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City of Tyler annexes UT Health Science Center

Tyler Mayor Barbara Bass and Dr. Kirk Calhoun, president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT), hosted a ceremony to mark the annexation of UT Health Science Center of Tyler into the city limits.

Texarkana inmate beating President Obama in 8 West Virginia counties

West Virginia — An incarcerated 53-year-old man is beating President Barack Obama in eight West Virginia counties in the state's Democratic Presidential Primary Tuesday, according to the latest figures from the West Virginia secretary

Early morning fire destroys home

A Noonday home was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning. The fire happened along the 12-thousand block of pioneer drive in Smith County. Firefighters got the call around 3 AM from a next door neighbor.

Stolen jewelry, handgun recovered

Jewelry and a handgun were recovered shortly after they were stolen, according to Morris County Sheriff Jack Martin.

Waskom resident attempts theft of copper wiring

Waskom man found at the scene of a theft was arrested March 29 as he was attempting to steal copper wiring, according to Morris County Sheriff Jack Martin.

Lufkin police responding to possible fatal shooting

Lufkin police tell KFXK they are arriving on scene of a possible fatal shooting. A security guard reports a man was found with a gunshot wound to his chest in a car outside the Veterans' Affairs clinic.

Police arrest two for assault, family violence

Quintus Wilson, 33, of Daingerfield, was arrested April 18 and charged with assault, family violence, impeding breath, according to Daingerfield Police Sgt. Tracey Climer.

Church suspends Marshall pastor charged with online solicitation of a minor

Our news partner The Longview News Journal reports Raymond Earl Cooper, a Nazarene pastor in Marshall, arrested and charged last week for online solicitation of a minor, has been placed on leave from the church following his arrest.

District Court: Voter ID Unlikely for 2012

TEXAS — The Texas attorney general’s office issued a statement in response to today’s court order and scheduling guidelines in the state’s lawsuit against the Department of Justice over the voter ID bill.

Marijuana found after wreck in downtown Lufkin

Lufkin, TX — Three small bags of marijuana lying in the middle of First Street following an accident Monday led to a Lufkin man’s arrest.