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10/03/05 - Lufkin

Where Are The Big Sandy Evacuees?

by Ramonica R. Jones

Hundreds of Rita evacuees once headed to a shelter in Texarkana are staying put in Big Sandy.

A spokesperson with the National American Red Cross said there are no plans to relocate the group. The evacuees spent days at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lufkin before leaving for another shelter.

The situation upset both church volunteers and evacuees. In Texarkana, the evacuees would have had shelter, showers, and food.

Seventeen buses were headed to Texarkana last week, but at some point, turned around and went to Big Sandy.

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