Latest Nacogdoches, Texas Stories

2011-08-02 09:10:00

Authorities in an east Texas town have found what is likely debris from the space shuttle Columbia that disintegrated on its way from orbit in 2003, TV station KTRE is reporting. A large, metal, object appeared in the mud of Lake Nacogdoches, which is suffering from an ongoing drought as many lakes in the region are. The object is in an isolated area that is not easily accessible. "The lower water level has exposed a larger than normal area on the northern side of the lake", said NPD Sgt....

2010-10-30 19:50:00

NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lamar University team of Matt Morrison of Silsbee, Texas, and Danny Iles of Hemphill, Texas, led all three days of competition at the National Guard FLW College Fishing Texas Division Regional Championship on Sam Rayburn Reservoir and weighed a day three six-bass catch weighing 12 pounds, 6 ounces for a three-day total of 51-4 to win a top prize of $50,000, which includes a Ranger boat and outboard wrapped in school colors for the winning...

2010-09-02 10:12:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction will start soon on a new luxury student housing development in Nacogdoches, but unlike most new development projects, this one is preserving and incorporating a piece of history into its plans. Legends will bring to life the vision of Domus Development's Eric Jakimier. "The history of site is extremely unique and I really wanted to preserve that," said Jakimier of the land where the development is to be built, which is about 2 blocks from the...

2009-02-16 06:50:00

NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Implementing his experience as having been a parole and probation officer, author Calvin Bowden weaves a suspenseful story about a victim who has to confront her rapist again in order to survive in his novel "Showdown on the Frio: The Good and the Evil" (published by iUniverse). Having learned about the different levels and types of criminal behavior while witnessing the shortcomings of state and federal criminal justice systems, Bowden took his...

2009-02-13 12:11:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Three more passengers injured in the fiery Dec. 20, 2008 crash of Continental Airlines, Inc., (NYSE: CAL) Flight 1404 at Denver International Airport have filed negligence claims against the airline, according to The Gibson Law Firm. The claims were filed Friday in state district court in Houston by Mark Reyna, of Houston, Texas; Nicholas Hamra, of Baltimore, Maryland; and Jessica Mutschler, of Reisterstown, Maryland. All were passengers headed for George...

2008-09-21 00:00:21

Oncor's work is done in East Texas, according to Oncor Senior Vice President for Distribution Brenda Pulis. As of Saturday, every home or business in southeast Texas affected by Hurricane Ike that could take electricity had power. Some homes and businesses may be too damaged to be restored. At the peak of Hurricane Ike's impact on Sept. 13, 108,000 homes and businesses were without power in the Lufkin, Nacogdoches and Tyler areas. "Oncor crews have worked hard to return electric...

Word of the Day
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.