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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.

Colbert Sheard Receives Woodland Heights’ Nursing Excellence Award

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Woodland Heights Medical Center today announced that Colbert Sheard, RN, has been selected to receive its Nursing Excellence Award. This peer-nominated award, created in honor of 2020 being the “Year of the Nurse,” and in recognition of the critical role...

Raising Catfish in your Farm Pond

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In the last couple of weeks I have assisted three property owners on how to raise catfish in their new orexisting pond. First, let’s be clear that catfish do best in a pond that only has catfish. You’ll...

An Update from Trent Ashby

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With Election Day just around the corner, Texas voters have been taking advantage of the early voting period in record numbers. Though the Lone Star State has historically lagged behind in voter participation, Texas is currently leading the nation in voter turnout...

ANGELINA ARTS BRINGS LIVE MUSIC BACK TO THE TEMPLE THEATER WITH “THE FIRST FAMILY OF AMERICAN MUSIC”

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Lufkin, TX: After being dark since March as a result of the pandemic, Angelina Arts is thrilled to announce that there will once again be live music coming in the Temple Theater. On Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 PM, the Nashville-raised and...

Tips for Fueling up for Outdoor Fall Chores

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Along with the fall season comes a range of outdoor chores for homeowners nationwide, from clearing trees and branches after wicked weather strikes to gathering autumn leaves. Here are a few things to consider as you go about fueling your chainsaws, leaf...

Heart Attacks and Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

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Sponsored by Amgen. Did you know that 25 percent of the 805,000 heart attacks per year in the U.S. are recurrent heart attacks? The American Heart Association reports that once you’ve experienced a heart attack, your chances of having another one is...

Small Businesses Remain Resilient Amid Pandemic

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Amid the historic coronavirus pandemic, businesses are adapting by making major changes to their operations, including increased use of technology, according to the latest PNC semi-annual survey of small and mid-size business owners and executives, which concluded Sept. 8.

Angelina Arts and City of Lufkin Announce Partnership to Explore Effort to Designate Downtown Lufkin a State Certified Cultural District

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The revitalization of Downtown Lufkin continues to be a top priority for the City of Lufkin and community leaders. This week, the community’s arts leader – Angelina Arts Alliance – announces a partnership with the city illustrating this commitment and taking another...

LOWER SPEED LIMIT SET THROUGH ZAVALLA WORK ZONE

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Motorists will see a new speed limit in effect as they travel US 69 South as crews continue to widen the roadway in a major construction project. Commissioners approved a reduced speed limit from 75 miles per hour to...

TxDOT URGES DRIVERS TO ‘END THE STREAK’ OF DAILY DEATHS ON TEXAS ROADS AS 20TH ANNIVERSARY APPROACHES

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The sound of baseball and the smell of barbecue fills a North Austin neighborhood. It’s the start of a new summer and 14-year-old Alexei Bauereis is walking his best friend home through a crosswalk. Filled with the excitement only...