 vaccines. All we are told is that we will be called when our names come up on a list. We were also told we should have a copy of the master list to see when we would get the vaccines.

Due to our ages, my wife and I fall into the COVID-19 1B group. We were able to use the Brookshire Brothers online registration process and received our Moderna first-round vaccination at the convention center on Friday.

I am an American and now because we voted for Trump, we are labeled domestic terrorists. I will not accept this from any Democrat in D.C. or elsewhere.

The main vehicle the government owns is the vehicle called “The Beast,” the black suburban the president rides around in. “Coincidentally,” the word beast is used 20 times in the book of Revelation, probably a negative system, a strong source with news media or trying to shape people in Amer…

In my formative years at University of Oregon Medical School, 1962-66, the taking of a history from a patient and the physical exam were an art, the likes of which the much revered but feared chief of medicine, a gaunt spiderlike figure who chain smoked via a long cigarette holder, Dr. Howar…

Even though I, like so many people, like to shop at Walmart, what upsets me is that there are still so many people who don’t wear face masks. Don’t be part of the problem, wear a face mask because we are still in a crisis. Please think of the deaths already because of the COVID-19 virus. If …

Help me understand some of the comments in the LDN opinion section. Some have stated that the protesters went to the Capitol to object the election process, standing up for freedom they said, supporting Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley and the president.

Thank you to The Lufkin Daily News and Grace Juarez for the article last Sunday regarding the Community Connection Award sponsored by Suddenlink in partnership with Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. Also, a special thanks to Suddenlink and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football for selecting the Lufki…

What is happening in my country sickens me. I never knew there was that much corruption.

Since the destruction of our constitutional freedom is already happening and while there is hopefully still time and space to say it, thanks to LDN for always printing the First Amendment of our Constitution at the top of their opinion page. But there is concern that may end when the radical…

Are the ideas of our forefathers dead? Did we all get complacent and stop learning how our great nation got to this point?

I was one of the 600 who got my COVID-19 vaccination Friday. My apprehension about joining a crowd faded away after I did my paperwork (which I’m sure they’ll streamline in the future) and entered the building, where line was only four people, masked and distanced. The processing tables were…

To those of your readers who are still flying flags or showing other signs of their support of the man who incited an insurrection against the country he was sworn to protect, you are advertising your lack of support for the very principles that citizenship in our democracy requires. Take do…

Although I am not a political expert, I believe Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s challenge of the 2020 Presidential Electoral College results is misplaced.

It is my practice on shopping in Polk County's largest retail store to wear my provocative signs about properly wearing a mask to minimize the spread of COVID-19. To his credit, the general manager seems to have heard my persistent admonishments such that CDC-compliant mask wearing among emp…

This letter is just to say I tried to help someone along the way. That my living would not be in vain. So my word today is to love one another as God commanded us to do. My prayer is that we would obey and know love is the answer. I’d just like to thank so many for the cards and prayers I re…

A few weeks ago, millions of Americans went to the polls to elect a new president. The result was clear and conclusive, both in the popular vote and in the electoral college, and has been confirmed countless times by electoral officials, governors and secretaries of state from both political…

I would like to address the letter submitted by Alana Sims of Lufkin. But first, I’d like to provide a little history. I had three kids in the band in the ’70s and ’80s. I, myself was involved in the band boosters for 10 years and was band booster president. I don’t know if Ms. Sims has had …

Your on-line poll choices regarding the COVID vaccine contained a choice that does nothing more than fan the flames of ignorance among your readers. Referring to the disease as an “imaginary virus” is very irresponsible journalism and just encourages more ignorance. Shame on you, LDN, the pa…

So quickly the end of this year is at hand. Yet in some ways, it seems to have been a long 12 months.

In St. Matthew 24:1, Jesus’ disciples ask him when his coming was or when was the end of the world, and he began to tell them that there would be wars and rumors of wars, pestilence and great tribulation. We recently had a war, a big cyber attack in which other countries stole our secrets or…

During the holiday season, individuals can be found behind the wheel driving to and from outlet malls, department stores and many other businesses in order to prepare for the impending celebrations. One of the many products that will be purchased during the holiday season is alcohol, to be s…

The writing has been on the wall for quite some time and it is time for LISD’s administration to notice. Award-winning football programs all have the same thing in common: great coaching and players. We have the talent. Lufkin’s raw talent is unmatched. However, no matter how great the kids …

It is that time of year to celebrate Christmas. You decorate your home, shop for gifts for family and friends. Set up your Christmas tree and place lights and decorations upon it, and plan a feast.

We are fortunate to live in rural East Texas where we may interact with and enhance wildlife. Hunting and fishing are ingrained in our culture and lifestyle. With this advantage of having wildlife comes the responsibility of stewardship. Wildlife conservation has become the pride of the outd…

We have too many laws and regulations which, although may be well intended, but giving us too much government so-called “protection,” are really too much overreach, more hurt than help, and working against our freedom, Constitution, etc.

I would like very much to give a very big thank you to those that serve the public to keep us safe, and not forget our teachers, health workers and all the other departments that serve us. Let us never forget we are all in this together, so let’s work together to do our part, like wearing th…

God created Heaven and Earth (Genesis 1:1). The Earth is the Lord and the fullness thereof the world and they that dwell therein (Psalms 24:1). God loved the world (John 3:16, John 14:6). The Holy Bible is the written word of God. We are to study it (2 Timothy 2:15).

It will take a miracle to save my country. To keep our Constitution and flag from being destroyed, torn or burnt.

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