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Texas Forestry Association Celebrates 100 Years

The Texas Forestry Association is holding its annual conference next week in Lufkin at the Pitser Garrison Conference Center, and speakers will cover everything from the economics of forests to conservation efforts.

It's a landmark year.  This year marks the 100th year that the group has been in existence.

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Ellen Trout Zoo Welcomes Another Rare Baby Antelope

The Ellen Trout Zoo has seen two Bay Duikers born in the last six weeks.  

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Houston furniture dealer pays for Astros success

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros' improvement from baseball's worst team with 111 losses to a 70-win season this year has cost Houston furniture mogul Jim McIngvale more than $4 million.

The man known in Houston as "Mattress Mack" last spring offered to reimburse the first 500 customers who spent more than $6,300 on furniture if the Astros won 63 games — matching the age McIngvale turned this year

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People From California Are Flocking To Texas

The Texas population is always growing it seems, and people are coming from one state more than any other.

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Harley Clark, Creator of ‘Hook ‘Em Horns,’ Passes Away at 87

A University of Texas cheerleader first flashed that famous Hook 'em Horns sign at a pep rally in 1955 before Texas played TCU, and it didn't take long before it became associated with UT sports around the world.

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Lufkin Man Makes Knives With History

It's one thing to make knives.

That's a skill most people just don't have, and something that takes a lot of time, attention, and craftsmanship.  And how about knives made with the steel from American battleships?  Those are truly unique.

Richardson Knives in Lufkin is selling the one-of-a-kind knives, crafted by Perry Richardson, who says on his website he's been making knives since 1989.  

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East Texas man on death row loses at Supreme Court

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from an East Texas man condemned for the slaying of a 75-year-old auto mechanic during a robbery in Tyler more than a decade ago.

The high court, without comment Monday, refused to review the case of 44-year-old Gregory Russeau

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Halloween Events Planned in Lufkin

Here are a few ideas about events happening around Lufkin around Halloween, so you and the kids can plan accordingly. Don't miss out!

The last week of October is always a busy one for trick-or-treaters, and parents have to make choices about which organized events to attend; or mix some of those events in while also taking the kids house-to-house for candy in the neighborhood.

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