|The Lufkin Daily News|
The July 27, 2005 front page of
The Lufkin Daily News
|Owner(s)||Southern Newspapers Inc.|
Lufkin, TX 75904
The Lufkin Daily News was the first daily newspaper in Lufkin, founded in 1906 by Charles L. Schless, who came to the city from Chicago to begin the afternoon publication. In 1909, he organized local stockholders to form a company and bought the Lufkin Tribune, a weekly in operation since 1887. Schless left Lufkin in 1912, and the company hired H.A. McKelvey to run the paper. McKelvey left the paper after a short time, with former Tribune chief George E. Watford returning to Lufkin in 1913 and buying the newspaper. He changed its publication schedule from daily to bi-weekly (Tuesday/Saturday), changed the name to The Lufkin News, and moved the newspaper offices to "Cotton Square" on Lufkin Avenue. W.C. Binion Sr. became a partner in the enterprise in 1914. The partners announced in April 1915 that circulation had doubled, and the newspaper began again publishing as an afternoon daily, The Lufkin Daily News, in November. The owners doubled their capital stock in 1920 and bought a new press.
In 1934, Lufkin businesspeople J.H. Kurth, W.C. Trout, Mrs. S.W. Henderson Sr., and S.W. Henderson Jr. bought the paper. The new owners moved the newspaper from Cotton Square to new facilities on East Lufkin Avenue the next year. Co-editors C.S. Boyles Jr. and Jack McDermott introduced a Sunday edition that year, discontinuing the Saturday edition. Publisher W.R. "Beau" Beaumier took over the paper in 1943 after coming Lufkin two years earlier to head the local chamber of commerce. The paper changed its name to The Lufkin News after moving to a "spacious, modernistic" complex at Ellis and Herndon streets in 1959. The paper was sold to Waco-based chain Newspapers Inc. three years later by the Kurth, Trout, and Henderson families. Tom Meredith came from Waco to become publisher in 1965 after Beaumier's death, and Lufkin native Joe Murray was named editor in 1969, succeeding Bill Bogart. Murray would later become publisher/editor, restoring the name The Lufkin Daily News in 1982. The newspaper moved to cold type in 1974. Newspapers Inc. sold its holdings to Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises in 1976.
Bill E. Martin was hired as publisher in 1989, who named Phil Latham editor early in his tenure. After Cox moved Martin to the Longview News-Journal, Glenn McCutchen was named publisher in 1993. The newspaper changed to morning publication in 1996. Belinda Gaudet followed McCutchen as publisher in 1997 after he succeeded Martin in Longview. Longtime East Texas newsman Gary Borders was publisher from 2003-2007, then replaced by Tim Hobbs. Managing editor Andy Adams was promoted to editor in 2007.
In May 2009, Cox divested most of its newspaper holdings, selling the Daily News and The Daily Sentinel of Nacogdoches to Houston-based publishing company Southern Newspapers Inc. Greg Shrader became publisher at that time. Janice "Neice" Bell followed Shrader as publisher in 2015, and Jenniffer Ricks became publisher exactly a year later.
The newspaper was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1977 for Public Service for an obituary of a local man who died in Marine training camp, which grew into an investigation of that death and a fundamental reform in the recruiting and training practices of the United States Marine Corps.
Beach Street Records is a part of Reunion Records under the Provident Label Group. The label was founded in 2003 by Mark Miller, lead singer of the country band Sawyer Brown.Mark Miller is credited with having "discovered" the band Casting Crowns, and made the band a top priority at his new label. A college student who attended the church where Mark Hall was youth pastor—Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia—first brought the band to Miller's attention. The band's debut album was released on Beach Street in 2003.
In turn, it was Mark Hall of Casting Crowns who introduced Miller to the music of John Waller. Hall had met Waller at a youth rally shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and years later sent a CD of Waller's music to Miller. Waller was signed, and his debut solo album was released on Beach Street in 2007.Mark Miller first met Kentucky singer-songwriter Josh Bates, another of the label's signings, in the late 1990s when Bates was 15 years old, and took a mentoring role for years with him before a recording was released.Christian music star Rebecca St. James was signed to the label in 2010 and released her ninth studio album, I Will Praise You, the following year.Bill Moody (judge)
Judge William E. "Bill" Moody has served as the presiding judge of the 34th District Court in El Paso since 1986.Charlie Wilson (Texas politician)
Charles Nesbitt Wilson (June 1, 1933 – February 10, 2010) was a United States naval officer and former 12-term Democratic United States Representative from Texas's 2nd congressional district.
