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Lufkin teen receives 20-year sentence for sex crimes against children

Lufkin, Texas — Chaos reportedly broke out in Angelina County courtroom Wednesday as a Lufkin teen was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Board OKs new east-west corridor for Longview

Longview,TX — Members of the Metropolitan Planning Organization policy board voted Wednesday to accept the 2013-16 Transportation Improvement Program projects — paving the way for construction of George Richey Road.

Upshur Co. tax offices to get new equipment

Longview, TX — The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles is upgrading its computer equipment in the two Upshur County tax offices — one of which is in Gladewater — to help speed motor vehicle transactions, Tax-Assessor Collector

Boil water notice issued in parts of Titus County

Titus County — Due to conditions which have occurred recently in the water system, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the system, (Craft-Turney Water Supply) to notify all the customers involved in the repair area

Aryan Brotherhood associate arrested in pink meth raid

The Lufkin Daily News reports the latest trend in methamphetamine resulted in the arrests of three Lufkinites Thursday morning, including an Aryan Brotherhood associate, following an Angelina County Sheriff’s Office raid.

Do you recognize this thief?

Longview authorities are working to identify a thief that tried to steal from Sears back on March 23.

3 killed in Texas cockfight shooting

Gunmen opened fire at an illegal cockfighting ring in southern Texas early Thursday morning, killing three people and wounding at least eight, the Hidalgo County sheriff's office told CNN.

UPDATE: Small plane with unresponsive pilot crashes into Gulf

A small plane that had circled the Gulf of Mexico with an apparently unresponsive pilot Thursday morning has crashed, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Christopher O'Neil says.

Harrison County officials searching for burglary suspect

Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the whereabouts of 24 year old Kenneth Blake Ponder. Ponder’s last know location was in the Jefferson, Texas and the Lone Star, Texas areas.

New test will help identify hallmarks of Alzheimer’s

A new imaging procedure at East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) will help doctors pinpoint key differences between Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.