The City of Lufkin is constantly growing, but there is simply not enough room to accommodate that growth. That's why at a meeting Tuesday night, council members approved the largest single annexation in the city's history to fix that problem.
They agreed to the annexation of 3,600 acres of land at a cost of about $90,000. The annexations will take effect on January 2nd of next year, giving residents a full year before they'd have to start paying any additional taxes.
Mayor Jack Gorden said, "This is just a very important step for the future of Lufkin. We're hopefully providing the territory for the city to grow in a controlled way that will protect property values and encourage folks to move in here and live and work and go to school."