It looks as if the City of Lufkin will have a new mayor. After 18 years in office, incumbent Louis Bronaugh was unseated by challenger Jack Gorden, Jr. Gorden received 1553 votes while Bronaugh received 872 votes. Max Alamo, who also ran in the race, received 36 votes.
Incumbent Nacogdoches Commissioner Mary Cartwright has been defeated. Her challenger, Travis (Tony) Morris received 220 votes, while Cartwright received 40 votes. So, Tony Morris will be the new Nacogdoches Southeast ward commissioner.
Corrigan Mayor Grimes Fortune will retain his seat as he wins with 227 votes. Challenger Robert (Dooley) Johnson received 116 votes, and write-in candidate Franz Baldwin received 86 votes.
Corrigan council position 2 goes to Benito Gonzalez with 191 votes, while Kathy Rushing received 150 and Roy Price got 97.
Corrigan council position 4 goes to Deidre Bryan Cornelius with 251 votes... challenger Patricia Woods Walker gets 166.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a man and woman on felony drug and child endangerment charges Thursday in connection to allegations that they smoked synthetic marijuana with an 8-year-old child in the car with them, and the woman tossed a K2 cigarette out of the car before the traffic stop.More >>
Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. That's according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.More >>
A total of 19 wind-up, musical animals have been recalled from stores like Target and Walmart, because of choking hazard concerns. The wind-up mechanism was found to easily detach and caused some consumers to file reports.More >>
Employees and regulars at a Central Heights Brookshire Brothers Express are having fun just knowing the community store is where some lucky customer came away a $2 million Powerball winner on Wednesday night.More >>
Music professors perform out of concern for students and colleagues misfortunes caused by Hurricane Harvey.More >>