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Lufkin man charged with arson in fire that destroyed home
According to the arrest affidavit, the Lufkin Fire Department was called out to a fire at 1512 N. Broadmoor in Lufkin just after midnight on June 14. When firefighters arrived, they found a two-story wood-frame residence fully engulfed in flames.
Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin to host Diaper Days of Summer
“Summer can be kind of difficult, and we want to help fill in some of the gaps for some of the things parents may need,” Center Executive Director Paula Havard said. “We seem to get an increase in calls during the summer and during the Christmas holiday.”
Lufkin Is One Of The Top 100 Texas Cities for Families
We're not the best, but considering there are more than three thousand cities in Texas and 28 million people, being a Top 100 city might be alright. Oh, and who ranks higher, Lufkin, or Nacogdoches?Wallethubranked our Texas cities on how well they cater to families and used criteria like the number
Angelina Forest Product plans to open $100 million dollar Sawmill in Lufkin
LUFKIN, Texas — Angelina Forest Products, LLC recently announced plans to open a $100 million sawmill in Lufkin, Texas. The softwood mill is expected to be in place by spring of 2019, creating 100 full-time jobs and contributing $52 million to the Texas economy in its first year.
Authorities arrest man accused of choking, punching, threatening pregnant girlfriend
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Upcoming Road Construction to Bring Southside Snarls in Lufkin
The Texas Department of Transportation is giving residents who travel in and around Lufkin a heads up concerning upcoming road work that will bring about some travel slow downs. Travelers should be aware of 3 projects which will be implemented next week, weather permitting.The largest undertaking w
Nacogdoches County authorities seeking information on wanted man
James Terry Farmer, 57, of Apple Springs is wanted in connection to a burglary of a residence on Cr. 789 in May. Several firearms were stolen.
Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter houses abandoned dog
According to Aaron Ramsey, director of Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter, the shelter frequently brings in animal cases like this. He said some days they can receive as many as 30 to 40 animals.
Nacogdoches 'Most Wanted Fugitive' arrested
Sterns has been wanted since December 2017 and has ties to Nacogdoches County. His criminal history includes aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, engaging in organized criminal activity, assault, unlawful carrying of a weapon, deadly conduct, evading arrest/detention and drug possession.
Plan suggests grants, incentives, boosting perception of LISD to increase homeownership
Editor’s note: This is the sixth story in a seven-part series outlining the city of Lufkin’s 2018-38 comprehensive plan, which cost the city $250,000. Each of the plan’s eight sections includes an implementation plan with specific goals to enhance infrastructure, economic development and/or quality
Lufkin PD unveils new armored vehicle
"We wanted to kind of prepare ourselves, we didn't want to have an officer hurt or a citizen hurt and then think in hindsight 'wow we really should have tried to get an armored vehicle or we try to get some protection for these folks'," said Lufkin Police Chief David Thomas.
Nacogdoches firefighters return home from West Texas
"Fort Davis requested a strike team and we were just one of the strike teams from the east branch that deployed," said Chuck French, Nacogdoches Fire Department Battalion Chief.
$8.3 million TxDOT project to begin this week
“U.S. 59 is a heavily traveled corridor through the Lufkin District. We expect this project to continue for about eight months, weather permitting,” said Rhonda Oaks, TxDOT Lufkin District public information officer.
Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
On Nov. 3, 2017, Darrence Kindle was murdered during an attempted robbery of Dollar General on Kurth Drive in Lufkin and, despite the best efforts of investigators, repeated requests for the community’s help, and Crime Stoppers’ reward offers, his killer has not been caught.
Comprehensive plan calls for food truck plaza, downtown enhancement, more events
Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of seven stories outlining the city of Lufkin’s 2018-38 comprehensive plan, which cost the city $250,000. Each of the plan’s eight sections includes an implementation plan with specific goals to enhance infrastructure, economic development and quality of
Resident of home accused in Broodmoor Drive fire
Charles Edward Wachal, 27, of Lufkin, was arrested Monday night on a charge of arson. He was being held at the Angelina County Jail with no bond set for his charge as of Tuesday afternoon. His arrest stems back to a fire that occurred in the 1500 block of North Broadmoor early last Thursday.
Plan calls for art program, cultural district, heritage museum and boutique hotel
Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of seven stories outlining the city of Lufkin’s 2018-38 comprehensive plan, which cost the city $250,000. Each of the plan’s eight sections includes an implementation plan with specific goals to enhance infrastructure, economic development and/or quality
Man shot in head at Forest Hill car wash
Officers responded to a 911 call for shots fired, then found the victim in his car at Kleen Car car wash, near Lake Arlington.
Meet the 'Big Brother' contestant from SE Texas
Broucher, a Warren High School graduate, was one of the 16 participants announced by CBS on Monday in advance of the show's June 27 premiere.
SFA names defensive coordinator Jeff Byrd interim head coach
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (SFA Athletics) - Stephen F. Austin has named Jeff Byrd as interim head football coach.The announcement comes after head coach Clint Conque was suspended Monday pending an investigation into alleged violations of university policy. The investigation is expected to take several wee