This was the scene moments ago (Approximately 4:30 PM on Thursday, March 9th 2017) on Atkinson Drive in Lufkin. If you live in this area, judging by the number of power company trucks, you might have lost power for a short time.
Texas makes the weird news files again. Firefighters were called out recently to put out a fire in a grain elevator, and it turned out to be nothing more than a guy practicing his flaming baton juggling act in there. Here's where it happened.
A Lufkin landmark, Fullers Buffet, caught fire and burned today (Feb. 18th). Fullers Buffet had been a Lufkin institution for many years, serving homestyle food to East Texans. The fire began sometime after 2pm when the restaurant had closed for the day.
We've always known firefighters were heroes, but recently a few in East Texas were given that exact title officially. The Lufkin Fire Department Honor Guard was recognized last week at the Texas State Forest Festival during the "Hometown Heroes" event.