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Tourism encouraged for historic downtown Lufkin

Citizens are encouraged to stroll the downtown streets of Lufkin to notice the renovations made. Citizens are encouraged to stroll the downtown streets of Lufkin to notice the renovations made.
Downtown Lufkin has undergone many renovations. Downtown Lufkin has undergone many renovations.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A few East Texans endured the heat today to sightsee the old and new of downtown Lufkin.

Local merchants, community members and Main Street board members took to the streets this morning to tour historic downtown.

They walked by the courthouse, several local businesses and the fire station.

The Main Street director says their vision is to have more activities downtown after 5 p.m.

She says tours are a way to keep citizens updated with the renovations happening in the area.

"Because it's important to do it at this time because they'll get a chance to see when businesses are open. They'll get a chance to see all the hustle and bustle that goes on and also there are some of the people that's in the community that haven't ventured in these businesses before and they will get a chance to see those things," said director, Barbara Thompson.

If you have a group interested in a tour of downtown, contact Main Street Lufkin at City Hall.

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