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Recent articles by Jeff:

Walk of Honor display recognizes local veterans in downtown Lufkin

The Walk of Honor will be on display through mid-November. → Read More

Senator-elect files bill to legalize marijuana in the state of Texas

Senator-elect Roland Gutierrez announced on Monday plans to file Senate Bill 140. → Read More

Job fairs seek to connect East Texas veterans with new career opportunities

Deep East Texas job seekers will have virtual access to meet with a diverse group of employers with job openings. → Read More

Job fairs seek to connect East Texans with career opportunities

Deep East Texas job seekers will have virtual access to meet with a diverse group of employers with job openings. → Read More

Forest Service urges East Texas hunters to be safe and help prevent wildfires

People and their activities cause more than 90 percent of wildfires in the state, according to Texas A&M Forest Service. → Read More

SFA nursing grads tackle master’s program while facing challenges brought on by pandemic

The Master of Science in Nursing program boasts 100% passing rate on most recent national exams → Read More

Forest Festival date/place changes reflect event industry challenges

Organizer explain how they’re best salvaging the festival experience amid a global pandemic. → Read More

Nacogdoches Civic Center transforms into evacuation shelter ahead of Hurricane Laura

The county has agreed to provide space for evacuees who do not have a means for transportation or any place to go. → Read More

Gov. Abbott waives grade promotion requirements for this year’s STAAR testing

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the grade promotion requirement related to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test for students in grades 5 and 8 has been waived for the upcoming school year. → Read More

East Texas school districts to decide whether at-home students are UIL eligible

UIL has announced it will leave eligibility requirements up to individual districts. → Read More

Rep. Gohmert calls for Congress to ban Democrats, due to past position on slavery

Rep. Louie Gohmert has introduced a resolution calling for Congress to to ban any political organization or party that has ever held a public position supportive of slavery or the Confederacy. → Read More

Crockett man charged with capital murder in missing aunt’s apparent death

Police believe Denson played a role in the suspicious disappearance and suspected death of his aunt, Faye Lynn Paul. → Read More

CARES Act grants available to Lufkin small businesses beginning July 10

The grants could help offset revenue lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Restaurant inspections resume as more eateries reopen in Nacogdoches

Phase III of Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen the Texas economy included allowing most restaurants to reopen at 75-percent capacity. → Read More

Task force examines logistics, safety for returning SFA students

Open SFA is an initiative to have the campus ready for August 24, the first day of the fall semester. → Read More

Census workers in Lufkin taking every precaution while canvassing during COVID-19

For households who have not responded via mail or online, census count workers are getting ready to begin the door-to-door portion of the count. → Read More

Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin reopens many exhibits on limited basis

Like many other businesses in East Texas, the zoo was ordered to close its doors in early March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

100K bees removed from man’s ceiling

A bee wrangler used a custom-built “bee vacuum” to remove the stinging squatters. → Read More

Thousands of bees swarm Arizona family’s porch

A swarm of bees has taken over an Arizona family's front porch. → Read More

Disaster relief teams help Polk County storm survivors with tornado recovery

An EF-3 rated tornado tore through Polk County on April 22, causing widespread damage. → Read More