Stephen F. Austin State University has announced it will hold traditional in-person commencement ceremonies for December 2020 graduates with a number of new measures aimed at helping ensure attendee safety.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal approval to automatically provide replacement benefits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients for food lost or destroyed due to Hurricane Laura in eight of th
Deep East Texas Council of Governments will receive a federal grant totaling $400,000 to advance a proposed 12-county rural broadband network and work with businesses to identify opportunities and resources for recovery and growth to aid businesses and communities.
According to Lufkin police, Clinton Polk, 54, was arrested Sunday after a woman reported that he stole her vehicle Sunday in the 500 block of Kiln Avenue. The woman said she went inside her mother’s home for a minute and left her Dodge Avenger running on the curb when Polk drove away in it.
We now have Tornado Watches in effect for portions of East Texas until 9 PM tonight. The counties are Cherokee, Rusk, Panola, Shelby, Nacogdoches, Angelina, San Augustine, Sabine, Tyler, Jasper and Newton.
Based on forecasts that indicate Hurricane Laura will be a Category 3 storm at landfall and will impact our area with high winds and rain beginning late Wednesday night, the following operational changes are now in effect at Stephen F. Austin State University:
TxDOT crews are prepared to respond as needed as severe weather is forecast for East and Northeast Texas. According to forecasts, conditions could include heavy rainfall and gusty winds resulting in downed trees and debris, flooding, and other roadway issues.
Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees will consider delaying the start of school to provide additional time for teachers to prepare for the return of students to campus. The board is holding a special meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25.