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Big Changes Coming Tuesday at 59 and Railroad Bridge in Lufkin

According to a press release from the Texas Department of Transportation, get ready for some big changes as well as travel delays at the railroad bridge on Business 59 in north Lufkin. 

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Lufkin PD: Thanks for Picking Up Chainsaws…Now, Bring Them Back

By now, a number of people in East Texas, and for that matter the nation, know about the police chase that took place in our neck of the woods late Sunday afternoon.  

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Photo courtesy Shreveport Police Dept
Photo courtesy Shreveport Police Dept
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Suspect in Shreveport Police Officer Killing is Captured

According to a report in the Shreveport Times, Grover D. Cannon, the man wanted in connection with the killing of a police officer, has been captured. 

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rekjavicxxx via YouTube
rekjavicxxx via YouTube
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Nacogdoches Gets Ready for Texas’ Biggest Mud Racing Competition

In 2004, the first ever Great Texas Mud Race was held on the grounds of the Nacogdoches Expo Center.  Now, this event has evolved into the largest mud racing competition in the state of Texas, and one of the top 3 competitive mud racing events in the U.S.   

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Lufkin Police via YouTube
Lufkin Police via YouTube
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Video of Police Chase That Involved Thrown Chain Saws Released

A high-speed chase that wound through Angelina, Nacogdoches, and Cherokee counties Sunday afternoon has garnered media attention worldwide.  The fact that the suspect threw chain saws at police during the chase is what seems to be the most captivating part of the story. 

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Google Maps
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Six ‘F-Series’ Pick-Ups Burglarized Tuesday Night in South Lufkin

Police responded to a rash of vehicle burglaries Tuesday night along South First Street in Lufkin.  A total of 6 vehicles were broken into and all of them were 'F-series' Ford pick-up trucks. 

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Lufkin Police – Man Justifies Smoking Marijuana Due to Cheating Wife

According to the latest Lufkin Police Report, a man gave a police officer quite a unique reason as to why he was smoking marijuana.  The incident took place Tuesday morning near the 1200 block of Moss Street in south-central Lufkin when an officer on patrol noticed a man with a marijuana cigarette in his hand

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Bids Awarded for Area Road Construction Projects

Over the next several weeks and months, the road construction on Highway 59 at Loop 287 and Highway 59 at FM 2021 will be coming to an end.  But, keeping the roadways around East Texas up to standard is a constant process and the Texas Transportation Commission last week awarded July projects for districts across the state with the Lufkin District receiving approval for four totaling $17.3 million. 

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Photo credit: gofundme.com/steviehergert
Photo credit: gofundme.com/steviehergert
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East Texans Rally Around Teenager Killed in UTV Accident

A weekend of camping and fun in the Pineywoods ended in tragedy late Saturday night.  16-year-old Stevie Ray Hergert died from head injuries after being ejected from a side by side vehicle while out on a late night ride.  

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Richard Heathcote
Getty Images Sport
Richard Heathcote Getty Images Sport
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Linden: A Bullet Bounced Off an Armadillo And Hit A Guy in the Head

Ever tried to shoot an armadillo?  It may not be the best idea.

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Boston Struggles To Dig Out From Paralyzing Record Snowfall
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Snow Piles in Buffalo, New York Still 10 Feet Tall – Yes, in Late July

Reminders of last year's crazy snow storm in Buffalo, New York are still standing tall.

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Texas Rangers, Facebook
Texas Rangers, Facebook
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Texas Rangers’ Boomstick Hot Dog Continues To Intrigue Fans

Maybe you thought that $26 hot dog at the Ballpark in Arlington wouldn't last long after it was introduced in 2012.  Surely there wouldn't be much demand for a hot dog as long as your son's arm.  It's gluttonous.   Oh, but it's popular!  And the enormous dog made the ESPN spotlight this week.

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