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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.

AC Soccer Teams to Host Conference Tournament Matches Lady Roadrunners, Roadrunners at Home for First Round

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There have been plenty of “firsts” in this 2021 Angelina College soccer season, including a presence in the national polls for both the Lady Roadrunners and Roadrunners.             As the regular season winds to an end, each of the two teams can add another “first”...

LUFKIN DISTRICT ADDING TO PEDESTRIAN INFRASTRUCTURE

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A pre-construction meeting was held in the Lufkin Area Office Thursday, Oct. 14, signaling the beginning of a new construction project in three Lufkin District counties. Work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Oct. 20 on the construction of pedestrian sidewalks and curb ramps as...

Governor Abbott Names Chair and Appoints Four to State Energy Plan Advisory Committee

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Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Daniel Hall, Castlen Moore Kennedy, Joel Mickey, and Phil Wilson to the State Energy Plan Advisory Committee for terms at the pleasure of the Governor. Additionally, the Governor named Wilson as chair of the Committee. Daniel Hall of Hurst is the...

Rusk County Sheriff’s Office to be awarded with Humane Law Enforcement Award for work on shutting down cockfighting operations

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On Oct. 21, the Humane Society of the United States will be presenting the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office with a 2021 Humane Law Enforcement Award for their steadfast commitment to animal protection. The RCSO led several multiagency efforts to shut down cockfighting operations, rescuing...

Texas Roadhouse and Bubba’s 33 Announce Tuition Reimbursement for Hourly Employees

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As Americans return to work, Texas Roadhouse and Bubba’s 33 are rolling out a new tuition reimbursement program for team members interested in pursuing a college degree. The announcement coincides with a National Hiring Day event on Monday, October 25. All Tyler, Lufkin and...

My five cents…

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A weekly column from Sen. Robert Nichols by Sen. Robert Nichols, Senate District 3 On October 13, 1845, voters in Texas overwhelmingly approved an ordinance to accept annexation into the United States by a vote of 4,245 to 257. They also adopted the state's first...

A Big Sweep AC Soccer Teams Beat Navarro, Coastal Bend

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            In its five short years in existence, Angelina College’s soccer program has experienced some big wins. However, Wednesday night’s action ended with two of the biggest victories in the program’s history.             The Lady Roadrunners topped Navarro College 1-0 in overtime, marking the women’s...

AC Basketball Teams Picked Fifth in Respective Conferences to Play after Pandemic Layoff

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Angelina College head women’s basketball coach Byron Coleman said it best in his opening remarks: “It’s good to be back.”             Coleman and newly hired men’s basketball coach J.J. Montgomery were in attendance for Wednesday’s Region XIV Basketball Media Day held at Trinity Valley Community...

A Sad Day for Angelina County

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Note from the Editor:We received the following Op/Ed piece from Bob Flournoy in response to the Lufkin Daily News editorial titled, 'That's All Folks,' published on October 9, 2021, stating the newspaper would no longer be a forum for misinformation about Covid-19, mask mandates,...

Exhibition features drawings by SFA graduate student Creel

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Stephen F. Austin State University graduate student Lindsey Creel will present “Clean Fields: The Antidote to Overstimulation” as her Master of Fine Arts exhibition to be on view Nov. 1 through 18 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown...