The Bass Federation and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, will host a Student Angler Federation High School Fishing Open on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in North Zavalla, June 22. The tournament will offer high school anglers the chance to experience the intensity of the major tournament competition while testing their own bass-fishing skills against their ...

ROBERT NICHOLS STATE SENATOR On June 14th, we will commemorate the U.S. Congress adoption of a flag with 13 stars and stripes to represent our nation and our founding colonies, with the stars set on a blue background to “represent a new constellation” in the night sky. While the stars in our current flag have ...

We have more winners in our Adult and Teen Summer Reading Club weekly gift card drawings. Congratulations go out to Breossha Skinner and Becky Acker of Diboll! You could be a winner too; just sign up for the Adult or Teen Summer Reading Club by June 14 and read, read, read. * * * Children’s ...

Memorial Day is a U.S. federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered.  The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May,  was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and ...

ROBERT NICHLOS STATE SENATOR Christmas has been a favorite holiday of mine since I was a young boy. Of course, I was lucky because I grew up in a toy factory where my father, Talley Nichols, manufactured toy cap guns. During this Christmas season, I want to wish you and your family a very Merry ...

TRENT ASHBY State Representative With early voting beginning October 21, our office has been getting a lot of questions about the proposed constitutional amendments, especially Proposition 6.  For those who are not familiar, Proposition 6 is the proposal that will be on the November 5th ballot that creates a constitutionally dedicated account to fund the ...

Today through Saturday, National Coin Collectors Association will assist local residents with evaluating all types of US and foreign coins and currency. Anyone interested in selling their items can be connected with member- collectors wanting to purchase coins for their collections. The process is free and there is no obligation to sell anything. The Lufkin ...

CARY SIMS Ag Extension Agent A few years ago, I gathered my wife and two boys into our living room to stay the night. I did that because the likelihood of any fallen trees from the coming hurricane weren’t likely to hit us in that room. We had stockpiled water and non-perishable food as well. ...

(StatePoint) — The busy back-to-school season can be riddled with all kinds of emotions for both parents and kids. From new schedules to new school supplies, a headache may not be far behind. In fact, 44 percent of parents say that they expect to get a headache during the back-to-school season, according to a recent ...

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 ...