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Texas State Forest Festival Cleans Up With 25 Awards

We're proud to congratulate our friends at the Texas State Forest Festival in Lufkin, who recently were awarded 25 different awards from the Texas Festivals and Events Association! From the festival's volunteers to its events, everyone deserves a round of applause.

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‘Sales Tax’ Holiday Coming in August

The Sales Tax Holiday is only once each year, typically during "back-to-school" time, but it's designed to give all taxpayers an 8.25 percent break when it comes to certain types of purchases.

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Kickball League Launches in Lufkin

If you played kickball in phys ed classes in elementary school, you might be wondering why we can't keep that going now that we're adults. We can!  The Lufkin Parks and Rec Department is making your wish come true.

In fact, the first kickball league games started last night at Kit McConnico Park in Lufkin.

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Don’t Miss Lufkin Fireworks Extravaganza On July 4

Only one day to go until the City of Lufkin rolls out their annual 4th of July Fireworks extravaganza.

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Lufkin Fireworks Now in 3D This Fourth of July! [VIDEO]

Last night we set about the task of revising the music that will be choreographed to the fireworks.  Mike Love and I sit in my little studio and tweak a little every year.  Adding new surprises and keeping old favorites.   But this year is going to be a little different.  

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Texas Forest Service Elevates Fire Danger Heading Into the 4th

It seems like there's always concern in Texas about fireworks around the 4th of July, and how those mix with what's usually extreme heat and little rain.

This year things are better than in years past, with the grass a little greener than usual, and weather that's slightly cooler this week.  Are bans in place?

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Great Kid Escape Instagram Photos, Find Out How You Can Win an iPad!

The Great Kid Escape is almost here! This fun, kid-friendly event will be held at the Lufkin Convention Center in Lufkin from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.

Along with tons of free activities, special guests and local vendors, there's also a chance for you to win a 16GB iPad valued at $499!!

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An East Texas American Legion Post Helps a Disabled Veteran

An East Texas American Legion Post is doing their best to help a disabled veteran get a new home, and you have the chance to help in the effort next weekend, just by showing up and having some fun.

On Saturday, June 22, the American Legion Riders Post 134 in Crockett will host their First Annual Bike Show and Poker Run.

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