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Saluting the Stars & Stripes: Lufkin celebrates Flag Day

Veterans, city officials and citizens stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. Flag in the atrium of Lufkin City Hall Tuesday evening.

Hudson teacher turns self in for improper relationship with student

Lufkin — Former Hudson High School debate teacher Jesus Gonzalez, 23, has just turned himself in on charges he had an improper relationship with a 17-year-old female student.

UPDATE: Man drowns in Lake Gladewater

On 06/14/2011, at 5:11pm Gladewater Police received a call regarding a possible drowning victim in the swimming area of Lake Gladewater in Gladewater, Upshur County, Texas.

Funeral arrangements set for Smith County Assistant DA

SMITH COUNTY — Smith County District Attorney, Matt Bingham, has confirmed the death of his friend and Smith County Assistant DA, Guy Conine early this morning of heart-related problems. Conine was 54 years old.

Pine Tree ISD has new superintendent

Longview, TX — Pine Tree ISD officially has a new superintendent.

Growers take Pilgrims Pride to federal court

FROM THE LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL: Longview, TX — Pilgrims Pride is headed to court Thursday in a federal lawsuit filed by former chicken-growers.

Car wreck on U.S. Hwy 69, just north of Zavalla

Lufkin, TX — The Lufkin Daily News reports emergency crews are on scene at a one-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 69, 2 miles north of Zavalla.

East Texas breeder to pay $1.5M for deer smuggling

TYLER, Texas – After a lengthy four year investigation a 77-year-old Cherokee County, Texas licensed deer breeder has pleaded guilty to illegally transporting wildlife in the Eastern District of Texas and then lying about it to a U.S.

Smith County bans aerial fireworks

SMITH COUNTY — Smith County Commissioners voted in their meeting Tuesday morning to ban aerial fireworks in Smith County. These include "rockets with sticks" or "missiles with fins".