Hunter McLeroy

About Hunter McLeroy

Labor Day is a unique opportunity every year to celebrate and thank Texas’ more than 12.7 million workers who contribute to the economic strength and prosperity of our great state. Since “Gone to Texas” signs were placed outside homes and businesses across America in the 19th century, Texas has a long history of attracting talented [...]

State Rep. Trent Ashby, R-Lufkin, was named a Lone Star Conservative Leader after the release of the Texas Conservative Roundtable’s 2013 Conservative Solutions scorecard. As part of educating the public on which state legislators met with the TCR’s expectations during the last legislative session, the TCR releases a scorecard every other year. This scorecard is [...]

The 2013 Deep East Texas Association of Builders Parade of Homes event is bigger than ever this year with nine homes in the Parade. The two-day event, sponsored by First Bank & Trust East Texas, will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15. The Parade’s Gold Sponsor is Consolidated Communications. Residents interested in building a new [...]

SHEILA’S POTPOURRI Sheila Scognin Conservations heard Sunday before church were about Labor Day. For the most part folks were looking forward to having the day off Monday from work and school supposedly to rest, but too many do not rest due to having work to do at home or being on the lake, which brings [...]

Frances Peavy is a great-grandmother. Elizabeth and John Partenza in London had a son, Leo Vance Partenza, about a month ago. Grandparents are Charla and James Vance McCracken of Wimberley. Aunt Angier Peavy took her niece, Shasha McCracken, and they traveled to Ireland and to London to see the new baby. Charla was in Lufkin [...]

Funeral services for Mary Lou Smith Rainwater, 78, of Lufkin were held Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Rainwater was born March 22, 1935 in the Saron Community, Angelina County, Texas, and died Friday, August 30, 2013 in a local hospital. She was a member of the [...]

Bob likes to brown-bag it for lunch during the week and you know how you can get in a rut with packing the same old thing. So I am always trying to come up with some interesting sandwich fixings. This chicken salad has a little zip to it and he really liked it. Chicken Salad [...]

School has begun, and the library has returned to its fall hours. This means that beginning Sept. 9 the library will stay open until 7 p.m. Mondays for your convenience. The computers will be open until 6:30 p.m., and the check-out desk will be open until 6:45 p.m. Keep in mind that your child will [...]

John Ralph and I were off Labor Day and enjoyed eating a delicious discounted lunch with the “senior group” at Golden Corral. Seated across the aisle from us were Clayton Busby and his sister, Ruth. Ruth lives in Lufkin with a sister but comes to Diboll at least two times a week to bring Clayton [...]

Besides being one of the state’s most popular slogans, Don’t mess with Texas® also is proving to be effective as an anti-littering message. Established by the Texas Department of Transportation in 1986, Don’t mess with Texas® has helped reduce visible litter by 34 percent on TxDOT-maintained roadways between 2009 and 2013, according to TxDOT’s 2013 [...]