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.
Study: Half of US Doctors Struggle with Burnout
No matter how "burned out" you may feel about your profession, you may be interested to know there is one job that causes more "burn out" than any other. USA Today reports a national survey shows more medical doctors suffer job burnout than people in any oth…
DMV Will Accept Foreign Photo ID’s For One Year
The Houston Chronicle reports the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is changing its identification requirements for registering or transferring vehicle titles. Starting next month, DMV will accept ANY government issued photo ID card, including cards issued by foreign governments. The tempora…
Students Find and Study Historical Markers
Studying historical markers is a wonderful way to learn the history of an area -- and the San Jacinto News-Times reports that's precisely what some school kids in San Jacinto County did this summer.
Angelina Dems Recruit Candidate for Sheriff
The Lufkin News reports the Angelina County Democratic Party has recruited a candidate to run for County Sheriff in November.
Brazosport ISD Relaxes Dress Code
Yes indeed the times they are a'changin'. Unlike many school districts across the country, the Brazosport School District near Houston is actually relaxing its dress code. The BISD Dress Code now allows middle and high school boys to have facial hair, wear earrings and -- gasp! -- have s…
Pee Wee Football League Bans 300 Pound Kid
Yes it is possible for a kid to be too big to play football. A Dallas area Pee Wee football league has ruled that a 300-pound kid who stands six feet one is just too big to play with other kids his age.
Officials Promote Sex Assault Help-Line
Statistically, at least one person is raped every hour in Texas. Incredibly, more than four out of every five of those rapes -- about 82% -- are never reported to police. Houston Public Radio is reporting that silent rape victims who need confidential help now have a place to turn on a new statewid…
Texas Prison Population Shrinking
It's true. The Austin American-Statesman reports the total population of the state's 111 prisons is now 154,000 — down 2,500 from two years ago when it was 156,500, give or take.