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Payments for Lon Morris employees are now being processed

JACKSONVILLE — 2:00pm UPDATE: Lon Morris has issued the following release to KFXK regarding their payroll update:

UPDATE: Elderly woman crashes car into Highway 69 gas station

LINDALE — 12:19 pm. Authorities tell KFXK two elderly women were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash, shortly before noon.

Willie Nelson to be honored with statue in Austin

Country music legend Willie Nelson is expected to help unveil an 8-foot statue of himself in Austin today. The privately funded monument near a new music hall shows a relaxed Nelson holding a guitar.

Texas land prices up again

San Antonio — Buying a slice of Texas just keeps getting more expensive.

State board wants calculators out of grade schoolers' hands

Austin — Texas schoolchildren should not use calculators until they learn to work through math problems the old-fashioned way — on paper, State Board of Education members said Thursday.

Man sought in Colorado prostitution case arrested in Houston

Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A Colorado man who led a lavish lifestyle authorities said was based on prostitution was in custody in Houston after his arrest by the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force.

Small plane sinks into Gulf; no sign of pilot

Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A pilot flying a Cessna across the Gulf of Mexico stopped responding to radio calls including those from two F-15 aviators who flew alongside and monitored the plane for hours as it made a cor

Lufkin teen arrested for posing as state trooper

Lufkin — A Lufkin teenager is in jail after authorities busted him for impersonating a state trooper.

Rusk County offering $1,000 reward for fugitive

Rusk County — Rusk county officials are currently searching for a wanted a fugitive.

Longview man jailed after holding girlfriend at gunpoint

A Longview man is jailed after police said he threatened his girlfriend and held her at gunpoint. Harold Bernard Johnson, 32, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.