Wilson is best known for leading Congress into supporting Operation Cyclone, the largest-ever Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) covert operation, which, under the Carter and Reagan administration, supplied military equipment including weapons such as obsolete FIM-43 Redeye MANPADS surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles and paramilitary officers from their Special Activities Division to the Afghan Mujahideen during the Soviet–Afghan War. His behind-the-scenes campaign was the subject of the non-fiction book Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History by George Crile III and the subsequent film Charlie Wilson's War, starring Tom Hanks as Wilson.Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company that also owns the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. The company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, four metro newspapers, more than a dozen non-daily publications and more than 100 digital services. Cox Media Group is headquartered at 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Atlanta, Georgia. On July 24, 2018, Cox Media Group announced that it was "exploring strategic options" to divest the 14 television stations it owns.Jay Milner
Jay Milner (1926-2011) was a journalist who wrote for many organizations throughout his career in the field. Perhaps the most notable group he was a part of was the Maddogs. He also served in the US Navy during WWII, and taught at the Texas Christian University (TCU) as well as Southern Methodist University (SMU).List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States, March 2017
This is a list of people reported killed by non-military law enforcement officers in the United States in March 2017, whether in the line of duty or not, and regardless of reason or method. The listing documents the occurrence of a death, making no implications regarding wrongdoing or justification on the part of the person killed or officer involved. Killings are arranged by date of the incident that caused death. Different death dates, if known, are noted in the description.
For lists of killings from other years, see: List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States.
The table below lists 15 individuals. (This number should update automatically when changes are saved.)List of newspapers in Texas
This is a list of newspapers in Texas, United States.Lufkin, Texas
Lufkin is a city in and the county seat of Angelina County in eastern Texas, United States. This city is 120 miles (190 km) northeast of Houston. Founded in 1882, the population was 35,837 at the 2017 census.Lufkin is situated in Deep East Texas.Lufkin (disambiguation)
Lufkin may refer to:
Lufkin, Texas, a city in Angelina County, Texas, United States
Lufkin, Wisconsin, an unincorporated community, United States
Lufkin Industries, manufacturing company based in Lufkin, Texas
Lufkin (brand), a brand featuring primarily measurement tools
Lufkin Foresters, former minor league baseball team based in Lufkin, Texas
The Lufkin Daily News, newspaper that serves the city of Lufkin, TexasNewspaper endorsements for Barack Obama in the 2008 United States presidential election
During the 2008 United States presidential election, newspapers, magazines, and other publications made general election endorsements. As of November 4, 2008, Barack Obama had received more than twice as many publication endorsements as John McCain; in terms of circulation, the ratio was more than 3 to 1, according to the detailed tables below. In summary:
According to Editor & Publisher magazine, as of November 3, 2008, there were 273 newspapers endorsing Barack Obama compared to 172 for John McCain. By comparison, the magazine reported that before election day in 2004, John Kerry received 213 endorsements compared to 205 for George W. Bush.UWIRE, in its Presidential Scorecard, reported that Barack Obama led John McCain by 94 to 2 in college newspaper endorsements, as of November 4.The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies reported that Barack Obama led John McCain by 57 to 0 in endorsements among its 123 member newspapers as of October 31, 2008.For a full list of newspapers that have endorsed John McCain, see Newspaper endorsements in the United States presidential election, 2008, for John McCain.
For a list of newspapers that have chosen not to endorse a candidate, see Newspaper endorsements in the United States presidential election, 2008.Pines Theater
The Pines Theater is a historic movie theater located in Lufkin, Texas. Built in 1925, it was designed by architect Shirley Simons and/or W. P. Berry in Moderne style.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. The City of Lufkin purchased the theater in 2007. The City has undertaken extensive restoration efforts on the theater from 2009 to 2012.Pranknet
Pranknet, also known as Prank University, is an infamous Canadian-based anonymous prank calling virtual community responsible for damage to hotels and fast food restaurants of more than $60,000 as well as multiple instances of telephone harassment. It was founded by a man who later referred to himself as "Dex1x1" (alleged to be a Canadian man named Tariq Malik). The group has been linked to nearly 60 separate incidents.Posing as authority figures, such as fire alarm company representatives and hotel front-desk/corporate managers, Pranknet participants called unsuspecting employees and customers in the United States and tricked them into damaging property, setting off fire sprinklers, breaking out windows, and other humiliating acts such as disrobing and consumption of human urine. Pranknet members can listen in real-time and discuss the progress together in a private chat room.In 2009, a wave of the pranks across the United States prompted internal alerts by Choice Hotels, as well as advisories by the Orange County, Florida Sheriff's office, and others. At that time, law enforcement officials from a number of jurisdictions and the Federal Bureau of Investigation began investigating the various incidents as well as the identity of "Dex".T. J. Turner
Thomas James "T. J." Turner (May 16, 1963 – August 24, 2009) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins. He played college football for the University of Houston. A 1981 Parade All-American, he was considered to be the top defensive end prospect in the nation coming out of high school. At Houston, he had 30 sacks, and compiled 19 sacks and 180 tackles in his last two seasons. His 52 tackles in 1982 were the most by a freshman in Houston history. As a Dolphin, he was given the nickname "Wrong-Way T.J." after taking a wrong turn onto the Florida Turnpike, blaming the mistake on the confusing Golden Glades Interchange. He drove 50 miles before attempting to turn around, at which point he flipped his truck and was cited for careless driving. He died on August 24, 2009 at age of 46.
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (1976–2000)