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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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Nacogdoches Celebrates ‘Constitution Week’ [VIDEO]

Sort of like Independence Day, today (September 17) commemorates the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution.

Bringing the events of 1787 back to life is the Nacogdoches chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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How Smart Are We in Lufkin and Nacogdoches?

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Lumosity put together a list of the smartest cities in America, and we’re on it!

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City of Lufkin
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Beware of the Latest Nacogdoches County Utility Scam

The criminals never stop thinking do they?  Always looking for an easy buck while targeting innocent humans simply trying to follow the law.

According to the Texas Attorney General’s office, the latest scam striking Nacogdoches County ”claims that Americans can get federal assistance to help cover the cost of their utility bills”.

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Parts of East Texas to Get Partial Views of Solar Eclipse

An eclipse like this only happens once every twenty years, and it will be viewable in Texas Sunday; partially anyway.

A solar eclipse is when the moon blocks out the sun for a time, and leaves a ring of fire around its circumference. The sky gets a little spooky-looking for a bit and then the moon and sun part like a good Dancing with the Stars release move, and life goes back to normal.

Spots like Reno, NV and Albuquerque, NM will have the most spectacular views of the complete eclipse, but the entire path of the eclipse stretches from China to Texas. Plenty of folks will have the opportunity to see the rare show of nature.

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Farmer’s Market Open For Business In Nacogdoches

I’m always looking for local honey, since I’ve heard it’s good at helping with local allergies. Getting too scientific about it might make my head explode, but I’ve heard ingesting what the bees produce is supposed to help fight off seasonal allergies. I’m giving the kids a teaspoon a day and they don’t have many sniffles.

With the Farmer’s Market is open in Nac, you can not only get local honey, but just about anything else homegrown too.

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KTRE, via Nacogdoches County Jail
KTRE, via Nacogdoches County Jail
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Nacogdoches Insurance Agent Brad Fontenot Charged With Drug Possession

State Farm insurance agent Bradley Allen Fontenot of Nacogdoches turned himself into police on Wednesday, April 26 at approximately 3:30p.m., KTRE reports.

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