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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.

Amazon, Texas Comptroller negotiating sales tax deal

TEXAS — Amazon.com is negotiating with the state to start paying Texas sales taxes on online sales and to create some jobs in the state, reviving talks that fell apart at the end of last year's legislative session, sources involved in

First spill-related criminal charge names BP engineer

In the first criminal charge arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a former BP engineer who lives in Katy has been named in obstruction of justice charges alleging he destroyed evidence sought by government investigators, the Justice

Rodeo-Ready Remodel: Expo center visitors might notice $1 million in improvements

The Lufkin Daily News reports Visitors to the Angelina Benefit Rodeo at the George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center in Lufkin this week will see some improvements, renovations and new equipment.