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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 …
Chamber of Commerce Calls for Testing Reform
The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce is the first Chamber in the state to send a board-approved resolution to Austin expressing serious concerns over what standardized testing is doing to Texas’ public schools, and to school students.
Lufkin Elects a New Mayor
A majority of Lufkin voters have decided to put someone new to elected city politics in the Mayor's chair at City Hall.  Retired Lufkin business executive Bob Brown has won the Mayor's race over two-term incumbent Jack Gorden.  The final vote count was 1,515 for Brown, to 1,061 f…

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