My five cents… A monthly column from Sen. Robert Nichols

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With the beginning of the 87th legislative session fast approaching, my staff and I are gearing up to do the work of the people at your Texas Capitol. Though this session will certainly look...

Treatment of Roads for Winter Weather Starting

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ALERT: The Lufkin District will begin pre-treating US 59 and US 259, elevated surfaces and known trouble spots today and continue through Friday in all nine counties ahead of expected winter weather. Re-treatment will...

Continuing Last Year’s Garden Plans

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Thinking back over 2020 - One thing that really stood out to me was the incredible interest in gardening, in landscaping, in raising chickens, and in all things outside during the time that we...
Arts Alliance

ANGELINA ARTS ANNOUNCES ITS 2020-21 SCHOOLTIME SERIES

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Lufkin, TX: In its continued commitment to developing the audiences of tomorrow and enriching the community, Angelina Arts has announced its 2020-21 Schooltime Series “Growing and Learning Through the Arts.” Each season, Angelina Arts...

An Update from Trent Ashby

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Given the challenging year we've had, I'm especially grateful for the Thanksgiving holiday this season because it provides all of us a much-needed opportunity to reflect on our blessings with focused gratitude. While it's...

Hundreds Gather for Texas-sized Rally to Support Trump’s Re-election

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n estimated six hundred East Texans gathered for the Texas-sized Trump Rally held Oct 31, 2020, in Lufkin, Texas.  The rally began with a Make America Great Again vehicle parade that left Harbor Freight at...

Tobacco Minor Sting Operation

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The Coalition, Inc. has partnered with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department in an effort to prevent and reduce the harmful use of tobacco products in rural areas like East Texas, where tobacco-related health problems...

Fall Gardening

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This past week was glorious. I loved the cool days and rain. It’s fall. Fall makes most folks think about football and hunting seasons, but not gardening. Yet fall gardening is one of the best...

Temporary Waiver of Vehicle Title and Registration Requirements Remains in Effect

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Texans still get a break from certain vehicle title and registration requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary waiver announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, remains in effect. The Texas Department...

Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings

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Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with...