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  Two Nacogdoches women team up with nonprofit to host back-to-school resource fair

The fair will include free school supplies as well as important information for families.

Grand jury indicts man accused of entering Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s office, claiming to be Texas Ranger

Family’s summer photo shoot muddied when toddler takes dip in pond

  Angelina County budget includes 2 new deputies, raises for sheriff’s office

  Cybersecurity expert explains best practices for protection in today’s electronic economy

  Pollok couple petitions for removal of dead trees along roadways after sons’ deaths

  Angelina County files lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies over opioid crisis

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  Grit, Grace, Gratitude: New SFA president delivers first State of the University address

  VIDEO: Crockett police dashcam shows vehicle involved in chase crashing into patrol unit

Lufkin man gets probation for aggravated robbery at Kilgore store

  State health department investigates lung disease among e-cig users

  Nacogdoches brewery on beer-to-go law: ‘Anytime we can change the law ... it’s a win-win’

Jacksonville woman celebrates 105th birthday with visit from mayor

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office asking for public’s help in solving 2012 murder

A little more than seven years after a 23-year-old Louisiana man’s body was found in a wooded area off of FM 139, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving Ashton Randle’s murder.

Pedestrian killed in crash involving motorhome in Polk County

A pedestrian was killed early Wednesday morning after being struck by a motorhome on US 190 in Polk County.

  Renovations completed at Brandon Community Center in Lufkin

After receiving complaints about the community center’s dilapidated look, the city decided to help liven up the place.

Nacogdoches police arrest 2 on drug charges after citizens help K9 officer catch suspect

Two Good Samaritans helped a Nacogdoches Police Department K9 officer catch a suspect who fled from a traffic stop that occurred on NW Stallings Drive Tuesday afternoon.

Crews responding to Lufkin structure fire

Groveton police: Reckless driving suspect assaulted officer, 2 deputies while resisting arrest

Affidavit: Huntington man allegedly beat man unconscious; victim later found dead in truck

  Lufkin plans to host first Forest Festival Parade since 1953

  SFA University Series brings world-famous, award-winning entertainment to Nacogdoches

Nacogdoches police arrest man on robbery charge in connection with alleged home invasion

  All lanes reopen on US 69 near Lufkin following creosote spill

According to TxDOT, the spill is on US 69 near FM 841.

  Video released of Nacogdoches burglary; believed to be tied to Bullard burglary

Surveillance video has been released of a group of suspects believed to be connected to burglaries at gas stations in two places in East Texas.

  Statue honoring Lufkin Little League and junior league on display at Pitser Garrison Convention Center

The Lufkin Landscape Taskforce created a statue in their honor.

Bullard Police: Same suspects involved in Bullard Exxon burglary strike in Nacogdoches County

Suspects involved in an early morning burglary of Exxon on Hwy 69 in Bullard on August 16 are believed to be connected to a burglary that occurred the same day in Douglass, Texas in the Nacogdoches County area.

Former pool store owner agrees to one-year probation, then dismissal of charges

The former owner of The Pool Store in Lufkin has agreed to a pretrial diversion following charges the he bilked customers out of money and other charges.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office: Fugitive found in possession of meth, Ecstasy, Xanax

-Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office acted on a tip and found a wanted fugitive at a home off of County Road 2703 last week.

Nacogdoches police: Someone in vehicle shot at person walking near Oak Hill Plaza

The Nacogdoches Police Department is investigating a report that someone fired a gun in the direction of a person that was walking near the Oak Hill Plaza apartment complex early Monday morning.

  Alto ISD embraces challenges of new school year as students return for first day

It was the first time many students returned to their respective campuses since a tornado damaged the high school building on April 13.

  Lufkin police: Armed man robbed Whataburger on Timberland Drive

The Whataburger restaurant located on Lufkin's North Timberland Drive was robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning.

Lufkin police investigating vehicle burglaries at apartment complex

Lufkin police said they are investigating multiple vehicle burglaries that occurred over the weekend at an apartment complex.

