Reflections on AC teacher killed in wreck

We have to report on car wreck deaths on about a weekly basis, but some hit closer to home than others. Today's was one of those, as a hugely popular teacher at Angelina College died following a head-on collision last night. Tonight at 6, Cheyenne Simpson tells the story of Taylor Hall and the impact he left on his students and co-workers.

Also at 6, Francesca Washington takes you inside the Tyler County Courthouse, where a judge is trying to determine what's best for the future of a five-year-old girl, the daughter of a man killed by gunfire and a woman accused of playing a part in the death.

Nacogdoches economic officials feel it's more important than ever to spend your money locally, due to the continued spiraling of tax rebates coming into the city. Donna McCollum has that report at 6.

There have been a few wrecks and plenty of confused drivers trying to get through the new US 59-FM 2021 intersection in Lufkin. At 6, Leigha Hughes explains how highway officials have adjusted to make things simpler and safer for drivers.

Also at 6, Maleeha Kamal brings you coverage from the Lufkin ISD special ed graduation, an event we enjoy watching every year.

And at 10, Caleb Beames brings you coverage from inside the courtroom in Polk County, where a Lufkin radio station owner is trying to keep from going to prison by answering to charges against him that he tried to cover up for probation violations.

Also at 10, Michelle Reed brings you the story of Mario Saldavar, a Mexican national who came to the states not knowing the English language but overcoming that in just seven years to graduate high school in Nacogdoches.

Jeff Awtrey
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