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Local Company With 100-Year History To Keep Its Name

More on a story we brought you earlier this week...

General Electric is getting more involved in the energy industry and is in the process of buying Lufkin Industries in a deal valued at around $3.3 billion dollars.  The CEO tells KTRE that Lufkin Industries will keep its name.

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Community Leader Dies in Lufkin

A woman known for helping others in need in Lufkin passed away over the weekend.

A wake will happen this Friday evening, with the funeral on Saturday.

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City of Lufkin Bans Smoking

This is a follow-up to a story I wrote on April 2.  Hang on a sec - let me put out my cigarette.

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Lufkin Police Want Help Finding a Kidnapper

A 6-year old girl was kidnapped on Tuesday, and eventually released near Hudson, and Lufkin police are still looking for the kidnapper.  The girl was put through quite an ordeal but was unhurt, and now police concentrate on the search for the suspect.

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The State’s First Lady is in East Texas Today

The Texas Main Street Program is expanding, and the First Lady of Texas is visiting three East Texas towns today mark the occasion.

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Basketball Game To Feature Lufkin and Nacogdoches All-Stars

High School basketball players from Angelina and Nacogdoches counties will play for bragging rights in the upcoming Pineywoods Showdown.

TV station KTRE puts on the event, and they say the date will be April 25th at Panther Gym at Lufkin Middle School.

 

Lucas Holloway of Zavalla will coach the Angelina Count

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Was a Lufkin Man Making Moonshine?

A tip this week led police to a Lufkin man's garage, where they found big tanks and barrels and other alcohol-making equipment, and around 200 gallons of "moonshine" was seized.

The man says he had been planning a commercial distillery for downtown Lufkin for about two years, and was still working to get the proper permits.

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Meeting Planned This Week in Nacogdoches to Talk About I-69

After years of planning, studying, talking, and more studying, I-69 in East Texas is closer to becoming a reality.

The final proposal has been presented to the Texas Dept. of Transportation, and now the project is entering into the public interaction phase.

There's a meeting planned for Tuesday in Nacogdoches to gather more public input and share the plan for the new Interstate.

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