East Texas Idol top 15 announced

Fifteen East Texans will perform live on the Liberty Hall stage at the finale of East Texas Idol, streaming on East Texas Now.

Nacogdoches police: Homeowner with gun scared off armed burglary suspects

The Nacogdoches Police Department is investigating a home-invasion burglary in which the homeowner fired at one of the armed suspects, causing both men to run away.

Texas Brotherhood Ride makes a stop in Lufkin to honor first responders killed in line of duty

It's a part of the 2019 Texas Brotherhood Ride, which is a 650-mile bicycle trip from Hempstead to Austin.

  400 children receive new shoes, socks, backpacks and school supplies

Thanks to a partnership with Samaritans Feet, which provides new shoes to children around the world Glory Gang was able to provide 400 kids with new shoes, socks, backpacks and school supplies for the new school year.

Stabbing in Tyler County leaves one dead, man arrested

One man is dead and another is in jail after a stabbing in Tyler County Saturday.

Arrest made in death of man in Angelina County

The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office said a person has been arrested in the case of a man found dead in his vehicle.

Dr. Scott Gordon confirmed as ninth SFA president

According to a press release, Dr. Scott Gordon was unanimously confirmed by the SFA Board of Regents to be the ninth president of the university during a specially called meeting Saturday.

Angelina County Sheriff’s Office investigating suspicious death

The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating a suspicious death.

List of places participating in Clear the Shelters

East Texas animal shelters are participating in the nationwide adoption event known as Clear the Shelters.

Texas Brotherhood Ride will honor first responders killed in line of duty

A group of firefighters, police officers, and EMS personnel will be taking a 650-mile bicycle trip from Hempstead to Austin as part of the 2019 Texas Brotherhood Ride to honor emergency responders who died in the line of duty.

  Lufkin man found guilty of capital murder in toddler’s 2015 death

Woods is accused of drowning his three-year-old nephew back in 2015.

  Nacogdoches ISD police kick school year off with first responders breakfast

The gathering serves a much wider purpose: It reinforces relationships essential for the protection of NISD schools.

  FM 2390 in San Augustine County is now open again after propane truck rollover

A propane truck has overturned on FM 2390 in San Augustine County, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

DPS: 4 people injured in 2-vehicle wreck on US 96 near Buna

Four people suffered injuries in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred on U.S. Highway 96 near Buna in Jasper County Friday morning.

2 people taken to hospital after 2-vehicle wreck involving a Center ISD bus

Two people were taken to the hospital after a pickup collided with a Center ISD school bus on San Augustine Street on Wednesday.

Dustin Burrows resigns as Texas House GOP Caucus chairman amid allegations of targeting Republicans

State Rep. Dustin Burrows of Lubbock has resigned as chair of the Texas House GOP Caucus, according to two people familiar with the matter.

  Historic cemetery vandalized, causing more than $120,000 in damages

Roughly 35 grave-sites were damaged when the Goshen cemetery was vandalized. Those responsible will be charged with a felony when caught.

  Man accused of drowning toddler testifies in Angelina County capital murder trial

The man accused of leading a toddler to a pond and letting him drown took the stand Thursday in his own defense.

  Governor’s Small Business Forum in Nacogdoches focuses on entrepreneurship

The Governor’s Small Business Forum in Nacogdoches on Thursday served business owners, but in the end, it will be the customer who benefits.

Fallen Nacogdoches County sheriff’s deputy will be honored at Star of Texas ceremony

A Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was struck and killed as he was removing debris from a road in 2018 will be honored at the upcoming Star of Texas Awards ceremony in Austin.

Nacogdoches police: Burglary suspect found in creek, arrested

Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department arrested a burglary suspect after they found him in a creek Thursday morning.

Man arrested after allegedly sending explicit pics to Nacogdoches County child over Snapchat

Officers with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office arrested a New Waverly man on an indecency with a child charge.

  Crockett police arrest registered sex offender living near football stadium

Police say Proudfoot was registered as living on Sunset Drive, but he had actually never lived at that address.

ERCOT asks Texans to conserve electricity through 7 p.m.

