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ETX man sentenced to 8 years in prison for indecency with a child

Jonas Luckey, 30, of Commerce, Texas, was sentenced to 8 years in prison on Friday, April 19, for Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact.

Catholic school teacher fired for 'violating' school's relationship guidelines

Carla Hale was fired after 19 years of teaching at the school after her partner's name appeared in her mother's obituary.

VIDEO: FBI searches Boston bombing suspect's widow's home

On Monday, FBI agents visited the Rhode Island family home of Katherine Russell. She is the widow of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Football Outlook: Pine Tree to welcome new offense, stadium

Hayden Henry writes for the Longview News-Journal. He's got the latest on the Pine Tree Pirates.

Tony Romo’s workdays about to get longer?

Gil Lebreton writes for the fort Worth Star-Telegram. Tony Romo is going to have more imput on play-calling this season.

Smith County voters: Location change for early voting

Starting Monday, the Smith County Elections Office is offering early voting in the new, easy to access location.

'Demand a Vote' march to be held May 13

Texan Gun Rights, Gun Rights Across America, and Dallas-Fort Worth Day of Resistance along with Texas Voters, Law-Abiding Gun Owners, Parents and Concerned Citizens will march together on Monday, May 13, at noon to "DEMAND A VOTE" on

Credit education: An important ingredient for homeownership

(StatePoint) There's a good reason why many people dream of owning a home. Homeownership offers benefits such as stable monthly payments and the opportunity to establish a sense of community.

Lufkin teen jailed for evading arrest and driving while intoxicated

A 19 year old woman is arrested for evading arrest and driving while intoxicated. Lufkin Police were called to the 5100 block of Lotus Lane at 7:55 p.m. last night.

UPDATE: 'Explosion' heard before Jacksonville business went up in flames

UPDATE: Fire officials tell FOX 51 that they have not started their investigation due to several hot spots and areas still smoking.