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The Deep East Texas Council of Governments or DETCOG says third quarter retail sales tax revenue hit a new record in its 12-county region. If the trend continues, it will be the best year for local taxable retail sales since DETCOG started tracking this local revenue stream eight years ago.

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A Nacogdoches plant that manufactures rot-proof doorframes will stay open for the foreseeable future.

North Carolina-based Endura Products received a $200,000 check this month from the Deep East Texas Council of Governments or DETCOG. Endura is one of a dozen companies that has benefited from DETOG’s Forgivable Loan program.

About 1,000 retirees in deep East Texas are working to replenish the bookshelves at two elementary schools in West, Texas. They were destroyed when a fertilizer plant exploded in the town last year.

The Deep East Texas Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks gently used books at kindergarten through fifth grade reading levels. Director Pam Dunn said this a month-long, statewide effort through the Texas Senior Corps Association.