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Dickie Dixon is writing “A History of Lufkin, Texas, December 1881 to the Present,” to include everything he can of significant events, people, businesses and pieces of history interesting to those who love history. If you have something of interest pertaining to the history of Lufkin or Angelina County, please contact him in one of the manners listed at the bottom of this column. 

(2) Every week, on Friday morning from 10:30 a.m. to noon, he is a guest on the Bryan Swap Shop on AM radio station KRBA radio, which is simulcast as a live television show on television station The show is aired on Suddenlink Channel 16, and the public can access it on their cellphones by googling “” A blue rectangular box will appear that says “Watch Live Here.” By clicking on this, the public can watch the show. Call in by phone at 936-632-SELL or 936-637-DEAL.

(3) There is some interest in having a cleanup day to clean up Hillcrest Cemetery. If you would like to participate, contact the author in the ways listed at the bottom of this column. 

(4) The Jasper County Historical Commission is looking for pictures of Jasper County sheriffs.  If you have one, or if you know of the whereabouts of one, contact John Jasper or Linda Primrose at the number or email given below. 

(5) Wayne Fults will discuss “Lufkin’s Early Soda Bottles” at the 4 p.m. meeting of the Angelina County Genealogical Society in the Community Meeting Room of Kurth Memorial Library on 706 South Raguet Street in Lufkin. Coffee and cookies begin at 3 p.m. For more information, contact the author. 

(6) Bill O’Neal, formerly the Texas state historian, will discuss his new book Billy Dixon Plainsmen at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, at the Fellowship Hall of Keltys United Methodist Church on 1867 Old Mill Road in Lufkin. For more information, contact Rev. Cindy Doran whose information is below.

(7) The East Texas Archeological Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, in a room on the first floor of the Ferguson building on the SFASU campus to hear Wilson W. “Dub” Crook speak on “Outstanding Findings in the Andy Kyle Collection from Clovis Times (c. 13,000 B.C.) to Late Prehistoric (c. A.D. 1500). For more information, contact Tom Middlebrook.

(8) The Angelina County Genealogical Society will hold its Christmas party from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Keltys United Methodist Church on 1867 Old Mill Road in Lufkin. President Dickie Dixon will cook a brisket and make up sauces homemade, and members are asked to bring sides. The party will conclude at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Rev. Cindy Doran or Dickie the author.

(9) The author hereby acknowledges the receipt of the new book by Jerry Hopkins entitled The History of Clever Creek Baptist Church.  Comments and remarks will be forthcoming soon.

Contact information:

  • John Jasper or Linda Primrose — 409-384-6441 or
  • Rev. Cindy Doran — 936-852-4123 or
  • Dickie Dixon — For book reviews, please send a complimentary copy to Kissin’ Kuzzins, P.O. Box 151001, Lufkin, TX 75915-1001. For questions about genealogy or queries about your family, please contact the author at 936-240-8378, by email at or by mail to the address above.

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