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New traffic, criminal laws take effect September 1

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today highlighted notable traffic and criminal laws that go into effect on Sept. 1, 2013.

Former ETX resident sentenced to 10 years for ficticous vehicle ID

On Thursday, Steven Joe Clowdus, 31, formerly og Mabank, plead to the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for the Placement of a Serial Number with Intent to Change the Identity of a Vehicle.

UPDATE: Kilgore woman found dead in car was strangled

 Investigation continues into the death of Amanda Woods, 30, of Kilgore.

City of Longview announces Labor Day hours

City of Longview offices will be closed, Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day.

ETX authorities arrest 3 after finding drugs, stolen phones, guns

Three were arrested after the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office seized several pounds of marijuana, numerous packages of marijuana ready for distribution, over 200 grams of methamphetamine, along with stolen weapons, stolen televisions, ce

ETX man botches robbery, claims 'just kidding'

Lufkin Police are invesitgating a bizzare situation that happened at the Super 6 motel, late Wednesday night.

ETX authorities investigating body found in parking lot

The Lufkin Police Department detectives are investigating a suspicious death that happened late Wednesday night.

Identities of 4 Smith Co. attempted burglary suspects released, 1 still pending

Four men have been charged with burglary of a habitation in connection with the attempted burglary of  the home of Charles French o

Gov. Perry signs 'Chris Kyle' bill developed by ETX representative

On Wednesday afternoon, Texas Governor Rick Perry hosted a formal signing ceremony for SB 162-- also known as the 'Chris Kyle' bill --continuing the effort to help ease employment challenges for active duty military members and their sp

Lufkin Panthers raise money for new football helmets

The Lufkin Panthers will be sporting new football helmets this year. Helmets which will be safer.