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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.

WORK BEGINNING ON SH 7 WEST IN HOUSTON COUNTY

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Crews will begin next week to resurface SH 7 in Houston County that will require lane closures and a pilot car to guide motorists through the work zone. Work is scheduled to restore the roadway with a new surface of asphalt on SH 7 West...

Playtime: It’s Not Just for Kids, Say Experts

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While most of us associate playtime with childhood, adults are increasingly acknowledging the importance of play and leisure time for themselves. A new survey commissioned by The Genius of Play and conducted by OnePoll finds that 89% of adults have learned to appreciate the importance...

OLD LUFKIN ROAD SCHEDULED FOR REOPENING

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Placing new bridge elements in a major construction project at BU 59 and SL 224 continues to confine traffic to a single northbound and southbound lane on US 59 in Nacogdoches, but work is near completion on one road that has been closed since March. Old...

Is Your Roof Strong Enough to Endure Wicked Summer Weather?

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The summer months are often accompanied by rough weather that can do a number on a roof if it’s not designed to withstand the elements. Experts say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. “Having a roof that exceeds code and is...

How to Have an Affordable and Easy Back-to-School Season

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As your family gets ready for a new academic year, you may be wondering how to spend less on back-to-school season essentials. The team at Dollar General is sharing some tips and savings opportunities to easily and affordably help get everyone prepared. Check School Supplies Consider checking...

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 by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations...

How and When to Water Your Lawn

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On the surface, it seems like a silly question to ask: when should I water my lawn? As East Texas is coming out of an incredibly wet spring and early summer, and landscapes start to dry up, the question is a good one. Don't water...

Work Beginning In Center Requiring Lane Closures

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 Work will begin on Wednesday in Shelby County to mill and inlay a section of roadway that will require lane closures for up to a week, weather permitting. Two locations in Center will be impacted as crews begin Wednesday morning to mill and inlay the...

Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Newborn Enrollment Deadline Approaches

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Texas families have through July 31 to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and pay this academic year's rates for all or some future tuition and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities, excluding medical and dental institutions. Newborns are...

Tips to Embrace the Healthy Habit of Bicycling

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Whether rediscovering the joy of riding a bike or taking a ride for the first time, cycling saw a boom during the pandemic, and many believe this trend is here to stay. The summer is an excellent time to recognize the many benefits of this...