Top Stories

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.

35 Years of Super Mario

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There are very few things in life that live on for generations or that has an immense cultural impact as our favorite Italian plumber, Super Mario. 35 years ago on September 13th, 1985 Mario made his appearance in the...

ROME IS BURNING WHILE THE CHURCH IS FIDDLING

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Our God-given rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights to the Constitution are under lethal attack, and what is the Church doing about it? God has ordained the Church to be the guardian of the Biblical precepts of “life, liberty and the...

TxDOT TO HELP PARENTS AS AGENCY REPORTS MOST CAR SEATS ARE USED INCORRECTLY

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Texans may think they know how to correctly install and use their children’s car seats, but nearly 60 percent of the time they’re used incorrectly. That’s why TxDOT is helping drivers keep their children safe on the road. TxDOT’s annual...

DETCOG Takes Region’s 9-1-1 Network Into the Future

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With the flip of a (digital) switch Wednesday, Deep East Texas became the second region in thestate to complete the conversion to Next Generation 9-1-1 technology. After months of planningand preparation, the Deep East Texas Council of Governments, which administers the Emergency9-1-1...

With a Little Help from His Friends AC Police, Fire Cadets Join Retired Fire Fighter on ‘Ernie’s Journey’

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Future first responders from the Angelina College Fire and Police academies were up and moving at “dark thirty” on Thursday morning to help a guy out for a walk. The cadets joined retired fire fighter John Martin on part...

Governor Abbott Appoints 11 To Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response

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Governor Greg Abbotts has appointed eleven members to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. The task force provides expert, evidence-based assessments, protocols, and recommendations related to state responses to infectious diseases, and to serve as a reliable and transparent...

Georgia-Pacific Providing Relief to Southwest Louisiana

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It has been two weeks since Hurricane Laura barreled through Southwest Louisiana leaving a path of destruction. With sustained winds of up to 150 miles per hour, homes and businesses were destroyed, trees uprooted, and power lines twisted and tangled. Today as...

AC Fire, Police Cadets Joining Vet’s Walk Procession Through Lufkin on Thursday

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Ernest Andrus, a 97-year old World War II veteran, began walking across the United States a couple of years ago, hoping to raise funds and awareness for his original ship to make a return trip to the beaches of Normandy on the...

Governor Abbott Announces New Ariat Regional Headquarters In Fort Worth

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Ariat International, Inc. (Ariat) will establish a new regional distribution hub and corporate office that will serve as its western U.S. regional headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. Ariat designs, manufactures, and sells high quality performance equestrian...

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Federal Approval For Automatic SNAP Benefit Replacements For Eight Disaster Counties

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal approval to automatically provide replacement benefits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients for food lost or destroyed due to Hurricane Laura in eight of...