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Naskila celebrates sixth anniversary

Amid struggle to keep doors open By Emily Banks Wooteneditor@polkenterprise.com Over 100 supporters of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas gathered Monday to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the opening of Naskila Gaming and its profound economic benefit…

Early runoff voting ends Friday

Early voting in the May 24 primary runoff elections ends Friday, May 20. Under state law, voters who cast ballots in either party’s primary election must vote only in the same party’s runoff election. Voters who did not cast ballots in the primary may vote in either party’s runoff election. Topping the runoff ballots are runoff elections for…
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TCSO arrest Louisiana fugitive

By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com David Lummas, Jr.FRED – Deputies with the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Louisiana fugitive last week in the Fred area. Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford said that while out on a routine patrol, TCSO deputies arrested David Lamar Lummas, Jr., a 30-year-old Jasper man, after responding to a…
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Big Thicket National Preserve Announces Summer Programs

KOUNTZE, Texas – Are you looking for something to do during the summer when family comes to visit or when the kids need to get out of the house? Experience Big Thicket National Preserve with a variety of free summer programs, including canoe trips, nature walks, free fishing days, and more. Ranger-led Programs Explore Big Thicket with a ranger!…
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Legendary Keen to play in Lufkin Final tour wraps up a 41-year career

LUFKIN – The Angelina Arts Alliance is thrilled to announce that Robert Earl Keen will perform at the Temple Theater on Sunday, July 3, 2022, at 7:30 PM. The Road Goes On Forever…until it doesn’t. Legendary Texas songwriter and entertainer Robert Earl Keen wraps up 41 years on the road with his 2022 Final Tour, I’m Comin’ Home: 41 Years On The…
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Texas crawfish acres expand

Crawfish continue to gain popularity around Texas. Production acres increased by around 2,500 acres over the past three years. Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Adam Russell By Adam RussellTexas A&M AgriLife ExtensionCommunication Specialist Texas crawfish emerged from the pandemic in good condition, but cooler winter weather kept poundage yields down…
Crawfish continue to gain popularity around Texas. Production acres increased by around 2,500 acres over the past three years. Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Adam Russell

Updated 4:35 p.m. - Breaking - Robbery at Naskila Gaming

By Brian Besch A man is in custody after a robbery led police on a chase this morningfrom Naskila Gaming.The call came into the Alabama-Coushatta Police Department at 5:58a.m. and they were on the scene one minute later. They entered theparking lot to find a man, identified as Marquel Fitzgerald, 34, ofHouston, sprinting to a white Dodge Charger…
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SBA offers disaster assistance

Special to the News-Standard SACRAMENTO — Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Texas businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred on March 21, announced Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in…
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The Great Outdoors - Livingston State Park back, better than ever

By Brian Beschpcenewsroom@gmail.com Most years, Texas gets a short period in the spring and fall when the weather turns nice and getting outside doesn’t make one freeze or fry. It’s a time for travel and getting out into nature. Livingston State Park is in the nature business, so it wasn’t good timing to have issues that kept patrons away from…
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TCSO make arrests in alleged sex crimes

By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com TYLER COUNTY – Law enforcement made arrests in two separate incidents last week in alleged underage sex crimes. According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, deputies with the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a possible sexual assault crime in March and were able to gather several…
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