East Texas college instructor discusses President Trump’s emergency declaration

The National Emergencies Act of 1976 gives presidents the authority to exercise special powers during a crisis. Since then, 59 emergencies have been declared.

  As Aurora shooting broke out, first responders put lives on the line within minutes

Within four minutes, the first police officers rushed to the 29,000-square-foot building and were fired on immediately; one was struck outside and four others shot inside.
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  Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  Cause of fire that burned Lufkin business undetermined

Texas homeowner finds otter taking dip in pool

Onalaska church issues statement about ex-employee getting 10 years’ probation for theft

Indiana family moved by community support after father’s diagnosis: ‘It’s a loving Lufkin zone’

Tree that hung over Nacogdoches street for decades cut down

An infamous tree leaning tree on Raguet Street was removed Thursday afternoon by a landscaping service.
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  Legal fights launched over Trump’s national emergency declaration

Several legal challenges to President Trump's declaration of a national emergency in order to direct funds toward the building of a border wall have began or been promised.

Sheriff: Dispute between neighbors resulted in fatal shooting in Jasper County

Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office releases names of 2 women killed in fire

Robocall blocking app may intercept important calls

Community supports house fire victims in Huntington

  Nacogdoches, Central ISD experiencing shortage of bus drivers

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash blocking ramp to US 59 North in Tenaha

UPDATE: SL 304 reopened after truck loses load in Crockett

Groups find common bond where major highways meet, create 21/7 Association

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Drug company exec wore fentanyl spray costume in rap video to motivate opioid sales team

Former Insys Therapeutics Inc. executives are charged with scheming to pay doctors bribes and kickbacks in exchange for prescriptions of opioids.

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Contenders emerge from Area-Round of Girls Playoffs

  Lufkin heading into playoffs with momentum after beating Nac 43-31 in seeding game

The Pack have won 14 straight and have a lot of momentum heading into the playoffs.

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Onalaska woman who stole from church agrees to 10 years probation

Ground stop at DFW International Airport, Dallas Love Field causes flight delays

Photo taken during burglary helps Polk County Sheriff’s Office ID, arrest suspect

County commissioners to apply for grant to support Etoile Water Supply Corp.

Man dies in fiery 2-vehicle wreck involving motorcycle, pickup in Tyler County

A fiery two-vehicle wreck involving a motorcycle and a pickup that occurred on U.S. Highway 190 in Tyler County claimed the life of a 53-year-old Magnolia man Tuesday evening.
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  NFL, Colin Kaepernick settle collusion lawsuit

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid have settled their grievances of collusion against the NFL, said a league representative Friday to the Associated Press.

  Nacogdoches County house fire claims lives of 2 women

All lanes reopen after multi-vehicle wreck involving log truck on Loop 287 at US 59 in Lufkin

Preservation efforts being made for Mary Allen Seminary

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