Pressed penny machines offers new way to make memories in Nacogdoches

The Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau on Wednesday approved a move to buy a pressed penny machine from which visitors would remember their trip to the city.

Jasper County grand jury indicts man in fire-related death of his grandmother

A Jasper County grand jury has indicted a Beaumont man on a capital murder charge in connection to his grandmother's death.

Nacogdoches students learn importance of agriculture

The Nacogdoches Farm Bureau continued a longstanding annual event of sponsoring Ag Day. About 500 fourth graders gathered at the Nacogdoches County Exposition Center to observe all kinds of agriculture. They saw a blacksmith make horseshoes. They learned chicken nuggets come from the breast meat

SFA celebrates 95th anniversary

SFASU celebrated its 95 years of history with an event that dates all the way back to SFA's opening day - birthday cake - along with purple ice cream. A standing room only crowd honored the oldest living SFA alumni, as well as the youngest lifetime member of the SFA alumni association.

Shelby County officials searching for man accused of sex crime, failure to comply

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man wanted on multiple felony charges.

Affidavit: Man spat on Nacogdoches County deputy, threatened him, deputy's family

When a Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office deputy tried to transport a 29-year-old man to the hospital for a blood draw after a wreck Sunday, the man allegedly slammed his head against the patrol unit's cage and later threatened and spit on the deputy.

Lufkin Salvation Army in need of disaster team volunteers

When people are effected by life changing hurricanes Florence, it's first responders and disasters teams that lend a hand.

U.S. Constitution Day celebrated in Nacogdoches

September 17 is United States Constitution Day, and some East Texans recognized the day by conducting a program.

Nacogdoches natives safe from Florence but concern remains for others

Several Nacogdoches natives came home to East Texas to avoid the storm.

Nacogdoches family reacts to capital murder arrests

The family of Joey Gipson waited 19 months for the day when police can say they've made arrests in the case. It wasn't easy.  They lost patience with investigators in January of this year as a sister shared in an East Texas News story. "365 days passed by. If I did talk to them it's because I reached out to them," said Lateddra Gipson in January, 2018. Today Lateddra Gipson says communication with detectives has improved. She was shocked to personally know one of her...

Nacogdoches Police: 3 people arrested in connection to fatal home invasion

The Nacogdoches Police Department will host a press conference in order to discuss an ongoing homicide investigation.

Nacogdoches police officers arrest man on capital murder charge

Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department arrested a 29-year-old Spring man on a capital murder charge Friday.

Coca-Cola is signaling interest in sale of cannabis-infused drinks

Coke says cannabis is an ingredient that could gain ground in wellness beverages globally.

Longtime City of Lufkin Parks Director to retire

A longtime City of Lufkin employee is set to retire. According to a press release, Parks Director Mike Akridge will retire after 42 years of service to the City of Lufkin.

California teenager finds a purse with $10k inside, returns to police

The high school junior ended up finding way more than identification. He found more cash than he says he’s ever seen in his life.

Lufkin family adds chalk art to cover up graffiti in park

Graffiti throughout the Azalea Trail is an ongoing issue in Lufkin.

Martinsville ISD installs door barriers in effort to improve district's safety

Martinsville Independent School District. Home of the Fighting Pirates. The mascot may look mean enough to protect the 400 students, but these days security relies on state of the art technology.

East Texas church member on allegations against pastor: 'I don't believe what they say'

The search is still on for a pastor accused of sexually assaulting a former member of his church.

Jasper police investigate string of vehicle burglaries, 3 suspects in custody

Three suspects were arrested in connection to a string of vehicle burglaries in the city of Jasper.

Elizabeth Smart outraged by planned release of 1 of her kidnappers

Elizabeth Smart said Thursday the news that one of her kidnappers will be released from prison next week was "a big shock," and she hopes there is a way the woman can be committed to a treatment facility.

Nacogdoches ISD bond gets endorsements from chamber, NEDCO

School bond proponents in Nacogdoches ISD received two influential endorsements today.

