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Lufkin Police release identity of man who died in Tuesday motorcycle accident
Jaime Gray, 45, died at Memorial Hermann from injuries sustained when a car collided with his motorcycle on Atkinson Drive, according to a press release from Jessica Pebsworth, Lufkin Police Department public relations specialist.
Palestine Police Department office closed today
PALESTINE, Texas (KETK) - Due to ongoing remediation, Palestine Police Department offices will be closed until further notice. City Hall is open.
Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD welcomes new campus principals
Brown brings 12 years of experience as a teacher and campus administrator and is coming from Fort Bend ISD. He was born and raised in Crockett and attended Sam Houston State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Brown became the first African-American juvenile probatio
Volcanic ash closes police HQ for second day
Police HQ, along with City Hall, which is adjacent to the PD, were closed Tuesday when a shelf holding laboratory supplies fell off the wall, spilling roughly a gallon of “Amido Black,” a chemical mixture of luminol and methanol, used to detect blood stains.
Former Texas A&M RB Jorvorskie Lane gives back to kids in his hometown
A four-star prospect out of Lufkin, Texas, in the class of 2005, he earned the nickname, "The Lane Train," in Aggieland for his ability score touchdowns and drag defenders with him while doing so.
Palestine City Hall, Police Department evacuated after chemical spill
Palestine City Hall, 504 N. Queen St., and Palestine Police Department headquarters, adjacent to City Hall, have been evacuated due to a chemical spill in PPD's detective's room, city spokesman Nate Smith said at about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Best, safest schools in east Texas
TYLER — Niche, a nationally recognized school research organization, released their list of the safest and best school districts by county.
TEA issues report cards to school districts
School districts in Jacksonville, Rusk and Bullard each received a “B”, while Alto Troup and Wells scored a grade of “C”.
Police arrest liquor store robbery suspect
Tamara Nickens-Wortham, 42, was taken into custody Monday and charged with second-degree felony robbery by detectives with the Huntsville Police Department who were able to track her down from a license plate number provided by a witness to the crime, which took place on July 30. She is currently be
So long, Mud Creek Off Road Park
All was quiet at Mud Creek Off Road Park in Jacksonville Wednesday morning and things will be staying that way it appears. On Tuesday evening park owners announced on their Facebook page that they had decided to permanently close the 4,100-acre complex.
UPDATE: 3 Palestine employees taken to hospital for observation after exposure to crime scene chemical
At approximately 11:30 a.m. inside the Palestine Police Department, a shelf in the evidence storage room gave way and an unknown quantity of amido black, a mixture of luminol and methanol used in crime scene investigation, spilled onto the floor.
DPS seeking new leads in possible murder of local man
NORMANGEE, Tex. (KBTX)-The reward for information was increased to as much as $6,000 Wednesday as authorities try to generate new leads in the case of a Normangee man missing since 2007 who investigators think was killed and then dumped in the area.
Crash involving car and motorcycle in Lufkin
The accident occurred at 5:55 p.m. when Crystal Tovar, 31, of Lufkin, pulled out of her driveway on Atkinson Drive in a Dodge Challenger into the path of a westbound motorcycle.
Mail resumes in Palestine, East Texas
After a week-long hiatus from letters, bills, and junk-mail, Palestine residents can expect their return, as normal mail service resumed Monday.
Jacksonville off-road park permanently closed
JACKSONVILLE,Texas (KETK) - A Jacksonville off-road park has announced permanent closure, after 15 years of business.
Roberson seeks new trial: Attorney say conviction based on 'junk science'
Robert Roberson, convicted of murder in 2003, and sentenced to death. Roberson received a stay of execution, and his case will be heard at the Anderson County Courthouse Tuesday.Photo courtesy of CNHI
Chief calls for new digs after chemical spill
A chemical spill shortly before noon Tuesday forced the evacuation of Palestine City Hall, 504 N. Queen St., and Palestine Police Department headquarters, adjacent to City Hall.
Feed a Family for $10 by Knocking on This Taqueria's Back Door on Mondays
Few things can allay the malaise of Mondays, but we found a surprising chicken special that does. It may sound a little weird, but Velvet Taco’s backdoor chicken special happens to be the best cheap meal in the city on Mondays.
Jacksonville ATV park to close for good
Author:Favian QuezadaPublished:8:12 PM CDT August 14, 2018Updated:8:12 PM CDT August 14, 2018
Tractor fires popping up in East Texas
After two incidents, people are now on the lookout for tractor fires but how could a tractor just go up in flames?