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544 NHS students absent after rumors of gang violence

Nacogdoches, TX — Though some parents had heard of fights and guns on Nacogdoches ISD campuses Friday, officials said rumors of such instances were not true.

Homeless man gets 35 years for Lufkin woman's 2011 drowning death

Lufkin, TX — A homeless man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after entering a guilty plea in a homeless woman’s August 2011 drowning death.

Angelina County's new weigh station set to operate May 14

Lufkin, TX — Drivers of commercial vehicles will need to take a slight detour off U.S. 59 south of Diboll starting next week.

Group seeks to bring more development to West Longview

Longview, TX — Horace Greeley told Americans in 1865 to “Go west, young man!” A similar call can be heard today among civic and business leaders in West Longview.

“We Remember” Memorial Trek dedicated to Deputy Sheri Jones

The "We Remember" Memorial Trek across Texas takes place each year to honor the officers that have lost their lives and their families. This ride honors those brave men and women who have lain down their lives.

Harrison County 2-year old drowns in pool

A Harrison County 2-year old died Sunday afternoon in an apparent drowning. At around 4:30 p.m., Harrison County 911 dispatchers received a call from an address on Private Road 4137, near Harleton, about a possible drowning.

Ricklan Holmes to be named John Tyler football coach

KFXK's Danny Elzner has learned that Ricklan Homes will be named the new head football coach at John Tyler later today. TISD will make it official at a school board meeting at 5:30.

Elderly Longview woman hit by SUV dies from injuries

LONGVIEW— An elderly woman hit by an SUV succumbed to her injuries a few days ago.

Team Penning and Ranch Sorting in Henderson

Now this weekend's competition  was organized by the East Texas Team Penning Association of Henderson, and competitors were looking to win cash as well as earn points that will be added up nationally at the end of the season.

Grassroots America endorses Larry Smith for Smith County Sheriff

SMITH COUNTY — Grassroots America - We the People endorsed Larry Smith for Smith County Sheriff on Friday. Here is the information provided to FOX 51 by Grassroots: