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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Local News


Santa offers message of hope, giving

Santa Claus brought a bit of holiday magic to the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce’s weekly conference call Tuesday. Read more

Zion Hill project set for January

City leaders are looking at a completion date of February 2022 for a long discussed renovation and restoration of the historic Zion Hill Ch… Read more

Officials urge diligence as fatalities rise

Local officials continue to urge the public to wear masks and keep their distance during the last month of what has been a trying year. Read more

Limited number of seats open for Lamp-Lite show

Shuttered since rehearsals for a modern Shakespeare comedy were abruptly halted in March, the Lamp-Lite Theatre will hold a reservations-on… Read more

Local Sports


'Jacks sprint past 'Jackets in opener, 102-57

Almost a week after the 2020-21 season was scheduled to begin, the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks finally got on to the hardwood Tuesday nig… Read more


Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 — Nacogdoches Dragons vs. Central Heights Devils Gallery


Devils surge past Dragons late, 56-54

The Central Heights Blue Devils held the lead against the Nacogdoches Dragons for 27 seconds on Tuesday night, but late-game heroics courte… Read more


Keep Washington away from Austin

In 41 days, the 87th Texas Legislature will meet in Austin in a session that’s sure to be filled with contentious moments. Read more

Shop local this holiday season

Ready or not, the season of shopping is here. Thanksgiving is behind us, and the march toward Christmas has official begun. Read more




LaVaughn Parrish

Nov. 29, 2020 Read more

Judy Ann Yarborough

Judy Ann Yarborough, 81, of Nacogdoches, died Nov. 27, 2020, in Boerne, Texas. She was born Sept. 1, 1939, in Nacogdoches. Read more

Weather Today

Heavy rain


51° 35°

Mainly cloudy and rainy. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the mid 30s.

Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SE at 11 mph
Chance of Rain:80%
UV Index:2 Low
Sunrise:07:01:42 AM
Sunset:05:14:54 PM

This Week's Forecast

Heavy rainWed
80%51° 35°
Partly cloudyThu
10%51° 36°
Mostly clearFri
10%54° 30°
10%59° 34°
10%58° 32°
10%58° 34°
Mostly clearTue
10%60° 37°

Around the State


Terror, hate-crime counts mulled in Vegas in 2-state rampage

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prosecutor in Nevada said Tuesday that three people from Texas could face terrorism and hate-crime charges following sev… Read more


Thomas Reavley, oldest active federal judge, dies at 99

HOUSTON (AP) — Thomas M. Reavley, the oldest active federal judge who served for 41 years on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has die… Read more


Texas virus spread even puts desert artist hub Marfa on edge

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 9,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients Tuesday for the first time since a deadly summer outbreak as t… Read more

Around the Nation


China denies weakening sanctions enforcement on North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday rejected U.S. accusations it is weakening its enforcement of U.N. sanctions against North Korea, but said… Read more


UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

British officials authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on Wednesday, greenlighting the world’s first shot against the virus that… Read more

Walmart drops $35 minimum for its members' online orders

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers on who pay a $98-a-year membership fee will get free shipping on orders of any size starting Friday. Read more

Odd & Offbeat News

Couple complain Animal Planet show cast them as pot growers

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A couple say they were cast in a false light on an Animal Planet reality television show about state Fish and Game con… Read more

Entertaiment News


Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree turns on, with virus rules

NEW YORK (AP) — Rockin' around the Christmas tree is going to look different for visitors at Rockefeller Center this year, starting with We… Read more


18 indicted, including rapper, in gang-related activity

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday announced the indictment of 18 people, including New York City rapper Casanova, in connection to a l… Read more


'Big Sky' producers recognize Native American criticism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Native American tribes and advocates are condemning “Big Sky,” a Montana-set ABC drama, for ignoring the history of viol… Read more