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09/16/05 - Lufkin

Katrina Evacuee Is Now A Proud East Texan

by Ramonica R. Jones

There's no shortage of success stories for evacuees now living in East Texas. Trevor Matthews has only been in Lufkin for two weeks, but he's already found a new job and a place to live.

Before Katrina hit, Matthews was a chef at a popular New Orleans restaurant. Now, he's a cook at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin.

Matthews got the job after word quickly spread around the Pentecostal campground that he was a friendly, hard worker. He's excited about his new job and plans to stick around permanently.

Matthews said, "I ain't with all the procrastinating. I just know to go out and take care of my business - do what I'm supposed to do. Won't nobody give you nothing if you sit down and don't try to get nothing."

Matthews' new co-workers held a fundraiser to help pay for his new uniform.

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