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  1. Warrant: Texas man person of interest in 1988 death of teensRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Investigators say a man recently arrested on a drug charge is a person of interest in the 1988 shooting deaths of two West Texas teenagers. A search warrant obtained by the San Angelo Standard-Times says hair, fingernails and other items found in the San Angelo home of 47-year-old John Cyrus Gilbreath link him to the teens.

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  2. Another bout of rain engulfs much of Texas on heels of CindyRead the original story

    Jun 24, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Another round of rain is engulfing much of Texas, swelling rivers, flooding streets and bringing warnings of flash flooding in several areas. Up to 5 inches of rain, more in isolated areas, fell Saturday in the Houston metro region but the storm system covered a stretch of the state extending from West Texas into North and East Texas.

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  3. Driver charged after wreck leaves 3 dead in OdessaRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A 23-year-old West Texas man has been arrested and charged with five felonies for a traffic wreck that left three people dead and he and three others hurt. Odessa police say Mark Garrett was intoxicated and driving at a high rate of speed Thursday night when his car collided with a van, causing both vehicles to erupt in fire.

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  4. 3 killed in West Texas wreck police blame on drunken driverRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Three people have died and another four injured in a two-vehicle collision in West Texas that police say involved a drunken driver.

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  5. Texas oil company opens regional headquarters in New MexicoRead the original story

    Jun 21, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A Texas-based oil company has opened a new regional headquarters in southeastern New Mexico as activity in the Permian Basin heats up. Officials with Mewbourne Oil say the new office represents the company's commitment to the region and its interest in expansion in the years to come.

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  6. Ellen Trout Zoo celebrates 50th anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Lufkin's 'Ellen Trout Zoo' celebrated its 50th birthday today, and zoo officials say that they have no plans of slowing down. Moving across the lake and developing a Texas area, East Texas, West Texas, United States, Central America, South America, expand Africa, expand Asia," said zoo director, Gordon Henley.

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  7. Grapefruit-size hail reported during West Texas stormsRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Storms packing winds of more than 60 mph and hail as big as grapefruit left behind damage in West Texas but no reported injuries. The National Weather Service says the chance for more severe weather continued late Thursday in the Midland and Odessa area, followed by a heat wave this weekend.

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  8. West Texas elected official gets 2 years for public lewdnessRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Authorities say a West Texas elected official accused of groping a female sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to public lewdness and must serve two years of probation. Taylor County Commissioner William Bradley Birchum of Abilene pleaded guilty Thursday to the misdemeanor count.

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  9. Charges added against mom of boy left in Mexican warehouseRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    West Texas police have added new charges against the mother of a 4-year-old boy found in February in an abandoned warehouse in Mexico. Ruby Esmeralda Gonzalez already had been charged with child abandonment and endangerment.

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  10. Ex-Texas educator says illegal steps taken to boost scoresRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A former West Texas school official has testified that he conspired with other educators to rig test scores and take other illegal steps to meet federal accountability standards. Former El Paso Associate Superintendent Damon Murphy said in court Tuesday that administrators also falsely inflated scores for 10th-graders, in part by placing students in the wrong grades.

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  11. Ex-Texas judge pleads guilty in probe linked to senatorRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Prosecutors say a former West Texas county judge has pleaded guilty to federal charges as part of a public corruption investigation linked to an indicted state senator. Prosecutors say Galindo conspired with state Sen. Carlos Uresti to have a company win a contract to provide medical services for inmates at a correctional center in Reeves County.

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  12. Police: Man tired of paying child support meant to kill kidsRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Police say a West Texas man tired of paying child support drove some 450 miles with the intention of killing his two young children and their mother. Beeville police Sgt.

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  13. More rain expected in Texas after storms drench some citiesRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A rainy weekend is expected across parts of Texas after storms already drenched streets, stranded motorists and caused some flooding. Forecasters said Saturday that flash flooding could occur in some areas already saturated.

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  14. Texas monitoring effects drilling on West Texas springsRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has embarked on an environmental study to monitor the effects of oil and gas drilling on the springs that feed a famous pool at Balmorhea State Park in West Texas. Brent Leisure, the state parks director, tells the Houston Chronicle that he could not remember ever launching a similar effort in another of the state's 95 parks, historic sites or natural areas.

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  15. More Read the original story

    May 25, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    As "bathroom bills" targeting transgender individuals falter across the U.S. - rejected even in conservative bastions like Kansas and Arkansas following the upheaval over a North Carolina law last year - Texas Republicans are doubling down on their determination and throwing the Legislature into last-minute tumult. The resolve to make Texas only the second state to restrict bathroom access for transgender persons before Monday - when lawmakers adjourn until 2019 - is raising the possibility of a special session and exasperating business groups and LGBT rights organizations that have united in opposition for months.

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  16. Jaguar scaled walls to escape enclosure at Texas zooRead the original story

    May 25, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Officials at a West Texas zoo say a jaguar scaled a 12-foot-tall artificial rock wall and forced her way under netting that topped her enclosure to escape the exhibit last week. Officials at the Abilene Zoo said Wednesday that the jaguar named Estrella then scaled an adjacent cinderblock wall and forced her way through an 8-inch gap to access the rest of the zoo.

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  17. 5 arrested in West Texas fatal stabbing of former soldierRead the original story

    May 20, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Investigators say five people have been arrested on capital murder charges in the slaying of a former soldier at a West Texas apartment. El Paso police on Friday night announced arrests in connection with the May 7 fatal stabbing of 23-year-old Tyler Kaden Croke.

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  18. Ex-West Texas county judge charged in public corruption caseRead the original story

    May 19, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Authorities say a former West Texas county judge faces federal bribery and income tax-related charges in a public corruption investigation linked to an indicted state senator. Federal indictments returned Tuesday in San Antonio accuse Sen. Carlos Uresti of engaging in a Ponzi scheme to market hydraulic fracturing sand for oil production.

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  19. DPS: Car driver in deadly Texas bus crash was intoxicatedRead the original story

    May 16, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Authorities say the driver of a car was intoxicated when it was involved in a December crash that killed a person aboard a bus carrying West Texas high school cheerleaders. A Texas Department of Public Safety report says 59-year-old Sandra Dunson was intoxicated due to drugs and alcohol.

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  20. West Texas city manager on 2-months paid leave in theft caseRead the original story

    May 16, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A West Texas city manager has been put on 60 days of paid leave after being arrested on two felony theft counts related to his alleged misuse of municipal property. Records show Tillman was arrested May 5 on two counts of theft of property for allegedly using 72 acres of municipal land and water and not paying the city.

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