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Lufkin man arrested in Houston County murder

A Lufkin man has been arrested Saturday for the murder of 24-year-old Cadarius Dysha Williams. Tyron Mark, 48, was arrested by Houston County Sheriff’s Investigators, Texas Rangers, and officers with the Lufkin Police Department.


Texas 14-Year-Old Was Fatally Stabbed by Friend, Who Said Victim 'Was Like a Sister to Me'

A Texas teenager was convicted Thursday of fatally stabbing her 14-year-old friend in 2018, when the suspect was 13, PEOPLE confirms. A Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman tells PEOPLE that the killer, now 14, was found guilty of delinquent conduct in juvenile court, which is equiv


Man who escaped from Houston County Jail agrees to 25-year prison sentence

TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A man who escaped from the Houston County Jail and spent several days on the run has agreed to a plea-bargain deal of 25 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison.


Central Texas sheriff named in suit alleging sexual assault

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Waco against Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman alleges that a former sheriff’s office employee was sexually assaulted more than 20 times and subjected to an “intolerable work environment.” The suit seeks unspecified actual, compensatory, p


HAVE YOU SEEN THEM? Rusk Co. police looking for ATM thieves in 3 East Texas counties

RUSK COUNTY, TX (KETK) - Rusk County police are searching for two people they believe are connected to a string of ATM and coin machine thefts across East Texas. The polcie said in a statement on Friday that they recovered a stolen car in their jurisdiction believed to be used in the thefts in Tyler


High school basketball: It's an Anderson County showdown tonight

FRANKSTON — The Elkhart High School boys' basketball program hasn't been in this position in seven seasons. Meanwhile, Westwood will look to draw on recent experience from last year's run to the Conference 3A-Region III quarterfinals.


Woman falls out pickup truck bed, dies on North Texas freeway

FORT WORTH, Texas - A woman was killed on Interstate 35 in Fort Worth after falling out the bed of a pickup truck. The accident happened around 11:45 p.m. Thursday on the freeway just south of Interstate 30.


North Texas Jury Convicts 14-Year-Old Girl For Fatally Stabbing Her Friend

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A North Texas jury has convicted a 14-year-old girl for the fatal stabbing of her friend. According to the Star-Telegram, jurors deliberated for about an hour Thursday before convicting the girl for the May 29 killing of 14-year-old Nylah Lightfoot.


Texas license plates, golfball-size hail and more from Curious Texas this week

Happy Friday, Curious Texans! We answered three of your questions this week. Here's what we found:. 1. What happened to Vickery Park, an amusement park in Northeast Dallas? Vickery Park was located at 7400 Greenville Ave., near Walnut Hill Lane. It opened in the 1940s, around the time the small town


North Texas Man Arrested 2nd Time For Exposing Himself To A Child

COPPELL, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Out on bond for allegedly exposing himself to a child last year in Duncanville, Courtney Poole, 34, has been arrested for the same crime, this time in Coppell.


How the government abused eminent domain the last time it built a border fence in Texas

Once again, the Rio Grande Valley is seeing the signs that more border fencing is coming: construction equipment gathering near the Rio Grande, brush being cleared, residents receiving letters from the government asking to survey their property and possibly claim some of it through eminent domain. T


Migrants brave the Rio Grande, looking toward Eagle Pass, Texas

Having traveled more than a thousand miles, the immigrants in Piedras Negras, Mexico -- mostly from Honduras -- come to this: the banks of the Rio Grande River. Just beyond is Eagle Pass, Texas, and the broader U.S.


4 celebrities you may not know spent time in Cypress, Texas

CYPRESS, Texas (KTRK) -- Cypress, Texas isn't just a great place to live. Apparently, it's a great place to grow talent.


Volunteer firefighter runs for Elkhart mayor

As a private citizen, Jennifer McCoy has attended countless Elkhart City Council meetings and read a zillion pages of council minutes. Now this vocal critic of Elkhart's tiny, but often tumultuous, city government has decided maybe she could do better.


Will Texas and its big cities be ready for the 2020 Census? Some think a statewide effort is needed

Texas is expected to have gained about 4.5 million residents between 2010-2020 thanks in large part to the growth of the native-born Latino population and migration from other states.


These are some of the wackiest laws in Texas

HOUSTON — We all know Texans love the Lone Star State - our legacy, our lands, even our laws - no matter how bizarre they may be. There are odd ones out there, some of them are still alive today.


Rusk police searching for suspects in series of thefts

RUSK, TX (KLTV) - Rusk Police Department officers are searching for two suspects they believe are involved in a series of thefts. Police say the suspects are wanted in connection with a vehicle theft and may also be involved in thefts of ATMs and other coin-type machines in Jacksonville, Tyler, Pale


Bills aim to allow Texas breweries to sell beer to-go

AUSTIN, Texas — Some people like to mark the end of the work week with a beer. But, if you're going to a local craft brewery, you won't be able to grab a six-pack to take home with you.


Cherokee County deputy arrested for indecency with child, Texas Rangers investigating

CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Texas Rangers are investigating after a Cherokee County deputy was arrested on an indecency with a child charge. According to Sergeant Jean Dark with the Texas Department of Public Safety, 46-year-old Jonathan Bryan Shobert, of Rusk, was arrested on Feb. 12. His arre


TRAFFIC ALERT: Part of SL 304 in Crockett closed due to lost truck load

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - Part of SL 304 in Crockett is shutdown due to an 18-wheeler losing its load. According to TxDOT, the truck lost its load at SL 304 and FM 229. SL 304 is closed between US 287 North and SH 7/SH 21 West.