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You’ll find here the Texas Forest Country Living Top Stories from our staff of writers featuring the lifestyle and community of the Texas Forest Country region. The Texas Forest Country region includes the following Texas counties: Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity and Tyler Counties.

Registration Deadline for the 2020 Say What! Action Summit is Approaching!

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Attention all 6th – 12th graders! The deadline to register for the 2020 Say What! Action Summit is Sunday, March 1st, 2020. The Say What! Action Summit is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the Lufkin Convention Center....

Angelina College Announces Haney Appointment to Board of Trustees Long-Time Board Member Stacy Resigns Position

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Lufkin, TX: Today, the Angelina College Board of Trustees appointed Lynne Haney to fill a vacancy on the Board resulting from Trustee Tim Stacy’s resignation earlier this month. Ms. Haney’s appointed term will expire in May 2022. Haney is...

Arbor Day Free Tree Seedling Giveaway

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A variety of hardwood trees will be available for free to all East Texans for the annual Arbor Day Free Tree Seedling Giveaway presented by Sterling. The annual event gives the local area the opportunity to replenish trees that might...

Cleveland’s Michael Bennett arrested in timber theft investigation

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Texas A&M Forest Service law enforcement investigators arrested James Michael “Mike” Bennett of Cleveland, Texas for Timber Purchase as a Trustee with Intent to Defraud on Feb. 13, 2020 in Montgomery County. Bennett, 55, was charged with a state jail felony as...

Sunday- Ladyjacks Kriesel, Hartwell Combine for No-Hitter in 9-0 Victory over South Alabama

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MOBILE, Ala. -- Ashley Kriesel pitched five innings without giving up a hit and provided the game-winning run off her own bat with a two-run home run to power the Ladyjacks past South Alabama by a 9-0 score on Sunday at the Mardi Gras Classic. Kriesel fanned 11 batters and...

Angelina College Instructors Sponsoring Student Writing Excellence Awards Contest for College, High School English Students

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Angelina College instructors are offering rewards for excellent writers! Open to both college and high school students, the Student Writing Excellence contest will award cash prizes for...

This Day in Texas History- Col. William Barret Travis Pens Famous Letter from the Alamo

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On this day in 1836, William Barret Travis, commanding the Texans under attack in the Alamo, wrote his famous letter addressed "To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World."

A Comprehensive Cyberbullying Guide for Parents

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Sofia Park with safenetexperts.com spends time volunteering to help protect children via online courses and guides for parents, and has shared with us a comprehensive guide to recognizing, understanding, and preventing cyberbullying.

Letter from the (New) Editor

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Good afternoon, TFCL! Firstly, I wanted to thank you all for sticking with us as we find our niche within the community and grow into something you all come to love and appreciate. We are all incredibly excited for the...

Lauren Boulware to show her first meat goat at the Angelina County Fair!

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Lauren Boulware is a 15-year-old sophomore at Central High School where she is active in the FFA program and is getting ready to show her first meat goat project at the Angelina County Fair.