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UPDATE: Church suspends Marshall pastor charged with online solicitation of a minor

MARSHALL — Raymond Earl Cooper, a Nazarene pastor in Marshall, arrested and charged last week for online solicitation of a minor, has been placed on leave from the church following his arrest.

Lufkin woman charged with stealing more than $33,000 from clinic

Lufkin — A Lufkin woman is accused of stealing more than $33,000 from her employer, Southwood Animal Clinic. Sheila McDonald, 36, was taken into custody yesterday on a warrant.

District Court: Voter ID Unlikely for 2012

TEXAS — The Texas attorney general’s office issued a statement in response to today’s court order and scheduling guidelines in the state’s lawsuit against the Department of Justice over the voter ID bill.

El Paso native's controversial music video goes viral

EL PASO — Straight talk on homosexuality... "I was trembling the whole time. I thought to myself, if I do this, and it is not popular, I basically have nullified my music career," said Rapper Adair Lion.

Celebrating with cookies

'Tis the season for celebrations. If you've got a graduation or birthday coming up think cookies!

Student brings unloaded gun to Orr Elementary school in Tyler

TYLER — Release from Tyler ISD:

Kilgore Police catch Arkansas fugitive

KILGORE — On Sunday April 29, 2012 a Kilgore Police officer made a traffic stop on the 1600 block of Pentecost Rd, where two people were walking.

Gov. Perry calls for Obama administration to stop surge of illegals

On Friday, Gov. Rick Perry sent a letter calling on President Barack Obama to address the recent surge of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the U.S. and being housed in Texas and other states.

Quadruplets born in Longview hospital

LONGVIEW — Naturally conceived quadruplets were born on Monday, May 7 at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview to parents Ruben Salgado and Maria Jamaica of Tatum, Texas.