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This Fixer Upper’s Total Renovation Resulted in an Eclectic, Light, and Lovely Home

We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing. Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: My husband and I reside in East Texas. We purchased our first fixer-upper before the pandemic. Initially, we were terrified at taking the risk of purchasing a home in such horrible condition. The house needed a new roof, HVAC system, foundation work, and whole gut job. After many discussions and weighing options, we took the leap, purchased the home, and immediately started renovations. My husband and I are pretty frugal so we made sure to budget and plan mini projects over a two-year period. Things were a hot mess for a minute. I would not even go barefoot in the house for over a year. It was gross!

June Mayor’s Monthly

GRAPELAND – Hello Grapeland, we had our monthly council meeting on June 21st. The following are the major points for this month. I am happy to say that the City of Grapeland and the Grapeland Independent School District have agreed to split the costs to hire a full time School Resource Officer. Beginning this school year, the Grapeland schools will have this SRO on campus to further ensure the safety of our Grapeland students. The SRO will travel back and forth between the schools on a daily basis and will tend to the security needs of all campuses.
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CiCi’s Pizza Closed Until Further Notice In Nacogdoches, Texas

CiCi's Pizza in the Northview Plaza in Nacogdoches has temporally closed its doors due to recent, unfortunate events. According to owner, Jeremy Brown, a power surge could be to blame. In the past few days, keeping things cooler has not been in the cards for CiCi’s Pizza. They have issues...

Is HEB Curbside Finally Coming To Lufkin, Texas?

As of today the closest place to enjoy curbside pickup at an HEB store is in Livingston. I am not looking to drive 50 miles just to not have to get out of my car. During the pandemic, many of us relied on grocery delivery or curbside pickup from local grocery stores. It was a bit of a hassle to order if you just needed a few things, but if you were going shopping for an entire week, it just made sense.

Join Sam’s Club This Week For Only $8 In Lufkin, Texas

I recently renewed my Sam's Club membership at the Lufkin Sam's Club. During the pandemic, I really just didn't see the need. After a two-year hiatus, I am back on the bulk buy again. Now there are huge bags of food and uneaten fruits again in my fridge. You really...

SFA Gardens’ July lecture to feature talk on the Longview Arboretum

NACOGDOCHES, Texas –– Stephen F. Austin State University's SFA Gardens will host the monthly Les and Theresa Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. July 14 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St. Steven Chamblee, executive director for the...