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Trent Ashby Heading for Austin Early
Lufkin School Board President Trent Ashby won't "officially" become the State Representative from House District 57 until he takes the oath of office in January, when the next legislative session convenes.  But Ashby's not waiting until then to learn his new job.&nbs…
Fixed-Rate Power Contracts in Danger
Officials at several big electricity providers are wondering out loud if changes in wholesale power prices could allow them to break the fixed-rate contracts they have with consumers.
Winners and Losers in Party Primaries
We have good news and bad news.  The good news is that the state party primaries have finally come and gone.  We now know what the November general election ballot will look like, and that's the bad news. We can also look forward to five more months of relentless and sometimes nasty c…
Voters Head to the Polls for Texas Primary
Have you voted yet? Election officials in Angelina County say more than 5600 people voted early, in the two weeks prior to today’s primary.
The race for Angelina County Sheriff is one to watch. On the Republican side voters will choose between Allen Hill and Greg Sanches. Jim Hodges runs unopposed…
Big Brother Really is Watching us Online
There was a time when most sane people would say a story like this is just pure paranoia.  But not any more.  Big Brother's minions really are scanning the Internet 24/7 -- watching everything you and I write in our emails and social media websites, including Facebook.
We know this bec…
Early Voting for Primaries Ends Friday May 25th
After months of uncertainty, the Texas party primaries will finally be held next Tuesday May 29th, which means the time is running down for early voting, which ends this Friday.  The Texas Secretary of State -- the state's top elections official -- is going around the state spreading the w…
Texas Leads Nation in Job Discrimination Complaints
Being number 1 isn't always a good thing, especially in this category.  The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it got more complaints of workplace discrimination from workers in Texas than from any other state last year.
The EEOC says one out of every 10 job discrimination …

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