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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.

LUFKIN DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-16 14:29:00

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.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-08-15 16:25:10

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

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2018-08-16 05:00:00

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.

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2018-08-15 17:53:00

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.

247SPORTS - 2018-08-15 16:06:44

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.

CBS19.TV - 2018-08-16 16:24:47

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

HUNTSVILLE ITEM - 2018-08-15 12:20:00

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.

KBTX.COM - 2018-08-15 16:44:00

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.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-08-15 15:30:33

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.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-08-15 01:04:02

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

CBS19.TV - 2018-08-15 01:12:47

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?