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Athens native in charge of security for Cirque du Soliel

Canyon Lindley has logged a few miles since he graduated from Athens High School in 1991, first as a professional wrestler, then in his current job heading up security for Cirque du Soliel.


2 arrested in Henderson County, 1 for drug charges another wanted by federal authorities

Deputies with the Henderson County Sheriff's Office arrested a man wanted by the U.S. Marshall’s Office and another man on drug charges. Mitchell Lee McKinney, 27, of Brownsboro was spotted shortly after 10:30 a.m.Thursday leaving a home in the Brierwood Bay Subdivision near Coffee City known by law


Henderson County sheriff: Preliminary autopsy report shows murder victim died of 2 gunshot wounds

HENDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - An autopsy report has confirmed the manner of death of an East Texas woman who was murdered. Tabatha Cashion, 34, of Emory, was found dead Feb. 20. Her boyfriend, Charlie Cervantes, 25, has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the case.


Burned Athens plane reveals insurance fraud scam

TYLER, TX (KETK) - A man from Atlanta, Georgia has been indicted by a federal grand jury in an alleged insurance fraud scheme that took place in East Texas, Washington and Hawaii, according to U.S. District Attorney Joseph Brown.


1 of 3 suspects accused of robbing liquor store indicted in Henderson County

HENDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A woman accused of robbing a liquor store with two others was indicted in Henderson County. The Henderson County Grand Jury returned the indictment for 20-year-old Hannah Wolfe. She was indicted on an aggravated robbery charge.


Henderson County deputies arrest two for possession of meth

HENDERSON COUNTY, TX (TX) - Two men were arrested in Henderson County on Thursday for possession of methamphetamines in unrelated incidents, according to Sheriff Botie Hillhouse.


Boyfriend of missing Henderson County woman arrested for murder after body found

LARUE, Texas — The boyfriend of Tabatha Cashion, a 35-year-old Henderson County woman who went missing earlier this month, has been arrested after officials say they discovered the woman's body in his home.


Community servant Robert Gould dies at 79

Robert Gould, a lifelong activist for the betterment of Athens, died on Thursday. He was 79. During his career at Gould Insurance, he was dedicated to serving his community and devoting his life as a public servant. In 1984, he was named Citizen of the Year by the Athens Chamber of Commerce.


You can eat and sleep at the original 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' gas station

AUSTIN, Texas — If you're cruising down Highway 304 and head just south of Bastrop, you'll probably pass by a quiet — and familiar — building. The original 1974 film 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' was filmed at a gas station along the highway.


Garcia throws one-hitter as Athens defeats Cooper, 8-0

The Athens Hornets’ baseball team took on the Cooper Bulldogs on Thursday night, shutting out the Bulldogs, 8-0, in five innings. In the bottom of the third inning, Nathan Sims, Ty Rayburn and Tristan Fischer scored on a three-run double to left center by Kobe Kale for the 3-0 lead.


Sheriff’s officers capture wanted man

A man wanted by U.S. marshals was captured by Henderson County sheriff's deputies in Coffee City. “Mitchell Lee McKinney, 27, from Brownsboro, was spotted leaving a home in the Brierwood Bay subdivision after 10:30 a.m. on Thursday,” according to press release. “The residence is known by law enforce


UPDATE: LaRue woman shot in the head twice, wrapped in sleeping bag

An arrest warrant affidavit for the LaRue man accused in the death of his girlfriend said the woman's lifeless body was found on the floor of her boyfriends house wrapped in a red sleeping bag.


Dead rattlesnake uncoils on grill, surprises Texas hunters: 'Surely he's dead by now!'

A group of hunters in Childress, Texas, weren’t the least bit fazed after finding and killing a rattlesnake during an outing last fall. But when the snake appeared to spring back to life on the grill, well, that may have been a little more rattling.


Felony charge against 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff tossed

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was indicted in April 2018 on a state jail felony charge of record tampering, along with two misdemeanor campaign finance vio


Central Texas man sentenced to 356 years in child sexual abuse case

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A China Spring man found guilty of seven counts of sexual abuse of a young family member over the course of a decade was sentenced to 356 years in state prison on Thursday.


Man Indicted For Duping North Texas School District Out Of Nearly $2M

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida man accused of duping a Texas school district into transferring him nearly $2 million which he then used to buy a BMW and Rolex watches.


Valentine’s Day stops put two behind bars for meth

HENDERSON COUNTY–Two Henderson County Deputies made Valentine’s Day traffic stops on opposite ends of the county and jailed two men for possession of methamphetamines and pipes to smoke the narcotic.


Central Texas diver dies while performing underwater repair

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Authorities say a 38-year-old man has died while doing some repair work as a diver in a Central Texas lake. The Travis County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified the diver as Sebastian Medina-Page, of Round Rock.


Texas representative proposes bill to end tolls on toll roads

A Texas representative has filed a House Bill that will end tolls on toll roads once they are paid off. House Bill 436 was filed in November 2018 by representative Matt Shaheen from Plano.


Texas mom claims teacher gave her son ‘Dumb and Dumber-‘style haircut

A Texas mother claimed a teacher cut her son’s hair without her permission Tuesday after deeming he was in violation of school protocol. Lane Kiesling, 16, told KXAS-TV he was told his bangs were getting long and were against Hico High School’s dress code.