Governor Abbott, TDEM, TMD Expand Mobile Vaccine Program To Include Groups Of Five Or...

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Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), and the Texas Military Department (TMD) today announced the expansion of the State Mobile Vaccine Program to include groups of five or more Texans...

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $2.5 Billion In Pandemic Food Benefits For Texas Families

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a second round of federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)...

REPAIRS TO BEGIN ON FM 58 BRIDGE OVER SL 287

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Crews will begin repairs on the FM 58/Chestnut Street bridge over SL 287 in Lufkin on Monday after a bridge beam was damaged earlier this month. The damage was caused by a bridge strike when...

DPS Ramping Up Move Over/Slow Down Enforcement

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding motorists the department is continuing its enforcement efforts across Texas focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. These periodic enforcement operations...

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Government Entities From Mandating Masks

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 Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order prohibiting governmental entities in Texas — including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities, or government officials — from requiring or mandating mask wearing. Public schools may continue to follow current...

Governor Abbott Announces End to Federal Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits

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Governor Greg Abbott today informed the U.S. Department of Labor that Texas will opt out of further federal unemployment compensation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective June 26, 2021. This includes the $300 weekly unemployment supplement...

CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR NACOGDOCHES CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

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Old Lufkin Road in Nacogdoches is scheduled for closure May 13 - 27 as work on the US 59/SL 224 flyover construction project continues. Other traffic changes are also scheduled, weather permitting. Beginning Thursday, local...

LUFKIN DISTRICT PREPARES FOR HURRICANE SEASON

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Lufkin District supervisors met Monday for the annual hurricane preparation meeting and outlined actions to take should the East Texas area experience a hurricane or evacuation from the Gulf Coast in the event of...

Governor Abbott Proclaims Small Business Week in Texas

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Governor Greg Abbott today invited all Texans to celebrate the unique role small businesses play in the economic resurgence in communities throughout the state of Texas as he issued a proclamation officially designating May 9–15 as...

Governor Abbott, TDEM, and TMD Launch State Vaccine Call Center To Connect Organizations, Businesses...

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Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), and the Texas Military Department (TMD) today announced the launch of the State Mobile Vaccination Team Call Center. Beginning tomorrow at 8:00 AM CT,...