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Since 1882, Lufkin has been an integral part of the Forest Country of Texas and our forest legacy has propelled us into one of the most progressive communities in the Central East Texas region.
We are the #1 Micropolitan community in Texas and the HUB for a population base approaching 400,000 in our nine county region. With manufacturing, retail, and healthcare driving our economy, we continue to lead the region in jobs, retail sales and healthcare services.
Add to that a GREAT quality of life with access to fishing, hunting and a variety of outdoor sports, being located strategically between two national forests, and a progressive leadership with a can-do spirit and well, come see for your self! It is a fun place to visit, a great place to live and a progressive place to do business. Make your destination Lufkin!
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
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Got a BIG Idea?WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR IS THOSE AWESOME IDEAS THAT WILL HELP MAKE LUFKIN/ANGELINA COUNTY A BETTER PLACE!
So, what BIG IDEAS do you have for our future?
Recent BIG IDEAS
We are in need of a public pool or water park. I just moved here from Baytown Texas. Baytown has added several water parks in the past two years, creating new revenue for the city as well as family recreation.Kimberly Barnett ~ Team National Independant Marketing Director
i think it is benefical to have a place for school kids to be able to go to and not get in any trouble...have a place that provides different varieties of food with a dance area, game area and a room with plenty of tables for them to do homework with their friends or club meetings and also plenty of area in the back of place for them to play basketball, football, soccer, etc and someone educating them from bullying to ethnic heritage but in an entertaining way...the school kids need a place to go and be themselves but also keep away from drugs and all this trouble..make sure have plenty of adults there to be security as well as mentors.erika oney ~ unemployed
i think lufkin needs a place for kids to go and play , to help them stay off drugs, like chuck e cheese. we also need another toys r us. also the old randells would be a great spot to put in a dance floor, bowilling alley, pool tables and arcade games as well as bounce houses. it is big enough.i also think you could hold birthday parties there. but do not make it have a outrageous price to go in and play.Anonymous
Afforfable apartments, the new Pioneer Crossing for families are awesome, but the requirements are hard to meet. If we dont qualify for low income we are stuck in the middle because everything else is way out of budget. Nice, affordable complexes would be great.Anonymous
I think Lufkin could benefit from having an Aquarium with a water/amusement park here. I understand this would be a large investment, but I can only imagine it would more than pay off in the end. I know there's a zoo, but I think an aquarium would be a great addition. And I realize that there are 'splash pads' at the parks. But I think if even a small water/amusement park to start out, and/or an Aquarium would be a great way to expand learning opportunities, field trips, and family adventures for our children, and students without having to travel so far. I think with the way Lufkin is growing, it would be very beneficial to the town, and the people in it. I believe it would be very successful, could provide additional jobs, and internships as well. This I believe could also provide for more food vendors/entrepreneurs to come set up and sell their food, snacks, and things of the sort. I also think that with this, instead of the people from Lufkin and the surrounding area travelling 2+ hours to have amusement and additional educational opportunities, it would start bringing more people to our town of Lufkin instead.Erin Joy ~ Student
I would love to see something like Incredible Pizza/Chuck E. Cheese.......something where the family can all attend for a good time instead of traveling a distance just to get there. Especially with this economy and gas prices.....hopefully soon Lufkin will have something like that.linda ibarra ~ rojo's concrete
It would be really nice to have some kind of arcade like dave and busters a huge one..and a bigger mall...maybe even a casino type place.Roxanne Lombardo ~ ?
All of the ideas so far seem terrific, but I have to add my vote on the dog park since there are so many of us within the city limits who are restricted to our apartments and have no safe solutions for our pets and people. And based on the most recent student enrollment count I think it's time to admit that Lufkin is NO LONGER a retirement community. We need to band together and develop a center for families with children to teens like a water park(for the summer) and a putt putt/go cart track(for the winter). Otherwise the kids are going to do what they currently are doing and walking the streets getting into trouble from sheer boredom and lack of opportunity. I am personally trying to establish a Support group for families and eventually will open a Comic Book Store for our kids. So that's might two cents and Big Idea. :-)Natasha Heath ~ Creative Life Autism Support Group
A Gym (Lifetime Fitness, Villasport) and Homegoods/Marshall's and I would be one happy Mom/Wife!!!Anonymous
I just moved here recently, and was sad to see there were no dog parks/places for dogs to socialize off leash. So many cities have these, and I think residents here would get great use out of one. Really does a wonderful job of bringing people together.Jessica Coffin ~ 300 Mile Investments, Ltd.
I would like for lufkin to have a arcade for teenagers.. a swimming pool!marco rojo ~ None
I would like for lufkin to put some indoor soccer facilties.Luis Mendoza ~ none
the downtown area is old and falling apart many empty buildings. why not take down an entire block of buildings and make a central park. the city could invite local food vendors in during the day to provide breakfast and lunch. people in the area can get some exercise walking to the park for lunch outside on a beautiful day. you could even put an koi pond in the center if you like.Paul Jackson ~ TR home inventory service
Have an event downtown for all ages. one weekend a year, in the evening. Have the roads blocked off, invite musicians (from around town: guitarists, singers, any talent) to come and have their own little space to preform. Restaurants, hotels, and shops all open. (including the new awesome coffee shop). You guys could even set up a few booths. If you posted ads in town (and at the schools definately), then you would get a big crowd. E-mail me for more details because I have a lot of ideas :)Anonymous
Lufkin is known as a retirement area, but with the current economy, retirees are finding they need to continue to work. Lufkin needs more jobs for thee 55 & over age bracket. Those that need more of a job than the Walmart greeter or the sample person for Chick-Fa-La. We need industry that recognizes that these people still have a lot to offer.Anonymous
Not a big idea but an idea none the less. Get rid of the alligators in the lake next to the zoo. Then rent Canoe's & Paddle boats.John Brink ~ Memorial Health System of East TX
Not sure if this is exactly a big idea, but a money making idea.
Tons and tons of people go to Louisiana just for gambling purposes and while they are there they also shop......So why not, if they are gonna do it anyway provide a place where the money can stay in Texas.....????
I have two ideas. One the city could invite Dave & Buster to open a place here. they could use the old Randall's building.
Second, Provide classes on the sport of geocaching. Invite geocachers to hold events here in the city. For information about geocaching http://www.geocaching.com.
Firework show/display on New Years would be terrific!!...Olivia Leigh Spradlin ~ LibbyLu.com
First of all, thank you very much for the Buffalo Wild Wings. Next my family would really like to see a Kohl's. Despite the stores that we do have hear most of our shopping is done in Beaumont or Austin for that store alone.Jeremy Bertrand ~ Dell
How about putting a parking garage at the George H Henderson Expo Center. With all the events there, a lot of people find themselves having to park along side the highway. The garage could help clear up some of the traffic, especially around the Fourth and Forest Festival celebrations.Abran Arvizu ~ N/A
A park for dogs!! I have a 70 pound baby who couldn't even hurt a fly, and running for the ball inside my aprtment is getting old. He is such a sweetheart! He used to live in another state with my son, and they would always take him to this amazing place for dogs. It hurts my heart to always have him on a leash when we go outside. Make it happen please!!!Dolores Perez ~ CIS
a Souper Salad would be so good in this area!Anonymous
my big ideal is to bring a company like itz to lufkin so the kids can a fun place to play and spend timecarla guillen ~ noe
a putt putt golf course like Mountasia in Humble,Texas...the entire family can go and have a blast, anything from putt putt to bumper boats arcade games etc. If you've been there you know what I mean! Someone who had the money to start one of these would make their money back and then some in no time! Hubby and I have ideas so if you decide to do it let us know! LOL!