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More than 800 jobs available at Lufkin/Angelina job fair

Lufkin, TX — More than 800 jobs will be up for the taking when The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce presents the first Forest Country Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Angelina College Activity Center, 3500 S.

Texas Forest Service conducting 'dead tree census'

Lufkin, Texas — Crews from the Texas Forest Service will spend the next two months combing the state counting trees killed by last year’s historic drought.

Trial begins today in 2010 arson case

Nacogdoches, TX — The arson and criminal mischief trial for Steven Lynn Skidmore began this morning after a jury was selected last week. Skidmore allegedly set fire to a woman’s home in December 2010.

Nacogdoches making progress on rehab, water wells

Nacogdoches, TX —  Plans are progressing for the four new city water wells, and repairs on other wells are on schedule, officials said. Yes, it has rained recently. Yes, the water levels have gone back up at the lake.

UPDATE: Autopsy shows Waco man died from natural causes, not beating

UPDATE: Waco Police say the coroner ruled that 59-year-old Claudie Wagner died from natural causes due to previous existing conditions. Therefore, Waco police will continue to investigate this case as a robbery, not a homicide.

Off-duty Arp police officer killed in Harrison County wreck

An off-duty Arp police officer died Sunday afternoon after his vehicle flipped on I-20.

Texas officials urge caution over Memorial Day weekend

Texans are urged to use caution while celebrating the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend – and when doing any outdoor activity that can cause a spark.

UPDATE: One injured in fiery Lindale wreck

UPDATE : Lindale fire officials tell KETK that 3 people were in the car at the time of the wreck, all of which got out safely before emergency crews arrived.

Cyclist never makes it home, community search party seeks answers

UPDATE: A $10,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to the location of Mickey Shunick.  

Update: Sentencing phase of Cargill trial begins

The Kimberly Cargill trial moves to the punishment phase this morning. On Friday, a jury found Cargill guilty of capital murder in the June 2010 death of Cherry Walker. She faces life without parole or the death penalty.