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.

Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Texas Council On Sex Offender Treatment

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Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Elizabeth Perez Aliseda, O.D. to the Council on Sex Offender Treatment for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023. Additionally, the Governor appointed Velma “Jean” Stanley, Ph.D. and Tiffany Strother for terms set to expire...

Drug-Free All Stars 2020-2021

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The Coalition is proud to announce the incoming class of Drug-Free All Stars for 2020-2021. The Drug-Free All Stars are a group of high school seniors from Angelina County that are hand selected to serve as role models for their community by...

Online Cessation Classes Starting October 1st

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The Coalition, Inc. is hosting free online tobacco cessation classes for adults that want to quit tobacco. There are many benefits for people who quit tobacco, including reduced risk of tobacco-related diseases and early death. With support and encouragement, you can double...

An Update from Trent Ashby

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As leaves change and temperatures drop, we celebrate the coming of a new season. Though this time of year may seem out of the ordinary without bustling community events and familiar fall festivals, the autumn season brings a beautiful change of scenery...

COMMISSION APPROVES NEW PROJECTS FOR DISTRICT

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Texas Transportation Commissioners on Thursday approved more than $450.3 million in new construction projects statewide, with more than $3.8 million approved for new construction in the Lufkin District. More than $1.4 million was earmarked for various roadway improvements through...

Fall Gardening

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This past week was glorious. I loved the cool days and rain. It’s fall. Fall makes most folks think about football and hunting seasons, but not gardening. Yet fall gardening is one of the best times of the year.

EIGHT UP Roadrunner Basketball Sending Eight Players to Next Level

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After missing out on an opportunity to compete for a national championship back in March, the Angelina College men’s basketball team nevertheless is finding reasons to celebrate. Eight good reasons, in fact. With the pandemic ending...

Governor Abbott Urges Texans To Monitor Weather Conditions, Possible Flooding As Tropical Depression Beta Continues To Impact The State

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As Tropical Depression Beta continues to impact the Texas Coast and Southeast Texas, Governor Greg Abbott is urging Texans to continue to monitor weather conditions and be mindful of potential flooding, high wind, heavy rain, and storm surge in their area. Tropical...

The Little Black Dress Initiative – Take the Challenge

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The Junior League of Lufkin’s vision is to enhance the lives of children and women in the community through our diverse projects and fundraising efforts.  This year the Junior League of Lufkin is proud to announce the 6th annual Little Black Dress Initiative. ...

Governor Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration In Response To Tropical Storm Beta

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Governor Greg Abbott today issued a Disaster Declaration for 29 Texas counties in response to Tropical Storm Beta. This storm is expected to make landfall this evening but has already caused storm surge and damaging winds, and has the potential to cause...