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  1. Alpine police say human remains found near West Texas townRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Police in Alpine say human remains have been found near the West Texas town and investigators will try to identify the person. A statement Friday from Lt.

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  2. West Texas train derailment closes Interstate 10 for 3 hoursRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A remote stretch of Interstate 10 has reopened after a freight train derailment on an adjacent Union Pacific Railroad track closed the vital West Texas highway for about three hours. Railroad officials say that more than 20 of the railcars being towed from Fort Worth to West Cotton, California, derailed about 6:30 a.m. Monday about 40 miles east of Van Horn.

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  3. New Mexico pecan farmers see record-high prices for cropRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The Las Cruces Sun-News reports a new federal report for farmers in New Mexico, Arizona, and West Texas shows the price paid for a common variety of pecans is ranging between $2.88 to $3.05 per in-shell pound. A previous record high for New Mexico pecan prices happened in 2010 when growers received about $2.83 per pound on average for the season.

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  4. Man, 18, rescued after 25-foot fall from El Paso mountainRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Emergency responders have rescued a climber who fell about 25 feet from a West Texas mountain and landed on a ledge. An El Paso Fire Department statement says a rescue basket was used to transport the seriously injured 18-year-old man down from McKelligon Canyon late Sunday afternoon.

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  5. West Texas man charged with his mother's deathRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A 32-year-old West Texas man has been charged with murder for the death of his mother three months ago. Police in Big Spring say the Oct. 22 death of 52-year-old Gloria Martinez at a home initially was reported to them as a suicide but a homicide investigation began because of "suspicious circumstances" related to the death.

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  6. Teacher admits luring immigrant teachers for kickbacksRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A West Texas schoolteacher who is an Indian immigrant has admitted to luring other Indian immigrants to teach in the West Texas district, then taking kickbacks from each of the teachers' paychecks. George Mariadas Kurusu pleaded guilty before a federal magistrate Friday in Pecos to a variety of fraud and witness tampering charges.

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  7. Study: Texas abortions declined as clinics got farther awayRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The number of abortions performed throughout Texas dropped after a 2013 law forced the closure of clinics in all but the largest cities, and the decline was steeper the farther a woman lived from one of the remaining clinics, a study found. The U.S. Supreme Court last year struck down Texas' tougher abortion regulations - known as HB2 - but not before more than 20 clinics closed, including nearly all that served rural and midsized cities.

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  8. Sheriff criticizes Commissioner Miller's account of 'attack'Read the original story

    Jan 17, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A claim by state Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller that "illegal aliens" attacked a hunting party in remote West Texas is being discounted by the local sheriff who says the hunters fired on one another. Miller said in a recent Facebook post that the attack is another reason why a border wall must be built.

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  9. Ex-student given probation in UTEP betting schemeRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A former West Texas university student has been sentenced to three years of probation for his role in a gambling operation at the school that took bets from basketball players on different sports. The El Paso Times reports that during a federal court hearing Friday, Michael Karpus apologized, saying he "wasn't thinking about the consequences."

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  10. 2 shot, hurt on Texas ranch in confusion during hunting tripRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Authorities say two men who were shot at a West Texas ranch near the Mexico border last week were injured when they and another member of their hunting group opened fire during a "state of confusion." Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez said Thursday they're trying to determine who shot who on the night of Jan. 6. A 26-year-old from New Mexico and a 59-year-old were shot.

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  11. 5th man gets prison in drug-related Texas abduction-slayingRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A fifth man has been sentenced to prison over a 2009 drug-related kidnapping and killing of a West Texas man who was later found shot with his hands chopped off in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Francisco Javier Pulido was sentenced to 24 years in prison during a court hearing in El Paso Wednesday.

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  12. Man gets 40 years in death of West Texas motorcycle officerRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A driver must serve 40 years in prison for the 2016 death of a West Texas police officer who was struck while on his stopped motorcycle. John Paul Perry was charged with capital murder but on Tuesday pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter in a plea deal in El Paso.

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  13. El Paso official pleads guilty in alleged cheating schemeRead the original story

    Jan 6, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Authorities say a former West Texas school official has pleaded guilty for his role in an alleged scheme to rig his school district's high-stakes test scores. Federal prosecutors announced that during a court hearing Friday, former El Paso School District Associate Superintendent Damon Murphy pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

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  14. Texan, 67, rescued after wheelchair goes into Concho RiverRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A West Texas woman has been rescued from the Concho River after her motorized wheelchair malfunctioned, went off a 6-foot bank and both fell into the water. San Angelo police Officer Tracy Gonzalez said Wednesday that the 67-year-old woman, whose name wasn't released, was treated for injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

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  15. Man in West Texas shot in police chaseRead the original story

    Dec 27, 2016 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A man has been charged with attempted capital murder after exchanging gunfire with police in Big Spring and leading officers on a chase. The man was wounded in the gunfire with a Big Spring officer and a Texas state trooper and has been hospitalized in Lubbock, about 100 miles to the north.

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  16. Search party finds remains of missing West Texas manRead the original story

    Dec 27, 2016 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Authorities say the remains of a West Texas man missing for more than a week have been found in a field less than a mile from his home. The Taylor County sheriff's office said a search party found the remains of 65-year-old Daniel Lerma on Monday afternoon.

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  17. Ex-soldier to be retried in death of West Texas constableRead the original story

    Dec 21, 2016 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The El Paso District Attorney's Office says it will retry a former soldier accused in the death of an off-duty constable working security at a Halloween haunted house after a mistrial was declared. The El Paso Times reports a jury was deadlocked in the trial of 21-year-old Devon Huerta-Person in the 2014 death of Constable Robert White.

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  18. Mistrial declared in assault death of West Texas constableRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2016 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A mistrial has been declared after a West Texas jury could not reach a verdict in the case of a former soldier accused in the death of an off-duty constable working security at a Halloween haunted house. The El Paso Times reports 21-year-old Devon Huerta-Person will remain free on bond until prosecutors decide if he will be retried following Friday's mistrial.

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  19. 4th suspect in West Texas double slaying caught in MichiganRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2016 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    San Angelo police say 28-year-old Raymond Alvarado Jr. was arrested Thursday afternoon in Lansing, Michigan. Officials say a tip led officers to a residence in Lansing, where Alvarado was caught while leaving the home.

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  20. West Texas city comes under fire for cross in public parkRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2016 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A West Texas city is coming under scrutiny by the Freedom from Religion Foundation for a cross that sits in a public park. Staff attorney Sam Groves said Thursday that the Wisconsin-based organization wrote Spur officials in July after a resident contacted the foundation to complain.

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