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  1. 20 passengers hurt when charter bus runs off West Texas roadRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 13 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Twenty people have been taken to El Paso hospitals for treatment after a charter bus ran off a road southeast of the city. Texas Department of Public Safety Lt.

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    Thursday Sep 13 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A convicted online bookie in West Texas must serve three years in federal prison and pay $7 million in what prosecutors call an illegal sports gambling and tax scam. Prosecutors say 40-year-old Jose Abelardo Dominguez of Odessa was sentenced Wednesday in Midland.

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  3. Boxers or briefs? Beto O'Rourke livestreams his laundryRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 6 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Most ardent supporters know where Beto O'Rourke stands on single-payer health care , legalizing marijuana and a border wall . But anyone watching his Facebook Live feed as the Democratic Senate candidate tossed wet laundry into the dryer on a recent Sunday learned a far more intimate detail.

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  4. Police: Motorcycle collision caused by dropped cellphoneRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 4 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    West Texas police say four people were injured in a traffic accident after a passenger riding a motorcycle tried to pick up her cellphone after dropping it on the road. The El Paso Times reports that a passenger on a motorcycle dropped her cellphone as the vehicle was traveling on an El Paso street Sunday morning.

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  5. Police: 2 arrested in Texas slaying blamed on trash disputeRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 1 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A West Texas man has been fatally shot and a father and son were arrested on murder charges over what a police chief calls a neighborhood dispute about trash. Abilene police Chief Stan Standridge says police responded to calls about shots fired around 10:15 a.m. Saturday and located the victim, 37-year-old Aaron Howard, who died at a hospital.

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  6. Tampering charge dropped in 2012 death of West Texas toddlerRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 1 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Prosecutors have dropped an evidence tampering charge against an ex-Child Protective Services supervisor in the 2012 starvation death of a Texas toddler while her airman father was deployed overseas. A judge dismissed the 2014 felony count against Martha Kiel Whitaker.

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  7. West Texas airport salutes Columbia astronaut Rick HusbandRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 1 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A West Texas airport that carries the name of a 2003 shuttle Columbia victim has unveiled an exhibit saluting NASA astronaut Rick Husband. The display at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport includes photos and a model of Columbia as part of "From Amarillo to Outer Space."

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  8. Waste Management to pay $5.5 million over immigrant laborRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 29 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Waste Management has agreed to pay the federal government $5.5 million to settle allegations that it made a practice of using labor in the U.S. illegally. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Houston said Wednesday that a Waste Management subsidiary employed at least three managers at a West Texas waste site who actively encouraged the hiring of workers in the country illegally between 2003 and April 2012.

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  9. Abilene house fire that killed 2 blamed on lit cigaretteRead the original story

    Aug 14, 2018 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Investigators blame a lit cigarette for starting a West Texas house fire that killed an 82-year-old woman and her son. Officials say Barbara Cocke was transported to an Abilene hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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    Aug 13, 2018 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Robert Duncan, a longtime West Texas lawmaker before serving as chancellor of the Texas Tech University System for the past four years, has announced his retirement. The 65-year-old chancellor had served 18 years as a state lawmaker, the final 14 as a state senator, before his appointment as head of the West Texas university system.

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  11. At least 27 rescued after flash flood hits West Texas parkRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2018 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    At least 27 people have been rescued after 8 to 9 inches of rain caused flash flooding in the Nueces River at a park west of San Antonio. The Uvalde County Sheriff's Office says on its social media that the 27 were rescued from high water Sunday at Chalk Bluff Park, about 15 miles northwest of Uvalde, Texas.

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  12. Lawmakers: Migrant teen tent city to stay open another monthRead the original story

    Aug 11, 2018 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Texas lawmakers say they have been told the temporary tent shelter in far West Texas for immigrant minors will stay open another month. State Reps.

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  13. West Texas commissioner pleads guilty in bribery schemeRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2018 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Authorities say Presidio County Precinct 3 Commissioner Lorenzo Padilla Hernandez took bribes to favor a document management system contractor. During a court hearing Friday in Midland, Hernandez pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and deprivation of honest services.

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  14. Number of injured rises to 7 in Texas pipeline explosionsRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2018 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The number of people injured in a series of explosions on a West Texas natural gas pipeline has risen to seven. Authorities initially said five people - a volunteer firefighter and four pipeline employees - were hurt Wednesday when the explosions happened about 20 miles southeast of Midland.

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  15. 5 injured in West Texas pipeline explosionsRead the original story

    Aug 1, 2018 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Five people, including a volunteer firefighter, have been injured in a series of explosions on a West Texas natural gas pipeline. The explosions happened on Farm-to-Market Road 1379, about 20 miles southeast of Midland. 1 comment

  16. New Mexico, Texas oil boom sparks electricity demand surgeRead the original story

    Aug 1, 2018 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Electricity demand on Xcel Energy's grid is reaching all-time records thanks to the oil and gas boom in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas. The Albuquerque Journal reports Xcel Energy New Mexico and Texas president David Hudson says oil and gas production in the Permian Basin is driving accelerated load growth on the grid.

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  17. Deputy fired after inmate escaped, rode atop patrol carRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2018 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A West Texas sheriff's deputy has been fired after video showed him driving down a Texas highway with an inmate sitting on the roof. The deputy had been transporting 31-year-old Martin Gregory Estrada when the man broke a patrol car window and climbed onto the vehicle's roof.

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  18. Xcel dedicates transmission line linking New Mexico, TexasRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2018 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Xcel Energy has finished the first segment of a $400 million transmission project that will deliver power from a hub in West Texas to southeastern New Mexico's booming oil and gas region. The company says the rapid growth of energy development in New Mexico happened in an area with few major transmission lines.

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  19. Mexican journalist seeking asylum released from US detentionRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2018 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A Mexican journalist detained in a remote West Texas immigration facility while asking the U.S. government for asylum has been released from detention. The attorney for Emilio Gutierrez Soto and his adult son, Oscar, said the two were released from the El Paso, Texas, facility without bond Thursday night.

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  20. 'We don't Tip Terrorist' message a hoax, restaurant now saysRead the original story

    Jul 24, 2018 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A waiter at a Texas steakhouse who said a customer wrote a racist message on a receipt now says he made up the story. Last week, Saltgrass Steak House in the West Texas city of Odessa said it banned a customer who reportedly wrote "We don't Tip Terrorist" on a receipt left for server Khalil Cavil.

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