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.
Women More Prone to Road Rage Than Men? Who Knew?
A recent survey of America's commuters has turned up some interesting and surprising facts about America's motorists. Most of us think of "Road Rage" as a mostly "guy" thing, but this survey says that's not true. You may be surprised -- as we …
Federal Budget Cuts May Kill LISD Pre-K
The Lufkin News reports Lufkin School District officials are worrying out loud about the federal funding the district stands to lose when the Federal Budget Control Act goes into effect in January.
Update: Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Key Permits
The Houston Chronicle reports that TransCanada has received the last of three key permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to start building the 485-mile Gulf Coast section of its controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The company says this means the $2.3 billion oil pipeline can start construct…
Family Crisis Center Wins its Toyota Van
The Family Crisis Center of East Texas in Lufkin is the winner in Day 73 of Toyota USA's 100 Cars For Good national philanthropic campaign. The Center beat the other four nonprofit finalists in the online voting, and it will get a free Toyota van from Loving Toyota of Lufkin.
Study Shows Sexting Normal for Young Adults
This is hard to believe. A new study reported by a Detroit TV station seems to show that for today's young adults -- the "Internet Generation" -- “sexting,” sending sexually explicit photos or messages through their phones, may be a normal, h…
Adopt a Zoo Animal — Without the Mess
Did you know that you can adopt and sponsor a zoo animal, and you won't have to buy food, or even a pooper scooper? Yes you can. Read on.
Help Family Crisis Center Win New Car TODAY [VIDEO]
The Family Crisis Center of East Texas is in the running to win a new Toyota in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good Program, and today is the day to vote for them. The online voting ends at 11pm tonight, and Loving Toyota of Lufkin is pulling out all the stops to help the Family Crisis Center win.
TxDOT Has Highway Work Zone Safety Tips
In the aftermath of that fatal five-vehicle crash on State Hwy 7 outside Crockett back on July 16, the Texas Department of Transportation is pointing to that accident as proof of the need to be extra cautious and aware in highway construction zones.