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DPS Announces Flood Safety Awareness Week

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today reminded Texans of the steps they can take to protect their families and property as Flood Safety Awareness Week approaches, which is March 12 – 16.

Nacogdoches gasoline spill cleanup could take weeks

Nacogdoches, TX — It’ll be several weeks before all efforts to clean the gasoline spill from Banita Creek will be completed, said Nacogdoches Fire Chief Keith Kiplinger.

Fiery wreck shuts down westbound lane on I-20

DPS and emergency crews are on the scene of a two-vehicle wreck in Gregg County. One of the vehicles involved caught fire near Highway 31, according to Gregg County DPS officials.

Henderson County Man Guilty of Mail Fraud

TYLER, Texas – A 56-year-old Athens, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

UPDATE: Man arraigned in sexual assault of elderly Harrison County woman

HARRISON COUNTY — Bradley Gary-Joe Varnell has been arraigned on the charges of sexual assault of the elderly, attempting to take a weapon from a law enforcement official, and evading arrest.

Smith Co. crews responding to major accident involving at least two horses

Fox 51 crews on scene say, a truck carrying a horse trailer lost control and flipped. The trailer, carrying two horses, broke off from the truck on impact.

Four Kilgore men plead guilty to federal drug trafficking

Kilgore – Four Kilgore, Texas residents have pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Nacogdoches County official en route to gas well explosion

Nacogdoches County crews are en route to a major gas explosion off County Road 342 near Highway 7 East. Details are limited at this time.  

Names of victims released in deadly Diboll train accident

Lufkin — Names have been released in the victims killed.

Alleged bleach attack victims testify in trial

Lufkin, Texas — A series of alleged bleach attack victims testified in day three of Kimberly Saenz’s capital murder trial, explaining how their lives have been impacted by the events of April 2008.