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Lufkin Crime Stoppers seeking information on sex offender
HUNTINGTON, Texas (KETK) - Crime Stoppers of Lufkin is seeking information on a Huntington sex offender. Johnathan Mitchell, 34, is wanted for failing to meet the sex offender registration requirements of his 2005 conviction for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
Angelina County Sheriff’s Office: Man caught knocking on doors had meth, PCP
ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 34-year-old man on felony drug charges after he kept knocking on homes’ doors on FM 842 on Friday.
Police arrest man following woman's outcry of assault
Lufkin Police arrested a man last Thursday on a charge of sexual assault following a woman’s outcry earlier this year. Charles Alan Trigg, 31, faces a charge of sexual assault following a woman’s report of an incident in October. Trigg posted bond for his charge Saturday and was released from the An
Schools set to close this week for the holidays
It’s the holiday season, and schools all over the county are gearing up to close down. Lufkin ISD schools will close at noon on Wednesday. Students and faculty return on Jan. 8. Hudson ISD schools will close at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Students return on Jan. 7.
POLICE REPORTS: Woman caught skip scanning items at Walmart
A woman was caught skip scanning items at Walmart Sunday. A man was cited for theft at Walmart after he was caught stealing bike parts. Someone stole tires from an impound yard in the 3600 block of Ellen Trout Drive Saturday. It appears the thief also attempted to steal gas.
Shooting Courses On Clearance At Seize The Deal – East Texas
Here's something just in time for the holidays that is affordable, and shows that you really care about your loved ones. If you head over to the Lufkin/Nacogdoches Seize the Deal page, you'll spot the usual great deals.
Fifth graders take fellow Lufkin students on a trip back to colonial Boston Market
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Fifth graders at Brandon Elementary School showed off weeks of hard work Monday morning as they took their fellow students on a trip to colonial Boston. Students with the Gifted and Talented program were tasked with researching a colonial America-era job and creating props and a
Texas prison allowed flesh-eating infection to 'eat away' at inmate's arm, lawsuit claims
A 37-year-old man who was sentenced to six months in prison on drug charges in 2016 is suing the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) over claims that nobody could take him to the hospital for a flesh-eating bacteria infection (MRSA) that was eating away at his arm due to staff shortages. Har
Building permits issued by the city of Tyler from Dec. 6 to 12
Here is a list of building permits the city of Tyler issued from Dec. 6 to 12 for new construction. A new building at 1775 Duncan St. with a project value of $28,000. The owner is East Duncan Street Ltd. of Lufkin, and the contractor is New Hope Energy of Tyler.
Lufkin City Council to consider financing for Twin Disc Inc
Lufkin City Council will consider financing options for Twin Disc Inc. for its production facility in Lufkin at 5 p.m. today in council chambers. In August, the Lufkin Economic Development Corporation announced Twin Disc’s new operation in Lufkin. The business agreed to an incentives package includi
Asylum-seekers at the border: Churches fill the void
A network of churches in New Mexico has become the first stop for many asylum-seekers crossing the southern border after they are released from ICE custody. For most families, the help is essential.
Memphis' Peabody hotel eyes North Texas for expansion
The Peabody, a historic Memphis hotel famous for its Southern hospitality and marching ducks, is planning to branch out to North Texas, starting with a 300-room hotel in Roanoke near the Texas Motor Speedway.
POLICE REPORTS: Authorities catch duo skip-scanning seafood
A pair allegedly attempted to steal shrimp and crawfish, valued at $33, by skipping the scanners at Walmart Saturday night. Someone allegedly wrapped a house with toilet paper and took the daughter’s letter “L” that was outside overnight Saturday in the 400 block of August Drive.
Man arrested following scene at Taco Casa
Lufkin Police arrested one man Thursday following reports of a man trying to rob Taco Casa at gunpoint. Ira Joe Sheffield, 44, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication. He remained in the Angelina County Jail with a $1,000 bond late Friday.
Lufkin man who continuously slapped, seriously injured 1-year-old agrees to 30 years in prison
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man who seriously injured a 1-year-old boy by continuously slapping him in the head agreed to a plea deal of 30 years in prison Friday. Demmish DeShaun Morgan Jr. appeared in Judge Bob Inselmann’s 217th Judicial District Court for a plea hearing Friday.
Texas girl’s inoperable brain tumor vanishes
In what seems like a Christmas miracle, the inoperable brain tumor of an 11-year-old girl in Texas has disappeared, and doctors say they don’t know why. Roxli Doss was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, in June, as KVUE reported, and went through weeks of radiation.
The new Permian Basin drilling king is a familiar Texas name
Exxon Mobil Corp. has overtaken rivals to become the most active driller in the Permian Basin, showing the urgency with which the world's biggest oil company by market value is pursuing U.S. shale.
POLICE REPORTS: Estranged couple both report mutual phone harassment
A man said he had received numerous harassing texts and phone calls from his estranged spouse Thursday. He said he had blocked her number but she had a new one. The woman said he was harassing her as well. Deputies advised both parties to cease any harassment.
County sales tax allocations up by nearly 20 percent
Angelina County sales tax allocations are up by more than 17 percent for December compared to the same month last year, according to data released Friday by the Texas Comptroller’s office.
EDITORIAL: Sticky Mess: TxDOT report on melted tar incident on Loop 287 falls well short on solutions
Sixteen months after motorists became trapped when tar melted along Loop 287 east in Lufkin, the Texas Department of Transportation has released its review of the incident. The 44-page document goes into painstaking detail to determine root causes and steps that TxDOT should take in response to a ‘‘