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  Volunteering, passion for community at heart of Ward 3 city council election in Lufkin

  President Trump signs executive action on oil, gas industry
  ’There’s a future in Lufkin’: City council opponents look forward to May elections
U.S. House committee investigating Texas voter roll review
  Commissioners court to consider updating Nacogdoches County voting technology
  Election officials in Nacogdoches hope to carry momentum from midterms into May

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U.S. House committee investigating Texas voter roll review

The U.S. House’s main investigative committee has opened an inquiry into the Texas secretary of state’s review of the voter rolls for supposed noncitizens.

  Commissioners court to consider updating Nacogdoches County voting technology

By replacing the older tablets with newer software, it would allow elections employees to become familiar with the newer models before the 2020 election.

  Election officials in Nacogdoches hope to carry momentum from midterms into May

As a new round of elections near, city election officials are hoping to carry over the momentum from a midterm election cycle into May, which typically presents a much lower turnout than November.

Ralph Hall, oldest-ever member of U.S. House, dies at 95

Former Rep. Ralph Hall, who served in the U.S. House, has died at age 95.

LIVE: Michael Cohen testifies in front of House committee

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, is testifying in front of a House committee.

Lawmaker files resolution to legalize sports betting in Texas

The Texas House and Senate could take up a measure to legalize sports betting in the state.

  It’s just what it sounds like: Kranch is the latest condiment from Heinz

The new combo is part of the company’s Saucy Sauce line.

  Lori Lightfoot will be Chicago’s 1st black, female mayor

Lightfoot defeated Toni Preckwinkle, who served in the City Council for 19 years before becoming Cook County Board president.

2nd woman recounts unwanted touching by Joe Biden

The allegations by multiple women could leave Biden appearing out of touch with his party as the Democratic presidential primary begins.

  Migrants fleeing Central America wait for unknown next stop in US

If their U.S. relatives can buy them a bus ticket, they are then taken to the central bus station. Their long journey is followed by confusion - a release with notices to appear in court, which many of them don't understand.

Democrats to prepare subpoenas for full Mueller report

The House Judiciary Committee will prepare subpoenas this week seeking special counsel Robert Mueller’s full Russia report as the Justice Department appears likely to miss an April 2 deadline set by Democrats for the report’s release.

  US struggling with growing number of asylum seekers

Efforts are being made to ease the strained immigration system while President Donald Trump is doubling down on threats to shutter the U.S.-Mexico border entirely.

  Barr: Redacted Mueller report could be released by mid-April

The information will not be shared with the White House beforehand, says Attorney General William Barr.

Linda McMahon is leaving Small Business Administration

She is reportedly joining the private sector so that she can help raise money for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campai

  Trump: Smollett case ‘outrageous,’ FBI and DOJ to review; Chicago seeing $130K

Trump tweeted early Thursday that prosecutors' handling of the Smollett case was "an embarrassment" to the country and called on the federal agencies to review what he called an "outrageous" case.

Barbara Bush blamed Trump for ‘angst,’ new book reveals

The late former first lady's thoughts about Trump were revealed in excerpts published Wednesday from an upcoming biography, "The Matriarch."

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  RAW VIDEO: President Trump signs executive actions

President Donald Trump signed an executive action to boost the oil and gas industry on Wednesday in Crosby, Texas.

  RAW VIDEO: Excerpt of President Trump's speech on oil, gas industry

President Trump said the executive action will cut through the permitting delays so oil and natural gas workers can get to work faster.

  VIDEO: Adult killed, several people injured in Tyler County church bus wreck

VIDEO: Adult killed, several people injured in Tyler County church bus wreck

  Holding onto memories: Alto grandmother pulls former Yellowjacket standout’s trophies from rubble

Holding onto memories: Alto grandmother pulls former Yellowjacket standout’s trophies from rubble