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Henderson County Man Guilty of Mail Fraud

TYLER, Texas – A 56-year-old Athens, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

UPDATE: Man arraigned in sexual assault of elderly Harrison County woman

HARRISON COUNTY — Bradley Gary-Joe Varnell has been arraigned on the charges of sexual assault of the elderly, attempting to take a weapon from a law enforcement official, and evading arrest.

Smith Co. crews responding to major accident involving at least two horses

Fox 51 crews on scene say, a truck carrying a horse trailer lost control and flipped. The trailer, carrying two horses, broke off from the truck on impact.

Four Kilgore men plead guilty to federal drug trafficking

Kilgore – Four Kilgore, Texas residents have pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Nacogdoches County official en route to gas well explosion

Nacogdoches County crews are en route to a major gas explosion off County Road 342 near Highway 7 East. Details are limited at this time.  

Names of victims released in deadly Diboll train accident

Lufkin — Names have been released in the victims killed.

Alleged bleach attack victims testify in trial

Lufkin, Texas — A series of alleged bleach attack victims testified in day three of Kimberly Saenz’s capital murder trial, explaining how their lives have been impacted by the events of April 2008.

2 record-setting fish caught on Lake Fork

Lake Fork, TX — Historically, Lake Fork boasts some of the best bass catching records around; now anglers can hunt for a different kind of buffalo at Lake Fork.

City of Chandler to dedicate new city seal and “In God We Trust" motto

CHANDLER — On Tuesday March 13th from 5:00 to 6:00 the City of Chandler will host a City Hall Open House and meet and greet with the Mayor and City Council.

Residents invited to sponsor decorative hydrants at Dog Park

(Longview, TX) The City of Longview and Longview Dog Park, Inc. are encouraging residents to sponsor decorative fire hydrants at Stragent Dog Park, located at 121 Summers Drive adjacent to the Paul Boorman Trail.