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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.

Memorial Clinics Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner To Temple Cancer Center

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CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Clinics, a division of CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial, welcomes Kimberly Burnett, FNP-BC, to the Lufkin Care Team. Ms. Burnett, a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, joins the staff at the Temple Cancer Center. Ms. Burnett works alongside Temple Cancer...

2014 Texas State Forest Festival Wins 31 Awards

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After another successful Texas State Forest Festival, the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce brought home 31 different awards from the Texas Festivals and Events Association (TFEA). The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce won the Zenith award; which is presented to the best 2014 festival...

Medicare: 50 Years and Counting

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On November 19, 1945, seven months into his presidency, President Harry S. Truman sent a message to Congress, calling for creation of a national health insurance fund, open to all Americans. Truman fought to get a bill passed during his term but was unsuccessful. President John...

Blue Bell’s New Investor Ensures Creameries’ Return

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  With a new investor and partner, Blue Bell Creameries is now one step closer to filling shelves in supermarkets across the south. Blue Bell announced on July 14, 2015 that a prominent Texas business investor had joined the company. “We are pleased Sid Bass has made...

“Operation Dry Water” Nationwide Boating Under the Influence Crackdown This Weekend in Texas

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AUSTIN – Thousands of law enforcement officers across the United States, including Texas Game Wardens, will be on heightened alert for those violating boating under the influence laws during the annual Operation Dry Water weekend, June 26-28. Operation Dry Water is a nationally coordinated...

Navy Fireman Kaleb Romero Of Lufkin Serves Aboard USS George Washington

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Damage Controlman Fireman Kaleb Romero, from Lufkin, Texas, left, and Damage Controlman 2nd Class Joseph Zontini, from Massapequa, N.Y., demonstrate proper hose handling to midshipmen embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a simulated drill on the ship's fantail....

UPDATE: TxDOT Closes Roads, Warns of High Water

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Excessive rain and flooding were reported again in several areas of the nine-county Lufkin District Thursday, keeping TxDOT crews busy monitoring road closures and flooded areas. Crews are continuing to make efforts to repair pavement wash-outs that resulted in road closures caused by flooding...

How to Celebrate Dads and Grads on a Budget

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There are always several reasons to celebrate the start of summer! Beyond the kick-off to a season of outdoor sun and fun, it’s the perfect time to honor dads and grads. Whether thanking Dad on Father’s Day or applauding the accomplishments of a new graduate,...

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Calling all dinosaur lovers – gather the kids and get to the Temple Theater on the Angelina College campus Sunday May 17th for DINOLIGHT- a Glow-In-The-Dark Adventure! Get your tickets now or at the Temple Theater box office before each show. DINOLIGHT, created...