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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.

ANGELINA ARTS ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES ITS 2020-2021 TEMPLE THEATER PERFORMING ARTS SERIES 20TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

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LUFKIN, TX. Angelina Arts Alliance, celebrating its 20th year of presenting world-renowned performing arts in Lufkin, proudly announces its upcoming 2020-2021 Temple Theater Season of Performing Arts, including its annual Performing Arts Series and Discovery Series. The season line-up contains a diverse range of performances,...

Summer Vegetable Gardening Options

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Perhaps you were part of the large group of folks that took the opportunity this spring to put in a vegetable garden and have been enjoying the fruits of your efforts. But if those efforts didn’t yield a great return or if you are seeing...

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Accepting Applications

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications through August 28, 2020, for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This program provides relief to producers who were impacted with price declines and marketing costs due to the spread of COVID-19. Commodities eligible for financial assistance...

Angelina College Releases List of 2019-2020 Graduates

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Angelina College is pleased to release the list of graduates for the Class of 2020, with nearly 600 students receiving their degrees and/or certifications. These conferred degrees and certifications encompass all graduates from summer and fall semesters (2019) and the Spring 2020 semester. Following is the...

An Update from Trent Ashby

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On May 25, 2020, a 46-year-old man from Texas was murdered after being taken into custody by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His name was George Floyd. Since that day, protests from coast to coast have ignited renewed conversations about racism, the appropriate use of...

County Judge Turns to Social Media to Express His Disappointment with Commissioners

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Angelina County Judge Don Lymbery posted on his personal Facebook page an explanation of his opposition of a road tax loan proposed by Angelina County Commissioners. The post comes from a recent County Commissioners meeting which proposed making a $5.8 million loan to be...

Tropical Storm Cristobal Highlights Urgency for Residents to Prepare Now for an Active Hurricane Season

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The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season is off and running with the third named storm already churning in the Gulf of Mexico. Coastal residents should consider how the on-going COVID-19 pandemic will impact their evacuation and preparedness plans as Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to...

Día de los Muertos Fiesta in Nacogdoches changes downtown location

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Because of its growth in attendance and popularity, the annual Día de los Muertos Fiesta, or Day of the Dead festival, is moving to a different downtown location this year to accommodate larger crowds. The 5th annual celebration is slated for 3 to 8 p.m....

Governor Abbott Announces Phase III To Open Texas

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced the third phase of the State of Texas’ plan to safely open the economy while containing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase III, effective immediately, all businesses in Texas will be able to operate at up to 50% capacity,...

Georgia-Pacific Employees Helping to Build a Better Community

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Armed with hammers, nails and lumber, Georgia-Pacific Particleboard employees are helping to build a better Diboll. For the past 15 years, this special group of employees has been putting its carpentry skills to the test to help area elderly and disabled residents with home...