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Jim Bell

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.
source: Southern Company
source: Southern Company
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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.

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Texas Governors Mansion
Texas Governors Mansion
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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 again.

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via Flickr/striderp64
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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.

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source: DeSoto Police Department
source: DeSoto Police Department
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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.

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via Flickr/meamscifi
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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."

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via Facebook/Lon Morris College
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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.

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