May I have your attention please.  Someone was asleep at the switch yesterday, and because of this, you were not given the opportunity to "Party like it's 1985" (the "Prince" song?).

I and I alone, shall burden the entire blame for this miscarriage of journalism, and do hope my staggering incompetence can be excused.

It was brought to my attention, by no fewer than a half dozen or so folks, that the City of Lufkin turned just over "18 dogs years old" on September 12.  Translation -- 130 years old!

Sure hope the cake was good.  There was a mini gathering yesterday at City Hall where Dickie Dixon spoke about the founding of Lufkin.  Snacks and refreshments were also served up.  Bet they were tasty.