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‘Toys For Tots’ Comes to Lufkin and Nacogdoches Region

If you happen to see some military troop carrier trucks with a conspicuously looking banner draped across it that reads "MARINE CORPS RESERVE...Toys For Tots", that's the place to hand over a newly unwrapped gift to be distributed to less fortunate children around East Texas.

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Lufkin and Nacogdoches Plan Christmas Events

At some stores and homes, the Christmas decorations were up before Thanksgiving.

Those of us that did put up the Christmas tree before carving the turkey have been accused of breaking holiday rules, but rather than rebellion, we rule breakers argue it's convenient. With the decorating out of the way we could concentrate on matters like shopping.

Now that Thanksgiving is officially behind us, the rule followers are breaking out the Christmas lights too. Lufkin will light up the season with a Christmas parade on Tuesday.

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Shopping Deals + Business Hours in Lufkin and Nacogdoches for Black Friday 2012

Black Friday 2012 is only a few days away, and many local and national businesses have released store hours, discounts and deals early to get customers ready to shop.

A website called 'The Black Friday' has tons of predictions for this year's deals, if you're brave enough to face the crowds early in the wee hours of the morning!

We'll share more information once we know deals and hours for local businesses. If you've already got the scoop, send us a note!

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Lufkin Veteran’s Day Parade Brings Tears and Remembrance

I'm glad I went to the Veteran's Day parade in downtown Lufkin on Saturday.  The 9th annual event was full of traditional pomp and circumstance, but rightfully so, with the emphasis on those who served and are currently serving our country.

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Lufkin 4th Graders Recognized for Design Skills

Handicapped dogs may soon benefit from the work of some Lufkin 4th graders. Students at Brandon Elementary recently learned that a New Hampshire-based website picked up on their idea of new and improved “drag bags” for dogs, which are those things that handicapped dogs can put on, cool off, and move around the yard with a little easier.

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Pineywoods Cattle Baron’s Gala Marches Towards Goal of Fighting Cancer

"Shining For The Cause" could not have been said any better, as the third annual Pineywoods Cattle Baron's Gala on the Moore Farm Saturday evening , was a huge success in the fight against cancer.

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Lufkin Family Staves Off Eviction By Paying Property Tax With ‘Garage Sale’

Sometimes reaching for the stars can be viewed as nothing more than a whimsical fairy tale you might find at the conclusion of "Pretty Woman".  For those of you not familiar with the ending, Streetwalker hooks up with Business Mogul.

For the Maxwell family here in Lufkin, they needed every piece of that "Pretty Woman" script to fall into place to save their home.

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National Night Out in Texas To Be Highlighted on October 2 in Nacogdoches

 

Do you reside in a "Neighborhood Watch" community?  Not sure?  You can either ask your "neighbor", or look for that unmistakable warning sign posted prominently in the "neighborhood".

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