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Lufkin police capture fugitive mom convicted in toddler’s drowning death

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A little over a week after Lufkin Crime Stoppers posted a bulletin asking for help in locating a woman convicted in the October 2013 drowning death of her 20-month-old daughter who had fled from a halfway house, police officers arrested Crystal Nicole Rodriguez at a motel.


POLICE REPORTS: Doggone! Man says someone he knows gave away his dog

A man 4100 block of Oakwood Drive said someone he knows gave his dog away Tuesday. A man in the 4800 block of South Chestnut Street said a guest stole his vehicle Tuesday. A woman said she believes her neighbors have been shooting firearms and the trajectory of the bullets led toward her home.


Lufkin City Council opposes legislation that would cap city revenue from property taxes

The Lufkin City Council officially opposed a legislative proposal to cap city revenue from property taxes Tuesday. Senate and House Bills 2 are identical bills to further lock down how much a city can raise taxes before it is called to an election. It would prevent tax rate escalation above 2.5 perc


Hudson tourney starts today; Huntington wins opener

When it comes to the baseball diamond, the Hudson Hornets and Diboll Lumberjacks have had their fair share of district showdowns. With Diboll dropping down in classification, they no longer share the same district, but they’ll be on the same field this morning as the Brandon Belt Classic starts at t


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.


TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD: Lufkin doctor's 'unrestricted' practice of medicine threatens public welfare

LUFKIN, Texas — The Texas Medical Board has restricted the license of an East Texas doctor saying his unrestricted practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare. The restriction was effective immediately.


Defense presents cell phone evidence, autopsy report in Spence Street murder trial

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Defense attorneys representing two of three suspects charged in the 2017 shooting of a Lufkin man began presenting their case to the jury Thursday morning. The trial of Clifford Gray and McClendon Harrison began Tuesday in the 217th District Court. Both men have pleaded not guilt


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


Witnesses testify in second day of murder trial

Witnesses at the scene of the 2017 shooting death of Jerone Jones testified in court Wednesday. Authorities found Jones shot to death on Dec. 18, 2017, in a yard behind a house on Spence Street in Lufkin. Three men were arrested in conjunction with his death: Jermaine Gray, 35, his brother Clifford


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.


Lufkin, Huntington set playoff matchups

When it comes to the playoffs, wins rarely come easy. The Lufkin Panthers took that to the extreme on Tuesday night as they sweated out a trio of late free throws on their way to surviving a bi-district showdown against the Lindale Eagles.


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


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.


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


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


Man arrested in Lufkin wanted for child porn and sexual exploitation of a child

LUFKIN, TX (KETK) - A man arrested by Lufkin police had outstanding federal warrants for child pornography and sexual exploitation of a child. Robert Shouse was initially stopped for driving without headlights. He initially claimed that he left his driver's license at a gas station and that his name


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:


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.


Crime Stoppers searching for info on 2 people who attempted to break into Lufkin pawn shop

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Crime Stoppers is asking the public for help identifying two people who tried to break into a pawn shop. According to Crime Stoppers, East Texas Pawn had been at its new location on 110 South Chestnut Street for only a month when someone smashed a window attempting to brea


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.