Texans are being asked to limit their electric use today until 7 p.m. due to tight reserves.

Crockett police: 38-year-old man sexually assaulted 15-year-old girl twice

Officers with the Crockett Police Department arrested a 38-year-old man on Aug. 8 in connection with allegations that sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl twice.

Texas Education Agency releases accountability ratings

Thursday, the Texas Education Agency released its 2019 state accountability ratings. This year, the agency rolled out a new rating system for schools, using an A-F system.

Louisiana chef opening Cajun restaurant in Lufkin

A new Cajun restaurant with a “build-your-own” Po Boy bar is scheduled to open in Lufkin.

Texas sees average gas price fall 6 cents from last week

The price is 27 cents below the current national average and 24 cents below the average a year ago.

Workforce Solutions of Deep East Texas prepares for Mega Job Fair

Manufacturing, healthcare, technology and more will be represented.

  Tornado victims share message of hope months after storm

Jennifer’s husband Daniel and their children Jacob, Liam and Vivienne, are also adjusting to life after the storm.

VIDEO: Kilgore Middle School teachers are so excited about back to school, they made a lip-sync video

They’re dancing and singing their way into the 2019-2020 school year, and they shared the video on YouTube so everyone could get pumped up for school with them.

  Solar power manufacturing plant brings jobs, innovation to Nacogdoches

The newest manufacturing plant to open shop in Nacogdoches will soon bring new jobs and plenty of innovation to the area.

  Defense begins calling witnesses during Bobby Woods, Jr. trial

Defense attorneys called a neighbor to the stand Wednesday, whose testimony implied the toddler may have drowned accidentally.

LIVE UPDATES: Six officers injured after Philadelphia shooting

Officials in Philadelphia are responding to an active shooter situation.

Amber Alert canceled after Texas 13-year-old found safe in Oklahoma

Kiah Miller is being returned to her father.

Affidavit: Nacogdoches man broke into house, stole truck, then threatened law enforcement

Deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 38-year-old man Tuesday in connection with allegations that he broke into an individual’s home and stole his pickup and debit card and then threatened law enforcement officers.

  County commissioners approve proposed property tax rate in Nacogdoches County

The final tax rate will be decided on another date, commissioners said.

  Salvation Army in Lufkin hosts multicultural day celebrating India

A variety of food, clothing and prayer in multiple languages was celebrated at the event.

Jasper Police Department: Suspect or suspects stole work truck from wastewater plant

Detectives with the Jasper Police Department are still looking for a work truck that was stolen from the city’s wastewater treatment plant last week.

  Lufkin Education Foundation gives first year teachers gift cards to help purchase classroom supplies

The district’s Education Foundation provided new teachers with gift cards to help customize and personalize their classrooms ahead of the school year.

Amber Alert issued for 13-year-old girl from Montgomery, Texas

Kiah Miller is believed to be in grave danger, police have said.

Nacogdoches Crime Stoppers offering reward for info on aggravated robbery suspect

Nacogdoches Crime Stoppers has issued a wanted bulletin for an aggravated robbery suspect.

  Video of confession played during 5th day of capital murder trial

The State presented more testimony on Tuesday during the fifth day of trial for Bobby Woods Junior.

High temps prompt ERCOT to ask all Texans to reduce use of electricity

Citing high statewide temperatures, ERCOT is requesting electric conservation in response to increased demand above current electricity supply.

Two East Texans nominated for 2019 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award

Two East Texas athletes have been named to the seventh annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List.

  Historic bond, teacher raises boost moral for Nacogdoches teachers ahead of school year

Nacogdoches ISD welcomed more than 400 educators back to school Tuesday at the district’s annual convocation.

  Angelina County commissioners extend construction deadline for communication towers

The towers are being built in Lufkin and Zavalla. The commissioners approved Dec. 1 as the new date of completion for both towers.

Center police: Pawn shop burglary suspect found hiding in bushes with cache of weapons

A man who allegedly burglarized a pawn shop is facing charges after police found him hiding in the bushes with a cache of stolen weapons.