According to the Texas Department of Transportation, last year 72 children younger than eight years old died in traffic crashes in Texas; 16 of those were unrestrained at the time of their death.Tyler Police Department trafficking supervisor Sergeant J. Burge says this is becoming a common issue.
“All sorts of people buy trucks. We have ladies come in here and buy trucks and put a bed cover on them and use them just like a car. We have people that buy four wheel drive trucks that don’t ever use the four-wheel drive,” said Hunter Perry. “In this East Texas area trucks are probably, I would guess, 70 or 80 percent of our sales.”
Few names are as widely known in Nacogdoches as Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, or Thomas J. Rusk. But there’s one lesser-known figure whose lasting impact is plainly visible in every corner of the city – Deidrich Anton Wilhelm Rulfs.
Rural areas such as Sabine County, Newton County, and Polk County have struggled with bringing broadband internet availability to homes in the region. DETCOG sponsors projects that support broadband connection for every area.
The SFA Lumberjacks are celebrating their 100th birthday today, and according to Executive Director for Alumni Relations Craig Turnage, there’s no better way to commemorate it than with a giant class ring.