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Special Election Townhall Meeting

Published Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Join us on Monday, Oct. 12 at 5:30 PM at Keltys First Baptist Church for an Angelina County Special Election Townhall Meeting to hear from Attorney Robert Bass to discuss the proposition of “Adopting the Optional County Road System in Angelina County.” His presentation will cover unit systems for county road design, construction and maintenance. This townhall is designed to educate Angelina County citizens on a hot-topic issue that will be on the November ballot.

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Forest Festival on First Street set for Nov. 14

Published Thursday, September 10, 2020

(­Lufkin, Texas) – The Texas State Forest Festival is getting a holiday twist this year as COVID-19 impacts the East Texas Region. The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau to bring the re-branded Forest Festival on First Street, presented by Brookshire Brothers, to Angelina County this fall. The one-day festival will be held downtown Lufkin on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the 2020 date.

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The Chamber Connect Podcast is live!

Published Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The first episode of The Chamber Connect Podcast is live!

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Disaster and Recover Resources

Published Monday, August 24, 2020

With Hurricane Luara making its way to landfall in Louisiana and Texas, we are closely monitoring the storm. The hurricane could disrupt business operations.

To prepare for Hurricane Laura, we would like to share resources the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation provides for businesses to prepare and recover from disaster.

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Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

Published Thursday, August 6, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts encourages all taxpayers to continue practicing social distancing and support Texas businesses while saving money on tax-free purchases of most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks (sold for less than $100) during the annual Tax-Free weekend.

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Season Ticket Deadline Extended for AAA's 20th Anniversary Season

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Angelina Arts Alliance recently announced that – due to the tremendous response to the 20th anniversary season announcement – the deadline to order season tickets has been extended. Season subscriptions will now be available for purchase until 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28. Season ticket orders can be made online at angelinaarts.org, over the phone at 936-633-5454 or in-person at the Temple Theater Box Office, 3500 S 1st St, Lufkin, TX.

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36th Annual Texas State Forest Festival

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2020

There will be a few changes this year to the 36th Annual Texas State Forest Festival, presented by Brookshire Brothers. 

In light of the increased and overwhelming concerns about rising numbers of coronavirus cases in East Texas, the Texas State Forest Festival, previously scheduled for September, will have to be put on hold for now. The goal is that the Forest Festival will be able to be held later in the fall, November 20-22 at the George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center, Chamber President/CEO Tara Watson-Watkins said.

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HHSC Launches Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line

Published Thursday, July 2, 2020

Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919.

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