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UPDATE: 5th U.S. Circuit Court lifts stay for ETX death row inmate

RUSK — UPDATE: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012: The United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit just lifted Beunka Adams stay of execution.

'Top Shot' winner Ellermann still busy making appearances all around the country

As Season 4 of The History Channel’s “Top Shot” competition winds down, things are nowhere close to winding down for Season 3’s winner, Dustin Ellermann of Zavalla.

Gilmer man sentenced on federal drug charges

Longview, Texas — A Gilmer man was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison on federal drug charges.

Kilgore OKs pact to widen Texas 42

KILGORE, TX — City Council members on Tuesday entered into an agreement that will kick-start a state project to widen the southern portion of the highway linking Kilgore with White Oak.

Abandoned structure catches fire near Lake Palestine

An abandoned structure caught fire this morning in the Bullard Shadybrook neighborhood. It happened on Timber Bluff Lane at around 7:00 a.m.

Angelina Co. jailer arrested for inappropriate relationship with inmate

An alleged inappropriate relationship with an inmate landed an Angelina County jailer in custody Tuesday night.

Nacogdoches County saves $273,000 by refinancing debt

Nacogdoches, Texas — The complicated issue of refinancing and restructuring some of Nacogdoches County’s prior debt was explained at length Tuesday morning when commissioners met in regular session.

Longview pastor suspended after DWI arrest

LONGVIEW — The senior pastor of one of Longview’s oldest and largest churches has been suspended from duties after being arrested on a drunken driving charge.

Lucky to be alive

Lufkin — The Lufkin Daily News is reporting; what started as a fun-filled day of gulf fishing with friends turned into a near-death experience for one Lufkin man now coined a walking miracle.

Tyler couple accused of killing toddler back in court

A Tyler couple accused of killing a toddler were back in court today for a hearing.