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Lufkin Resident Gets His Military Medals This Weekend

Ben Weber of Lufkin served during World War II and suffered gunshot wounds to the leg and eye, in the battle for Iwo Jima.

He'll receive medals for his military service this Sunday, and a political dignitary is coming to Lufkin to present them.

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Lufkin Landmark Fuller’s Buffet Burns

A Lufkin landmark, Fullers Buffet, caught fire and burned today (Feb. 18th).  Fullers Buffet had been a Lufkin institution for many years, serving homestyle food to East Texans.  The fire began sometime after 2pm when the restaurant had closed for the day.

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Lufkin’s ‘State of The County’ Address Set For Today

The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce announced on their website that today is the day for the State of the County address.

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150 New Jobs Coming to Lufkin

Lufkin is moving ahead with plans to bring the meat packing plant, Holmes Smokehouse, to the city.

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Lufkin Students Earn Bragging Rights in Magazine

The students at Brookhollow are part of the new issue of Texas School Business magazine's annual bragging rights issue, that comes out every December.

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East Texas Students Learn to Make Toothpaste

Ever tried to make your own toothpaste?  I would imagine it's not easy.  That's why we usually leave it to Crest, Colgate, and Aquafresh.

Some Lufkin science students have become toothpaste experts, and made their own!

You might think you'd have to be a high school chemistry student to grasp the toothpaste-making concept, but it's actually Lufkin fifth-graders that have mastered the art.

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A Lufkin Restaurant Closes Its Doors for Good

A fire back in June damaged Ray's Drive-In West in Lufkin, and at that time the restaurant said it would not close its doors permanently.  But that has changed now.

Ray's Drive-In West on the Loop in Lufkin will close, but the original location on Timberland Drive will remain open.  

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One East Texas Town May Ban e-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are becoming more and more popular, and another East Texas Town may try to put a damper on that national trend.

Nacogdoches is thinking about moving toward a ban on e-cigarettes, as more towns across our neck of the woods, and across the state and country, continue to research the effects of using them.  E-cigarettes create a vapor that is inhaled, and some call it "vaping."

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