City Leaders Approve Annexations

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."

Some of the areas that will be annexed are at FM 819 at Highway 59, Highway 59 at Bloomer McCall, and the area between Southwood and Daniel McCall, extending the city limits farther south.