For people whose families have lived here for generations and to people who just came yesterday, being a Texan is and should be something to be proud of. Monday we celebrated Texas Independence Day; the day, 184 years ago, Texas formally declared its independence from Mexico.
This Black History Month we’re hoping we’ve again helped shine a light on some historical figures that have been ignored. Black history is American history, but the stories have rarely been told.
With election season around the corner, we’re glad we live in Nacogdoches County where the local elections office is friendly, helpful and one of the most organized anywhere in the state.
On Monday the nation will pause to remember the birth of a great man in American history. Like any mere mortal, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was by no means perfect, but he set a shining example of racial cooperation that we can and must follow today.