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Nacogdoches NASCAR Fan Dreams of Checking Off ‘Bucket List’

I met Jason when I first moved to East Texas and he looked like a biker back then. In fact, he was a biker, complete with long hair and sleeveless muscle shirts. When I would see him around town, even the muffler on my pickup got quieter when he passed: we didn't want to make this tough looking biker dude mad.

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School Bus Drivers Return To Work In New York City After Strike
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Need a Job? East Texas School Districts Are Hiring Bus Drivers.

Over the summer, a bus driver in Nacogdoches was awarded as the top bus driver in Texas.  Wanna join him?  The Nacogdoches ISD is hiring bus drivers now.

The Nacogdoches ISD in conjunction with Property Casualty Alliance of Texas presented Joe Page Jr. with a plaque, personalized jacket and a check in the amount of $1,000 over the summer for being the best bus driver in Texas.  Bus Drivers were evaluated on their driving record, relationships with riders and their parents, overall demeanor, and leadership, just to name a few.

Now the Nacogdoches ISD and one other East Texas district are hiring drivers.

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Iconic Nacogdoches Hotel Shuts Its Doors

It's official.  Hotel Fredonia in Nacogdoches has closed its doors, and all 90 employees are looking for new jobs.

There have been reports of cash flow problems over the years, and the decision was made to close the hotel permanently.  Hotel Fredonia officially closed this week.

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State Plans to Build New Bridge in Nacogdoches County

When we see the orange traffic cones go up, we know they'll slow us down and life might be easier, quicker, and smoother without them there.  But it's always worth it in the end.

The state of Texas has announced work is planned on County Road 706 in Nacogdoches County.

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Nacogdoches Makes ‘Poorest Cities in America’ List

Credit.com recently named Nacogdoches the 8th poorest city in America, using data from the US Census Bureau.

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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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Popular Walmart Employee in Nacogdoches Passes Away

Having any job for twenty years is a pretty amazing feat.

Howard Parks held his job at Walmart in Nacogdoches for 20 years.

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Detours up on US Highway 59 Today

If you're traveling on US Highway 59 today you'll be rerouted, as crews make emergency repairs to an overhead train crossing after an 18-wheeler hit it Wednesday.

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