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Man robs Texas store, sets customer on fire

PALESTINE, Texas (KWTX) A suspect was in custody Thursday evening after a man robbed a convenience store in Palestine at gunpoint, ordered the clerk and a customer to sit on the floor, bound them with duct tape, doused both with lighter fluid, and then set one of the two women on fire.


Texas Man Allegedly Confesses To Killing 2-Year-Old Daughter With A Hammer

ORANGE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A police affidavit says a Texas man found naked and stained with blood told officers that he killed his 2-year-old daughter, who had been bludgeoned with a hammer.


Eustace's Holbert signs with Jacksonville College

EUSTACE — Madison Holbert signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Jacksonville College on Thursday. She has prepared by playing in select leagues and pickup teams. “It just means a lot to make it to the collegiate level without having a high school team,” said Holbert. “This past summer, I mad


Central Texas woman sentenced for stealing thousands from nonprofits

HILLSBORO, Texas (KWTX) A Central Texas woman who was arrested in July 2018, after admitting to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the Whitney Ministerial Alliance, has been sentenced after pleading guilty.


Keurig Dr Pepper To Relocate Texas Headquarters From Plano To The Star In Frisco

PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Keurig Dr Pepper has announced that it will be moving its Texas headquarters from Plano to The Star in Frisco, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys announced the new 350,000 square-foot facility that will be one of the homes to the company. The building is expected to


Former CCSO deputy arrested for indecency with child

A former Cherokee County deputy has been charged with indecency with a child. Jonathan Bryan Shobert, 46, of Jacksonville, was arrested by the Texas Rangers and arraigned Tuesday, Feb. 12, on the second degree felony, which reportedly occurred Jan. 26.


Texas cheerleader’s final moments before gas explosion at house kills her captured on video

A Texas girl’s family released shocking video that shows the 12-year-old cheerleader’s final moments before a gas explosion tore through her home and killed her last year. "Good morning, guys. It is 6:02 a.m.," Linda "Michellita" Rogers whispered in the Feb. 23, 2018 video. Those words were among th


LIST: East Texas Walmart stores participating in 'Baby Savings Day'

TYLER, Texas — Walmart locations across the nation will host "Baby Savings Day" on Saturday promising big discounts on hundreds of baby-related items. The company says rollbacks will be available in-store and online for items from car seats to bay monitors.


Woman found with $67K during Smith County traffic stop agrees to 6 years

TYLER TX (KLTV) - A Fort Worth woman with ties to major drug rings agreed to a plea-bargain deal of six years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison Wednesday in connection a traffic stop in which a DPS trooper found $66,850 in her vehicle.


Current And Former Texas Lawmakers On Hit List Of Accused “Domestic Terrorist”

WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a “domestic terrorist” who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures, prosecutors said in court papers.


Jacksonville: Group collects signatures for petition against US Highway 69 relief route

Cherokee County residents opposing a proposed TxDOT relief route around Jacksonville can now ink their signatures on petitions located at any one of three local businesses. “We're hoping to get as many signatures as we can,” said opposition organizer Tolly Smith Wildcat, adding the petitions have be


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.


Texas couple loses unborn infant in crash en route to a hospital

WOOD COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) A young East Texas couple was seriously injured and lost their baby, who died after a tragic car wreck on the way to the hospital. Twenty-year-old Jessica Mitchell and 23-year-old Justin Mitchell were over-the-moon excited to meet their brand new baby boy, their family says


Baseball: Jacksonville to open season Thur. in Palestine tourney

Jacksonville will open up the new season by taking part in the Howard Estes Memorial Tournament, which gets under way on Thursday with games scheduled to be played at Palestine and Elkhart High Schools.


South Texas 8-year-old dies hours after being diagnosed with flu

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A family in Rockport, Texas, is searching for answers after their son suddenly passed away on Sunday. Relatives said eight-year-old Martin Campbell came down with flu-like symptoms and then hours later, died. Now officials are waiting for test results to determine exactly wha


73 hate groups tracked in Texas, 6 located in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — According to Southern Poverty Law Center's website, there were 73 hate groups a part of 55 different organizations tracked in Texas in 2018. The research by SPLC on the groups, their stance and location is located below:


Oversized load pulls down power lines, closes U.S. 69 in Rusk

RUSK, TX (KLTV) - Downed power lines, poles and transformers are causing delays in Rusk. According to TxDOT, an oversized load has pulled down powers lines, poles and transformers on U.S. 69 between County Road 1601 and FM 2972 in Cherokee County. All southbound traffic is being diverted as northbou


Police : 2 set on fire during armed robbery, suspect at large

PALESTINE, TX (KLTV) - Palestine police are searching for a suspect who allegedly set two women on fire during a robbery at a convenience store. The robbery occurred at about 9:40 a.m. Thursday at the Pit Stop on North Link.


Buc-ee's beaver statue creator, largest art foundry in Texas located in Bastrop

There's no denying how much Texans love Buc-ee's, especially the iconic beaver statue that greets you by the entrance. But little did many people know, the creator of those statues is right here in Central Texas, at the Deep in the Heart Art Foundry in Bastrop.


North Texas Murder Suspect Released From Jail To Have Surgery

PALO PINTO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 29-year-old murder suspect, who at six-feet-six inches tall goes by the nickname “Too Tall,” turned out to be too expensive to keep in jail.