SFA students explore local businesses to generate entrepreneurial ideas

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — More than two dozen Stephen F. Austin State University students majoring in a variety of subjects spent the semester exploring local businesses to learn about the challenges owners faced on their paths to success. The students, who are either members of the Rusche College of Business Economics Reading Group or participants in the college’s “Discovering Business […]

The Stone Fort Museum Cum Concilio Club Historic Preservation Award

The Stone Fort Museum Cum Concilio Club Heritage Preservation Award honored our recipients Frances Adams Shofner and Rick Still at our biennial banquet at the Cole Art Center on Wednesday, November 29, 2023.  Carolyn Spears, director of the Stone Fort Museum, explained that this award was established in honor of the Cum Concilio Club’s dedication […]


Nacogdoches Independent School District received a rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ School FIRST financial accountability rating system. The “Superior Achievement” rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of Nacogdoches ISD’s financial management and reporting system. The report was presented Nov. 16 to NISD’s Board of Trustees. The Texas Education Agency assigns […]

Ray Driver Obituary

FEBRUARY 9, 1942 – NOVEMBER 17, 2023 Obituary Ray Driver was born on February 9, 1942 in Nacogdoches, Texas and passed away on November 17, 2023 in Gary, Texas, attaining the age of 81 years of age. He attended Nacogdoches High School and Stephen F. Austin University. He was the son of Willis Floyd and Addie Faye […]

SFA’s Electric Guitar Ensemble to perform jazz standards, Christmas favorites

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Electric Guitar Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform a varied program ranging from jazz standards to Christmas favorites when the student group performs at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Music Recital Hall, Wright Music Building, on the SFA campus. Directed by School of Music faculty member […]

Karen Chandler Obituary

September 30, 1966 ~ November 27, 2023 57 Years Old Obituary Karen Chandler, 57 of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, November 27, 2023 in Nacogdoches. Visitation for Karen will be 12:00-2:00 pm on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at Laird Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at 2:00 pm with Brother Jeremiah Moss officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairview […]

Marjorie Kathleen (Pitts) Meehan Obituary

November 1, 1925 ~ November 25, 2023 98 Years Old Obituary Our sweet mother, Marjorie Kathleen Pitts Meehan, passed away peacefully early this morning on November 25, 2023, at the age of 98. She was the daughter of Jasper and Dollie Pitts, born in Port Arthur, Texas on November 1, 1925. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High […]

NAC-CAN General Coalition Meeting

Good Afternoon,  Can you believe the Thanksgiving Holidays have come and gone for another year? I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Now it is Holiday and Christmas Cheer time..Our General Coalition meeting is coming up on December 21, Noon to 1pm. The time has changed from 2pm-3pm to Noon-1pm, so we will have lunch […]

Health Inspection Report Week of 11/28/2023

The Inspection Services Department carries out the general health & safety inspections of occupancies requiring a health permit within the jurisdiction of the City of Nacogdoches. The primary function of the Health Inspector is the interpretation, inspection and field compliance efforts of the technical codes and laws. These codes and laws are Federal, State and Local. […]