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.
First Tee Golf Program Comes to Diboll ISD
The Diboll Free Press reports that Diboll ISD's Temple Elementary School has been chose to participate in The First Tee National School Program, which promotes character development and life-enhancing values while teaching kids to play golf.
Humongous Gang Drug Bust in Henderson
How humongous was it? The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports more than 150 law officers from half a dozen local, state and federal agencies using armored vehicles and helicopters raided a house in Henderson and arrested 11 members of the infamous Crips drug gangs.
Good News: Home Prices on the Way Up
In another sign that the national recession is easing up -- at least here in Texas -- the Lufkin News reports retail home prices are trending upward. Local realtors say after several years of a "buyer's market", they're seeing clear signs of a turnaround. It's …
Taxes on Olympic Medals? Who Knew?
We didn't know it either, but it's true. American athletes who win medals at the Olympics also get cash awards to go with the medal. The IRS says the medals and the cash are taxable income.
Brace Yourself – Electric Bills May Go Higher
Texas retail electric providers -- the "light companies" -- have a decision to make. As of today, August 1st, many of them are paying 50% more for the electricity they buy from wholesale producers. Now they have to decide whether they will pass the increases on to customers with “fixed r…
Ahoy! All Hands on Deck! Keep the Boat!!
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip, that started from a tropic port aboard this tiny ship. OK, it's not "The Minnow" that made Gilligan's Island famous, but she is a tiny ship and she's been parked next to the Jack in the …
East Texas Trampoliner Chasing Olympic Gold
A world-class gymnast from east Texas, whose specialty is the trampoline, is ready to make history Saturday when she competes in the Women's Trampoline event at the London Olympics.
Part of US 59 Re-named Interstate 69
The Houston Chronicle reports the first east Texas piece of the trade corridor that will some day run from Mexico to Canada has been officially designated north of Houston.