Hunter McLeroy

About Hunter McLeroy

TRENT ASHBY State Representative   Now that the string of special sessions has come to an end, I’ll be writing my column on a bi-weekly basis. But my priority will be to pack as much information into each column as I can, so that you stay informed about the new state laws that will affect [...]

Graveside services for Frances Gibson Kelley, 87, of Zavalla (formerly of Lufkin), were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2013 in the Whitehouse Cemetery. Mrs. Kelley was born April 23, 1926. She passed away Monday, August 12, 2013 in a local nursing facility. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Murray of Lufkin, Sarah [...]

Funeral services for Michael Eugene Read, 65, of Huntington will be held Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin. Interment will be in the Fielder Cemetery. Mr. Read was born August 12, 1948 in Lufkin, Texas, and died Sunday, August 18, 2013 at his residence. Survivors include [...]

Who doesn’t like queso dip?   It can really jump-start a get together.  This recipe is sure to please everyone. Chile con queso dip Prep time:  5 minutes     Cook:  10 minutes   Makes: 2 cups 1 TBSP olive oil ½ small onion, minced 4 ½ oz. can chopped green chiles 1 garlic clove, crushed thru a press [...]

ISN’T IT FUNNY? Dortha Jackson   Isn’t it funny that we don’t give much thought to those who give of their time to make our school zones safe? Yet, so much rests on the decisions they make and their ability to react quickly to a dangerous situation. Parents might be thinking about getting to work [...]

As I was doing errands early my Uncle Neal Denman followed me into the store and as I checked out cousin Frank Clark came in. We probably ought to stage a family reunion in the coffee room there in Brookshire Brothers. A man stopped me to ask if I ever canned meat. I haven’t but [...]

I laughed and told Mary King and Kim Ogden that I hoped no one needed a cardiologist while we were all celebrating 25 years of Cardiac Excellence at Woodland Heights Medical Center at Crown Colony because they were at the party. The first heart surgery was in 1988.  Dr. Bachireddy’s wife Aruna Bachireddy had a [...]

Our Teen Back-to-School Party was a hit with 50 in attendance on Friday, Aug. 16 after Meet the Jacks. Teens enjoyed playing the Wii in the Joe Elliott and Joe Sample Memorial Garden area, while some just visited with friends. The main attraction was the movie Pitch Perfect shown on the big screen in the [...]

Joe Wilkerson Jr. was proud to celebrate his 80th birthday on Aug. 19. On that day Andrea made him chicken and dumplings for lunch and banana pudding for dessert. Sharing the good food and fellowship with him was his wife, Ella Wayne, longtime friends Joe and Sissy Anthony, James Simms and Geraldine Pouland. Besides all [...]

Its hard to beleive we start another year of school in just a few short days. Where did the summer go? I know parents are excited about getting their children back in school and getting them back into some sort of structured daily regime. The class of 2014 is preparing for graduation and they have [...]