How and Why to Keep Kids on A Schedule During School Closures

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School closures have forced families nationwide to readjust to the current reality. However, a sense of structure is important for children’s developmental growth. To create a routine for your kids that sticks,...

An Update from Trent Ashby

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I'd like to start this column by providing an update on a recent development with Teachers Retirement System (TRS) and their proposal to rent high-end office space in downtown Austin at an...

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...

Mistletoe: A historic holiday tradition

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I used to get so embarrassed when my much older cousin teased me about getting kissed under the mistletoe during Christmas. Turns out that this romantic plant is parasitic, poisonous and has...

An Update from Trent Ashby

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With Christmas upon us and the New Year around the corner, it's easy to feel overwhelmed with all of the hustle and bustle surrounding this holiday season. Whether immersed in the pageantry...

Georgia-Pacific Gives the Gift of Reading this Christmas

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Georgia-Pacific is giving the gift of reading this holiday season. Partnering with the T.L.L. Temple Library in Diboll, Georgia-Pacific is providing 150 students and library patrons with paperback copies of the...

East Texas Communities Foundation Announces Scholarships Available for East Texas Students

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East Texas Communities Foundation is currently accepting applications from East Texas students for seventy scholarships to be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The deadline for submission varies and is clearly marked...

DPS Ramping Up Move Over/Slow Down Enforcement

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LUFKIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is continuing their enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. These periodic enforcement...

Holiday at the Museum

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The Texas Forestry Museum invites you and your family to enjoy the holiday break by playing the Sawmills & Sawyers game. Players pretend they’re one of three characters that live in a...

NEW OVERHEAD SCHOOL ZONE LIGHTS ACTIVATED AT CENTRAL ISD

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Motorists should remain alert on US 69 North near the Central ISD school zones beginning today with the activation of new overhead school zone lights and speed limit signs.