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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.

MLK Day Sanitation and Landfill Schedule – Nacogdoches

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On Monday, January 18, 2021, there will be no commercial garbage collection. Collections will resume Tuesday, January 19th. All collections will be delayed one day later than normal, beginning Saturday, January 2nd, and ending Saturday, January 23rd. The landfill will be closed on Monday, January...

Texas Holocaust And Genocide Commission Accepting Applications For Outstanding Texas Educator Award

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The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) is now accepting applications for the 5th Annual Dr. Anna Steinberger Outstanding Texas Educator Award. The winner of this award will receive a check for $1,000, funded by Dr. Anna Steinberger of Houston who escaped the Holocaust...

Georgia-Pacific Donates $10,000 Toward New Corrigan Fire Station Capital Campaign

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They are the first line of defense when it comes to responding to structure fires, grass fires, vehicle fires and chemical spills. The Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department fulfills a critical need in northern Polk County, serving not only the city but also the outlying...

Top Tips for Organized Tax Filing

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2020 was a particularly stressful year -- but filing its taxes doesn’t need to be. With the following tips, you can stay organized and cool-headed throughout the process. File Early File early so you check this major to-do off your list and relax. The good news...

Fighting Flu and Staying Healthy All Year With Medicaid and CHIP

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Each year, millions of Americans get sick from “seasonal influenza” (“the flu”). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 38 million people got sick with the flu during the 2019-2020 flu season. The flu is more dangerous than the...

How Your Family Can Adopt Healthier Digital Habits in 2021

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As we head into 2021, adults and kids alike may still be enjoying the excitement of digital devices received as gifts over the holidays. However, the new year is always a great time for a reset, so alongside those new devices, consider adopting some...

Need Mortgage Relief Due to COVID-19? Here’s What to Know

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As the pandemic continues to affect Americans across the country, many are facing financial hardship. For homeowners with a Freddie Mac loan, COVID-19 mortgage assistance is available in the form of “forbearance,” which temporarily suspends or reduces your mortgage payment without penalty so you can...

Champions for Children Welcomes New Executive Director & Development Director

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The Board of Directors at Champions for Children recently announced that Andria Horton of Tyler will be the new Executive Director of the organization. In addition, Tara Winter, also of Tyler, has accepted the position of Development Director. Andria Horton began working for Champions in...

4 Ways to Celebrate National Cut Your Energy Cost Day

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National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, celebrated on January 10, 2021, is a day to observe and look at how you can start reducing your energy bill in the year ahead. It’s not only about heating, but also cooling, because let’s face it, here...

Diboll Sports Complex Scores Big with Recent Contribution from Georgia-Pacific

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It’s a score worth bragging about! As area youth athletes gear up for the start of the baseball and softball season, so are the City of Diboll and Georgia-Pacific. Recently, the city installed brand new scoreboards on all five of the baseball and softball...