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Police Stepping Up DWI Enforcement In Nacogdoches, Texas

The Nacogdoches Police Department is increasing traffic enforcement for the 4th. The department is participating in the Texas STEP initiative. The selective traffic enforcement program (STEP) is a program from the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) along with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot). Nac PD's participation provides grants to the city from these entities, so they basically pay for themselves.
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Grapeland ISD Hires New HS Principal

GRAPELAND – It was a busy night for the Grapeland Independent School District Board of Trustees when they met on Thursday evening, June 23 as the board took several steps in preparing for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. One of the major actions undertaken by the board was the...
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City of Lufkin to host fireworks display, enacts burn ban

LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) – The City of Lufkin enacted a burn ban on Wednesday, that is to be in effect for at least 60 days. According to Lufkin Fire Chief Jesse Moody, even though both the City of Lufkin and Angelina County are currently under burn bans, the city has received permission to move forward […]

Use Of Private Fireworks Is Illegal In Lufkin, Texas

After weeks of dry weather, the City of Lufkin has placed a burn ban into effect for the next 60 days according to a press release from the City Of Lufkin. This burn ban prohibits all outdoor burning of the following items. Brush. Trees. Storm Debris. Open Campfires. You will...

Ellen Trout Zoo staffers mourn loss of Tama the Malayan Tapir

LUFKIN, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) - Tama the Malayan Tapir was the first Tapir to be born at the Ellen Trout Zoo, on July 26, 2021. Striped like a watermelon when he was born, Tama was a favorite of his caregivers, who greatly enjoyed watching him grow into a nearly full grown black and white version of his parents.

WebXtra: Diboll native, former Green Bay Packer holds youth football camp

DIBOLL, Texas (KTRE) - Deep East Texas youth had the chance to learn football drills from former Green Bay Packer Jermichael Finley, one of the greatest to come out of Diboll. Finley came back to his hometown on Wednesday to host a free youth football camp. Since retiring from the game Finley has developed a love and passion to pass on his knowledge.

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!

Summer’s high temperatures bringing in unwanted pests

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - The bugs are back and you might have encountered a lot more of them this summer. One East Texas pest control company said it’s all due to the high temperatures. “You’d be surprised, you may never open a window in your home, but that bug...

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.