About

The Pineywoods Express focuses on news that impacts the communities in East Texas, with special focus on San Jacinto and Polk Counties.

We will adhere to the five values that are the foundation of ethical journalism; accuracy; independence; impartiality; humanity; and accountability.

The Express will strive to be your newspaper — without the paper.

By delivering your local news online and into the palm of your hand, we strive to inform our neighbors in the Pineywoods as fully and efficiently as possible. Our goal is to put the facts at your fingertips — the decision about what to do with that information is yours.

Let’s build something together!

With more than 25 years of experience, Express Editor Valerie Reddell focuses on writing the first draft of history for Deep East Texas. We report the facts about where your tax dollars go and celebrate life’s milestones with our friends and neighbors.

We want to preserve the history of the communities we serve. Who settled here, started the first churches and explain to the younger generation that the distance learning of today is much more comfortable than the one-room schoolhouse where great-grandparents mastered the three Rs.

We want to share the stories of who grows the biggest squash, who’s getting married and record the memories of those who walked through these Pineywoods long before we took our first steps.

If you have thoughts, suggestions, concerns or corrections, contact us here