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NACOGDOCHES — Six crossover lanes on Stallings Drive, also known as Loop 224, are expected to be permanently closed to traffic within two weeks, the Texas Department of Transportation announced Friday.

NACOGDOCHES — Six crossover lanes on Stallings Drive, also known as Loop 224, are expected to be permanently closed to traffic within two weeks, the Texas Department of Transportation announced Friday.

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In a little more than six months, Huntington connected to 67 new natural gas customer properties even as the federal government has created incentives for residents and communities who ditch the resource.

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NACOGDOCHES — The cold, rainy weather provided a perfect setting for Wednesday’s ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the loss of Space Shuttle Columbia, its seven astronauts and two men who died in a helicopter crash during recovery efforts, participants said. It’s the same weather sear…

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Angelina County plans to use $10 million of the $16.8 million it received through the American Rescue Plan Act to expand the Angelina County Jail. The American Civil Liberties Union has argued such projects violate the terms for use of plan funds set by the U.S. Treasury Department.

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NACOGDOCHES — From being administered through a small shack on Washington Square to educating nearly 12,000 students a year on its 421-acre main campus, Stephen F. Austin State University has come a long way in 100 years. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the Nacogdoches community have bi…

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NACOGDOCHES — Regents for Stephen F. Austin State University voted to remove the “interim” status from Steven Westbrook’s title for the remainder of his time with the university.

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Newsie did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day, possibly meaning an early start to spring in East Texas. In observance of Groundhog Day, The Lufkin Daily News held a contest to give away a limited edition LDN comics umbrella to one lucky winner. The winning entry was submitted by Beth Versland.

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Hear ye, hear ye! Ellen Trout Zoo is inviting royal members under the age of 12 — as well as their chaperones — to the Princess and the Frog Tea Party for a magical day of treats, crafts and learning.

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With cold weather expected to linger in our area until at least Monday, local animal lovers are looking for ways to help shelter critters keep warm. The Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter has asked for blanket donations to help it through the cold front.

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Angelina Beautiful/Clean has 2,400 native hardwood tree seedlings available today as part of its annual Arbor Day giveaway. The seedlings will be available on a first come, first serve basis starting at 9 a.m.

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NACOGDOCHES — In Nacogdoches County, retired Congressman Louie Gohmert is still a star, a sharp contrast to public perception of the Republican from Tyler around the state and nation.

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Honey’s Kitchen in Zavalla is changing its services to home-based for baked goods and personal chef services. They possibly will have a coffee/ice cream/snow cone trailer in the spring/summer.

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At 8:37 a.m. today, Lufkin Fire was called to the 2100 block of Copeland Street for a report of a shed fire. 

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Lufkin art lovers braved the rain on Saturday to support local artists — as well as the mission for Lufkin to earn a Cultural District Designation — during the inaugural Art Walk in Downtown Lufkin.

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For the seventh year in a row, Lufkin Parks & Recreation provided father figures and their daughters an opportunity to enjoy a night of food and footwork with the Daddy Daughter Dance.

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State Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) has proposed legislation that would levy additional registration fees for electric vehicles in an attempt to recuperate revenues lost from the reduction in gas sales as experts say electric vehicle sales are expected to rapidly increase.

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Lufkin firefighters work to extinguish a house fire around 4:40 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Sayers Street. Nobody was living in the home, according to Jessica Pebsworth, communications director for the city of Lufkin.

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Tom Selman’s first official day as Angelina County sheriff began in the commissioners’ courtroom surrounded by family, friends and community leaders as he took his oath of office.

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Crumbl Cookies is opening its Lufkin location Feb. 3, according to Candyce Paige, PR strategist for the business.

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Lufkin Creative will be highlighting local artists, musicians, merchants, theater groups, food trucks and museums Saturday with its inaugural event in downtown Lufkin.