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Friday Jul 25 | Tyler Morning Telegraph

'Once Upon A Mattress' - Dogs land roles in musical, escape the noose

Courtesy Two dogs were whisked out of harm's way when Henderson County Performing Arts Center decided to use them in its upcomning production.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Jacksonville Daily Progress

Athens woman confesses to killing daughter

A 25-year-old mother is in the Henderson County Jail after telling authorities that she had killed her four-year-old daughter, Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Athens, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KTRE-TV Lufkin

Bond set for mother accused of killing daughter.

Sheriff's deputies arrested an Athens mother for capital murder on Monday after the woman told police she killed her 4-year-old daughter, the day the young girl was supposed to go and sign up for pre-K.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Athens, TX

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KLTV Tyler

Sheriff: E. Texas mother admits to killing 4-year-old daughter

Sheriff's deputies arrested a Henderson County mother for capital murder on Monday after she told police she called her 4-year-old daughter.

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Related Topix: Athens, TX, Health

Fri Jul 18, 2014

CBS Local

Hired Texas Mover Steals Family's Belongings

John Junior Smith was hired to move a family's possessions out of their Tyler home.

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Related Topix: Malakoff, TX

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Convicted killer set to die March 18

Convicted cop killer Randall Wayne Mays' date with death has been set less than two weeks after he lost his challenge to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Related Topix: US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Log Cabin, TX, Eustace, TX, US Supreme Court

KWTX

Execution Date Set For Texas Inmate Convicted Of Killing Deputies

An execution date was set Monday for Texas death row inmate Randall Wayne Mays, 54, who was convicted of capital murder after a shootout that left two Henderson County sheriff's deputies dead seven years ago.

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KHOU-TV Houston

March execution date set for killer of 2 deputies

An East Texas man convicted of capital murder for a shootout that left two Henderson County sheriff's deputies dead seven years ago has been set to die early next year.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Thu Jul 10, 2014

KLTV Tyler

Police pull robbery suspect out of East Texas lake

A robbery in Henderson County led police on a manhunt that ended when police pulled one of the suspects out of Cedar Creek Lake.

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Related Topix: Eustace, TX, Gun Barrel City, TX

Mon Jul 07, 2014

KLTV Tyler

East Texan dies inside Dallas church

Wilgus died at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship after driving there for help. He told people at the church he had been stabbed.

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Related Topix: Oak Cliff, TX, Texas, Dallas, TX

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Graham Leader

County gets 30 day extension in consideration of new election equipment

In a move that could be considered bold, savvy, risky, or any combination of the three, the Young County Commissioners Court went for and received a last-minute, 30-day extension on a deadline to purchase cutting edge election equipment at a greatly reduced, early-adopter's price.

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KLTV Tyler

Inmate costs county thousands of dollars after teaching others how to compromise locks

It could be two weeks before all of the maximum security inmates are back in the Van Zandt County Jail.

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Related Topix: Prison, Van Zandt County, TX, Kaufman County, TX, Health

KLTV Tyler

East Texas man sentenced to 17 years in prison

A jury of seven women and five men convicted and sentenced Jeffrey Arlen Quinn, 31, of Athens to 17 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Texas, Athens, TX, Seven Points, TX, Tool, TX

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