Lufkin

10:05am

Wed May 15, 2013
Arts

Museum of East Texas extends rock 'n' roll memorabilia exhibit

An autographed photo of the late jazz singer Cab Calloway is part of the Poland Collection on display at the Museum of East Texas in Lufkin.
Credit Museum of East Texas

The Museum of East Texas in Lufkin has turned into a mini Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the premiere of the Robert Poland Collection. The Lufkin businessman has collected musical memorabilia for nearly 60 years. Poland owns buildings in Lufkin that house thousands of autographed records, guitars and other instruments from legendary musicians who span generations – from Muddy Waters to Bruce Springsteen. Over time, Poland said he’s developed a close network of dealers around the country, never once entertaining eBay to make purchases.

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10:41am

Fri September 7, 2012
Arts

Natural history museum opens in Lufkin

The Naranjo Museum of Natural History is an outgrowth of 40 years of archeological pursuits by Lufkinite Neal Naranjo. He built a 10,000 square-foot museum on Highway 59 south in Lufkin that will showcase his fossils and artifacts that once filled up his home. The ribbon cutting and grand opening is set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8.

9:44am

Wed January 18, 2012
Arts

City of Lufkin saves downtown landmark

This architectural rendering shows the Pines Theater after the restoration is complete.
Main Street Lufkin / City of Lufkin

Lufkin's deputy city manager says the Pines Theater renovation will be completed near the end of the year, at a cost of $1.7 million. The city purchased the 1920s-era building in 2007.

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