Jim Bell is a Lufkin native with many years of experience in commercial and public radio news broadcasting. Winner of many awards for news writing, reporting and news production from Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association, Houston Press Club, Dallas Press Club, Harris County Medical Society and Texas Medical Association. He's been married to the same woman for 35 years, with four children and six grandchildren.
Nacogdoches Biomass Power Plant Up and Running
It's not just a new biomass power plant. In keeping with the Texas tradition of everything being "bigger and better", the new biomass power plant in Nacogdoches County is the largest power plant of its kind in the United States.
Perrys Show Off Restored Governor’s Mansion
Has it really been four years? It was in 2008 that an arsonist set fire to the historic Texas Governors Mansion across the street from the State Capitol in Austin, but that's history now. The Austin American-Statesman reports the mansion is ready to be the Governor's home…
Heavy Rains Bring Out the Urban Alligators
Yes the gators are going to town. The endless heavy rains in Houston last week brought the usual floods and mosquitoes, but nobody expected to see alligators just a short drive from downtown Houston.
Update: Mom Says Dez Assaulted Her
Here's an update on Dez Bryant's latest problem. We know he was arrested Saturday on a charge of Family Violence. Now the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports it is his mother, Angela Bryant, that he is charged with assaulting.
Dez Bryant in Trouble Again
What's up with Dez Bryant? The former Lufkin Panther, Oklahoma State Cowboy and current Dallas Cowboy can't stay out of trouble. It's reported that Bryant has had another run-in with the law.
Weird Season: Toe Suckers and Ear Lickers
Every now and then we find stories that just defy explanation. Stories so weird and off the wall they just leave you shaking your head in amazement.
Bexar County Ranks #1 in Road Rage Accidents
We all know that San Antonio ranks first in several desirable categories related to tourism, but you may not know that it also ranks first in a dubious and undesirable category. The San Antonio Express-News reports that statistically -- Bexar County ranks first in "road rage accidents.&…
Lon Morris College Plans Fall Classes
With apologies to Mark Twain, it appears that reports of the "death" of the venerable Lon Morris College in Jacksonville may have been a little premature. LMC is not, with apologies to the poet Dylan Thomas, going gentle into that good night.