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Teacher retirement TRS-Care session set

Representatives of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and its health plan partners are hosting free information sessions on the 2018 TRS-Care changes in Nacogdoches and Lufkin this week. There are two different sessions for participants with and without Medicare. The event in Nacogdoches will ta

DAILY SENTINEL - 2017-10-17 06:25:00

Pink Heals fire truck makes an appearance in Nacogdoches

A pink firetruck traveling down the highway is pretty noticeable. The attention is exactly what volunteers with Pink Heals are seeking. The brightly colored fire truck was spotted in Nacogdoches Monday. Up close, a spectator can see hundreds of signatures, get well notes and memory messages written

KTRE - 2017-10-16 23:15:41

POLICE REPORTS: Man at park allegedly lies about name, flees from officers

Lufkin police arrested a man who fled on foot from officers who tried to speak with him at Chambers Park. Officers found Kendrick Wortham, 23, of Lufkin, and another man in the park Monday around 10:18 p.m. Initially, Wortham lied about his name, telling officers it was "Kethan Brown." The questioni

LUFKIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-18 07:30:00

COLEMAN: An example of strength in diversity

Yes, we are still open and going strong after more than 60 years. Actually our roots in the Lufkin/Nacogdoches area date back to 1940 with St. Anne's Catholic School, which was on the Nacogdoches side of the Angelina River. Not only am I the principal at St. Patrick, I am also a proud alumna. I love

LUFKIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-18 07:30:00

Governor extends suspension of vehicle requirements for East Texas counties ravaged by Harvey

'I don't think we're going to avoid getting a black eye on this,' State official says of Lufkin Loop damage'I don't think we're going to avoid getting a black eye on this,' State official says of Lufkin Loop damage Updated: Monday, October 16 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:36:29 GMT It's been nearly

KTRE - 2017-10-16 22:34:52

Leading Lumberjack: The road that led Isaac to The House of Representatives

Jason Isaac and wife, Carrie, are conspicuously charming while seated in Jason's Texas State Capitol office, discussing the path that brought the SFA graduates to the Texas House of Representatives. Seated in front of a wall covered in family portraits, Carrie's floor-length blue gown and Jason's b


Police identify child killed by vehicle in Tyler parking lot

Bystanders watch as police and EMS work the scene in the Liberty Arms apartment complex. (Source: KLTV) TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler police identified the two-year-old killed Sunday afternoon by a moving vehicle in the parking lot of the Liberty Arms apartment complex as Braylon Lee. The department say


EDUCATION BRIEFS: Local residents earn degree from WGU Texas

The university held its sixth annual commencement ceremony Sept. 30 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin and celebrated the graduation of more than 1,995 graduates. Area graduates include Becca O'Quinn of Huntington, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Gingera Earley of Lufkin, Bachelor of Science in Nur

LUFKIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-18 07:00:00

Everything we know about the new 'Hellboy' movie

Hellboy, the demon with the right hand of doom, is headed back to the big screen in 2018. Directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) from a script by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Andrew Cosby (Eureka), and Christopher Golden, Hellboy is inspired by the popular Dark Horse Comics series

KTRE - 2017-10-18 13:15:00

IRS gives tax relief to victims of California wildfires; extension filers have until Jan. 31 to file

WASHINGTON -- Victims of wildfires ravaging parts of California now have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. This includes an additional filing extension for taxpayers with valid extensi

KTRE - 2017-10-18 13:18:01

Baltimore workers remove "fatberg" of grease from sewer pipe

BALTIMORE (AP) - A "fatberg" that may have taken beyond half a century to grow below Baltimore has been removed. News outlets report the city's Public Works department used a camera, pressure washer and truck-mounted industrial vacuum to clear the mass of curdled grease, wet wipes and other waste. W

KTRE - 2017-10-18 09:41:05

Council approves bid for Sybil Street reconstruction

Lufkin City Council on Tuesday approved a $367,023 bid from Nacogdoches-based Cox Contractors Inc. for reconstruction of Sybil Street. The project, part of an incentive program for the Hyundai of Lufkin, currently under construction, and the 4B Economic Development Corporation, consists of the recon

LUFKIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-18 08:00:00

Neighborhood Strong strong receives gift for rehabilitating homes

Neighborhood STRONG, the nonprofit organization established last year to promote revitalization in North Lufkin, received a big gift on Tuesday. The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and FHLB Dallas member institutions Austin Bank and Citizens National Bank presented $32,000 to Neighborhood STRONG -

LUFKIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-18 08:00:00

Dyslexia workshop offers tips for parents

A dyslexia workshop held Tuesday at Burley Primary School touched on tips for parents to help their children better cope with dyslexia and excel in school. The program also was designed to help parents understand some of the obstacles dyslexic students are confronted with and how frustrating the lea

LUFKIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-18 07:30:00

EDITORIAL: Toasts & Roasts

A toast to Lufkin High School senior Allison Todd for earning a perfect score on the ACT; a score, on average, earned by less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students taking the test. The ACT is a college readiness exam, with a composite of English, mathematics, reading and science making up the over

LUFKIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-18 07:30:00

Man arrested on charges of assaulting, restraining ex-girlfriend

Lufkin Police officers arrested a man after he allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend and held her against her will. Jeffrey Bernard Harris, 44, of Lufkin, faces multiple charges in addition to the allegations for the reported Monday afternoon assault. Chief among his offenses listed on Angelina Count

LUFKIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-18 07:30:00

Central Jr. High pitcher grabbing the attention of college scouts

Brenom Brown is just like every other 13 year old girl on the Central Junior High Softball team. In fact she is like many 13 year old girls. The only difference might be the attention she is getting from college scouts. The reasons colleges like me is because I don't let anything get to me," Brown s

KTRE - 2017-10-18 02:47:15

Flipped 18-wheeler blocks US 84 in Tenaha

A flipped 18-wheeler has all lanes of traffic blocked on US 84 in Tenaha. According to TxDOT spokeswoman Rhonda Oaks, drivers should choose alternate routes and prepare for delays. The wreck appears to involve an 18-wheeler carrying a box trailer. Oaks said drivers can use Loop 157 or detour to on/o

KTRE - 2017-10-17 22:20:26

Man gets 18 years in Angelina County drunk driving deaths of 3

An illegal immigrant who had been on the run for six years after killing three people while driving drunk in an Angelina County wreck has pleaded guilty and accepted an 18-year prison sentence. Vincente Gonzalez, 39, pleaded guilty to three counts of intoxicated manslaughter and one count of intoxic

KTRE - 2017-10-17 19:48:30

Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) - A judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Tuesday granted Hawaii's request to temporarily block the federal government from enforcing the policy. It was su

KTRE - 2017-10-17 19:10:38