Tropical Storm Harvey Forecast

Tropical Storm Harvey Forecast

Thursday, August 24th through Tuesday, August 29th

Thunderstorms will continue to shift well south of I-20 for
Thursday, but begin to lift back northward on Friday.

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Harvey will continue to strengthen and make landfall along the Texas Coastal Bend by Friday night. Harvey is modeled to move northeastward into East Texas and South Louisiana this weekend into next week.

At this time, rainfall amounts of six to ten inches are expected across portions of Deep East Texas and adjacent Central Louisiana, with isolated higher amounts possible. Lesser amounts are expected further north in our area.

If these rainfall amounts pan out, flash flooding as well as river flooding will be likely. However, uncertainty is high with this forecast, and adjustments to rainfall amounts and timing are likely over the next few days.

May Happenings

May Happenings

What a great month! Spring is in full bloom, even in the most northern areas of the U.S. In the south, summer weather will begin to appear. The month brings a profusion of flowers, and a wealth of holidays and special events perfect for flower giving.

1. The month of May concludes with Memorial Day, an opportunity to remember and to honor members of the Armed Forces who have given their lives so we can enjoy freedom and the lifestyles we lead.

2. An annual summer tradition, the Neches River Rendezvous is a scenic 10-mile trip on the Neches River. This event is designed to promote outdoor wilderness adventure in East Texas by framing a day of paddling with the panoramic Neches River and surrounding forests in a fun, family-oriented experience. A delicious hamburger lunch is served at the conclusion of the paddling trip. Free Shuttle service is provided to and from the river.

Contact 936-634-6644

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All entry forms and payment may be mailed to:
The Chamber- Neches River Rendezvous
1615 S. Chestnut St.
Lufkin, TX 75901

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East Texas Area Special Olympics Spring Games

East Texas Area Special Olympics Spring Games

Spring Games for East Texas Area Special Olympics Athletes on April 29 at Abe Martin Stadium

 Athletes will compete in traditional and modified track and field events; This is the second-largest annual Special Olympics competition put on for East Texas area athletes.

 LUFKIN – Three hundred children and adults with intellectual disabilities from Lufkin and 18 nearby counties in the East Texas area will compete for the gold medal in track & field events at the annual Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) Area 7 Spring Games, being held on Saturday, April 29 at Abe Martin Stadium. 

 Competitors will participate in traditional and modified track and field events from 9:30 a.m. – Noon.  The event will officially kickoff with the Opening Ceremony at 9:00 a.m., featuring the Parade of Athletes, a passing of the Flame of Hope and the lighting of the cauldron. This year’s Spring Games will include Larry Venable, a 75-year old athlete from the Tyler Rose delegation.


To qualify for the area Spring Games, athletes must be at least eight years old and have spent a minimum of eight weeks training for their events. Some athletes 12 years old and up will be participating as a means to meet qualifying standards for the upcoming statewide competition – Summer Games – which will take place in Arlington from May 26-28.

About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 58,300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas;; Visit the SOTX – East Texas Area Facebook page