His brother said he saw the world as an optimist. His coach said he was always a team player. And his wife said he always put God first. He was Slaton Smith, a man revered as a mentor to so many young athletes in Nacogdoches. He died last night. At 6, Caleb Beames finds out from those closest to him about the legacy he left behind.
Also at 6, Michael Douglas profiles the first black member of the Lufkin City Council, who died yesterday.
The civil rights movement in Nacogdoches and much of Deep East Texas is forever preserved thanks to the Arthur Weaver Collection. The founder of the NAACP and the East Texas Legal Services died in 2011. But as Donna McCollum finds out at 6, his contributions toward equality are now in SFA's East Texas Research Center.
We're only two days away from Black Friday and preparation has already started been at many of Lufkin's biggest stores. We jumped behind the cash register and show you what employee's are doing to make the day of deals a success.More >>
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Two Lufkin teens are serving in a non-profit organization to help shape a healthier future by encouraging a drug free lifestyle.More >>
The Family Crisis Center of East Texas is thinking about Christmas, primarily because it has a long gift list.More >>
Nacogdoches Medical Center CEO Jeff Patterson will be accepting a promotion and leaving East Texas for Abrazo, Arizona.More >>