Salvation Army Welcomes New Captains

Last week the Lufkin Salvation Army said goodbye to their captains, but Sunday they welcomed the new arrivals.

Captains Luis and Laura Melendez arrived from Houston this week and spent their first Sunday at the Salvation Army's service.

Members of the local organization welcomed the new couple with a lunch in their honor.  The Melendez's say they're going to miss Houston but they're excited to be in East Texas.

"I look forward to many years of providing the basic needs that we can," Captain Luis Melendez said. "God blesses us, and we're able to bless back. I've heard great things about Lufkin, and I can't wait to be part of this outstanding community."

The new captains are asking residents to feel free to come by and say hello.