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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.
via Flickr/ET's Photo Home
via Flickr/ET's Photo Home
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Man Pleads Guilty to Taking Deer Semen Illegally

This has to be one of the weirdest stories we've come across in a while.  The Houston Chronicle reports an Illinois man has pleaded guilty in Tyler Federal Court to taking  semen from a deer that had been brought into Texas illegally, in violation of interstate commerce laws.

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via Flickr/Max Nathan
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Angelina Sales Tax Rebates Continue Upward

Everyone knows state sales tax revenues are a reliable barometer of a city or county's economic health.  Those revenues rise and fall with the economy, and the good news today is that the revenues are up again, and so are the local shares of those collections.

A bunch of that money is coming back to Angelina County.

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via Chris Hondros, Getty Images
via Chris Hondros, Getty Images
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NAACP Requires Photo ID to Cover Holder

Here's a national news story that is just dripping with irony, but you won't find it in any mainstream news source.

You have to go to an alternative source outside the mainstream to learn that the NAACP and the Justice Department required local and national news reporters to show two kinds of photo ID's just to get in and cover Attorney General Eric Holder's speech at the NAACP national convention in Houston earlier this week.

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via Flickr/roland
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17 Annoying Things People Do With Cellphones

Someone at the Beaumont Enterprise apparently got so fed up with an irritating and obnoxious cell phone user they put together a photo essay showing 17 irritating things people do with cell phones. Just 17?   This is just the short list.

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via Facebook/Hoarders
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Lufkin “Hoarder” Dies When Home Burns Down

The Lufkin News has the tragic story of an elderly woman who died when her house burned to the ground early Monday morning.  That's tragic enough, but the reason her house burned is even more tragic, and it should be an object lesson for us all.

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