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.
Researcher: Blacks Fought for Confederacy
Despite heated denials from many historians, a Palestine historian says he has solid evidence that thousands of black slaves served on the side of the Confederacy in the Civil War.
Lon Morris College Suspends Fall Classes
Worst has come to worst at the oldest two-year college in Texas. Officials at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville have suspended the entire fall term of classes.
Whataburger Sues Bill Collector Over Phone Calls
Nobody likes the way bill collectors do their business. They call debtors at all hours of day and night at home and at work, but one collector may have gone too far with one debtor in San Antonio. It got them sued.
Did “Smart Meter” Cause House Fire?
A Houston woman is blaming a so-called "Smart Electric Meter" for a fire that destroyed her home.
Study: West Nile Might do Lasting Damage
As scary as the West Nile Virus sounds, it's a fact that at least 80 percent of people who get it don't know they have it. Until recently, it was believed that most people who do contract West Nile fever recover and that's the end of it. The Houston Chronicle reports doctors at …
Court: Texas Can Stop Funding Planned Parenthood
Texas officials say they will cut state funding for Planned Parenthood, now that a federal appeals court has ruled in the state's favor, in a challenge over a new law that prohibits giving state money to women's health clinics that are affiliated with abortion providers.
Botox Helps Stroke Victims? Who Knew?
It's true. Botox does a lot more than just smooth out facial wrinkles and make you look younger. Doctors at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research in Houston are using Botox to help stroke victims regain control of their hands and arms.
Woodland Heights Plans Major Expansion
The Lufkin News reports officials at Woodland Heights Medical Center are asking Lufkin City Council to endorse incentives they say will help their long range plans for a major expansion that will increase services and create jobs.