E.B. Berry found me at the Dollar General Store and had me laughing when he said he had nearly killed himself the Saturday before. I was concerned when he told me about going fishing and it was so hot he almost croaked. That little trip probably reinforced his plan not to get outside much until ...

Jordan Family Dentistry, Andy and Art Jordan, welcomed their new dentist, Valerie Sperry, D.D.S., with a reception in her honor last week. Her husband is John Sperry and he is a counselor at SFA. Their two boys are Duncan, who is 2-and-a-half, and Logan- who is 9 weeks. Her parents are Donna and Gary Walker ...

Finally! The short strip of Hendrick Street behind our store and Henry’s Donut shop is back in service. I am so programed and didn’t realize just how many times I use that alternate route from the main highway. I know every log truck driver that crosses the scales will be even more happy the work ...

ROBERT NICHOLS State Senator This Monday, September 2, was Labor Day. I hope that you have a safe and enjoyable weekend with your friends and family. 1. Final passage of SJR 1 The third special session adjourned with the final passage of SJR 1. This constitutional amendment will be on the ballot in November 2014. ...

TRENT ASHBY State Representative School has started, the Friday night lights are back on, and the heat has yet to take a break at your State Capitol. It looks like the school funding saga is getting ready for round two, and Texas boaters will have something new to consider in their education classes. Education lawsuit ...

Labor Day is a unique opportunity every year to celebrate and thank Texas’ more than 12.7 million workers who contribute to the economic strength and prosperity of our great state. Since “Gone to Texas” signs were placed outside homes and businesses across America in the 19th century, Texas has a long history of attracting talented ...

SHEILA’S POTPOURRI Sheila Scognin Conservations heard Sunday before church were about Labor Day. For the most part folks were looking forward to having the day off Monday from work and school supposedly to rest, but too many do not rest due to having work to do at home or being on the lake, which brings ...

Frances Peavy is a great-grandmother. Elizabeth and John Partenza in London had a son, Leo Vance Partenza, about a month ago. Grandparents are Charla and James Vance McCracken of Wimberley. Aunt Angier Peavy took her niece, Shasha McCracken, and they traveled to Ireland and to London to see the new baby. Charla was in Lufkin ...

Bob likes to brown-bag it for lunch during the week and you know how you can get in a rut with packing the same old thing. So I am always trying to come up with some interesting sandwich fixings. This chicken salad has a little zip to it and he really liked it. Chicken Salad ...

John Ralph and I were off Labor Day and enjoyed eating a delicious discounted lunch with the “senior group” at Golden Corral. Seated across the aisle from us were Clayton Busby and his sister, Ruth. Ruth lives in Lufkin with a sister but comes to Diboll at least two times a week to bring Clayton ...