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  1. Police ID West Texas man who died while hikingRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Police in El Paso say 21-year-old Richard Contreras was hiking on a trail in the Franklin Mountains on Saturday afternoon when he fell down into an isolated area. A search and rescue team was called to the scene and later helped airlift him to an El Paso hospital, where he died.

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  2. Texas man gets probation for street racing deathRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A West Texas man has been sentenced to five years of probation for his role in a 2008 crash during a street race that killed a passenger in his vehicle. The El Paso Times reports Alfonso Guadalupe Zamora had been indicted on manslaughter and aggravated assault charges.

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  3. Teacher fired after Internet post hired by another districtRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A West Texas teacher fired after saying online she was inclined to support racial segregation after watching a video of a white officer wrestling a black teenager to the ground has been hired by another school district. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports Karen Fitzgibbons was hired as a third-grade teacher by the Waco school district.

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  4. Lubbock settles police hiring discrimination US lawsuitRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A West Texas city has settled a 2015 federal lawsuit that alleged police discriminated against Hispanics and women in hiring entry-level officers. Lubbock agreed to pay affected individuals to settle the Department of Justice lawsuit.

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  5. Kentucky's new juvenile justice chief oversaw raid in TexasRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 27 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A retired Texas official who oversaw a raid on a polygamist sect has been chosen by Gov. Matt Bevin's administration to run Kentucky's Department of Juvenile Justice. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Carey D. Cockerell begins his new role in Kentucky next month.

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  6. New Mexico, West Texas hit with heavy rain, minor floodingRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 24 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Heavy rain struck Eddy County in New Mexico and Odessa, Texas, on Wednesday causing flooded streets and dangerous driving conditions.

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  7. Ex-West Texas deputy gets 17 years in off-duty DWI fatalityRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 24 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    An ex-sheriff's deputy in West Texas must serve 17 years in prison for a 2012 drunken driving wreck that killed a man who was changing a flat tire. Raymundo Carranza was sentenced Tuesday in El Paso.

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  8. Ex-deputy convicted in drunk driving crash that killed 1Read the original story

    Monday Aug 22 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A former West Texas deputy has been convicted of intoxicated manslaughter for a 2012 crash that killed a man who was changing a flat tire at the time of the accident. According to trial testimony, Carranza's blood-alcohol level was 0.106 more than three hours after the crash.

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  9. Assistant Texas warden suspended after prison guard killedRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 17 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    An assistant warden has been suspended and a guard and two food service managers have been recommended for dismissal after a male inmate at a West Texas state prison killed a female guard. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark said Wednesday that Assistant Warden Jimmy Webb of the Robertson Unit near Abilene was suspended for seven days and placed on four months' probation.

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  10. Abilene man gets 60 years for hammer beating death of womanRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 17 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A West Texas man must serve 60 years in prison for the 2015 hammer beating death of a woman he had dated. Cody Adam Alvarez was sentenced Tuesday in Abilene.

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  11. Nobody hurt in fire at Abilene hospital, patients movedRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 13 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Officials say nobody has been hurt in a fire at a West Texas hospital that forced more than 60 patients on three floors to be moved to other parts of the facility. The Abilene Fire Department says the fire was reported around 2 a.m. Saturday at Hendrick Medical Center.

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  12. Rail line in West Texas reopens after dozen cars off tracksRead the original story

    Friday Aug 12 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A West Texas rail line has reopened following cleanup after a dozen freight cars derailed and spilled loads of grain. Officials say 15 cars were involved in the derailment and 12 ended up on their sides or off the track.

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  13. Dozen grain-hauling cars derail in West Texas, nobody hurtRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 11 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A Texas Pacificio official says nobody was hurt in the derailment late Wednesday afternoon east of Ballinger. Crews worked Thursday to clear the wreckage, repair about 700 feet of track and reopen the line.

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  14. Gun found in lap of man dead in rural Texas with his 2 kidsRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 10 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Officials say a Lubbock man and his two young children found dead last month in a vehicle in rural West Texas were all shot, and a pistol was found in the father's lap. Texas Department of Public Safety Lt.

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  15. Latest goat slaughter at school barn now blamed on dogsRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 9 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    This week's slaughter of 10 goats at a West Texas school district school barn, initially blamed on gunshots, is now being blamed on dogs. Eight other goats were found injured early Monday at the Lubbock Independent School District Ag Barn.

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  16. Estate of Texas doctor killed in plane crash to repay fundsRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 9 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The estate of a West Texas doctor killed in a plane crash and a medical practice where he worked will repay the government nearly $3.3 million in a billing dispute. Dr. Kenneth Michael Rice died last year when the small plane he was piloting crashed into a guy-wire attached to a TV tower near Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport.

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  17. 9 goats shot dead at school barn where 30 were shot in JulyRead the original story

    Monday Aug 8 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Nine more goats being raised by students at a West Texas school district have been found shot dead at a school barn where 29 goats were shot last month, all but one fatally. Lubbock Independent School District spokeswoman Nancy Sharp says the goats were found dead Monday at the district Ag Barn.

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  18. Father, 2 children found dead in rural West Texas identifiedRead the original story

    Friday Aug 5 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Officials have released the names of a Lubbock man and his two children who were discovered dead last month in a vehicle in rural West Texas. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt.

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  19. Redevelopment for West Texas Hilton hotel opened in 1929Read the original story

    Jul 29, 2016 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    An eight-story Hilton hotel that opened in downtown Plainview in West Texas in 1929 but has been abandoned for more than 30 years is about to gain new life after the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs has approved a tax credit application to renovate the building into a multifamily housing project. Plainview Assistant City Manager Andrew Freeman tells the Plainview Daily Herald the agency's approval culminates a more than year-long effort that's hoped will spur economic activity in the city's downtown.

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  20. Memorial to slain Navy Seal Chris Kyle unveiled in OdessaRead the original story

    Jul 28, 2016 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A granite and limestone memorial salutes slain Navy Seal and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle in the West Texas city where he was born in 1974. The privately funded site includes a bronze statue of Kyle.

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