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 ...

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 ...

State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) was recently honored with the “Courageous Conservative” award by the Texas Conservative Coalition (TCC) for the 83rd Texas Legislature. This award was given in recognition of his efforts to advance, support and vote for conservative policy positions in the 83rd Texas Legislature, and is based on a comprehensive review of ...

State Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) has signed on to an amicus brief on the issue of protection of religious liberty. The lawsuit in question was filed by a group of parents in 2003 to enforce their children’s rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to bring certain gifts to a public school-sponsored Christmas party. Over ...

LUFKIN, TEXAS (July 24, 2013)…On July 11, the Volunteer Auxiliary at Memorial Medical Center-Lufkin presented $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing degrees in health care. The scholarships are funded through popcorn sales at Memorial.   Pictured from left to right: (front row) Dorothy Brock, Volunteer; Shirley Ware, Volunteer; Carolyn Crawford, Volunteer; Amanda M. Torres, Morgan Faircloth, Morgan ...