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Pro-Perry radio ad surfaces in Iowa

With the Iowa straw poll coming up, a new radio ad supporting Rick Perry as a write-in has surfaced. Listen to the ad by clicking play in the above video.  

Tyler Social Security office to close 30 minutes earlier daily

TYLER — Effective August 15, 2011, the Tyler, Texas Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00a.m. to 3:30 p.m. a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday.

Police find suspect naked in Texas manhole

LEAGUE CITY, Texas — Police say a naked, dehydrated man found at the bottom of a 30-foot-deep manhole allegedly had been hiding from Texas officers after a domestic disturbance call.

Smith County authorities catch church copper thief

TYLER — A release by the Smith County sheriff's office states deputies caught Bryson Anthony when they were called to the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery on the 1300 block of WNW Loop 323 to check on a suspicious person.

Forest Service advising landowners starting over after Bearing Fire

Lufkin, TX — With 20,000-plus acres of fire ground to rehabilitate, Texas and U.S.

Transcanada pipeline controversy continues in Angelina County

Lufkin, TX — A transcontinental pipeline may soon be constructed along Angelina County’s western border if a presidential permit is granted later this year.

Man who resisted arrest in Lufkin feared deportation

Lufkin, TX — The man sentenced to 30 days in jail earlier this week for resisting arrest in his Lufkin home was fighting police because he feared deportation to his native country of Honduras, according to a Lufkin Police offense report r

Click here to vote on Texas license plates

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) invites Texans to share their opinion on proposed specialty license plate designs. The e-View is open for public comment from today until 5 p.m. (CST), Monday, August 1, 2011.

Hallsville fire destroys to mobile homes

Hallsville, Texas — West Harrison Fire and Hallsville Fire were called to a grass fire on Normal Lee Lane early Friday afternoon. When the fire crews arrived, five acres were ablaze.

Alleged Moffett meth cook faces federal charges

Lufkin — An alleged Moffett methamphetamine cook was released from jail last week only to be arrested again Thursday after the federal government indicted him on his existing charges.