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Angelina Co. jailer arrested for inappropriate relationship with inmate

An alleged inappropriate relationship with an inmate landed an Angelina County jailer in custody Tuesday night.

Nacogdoches County saves $273,000 by refinancing debt

Nacogdoches, Texas — The complicated issue of refinancing and restructuring some of Nacogdoches County’s prior debt was explained at length Tuesday morning when commissioners met in regular session.

Longview pastor suspended after DWI arrest

LONGVIEW — The senior pastor of one of Longview’s oldest and largest churches has been suspended from duties after being arrested on a drunken driving charge.

Lucky to be alive

Lufkin — The Lufkin Daily News is reporting; what started as a fun-filled day of gulf fishing with friends turned into a near-death experience for one Lufkin man now coined a walking miracle.

Tyler couple accused of killing toddler back in court

A Tyler couple accused of killing a toddler were back in court today for a hearing.

HBO Obesity Series Showing Texas Schools Debuts

AUSTIN, Texas — Comptroller Susan Combs, who appears in a new HBO documentary series on obesity, on Monday at a screening championed the need for families to pay close attention to their children's health.

Skip the line, go online

The Texas Department of Public Safety is advising residents to avoid the summer rush at driver license offices across the state by renewing their license or identification card early or online.

East Texas primary pits Simpson vs. Merritt, again

EAST TEXAS — State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, has referred to his 2010 defeat of seven-term House incumbent Tommy Merritt as a “David and Goliath-like” battle.

Phone calls link man to ETX burglary

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY — An arrest has been made in an Etoile burglary that happened back on February 25.

Wanted 2002 Henderson County fugtive finally captured in Arkansas

HENDERSON COUNTY — A Henderson County wanted fugitive that has been on the run for a decade has finally been arrested. Travis Wayne Jones, who is now 50, was arrested back in July of 2001 for sexual indecency with a child.