  South Carolina resident rides out Hurricane Florence in her native Nacogdoches

Nacogdoches native Amy Camp and her mother, Nacogdoches resident, Angela Key say it's easy to get hooked into weather coverage of Hurricane Florence as it heads into the direction of Camp's seacoast home. "I now live in Bluffton, South Carolina which is the town that you have to go through to get onto the island of Hilton Head." Camp was coming to Nacogdoches any way for her mother's birthday. Hurricane Florence influenced her to pack up the family dog and head to Texas a ...

New information from Lufkin SBOE member sheds light on high school cosmetology courses

Two days ago, cosmetology courses were on the verge of possibly being eliminated by the Texas Education Agency.

Lufkin's emergency preparation plans in place ahead of possible rain

While we are in the middle of hurricane season, possibilities of storms developing could be at any moment, including a potential storm this weekend. That means officials are on alert monitoring the trends of the weather.

Manhunt underway for suspect who entered woman's house, stared at her from woods in Cherokee County

Officials in Cherokee County are searching for a suspect who allegedly entered a woman's house while she was not home.

Lufkin member: SBE plans to keep ‘heroic defenders’ in Alamo curriculum

On Thursday, the State Board of Education said they will keep the words "all heroic defenders" in the state's social studies curriculum.

Hudson police: 1 man carrying rifle, another with body armor on Hwy 94 prompts 911 call

One man is in custody and another suspect is still at large after someone spotted two suspicious-looking men walking down State Highway 94 in the Hudson area Thursday morning.

Lufkin police: Diboll man arrested for zip-tying dog's mouth shut

Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 23-year-old man on a felony cruelty to animals charge Wednesday night in connection to allegations that he "zip-tied" a dog's mouth so tightly shut that it injured the animal.

Nacogdoches County officials searching for pastor accused of sexual assault

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office is seeking the public's help in locating a wanted fugitive who is believed to be on the run.

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Ex-boyfriend of missing AZ woman charged with her death

Kiera Bergman went missing August 4. A bicyclist found her decomposed body in some bushes a month later.

Man said he took cars, posting photos on social media, to ‘be seen by girls,’ authorities say

Terrance Tarleton, 19, faces charges after police said they found photo of stolen cars on Facebook and the cars themselves parked in front of his house.

Gunman kills 5, including wife, before turning gun on self in CA

Authorities said the gunman is dead but not before killing several people.

Lufkin developer pulls application for zone change request for new subdivision

Developer Rufus Duncan has pulled his application to build within the city. Duncan recently requested a zone change for a subdivision on Tulane drive, in hopes of bringing 13 homes to the area. ...

Saltwater disposal site in Timpson closed down following earthquake

A saltwater disposal site close to the epicenter of last night's earthquake in Timpson, located in northern Shelby County, has been shut down by the Texas Railroad Commission. It's the Katy Saltwater Disposal site on Farm to Market Road 1970. Saltwater trucks were dumping thousands of gallons of brine in the direct vicinity of the recent Timpson earthquake's epicenter. A 2.5 quake happened at 11:30 Tuesday night. Exactly one week earlier, in the same vicinity, a 3.2 earthquake ...

Early college, high school dual credit courses program begin at Lufkin High School

It's cheers and clapping as Lufkin High School and Angelina College teamed with the TLL Temple Foundation to unveil the early college high school plan.

What is FEMA and how does it work?

Directly after disaster strikes, FEMA works with other government agencies that provide relief in the areas of transportation, communications, medical care, search and rescue, hazardous materials and more.

Secretary who accused Diboll city manager of inappropriate comments to receive $185K

As part of a settlement between the City of Diboll and a former secretary who filed a lawsuit that alleged the city manager made inappropriate remarks about sexual activity and African Americans, the woman will receive $185,000.

Former ‘Cosby Show’ actor Geoffrey Owens lands new role on ‘NCIS’

This comes weeks after he was 'job shamed' for working at Trader Joe's.

Lufkin police arrest Polk County deputy on DWI charge

Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a Polk County Sheriff's Office deputy on a driving while intoxicated charge Monday.

Allegedly claiming to see ‘ghosts,’ ex-officer plows into field with kids; parent takes action

The officer was said to be high on meth. A parent put himself in harm’s way to try to resolve the situation.