Judge Grants Alabama-Coushatta Tribe’s Motion to Stay – Naskila Gaming to Remain Open Pending Appeal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      February 27, 2018 Contact: Chuck McDonald 512-658-5958 Statement from Jo Ann Battise, Tribal Council Chairperson in reaction to U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin’s ruling on Monday February 26, 2018. (State of Texas vs. Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Civil Action No 9:01-CV-299).  “We are grateful that the court has granted the Tribe’s motion to stay…

Babin’s bingo bill shows value of local awareness

By The Enterprise editorial staff Published 6:00 am, Tuesday, February 27, 2018   The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe faces a tough legal battle to keep its Naskila Gaming facility open. State and federal officials don’t buy the tribe’s argument that its bingo hall should be legal under the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The tribe does have one…

Lawmaker proposes bill that could keep local bingo hall open

By The Enterprise Published 4:04 pm, Wednesday, February 14, 2018 A week after a federal judge ruled the Alabama-Coushatta must shut down their gambling operations, U.S. Rep. Brian Babin introduced legislation that would permit the tribe’s popular electronic bingo hall east of Woodville to stay open. The bill, co-sponsored by Babin and representatives from Alaska, Arizona…

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Praises Congressman Babin for Introducing Bill to Preserve Jobs at Naskila Gaming

(Livingston, Texas — February 14) – The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas thanked U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (R-TX 36) for filing legislation that will help protect the 330 jobs at Naskila Gaming, the Tribe’s electronic bingo entertainment facility located on its reservation near Livingston. The legislation introduced by Congressman Babin on February 8, 2018, HR 4985,…

In Wake of Overwhelming Public Support for the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas and Naskila Gaming, Tribe to Seek Federal Clarification from Congress

(Livingston – January 18, 2018) – Buoyed by an overwhelming show of regional public support for the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas and Naskila Gaming, the Tribe announced that it will seek Congressional action in 2018 to address any potential challenges to the Tribe’s ability to continue operating the electronic bingo facility on tribal lands. Over…

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Offers Electronic Bingo

LUFKIN DAILY NEWS by Steve Knight November 30, 2016 The Native American tribe once praised by Sam Houston for remaining neutral during Texas’ struggle for independence is now fighting a battle with the state for what tribal leaders say is their right to operate gaming on their East Texas reservation. Naskila Gaming, an alcohol-free operation…

Tribe touts benefits of casino

Staff Report, cadvocate@hcnonline.com Published 2:01 pm, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Members of the Cleveland Rotary Club on Oct. 5 welcomed employees of Naskila Gaming of Livingston and members of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas to discuss their Gaming Center on the Alabama-Coushatta Reservation in Polk County. Despite legal challenges by the State of Texas, the Tribe feels that…