Volunteers help family of Lufkin boy who spent 14 days in NICU continue ‘smell blanket’ tradition

NICU specialists said the blankets help the newborns sense the scent of their parents and bond with them from a distance.

  Powerball set for $625 million drawing Saturday night

It is also the seventh largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.
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Spaceflight activates herpes virus in astronauts, study finds

The longer astronauts spend in space, the more likely they are to have the disease reactivated, NASA finds.

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Nacogdoches police identify homicide victim, suspect not in custody

  Black Violin duo encourages students to see the world differently, overcome stereotypes

Officials capture fugitive wanted on stalking, burglary charges

Trinity County Sheriff’s Office says manhunt underway for possibly armed, dangerous suspect

  Oil refinery consultants reflect on lessons learned from Houston chemical facility fire

Oil refinery consultants believe East Texas has a lot to learn from the fire that broke out at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal.
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  Enterprise employee admits to spiking co-workers’ drinks with LSD because they had ‘negative energy,’ police say

Charges are pending for the 19-year-old employee. His co-workers called police are they were feeling dizzy.

SH 7 reopened near Trinity River in Houston

Bill requiring civics exam for high school graduation passes Texas House

  Lufkin city officials approve update to hazard mitigation action plan

  Clowns, cowboys, mutton busting take center stage during Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo

Nacogdoches picked as pilot site to provide more mental health treatment for veterans

  LIVE: ‘American Idol’ contestant Laci Kaye Booth stops by East Texas Now

Lufkin police arrest man following robbery of gas station

  Crime Stoppers needs help identifying thieves recorded stealing from Lufkin Goodwill

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  US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

Elimination of the last IS stronghold in Baghouz marks the end of the militants' self-declared caliphate, which at its height blanketed large parts of Syria and Iraq.

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  Friday Diamond Action: Lufkin no hits Marshall, Corrigan’s Burris shuts out CHHS

  SFA softball sweeps Houston Baptist in Friday doubleheader

SFA is hoping the Friday sweep is the begining of a series sweep of the HBU Lady huskies.

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Nacogdoches approves two expenditures for street improvements

  Lufkin Crime Stoppers asking for help IDing suspects in thefts of Goodwill donations

  Fundraiser set to help rebuild Groveton EMS after devastating fire

2 Nacogdoches officers assaulted during disturbance investigation at motel

  Mental health facility opening in Nacogdoches hopes new location increases availability

A mental health facility in Nacogdoches will soon open the doors to its new facility in hopes the location better serve residents by way of increased availability.
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  Look up: Northern lights to dip into the Midwest

The aurora borealis should be visible across the northern tier of states, dipping as far as south as Iowa in the middle of the country and Washington and Maine on the coasts.

  Gov. Abbott adds his support for Lufkin to become a Foreign Trade Zone

WATCH LIVE: Violin group who performed with Kanye West, Aerosmith to hold show in Lufkin

Diboll man who allegedly shot woman in front of their children now in custody

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