Polk County Newswire

Polk County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Polk County, TX.

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  1. Livingston women accused of showering while letting 3 children play on roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office have arrested two Livingston women accused of showering while the three children they were supposed to be caring for were playing on a road. Stormi Gail Cook, 27, and Rebecca Rene Townley, 33, are each charged with state-jail felony abandoning a child.

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  2. Release: Woman arrested in Polk Co. traffic stop smoked K2 around babyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A Polk County Texas Department of Public Safety trooper arrested a 26-year-old Highlands woman on Thursday after he or she pulled her over for speeding and found that she had allegedly used synthetic marijuana 30 minutes before the traffic stop and had a 7-month-old baby boy in the car with her. Juli Renaye Watson is still being held in the Polk County Jail on a state-jail felony child endangerment charge, and four misdemeanor charges - possession of a controlled substance less than 2 ounces, driving with an invalid license with a previous conviction, no insurance with a previous conviction, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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  3. 1 person dies in motorcycle accident in Houston Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    ... yet. At this time, the victim's name hasn't been released. Copyright 2015 KTRE . All rights reserved. A Polk County Texas Department of Public Safety trooper arrested a 26-year-old Highlands woman on Thursday after he or she pulled her over for ...

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  4. Nacogdoches Parks Advocacy League looks to future with birthday celebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    ... a small core group of concerned parents formed the grass roots group, Parks Advocacy League in Nacogdoches. A Polk County Texas Department of Public Safety trooper arrested a 26-year-old Highlands woman on Thursday after he or she pulled her over ...

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  5. B.K. Johnson, former HPD chief, dead at 82Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | Chron

    ... the people who hurt people." After his first retirement, he served from 1987 to 1988 as an investigator with the Polk County District Attorney's Office. In 1989, he became the city manager of Corrigan and served in that position until May 2001, ...

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  6. Man arrested for human smuggling in Polk Co. had 9 people in minivanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Following a traffic stop on US Highway 59 on Monday night, a Polk County Texas Department of Public Safety trooper arrested a 31-year-old California man on a smuggling of persons charge for allegedly transporting nine people from Houston to Georgia for $300. Lucas Vicente-Cruz, of Van Nuys, California, is still being held in the Polk County Jail on a third-degree smuggling of persons for monetary gain charge and a misdemeanor no driver's license charge.

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  7. 7-year-old Livingston girl drowns in motel swimming poolRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 7 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    ... investigation is continuing by the Livingston Police Department, and once completed, it will be referred to the Polk County District Attorney's Office."

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  8. Heating up: Watching for signs of heat stroke as temperatures riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    ... The tribe has been in East Texas since the mid 1700s and are very proud of their heritage." Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office have seized 813 pounds of finished and 585 pounds of unfinished synthetic marijuana in a home bust on ...

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  9. Pine Valley Road in Diboll is now passable after new culvert installed.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    ... The tribe has been in East Texas since the mid 1700s and are very proud of their heritage." Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office have seized 813 pounds of finished and 585 pounds of unfinished synthetic marijuana in a home bust on ...

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  10. One week later, police still looking for pickup driver in late-night crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    ... The tribe has been in East Texas since the mid 1700s and are very proud of their heritage." Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office have seized 813 pounds of finished and 585 pounds of unfinished synthetic marijuana in a home bust on ...

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  11. Livingston PD: Intoxicated man assaulted 3 officers, tried to take gunRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Livingston Police officers arrested a 50-year-old man on Monday after he allegedly fought with officers and later tried to take officer's duty weapon when he was being evaluated at the emergency room at CHI St. Luke's Memorial. Pheinix Lee Jones, of Livingston, is still being held in the Polk County Jail on a felony attempt to take a weapon from an officer charge, three felony assaulting a public servant charges, a misdemeanor public intoxication charge, and a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge.

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  12. Livingston PD: 37-year-old man pretended to be cop at Taco BellRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Livingston Police officers arrested a 37-year-old man Thursday evening after he allegedly told Taco Bell patrons that he was an undercover police officer out of Houston. Jason Gabriel Mulgado, of Livingston, is still being held in the Polk County Jail on a third-degree felony impersonating a police officer charge and two outstanding misdemeanor warrants from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

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  13. East Texas Electric Cooperative Breaks Ground on New Hydroelectric PlantRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | Gilmer Mirror

    East Texas Electric Cooperative and the Trinity River Authority of Texas broke ground today on the R.C. Thomas Hydroelectric Project at Lake Livingston Dam in Polk County, Texas. In a celebration staged at Trinity River Authority of Texas facilities near the dam, 150 guests enjoyed a noon barbecue lunch catered by local favorite B-Rey's BBQ before the program began at 1:30 p.m. Featured speakers included Congressman Brian Babin, R-Woodville, who represents the Lake Livingston area in the U.S. Congress.

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    May 5, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Officers with the Corrigan Police Department arrested a 20-year-old man in connection to allegations that he stole a flashlight and what appeared to be money from the body of a man who was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler Monday. Don Botley Jr., of Corrigan, is still being held in the Polk County Jail on a felony theft charge.

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  15. Fatal crash in Liberty CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2015 | Click2Houston

    ... INJURED. A RED JEEP WRANGLER DRIVEN BY A PREGNANT WOMAN FROM EAST TEXAS WAS HEADED NORTH ON HIGHWAY 146 NEAR THE POLK COUNTY LINE. THEY SAY THE BLACK JEEP PATRIOT DRIVEN BY 43-YEAR-OLD JAMES SHAW OF LIVINGSTON FAILED TO YIELD AND TURNED IN FRONT OF ...

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  16. Authorities: Livingston woman leaves baby in car for 3 hoursRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Deputies of Polk County Sheriff's Department have arrested a woman for leaving her baby alone in a vehicle for over three hours. According to Sheriff Kenneth Hammack, the Polk County Sheriff's office received a call regarding a ten month old child that was left inside an unattended vehicle for over three hours.

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  17. Livingston community upset over Walmart closingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | Click2Houston

    ... months. That news came as quite a shock to not just the workers but also shoppers. "They must employee, here in Polk County, close to 500 people," said Betty Suarez. "What's that gonna do to our unemployment rate?" Suarez said when Walmart opened in ...

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  18. Meyers & Associates Selects John Thompson to Spearhead Houston...Read the original story

    Apr 8, 2015 | PRWeb

    ... immediately. Thompson, who recently stepped down after serving his sixth consecutive term as County Judge in Polk County, Texas, will advise the firm's clients on economic development and transportation issues. Thompson began his professional career ...

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  19. 1 injured after shooting outside Livingston restaurantRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, around midnight, two black males were in the parking lot of Florida's Kitchen restaurant, located off FM 350 South, armed with guns. Shots were fired, leaving one person injured.

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  20. 2 shooters in Livingston leave 1 injuredRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    According the Polk County Sheriff's office, two black males entered Livingston's Florida's Kitchen, located off FM 350 South, armed with guns Saturday night around midnight. Shots were fired, leaving one injured.

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