Heat Advisory for Angelina and Nacogdoches Counties
Venturing outside these days makes it hard to breath. Even walking from the nice, cool office out to the car after work can make a girl sweat. And we don’t even want to talk about that temperature inside the car. Ouch! Those seats are sizzlin’. We probably don’t have to tell you that a heat advisory is in effect for much of East Texas, including Angelina and Nacogdoches Counties, through 7pm T
Junior League of Lufkin Helps Kids Get Fit
Kids get a bad wrap sometimes for being lazy and out of shape, but we know not all kids are lying on the couch, eating chips, and playing video games. We’ve seen lots of East Texas kids swimming this summer, playing baseball and softball, and even eating an occasional veggie. To continue promoting healty habits, the Junior League of Lufkin is sponsoring Camp Get Fit/Kids at the First United Metho
Would You Be Part of a Wife-Carrying Competition in Lufkin?
These athletes are serious! Check out the video for the recent wife-carrying contest, won for the 4th time by a couple from Finland. It got me thinking, what if we organized a similar event in Lufkin? Husbands, are you strong enough to pile your wives on your shoulders and carry her over hurdles and through water without dumping her and without falling down?
Staycation? Here Are Some Ideas Around Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Sure it’s great to jet off to an exotic location in the summertime and sit by a resort swimming pool and sip beverages with umbrellas in them. But since Hawaii is not on everyone’s agenda or in all of our budgets, we’ve come up with some other ideas to have fun closer to home, and maybe discover some cool places in East Texas that you didn’t know existed.
Don’t Drink and Drive, Especially Now
On an average weekend, drinking too much and getting behind the wheel is a bad idea. But this weekend, over the busy 4th of July travel holiday, your chances of going to jail are even greater.
Nacogdoches Marine Makes Memorable Return
Imagine you’re a kid getting ready to play a game with your 10-and-under softball team, and all of a sudden a stream of police vehicles come into the parking lot and approach the field. A little scary? Then you learn it’s your dad, a marine, who has been away for an extended period on a military deployment. Surprise! Welcome home Dad. That emotional moment happened Friday night in Nacogdoches.
Lufkin, Nacogdoches and Diboll Kids Flocking to Boys and Girls Clubs
After reading more about the Boys and Girls Club of Deep East Texas, I wish I was a kid again! It sounds like they’re learning some valuable life skills — even how to change a flat tire. That means 9-year olds who hang out at the Boys and Girls Club this summer, will come in handier in a pinch than most adults.
Seat Belt Violation Leads to Major Pot Bust in Jasper County
A Texas Department of Public Safety officer pulled over a box truck in Jasper County early yesterday morning for a seatbelt violation, and that led to one of the biggest East Texas marijuana busts in recent history.
Lufkin Goes to 7-on-7 Football State Tournament
The Lufkin 7-on-7 football team was able to beat Lumberton, Tyler Lee and Crosby, and that will send the team to the Sate Tournament next month. How did Nacogdoches do?
Lufkin May Crack Down on Tanning and Tattoos
Next time you get a tattoo in Lufkin or hit the tanning beds, you may find new rules and tighter health codes. Yesterday at the Angelina County Commissioner’s Court meeting a representative from the health department said several health code violations have been discovered recently. What’s the solution?
Voters Head to the Polls for Texas Primary
Have you voted yet? Election officials in Angelina County say more than 5600 people voted early, in the two weeks prior to today’s primary. The race for Angelina County Sheriff is one to watch. On the Republican side voters will choose between Allen Hill and Greg Sanches. Jim Hodges runs unopposed as a Democrat for Sheriff. The polls are open from 7am to 7pm today, so let your voice be heard.
More Job Seekers are Getting Tattoos Removed
Gotten any tattoos removed lately? If so, you’re not alone. A survey conducted by The Patient’s Guide, an online skincare reference center, shows laser tattoo removals are up by 32 percent this year compared to 2011. Why? And will you keep your tattoo into your eighties? One of my family members did.