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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 bas. 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 … Read more


Frances Gibson Kelley

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 … Read more


Michael Eugene Read

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 h residence. Survivors include … Read more


Queso is more than OK

Who doesn’t like queso dip?   It can really jump-start a get together.  Th recipe 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 … Read more


Crossing guard an important position

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 decions they make and their ability to react quickly to a dangerous situation. Parents might be thinking about getting to work … Read more


Impromptu family reunion at Brookshire Brothers

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 … Read more


Cardiologists celebrate 25 years at Woodland Heights

I laughed and told Mary King and Kim Ogden that I hoped no one needed a cardiologt 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 … Read more


Back-to-School party a hit; next up, Movie Night

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 vited with friends. The main attraction was the movie Pitch Perfect shown on the big screen in the … Read more

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Joe Jr. celebrates 80th at the Round Table

Joe Wilkerson Jr. was proud to celebrate h 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 h wife, Ella Wayne, longtime friends Joe and Ssy Anthony, James Simms and Geraldine Pouland. Besides all … Read more


Students head back to school Monday for ‘commitment’

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 preparing for graduation and they have … Read more

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