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Polk County Sheriff’s Office asking for public’s help finding burglary suspect

POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - After a burglary suspect was caught in the act of breaking into a building on FM 2798 Monday morning, he allegedly used a knife when he attacked the property owner who confronted him.


You can eat and sleep at the original 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' gas station

AUSTIN, Texas — If you're cruising down Highway 304 and head just south of Bastrop, you'll probably pass by a quiet — and familiar — building. The original 1974 film 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' was filmed at a gas station along the highway.


OFFICIALS: Man at large after attacking property owner with knife in Polk County

POLK COUNTY, Texas — The Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a man who reportedly attacked a property owner with a knife as he tried to burglarize a building.


Felony charge against 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff tossed

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was indicted in April 2018 on a state jail felony charge of record tampering, along with two misdemeanor campaign finance vio


Meet Rowdy, dog that keeps tail wagging after being shot in back with shotgun

MONTGOMERY, Texas - A 1-year-old pitbull lab is recovering after its it was shot point blank with a shotgun, according to the dog's current caretakers. The wound, a softball-sized hole, will take a while to heal, but the dog remains in good spirits.



Meredith Kaye Null, 29, of Coldspring was arrested on Valentines Day on a charge of Improper relationship between an educator and a student. Null, a Coach for Coldspring ISD is said to have been involved with several male students. Coldspring ISD Police are handling the investigation have not return


Livingston girl wins Miss Teen Lufkin title

HUDSON — One lucky girl became eligible to enter the Miss Teen Texas Pageant thanks to her new title earned at the Mr. and Teen Miss Lufkin 2019 Pageant Saturday at the Hudson High School Auditorium.


Texas Children Who Didn't Know Their Own Names Were Found Living in Home that 'Reeked of Feces,' Police Say

A Texas man is facing criminal charges after police said his four children were found living in a filthy Dallas home and did not appear to know their own names. Robert Preston, 31, was arrested last Saturday and taken to Dallas County jail after officers responded to a call at around 6:30 p.m. that


Texas representative proposes bill to end tolls on toll roads

A Texas representative has filed a House Bill that will end tolls on toll roads once they are paid off. House Bill 436 was filed in November 2018 by representative Matt Shaheen from Plano.


SCAM ALERT: Huntsville police recover credit card data stealing device on local gas station pump

A gas station in Huntsville discovered a credit card skimming device on one of its gas pumps. At approximately 1:15 p.m. on Thursday police were informed that a gas pump inspector discovered the device at the West Hill Exxon on Interstate 45. Officers removed the skimmer and are currently trying to


Investigation continues into Polk County shooting incident that left 5 people dead

POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Polk County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a shooting that left five people dead at a home in the Blanchard Community. Authorities said Tuesday they responded to two 911 calls that came in about 10:30 Monday morning. One of those calls was from one victim’s mo


Woman accused of stealing $2,000 worth of Kate Spade goods in Texas City

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman with a taste for high-end handbags and wallets is wanted in Texas City. Surveillance video captured a woman stealing from the Kate Spade store at the Tanger Outlets on Tuesday evening.


Dead rattlesnake uncoils on grill, surprises Texas hunters: 'Surely he's dead by now!'

A group of hunters in Childress, Texas, weren’t the least bit fazed after finding and killing a rattlesnake during an outing last fall. But when the snake appeared to spring back to life on the grill, well, that may have been a little more rattling.


Central Texas man sentenced to 356 years in child sexual abuse case

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A China Spring man found guilty of seven counts of sexual abuse of a young family member over the course of a decade was sentenced to 356 years in state prison on Thursday.


Texas mom claims teacher gave her son ‘Dumb and Dumber-‘style haircut

A Texas mother claimed a teacher cut her son’s hair without her permission Tuesday after deeming he was in violation of school protocol. Lane Kiesling, 16, told KXAS-TV he was told his bangs were getting long and were against Hico High School’s dress code.


New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with solicitation of prostitution in sex sting

JUPITER, Florida (KTRK) -- Police in Florida have charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor.


Central Texas diver dies while performing underwater repair

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Authorities say a 38-year-old man has died while doing some repair work as a diver in a Central Texas lake. The Travis County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified the diver as Sebastian Medina-Page, of Round Rock.


South Texas 8-year-old dies from flu-like symptoms just hours after diagnosis

A South Texas family is seeking answers after their son suddenly died from flu-like symptoms. Relatives of 8-year-old Martin Campbell said he started feeling sick on Sunday -- he was dead just hours later.


Former COCISD teacher and coach charged with improper relationship with student

COLDSPRING, Texas (KTRK) -- A former high school teacher and coach is charged with having an improper relationship with a student. Meredith Null, 29, was a teacher at Coldspring-Oakhurst High School before voluntarily resigning on Feb. 7.


Man Indicted For Duping North Texas School District Out Of Nearly $2M

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida man accused of duping a Texas school district into transferring him nearly $2 million which he then used to buy a BMW and Rolex watches.