Marc Lishewski and Dr. Brent Campbell successfully completed the 12th annual Escape From Alcatraz Swim on Sunday, Sept. 29, in San Francisco. The swim is an event put on by the South End Rowing Club (circa 1873 origination). Most, who have been to San Francisco, have seen Alcatraz Island via the ferry ride. In this ...

Free Press publisher Richard Nelson and his fiancé, Kathy Hulstine, and his parents, George and Betty Nelson, traveled a couple weekends ago to Serbin for the annual Wendish Fest. Serbin, in the Giddings-La Grange area, is where the first Lutheran church in Texas was formed. After an English service, followed by a German service, festival-goers ...

ROBERT NICHOLS’ 5 Cents Worth State Senator Fall brings the hope of cooler weather, the changing of the leaves, time with family and one of my favorite fall traditions…hunting season. Whether you are into archery, rifles, ducks or deer, East Texas has something for everyone.   1. Constitutional amendments 101 On November 5th, Texans have ...

Janice Ann Rowe Clark Dorman and Cole Caraway were honored to be selected as members of the Ross Volunteers on Sept. 24 at Texas A&M University. Their parents are: Michael and Lorraine Dorman, Chris and Anita Caraway. The Ross Volunteer Company is a special unit within the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M. The oldest ...

Judicious & Delicious With Judge Esther Barger   Football season is upon us so here is something for you tailgating fans. Grilled Ultimate Hot Dogs 1 tsp. prepared yellow mustard 4 hot dogs, split open lengthwise 2 oz. cheddar cheese, sliced into 8 long narrow strips 4 strips thick-cut bacon 8 toothpicks 4 hot dog ...

Earl and Joyce Carr have returned from another adventure — not quite as rewarding as their recent mission trip to Peru, but certainly a lot of fun-filled sightseeing. They were two of thirty who traveled with Patsy Weaver and the Hometown Travelers of Huntington State Bank. The trip originated in Dallas where the group had ...

Judicious& Delicious With Judge Esther Barger   I love Turkey Tetrazzini….but I have never been able to find a good recipe for it. This one has all the right ingredients, so I have my fingers crossed! The good news is that is makes enough to serve one and freeze one. Turkey Tetrazzini 1/2 lb. spaghetti ...

Janice Ann Rowe Marcia Cox Waller with the LHS Class of ’73 sent me a message that they are having their 40th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5, in downtown Lufkin at Abrams. There is a Facebook page: “LHS class of 73″ where notices and information can be seen about activities. They also have an email ...

Sandra Pouland Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, was proclaimed as Nita Hurley Day in the City of Diboll. Friends of her church, Diboll First United Methodist Church, planned a very special service on Sunday in her honor and managed to surprise Nita. In 1963 the music of Diboll UMC had been under the direction of Dorothy ...

Judge Esther Barger My sister gave a cookbook several years ago titled “Four Ingredient Cooking”. What could be easier than a recipe with only four ingredients? Here is my favorite recipe from it….some really decadent brownies. Rich Chocolate Brownies 12 oz. EACH semisweet and milk chocolate 3/4 cup butter 2/3 cup self-rising flour 3 extra ...