Local News + Statewide News

Angelina school districts could lose $1 million in proposed budget

Lufkin — The Lufkin Daily News is reporting: when Texas' House passed its version of the budget, East Texas public school superintendents were anything but happy.

Balch Springs man dead in Hwy 69 crash

SMITH COUNTY — The man who was injured in a wreck on Highway 69 in Tyler on Monday, has been pronounced dead in a local hospital. He is identified as Gary Gene Parrish, of Balch Springs.

Monday wildfire update

Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 12 fires for 13,318 acres. Today the Texas Forest Service responded to 12 requests for assistance from local fire departments.

Cracking down on K2, while new substances compared to K2 remain legal

Tyler,TX — You've probably heard of the synthetic marijuana substitute, K2. If you haven't... you may not be aware of the dangers associated with the drug.

Power outages follow severe East Texas storms

EAST TEXAS — East Texas power companies continue to work on reinstating power for East Texans after the early morning storm tore through the area. Oncor  is now reporting 2, 234 homes are without power in East Texas.

Father and son charged in gang rape of 16-year old girl

HUDSON — A father and son duo have been charged in the gang rape of a 16 year old Hudson girl. Our news partners, The Lufkin Daily News report, the alleged rape took place March 5th.

Smith County officials work a major wreck on Highway 69

SMITH COUNTY — Smith County DPS troopers are on the scene of a major accident on Highway 69 and Walnut Hill Rd.

Sunday wildfire update

Sunday update on fires the TFS responded to today:

Salt tank explosion in Liberty City

LIBERTY CITY — Three salt water tankers caught fire this morning after a lightning strike during severe weather.

New baby at Lufkin's Ellen Trout Zoo

LUFKIN- The Lufkin Daily News reports the Ellen Trout Zoo has a new addition. It's a baby Bennet's Wallaby! The baby is an estimated six months old, but has just now started showing it's head.