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SO: Jasper inmate found dead in cell

The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of an inmate after he was found unresponsive in his cell, according to information from the office. At approximately 3 a.m. Thursday officials responded to the call at the jail. Charles Thomas Merkelz, 34 of Kirbyville, was pronounced dea


Texas pet owner dead, ‘attacked by her two pit bull terriers’: police

A Texas woman died on Saturday after she was “attacked by her two pit bull terriers,” police said. Officers arrived at North O’Connor Road to help out the fire department, who was called to a veterinary facility about “reports of a woman in need of medical attention,” Irving Police said in a news re


Jasper Police seeking two suspects after Verizon store burglary

JASPER, Texas — Jasper Police are searching for any information the public may have to help with the investigation of a burglary at a Verizon store. The burglary took place on March 9 around midnight at the store on West Gibson according to a Jasper Police news release.


Central Texas coalition working to end veteran homelessness

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Across the area, the Central Texas Homeless Coalition is working to provide resources to end veteran homelessness. According to a "point in time" count conducted in January, there were 31 veterans identified between Bell, Coryell, Lampasas and Hamilton counties.


Mexican officials pick up 21 lost migrants south of Texas

MEXICO CITY – Mexican immigration authorities say 21 migrants have been rescued in the northeastern state of Coahuila after wandering near the U.S. border for seven days. The National Migration Institute said Saturday that its assistance unit, Grupo Beta, received a call for help after the migrants


Jasper man airlifted to Beaumont hospital after SUV goes off road, hits tree

JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A medical helicopter airlifted a 59-year-old man to a Beaumont hospital after he went off a road in Jasper County, and his SUV struck a tree early Monday afternoon.


In Houston, Kamala Harris draws large crowd, prominent Democrats in first major Texas swing

HOUSTON — By the time U.S. Sen Kamala Harris, D-California, took the stage here Saturday, the message was clear. “This is Harris County!” declared a bevy of colorful signs in the hands of supporters in a crowded auditorium at Texas Southern University. And when Harris began to speak during the bigge


Jasper County Sheriff’s Office: Man who was focus of manhunt now in custody

JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - On Saturday morning, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office arrested the man who was the focus of a manhunt Thursday after he allegedly ran from a game warden.


Waco: Central Texas Girl Scouts hold 7th annual "STEM Fest"

WACO, Texas (KWTX) S.T.E.M, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Important subjects to know, as the Central Texas Girl Scouts are doing their part to learn about the different subjects in the 7th annual "STEM Fest."


Jasper S.O., Texas Rangers investigating jail death

JASPER COUNTY — Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman says his office and others are investigating the death of a jail inmate. According to Newman, he was called to the jail shortly after 3:00 a.m. Thursday when it was reported that a jailer had found Charles Thomas Merkelz unresponsive in a cell.


Newton County fugitive still handcuffed when captured by deputies

NEWTON, Texas — A man in Newton County eluded deputies for several hours after escaping while being arrested. Larry Dewane Land Jr. was still wearing handcuffs when he was captured after eluding deputies for several hours in the Liberty Community area of Newton County according to a release from the


Newton County deputies searching for man who escaped following felony warrant arrest

NEWTON, Texas — Deputies in Newton County are searching for a man they say escaped while after being arrested. Larry Dewane Land Jr. had been arrested on "multiple felony warrants" in the Liberty Community area of Newton County accordign to a news release from the Newton County Sheriff's Office.


Long paths lead new pastor to First Baptist Church Longview

Collin Bullard has lived many places in pursuit of his calling to ministry, attending schools in Oklahoma, Texas and even Cambridge, England. Now, he’s adding Longview to the list.


Two big-rigs involved in Evadale crash

Emergency crews were on the scene of a crash involving two big-rigs in far south Jasper County Thursday afternoon. It happened shortly after 3:00 at the intersection of Farm to Market Roads 1131 and 2246.


Lady Cards nab Tiger Relays title

SILSBEE — The Bridge City Lady Cardinals stormed to the first-place trophy at the Silsbee Tiger Relays Thursday as they put up 145 points as they had a dominating day across the board, especially in the field events.


German Pellets reopening after 18-month closure following fire, silo collapse at Port Arthur facility

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Texas Pellets announced plans to reopen their Port Arthur five-silo facility and shipping terminal soon. The company started commissioning and operations testing such as loading and receiving pellets, as part of preparing to resume operations. The reopening includes resuming shi


2019 Dogwood Festival Princesses Announced

The 76th Annual Tyler County Dogwood Festival is pleased to announce the Princesses for 2019. Pictured left to right: Hannah Balla, daughter of Brian and Charman Balla (Spurger); Emilee Grace James, daughter of Janay Gilbert and Roy James (Colmesneil); Madison Fondren, daughter of Mark and Kimen Joh


WISD signs MOUs with colleges; nixes custodial service contract

WOODVILLE – Woodville ISD Board of Trustees approved signing two memorandums of understanding with Stephen F. Austin State University and Lamar Institute of Technology at its Monday night meeting.


409 Sports Baseball Rankings: March 18

Heading into an incredibly challenging week, Jasper remains atop the 409 Sports Baseball Rankings. The Bulldogs (11-4-1) will be tested this week against state ranked Carthage and Lufkin Hudson.


C.S. Lewis forum packs Shivers Library

WOODVILLE – A sold-out crowd at the Allan Shivers Library welcomed Carolyn Curtis, author of Women and C.S. Lewis, to a forum last Thursday evening. Father Frank Rossi of Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church, Dr. Collin Bullard of Woodville’s First Baptist Church and Curtis intrigued all with views