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$30 million school bond on table in Tatum

Tatum — The Tatum Independent School District is asking voters to approve a $30 million bond package in May, Superintendent Dee Hartt said Tuesday.

Federal funds cut for extended unemployment benefits

Nacogdoches, TX — Forty-five people in Nacogdoches County will be affected by last week’s announcement by the Texas Workforce Commission that Texas is no longer eligible for federally funded extended benefits.

Nacogdoches set to vote on contractor for water issues

Nacogdoches, TX — The construction company to drill the first of several new wells for the city of Nacogdoches and help with future water issues, is up for approval during Tuesday’s council meeting.

Prescribed burn today in Angelina National Forest

Lufkin, TX — Officials with the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Angelina/Sabine Ranger District, will have a prescribed burn today on the Angelina National Forest of approximately 3,400 acres located west of FM 705, south of FM

Dad goes on trial in co-sleeping death of infant son

Lufkin, Texas — After his wife was found guilty of child endangerment three weeks ago in the co-sleeping death of their 4-month old son, Mark Clark is set to face an Angelina County jury this week.

Tyler ISD schools to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Tyler – Students from several Tyler ISD schools will celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May, a few days early since the holiday falls on Saturday this year.

Smith Co. officials set trial date for accused murder

smith county — Smith County officials have set a court date for Kimberly Cargill, the woman accused of murdering a mentally challenged woman.

Texas-based EPA regulator resigns over 'crucify' remark

Dallas — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency's office in Dallas has resigned over comments he made in 2010 that became the focus of political condemnation last week.

ETX woman gets 25 years for having sex with teen

An Diboll woman will spend the next quarter-century in prison for having sex with a teenager. Natalie Johnson, 32, was sentenced to 25 years behind bars for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Surprise greets returning soldier in Longview

Sam Gardner Horton thought she was meeting her sister for a quiet Sunday dinner with her nephew, Army Spc. Artineal Gardner who arrived Saturday on leave from Afghanistan.