Wed January 9, 2013

Nacogdoches church welcomes young activists

Protestors swarm the Houston offices of TransCanada Monday in protest of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Credit Tar Sands Blockade

The grassroots coalition Tar Sands Blockade took its peaceful protest of the Keystone XL pipeline to Houston this week to occupy the lobby of a building where TransCanada has offices. Dozens of protesters have used civil disobedience tactics to try to slow down construction of the pipeline through East Texas. The activists, who come from all over the country, have also found their way into church pews in Nacogdoches.

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Thu August 16, 2012

Remembering Dr. Archie McDonald

Red River Radio has a heavy heart with the loss of longtime commentator Archie McDonald whose "Friday morning follies" have been a fixture on our station for more than a decade.  Dr. McDonald passed away Aug. 16 from an illness. He served on the Stephen F. Austin State University faculty for more than 40 years and was beloved in the Nacogdoches community. He was the executive director of the East Texas Historical Association for many years and wrote or edited books, journals and articles. Most recently, he served SFA as a community liaison, representing the university at many public events. He was a long time member of the Red River Radio Community Advisory Board, serving as chairperson for several terms.  He interviewed George Foreman, Alan Bean, and James Baker through his Archie McDonald Speaker Series broadcast on our station. In the classroom, on the streets of Nacogdoches, and on the airwaves, Archie will be missed tremendously.


Fri February 17, 2012

Legislative summit draws lawmakers to Nacogdoches

The 4th Lone Star Legislative Summit brought elected officials to the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches to talk about East Texas issues.


Fri February 3, 2012

East Texas educators help Hispanic children set college goals

The head of bilingual education for the Nacogdoches Independent School District says Hispanic parents often think college is unattainable. The event Sendero al Futuro aims to change that.

Parents and students across East Texas will learn about the benefits and opportunities available to college graduates at the Sendero al Futuro, or Path to the Future, event. It's planned for Feb. 4 from 1 - 4 p.m., at McMichael Middle School in Nacogdoches.


Tue January 31, 2012

Nacogdoches pediatrician helps his people

Dr. Myo Chet, a Nacogdoches pediatrician, has Burmese artwork hanging in his office.

Dr. Myo Chet is from Myanmar, also known as Burma. He moved his practice from south Texas to be closer to about 200 Burmese refugees working at the Pilgrim's Pride plant in Nacogdoches.