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East Texas Honors Slain Officer, Supports Local Law Enforcement

This morning at 11, funeral services for Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth were held, and in communities and schools throughout Texas, ceremonies honoring the memory of the slain officer were held.   

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Early Morning Accident Shuts Down Parts of South First in Lufkin (UPDATED)

8 AM

Both southbound lanes of First Street are now open, one northbound lane is open. 

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Abilene Police Department/Facebook
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Abilene Police Arrest Two in Murder of Officer Don Allen

According to Abilene Police Chief Stan Stanridge, shortly after 6pm on Thursday evening, Abilene Police took Violetta and Phillip Walter into custody in connection with the murder of Officer Don Allen.

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Community Invited to ‘Stand with Law Enforcement’ Events

Friday morning, you will have the opportunity to show your support for our men and women who sacrifice so much so that we may be protected.

Governor Gregg Abbott has requested law enforcement across our state to turn on their red and blue lights for one minute at 11 am to honor Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth who was shot and killed while putting gas in his patrol car last week.

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Area Dance Teams Get Set to Compete at the Texas Forest Festival

Who will be tops in Pom this year?

The annual KICKS 105 Pom Pon/Dance Team competition will kick off the Texas State Forest Festival on Wednesday, September 16th at the George H Henderson, Jr. Expo Center in Lufkin. 

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production poster via Angelina Arts
production poster via Angelina Arts
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Broadway Classic Opens National Tour in Lufkin

If the question is who are the most influential names in the history of Broadway, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber would certainly be in the top ten. 

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Texas Vet Who Killed a Cat May Lose License

The news a few weeks ago caused quite a stir.  A Texas veterinarian boasted about her "first bow kill" on Facebook, and it happened to be her neighbor's cat.  But she may not be able to practice as a licensed vet much longer.

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Lufkin PD Blotter: Meth, Break Up, and a Sudden Pregnancy

In 30+ years of radio, I have amassed quite a few strange stories that I could tell.  But, something tells me those stories wouldn't hold up to a week's worth of what a police officer experiences.  Let's add one more to the list  

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Lufkin Woman Wins New Car with Brookshire Brothers Game

Towards the beginning of Summer, Brookshire Brothers launched their Hometown Celebration game.  Shoppers are given game pieces that they can then match on a game board for a chance to win big prizes and cash in on store discounts.   

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This Texas Town Dislikes Tourists The Most

Tourism can be a business boost, but having all those visitors in town all the time must get a little annoying.  Those poor native Hawaiians, for example, have people in Bermuda shorts and bucket hats invading their white sandy beaches all the time, and it must get a little tiring.

There's one Texas town that gets more weary with tourists than any other.  What town is it, and do they REALLY have that many visitors?  

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Huge Marijuana Field Seen From the Air is Destroyed in Texas

It was an enormous field of marijuana plants, seen from the air by a helicopter with the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Did you know that those helicopters seen flying overhead sometimes could be looking for drug farms?  Check out what they found in Austin County, outside of Houston.

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Photo courtesy Angelina Chamber
Photo courtesy Angelina Chamber
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Over $2200 Up for Grabs at Southern Hushpuppy Championships in Lufkin

The 44th Annual Southern Hushpuppy Championships presented by A-1 Party Rentals will feature plenty of cornmeal, cooking oil, spices, and the return of a welcome green ingredient...CASH, and lots of it.  

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