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Brown sworn in as mayor

The Lufkin Daily News reports well-wishers, friends, city staff and Boy Scouts filled the council chambers at Lufkin City Hall on Tuesday for a swearing-in ceremony for two incumbent Lufkin City Council members and a new mayor.

Errors on Voter Registration Cards in Upshur County

GILMER — Upshur County residents should check their new voter registration cards for the accuracy of information on them since a handful of the cards have been found to contain errors, said Pam Dean, deputy voter registrar in the Upshur C

Murder and mayhem at the Tyler Public Library

tyler — Who’s killing the Friends of the Library? There’s murder afoot at the Tyler Public Library, and Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple and Philip Marlowe must find the killer before the Library is lost.

Advocate tells homeowners not to delay on appraisal protests as AG’s opinion on law looms

Longview, TX — The head of an area advocacy group is urging homeowners to protest their appraised values now in anticipation of a Texas Attorney General’s opinion that could lower appraisals and tax bills — but after the prote

Beaumont man guilty of possessing more than 1,000 child porn videos, 11,000 images

TYLER, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 37-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has pleaded guilty to Federal Child Pornography charges.

Drugs, weapons seized in arrest of Most Wanted Texas Mexican Mafia member

AUSTIN – Felix Velasquez Jr., 30, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is in custody today after his arrest in south San Antonio.

Autopsy results on 'Swamp People' star Mitchell Guist expected soon

ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA — Autopsy results on Mitchell Guist, a star of the reality TV show "Swamp People," should be ready Wednesday. A cause of death has not yet been determined.

Club-wielding robbers break into Nacogdoches home

According to Nacogdoches authorities, three unknown men broke into a woman's house and stole an undisclosed amount of money.

Update: Officials identify man killed in Longview shooting

Longview police officials have identified the person who died in last night's shooting as 23-year old Deaundray Lamanze Rossum of Kilgore. The shooting happened in the 2900 block of Signal Hill Drive at 9:54 p.m.

Update: Empty house burns in Chapel Hill

No one lives in the home that burned, according to authorities at the scene. The fire is now out, but crews remain on the scene to put out any hot spots that may pop up.