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LIST: East Texas counties that have issued burn bans

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Several burn bans have been issued across East Texas as drought-like conditions remain in the area. The following counties have burn bans: Cherokee County Houston County Polk County Fire officials said people should avoid outdoor burning and activities that can create sparks or flames. Residents should also alert firefighters of any […]
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Montgomery County Crime Stoppers Featured Felons For 9/30/2022

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX — Serving Montgomery, Liberty and San Jacinto Counties. Featured Felons for the Week of 9-30-2022. All warrants confirmed active as of 9-29-2022. If you recognize any of the above suspects, do not attempt to apprehend them. Call Crime Stoppers at:. 1-800-392-STOP; Smart Phone app “P3TIPS”. IMPORTANT…
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15-year-old boy, 17-year-old girl facing felony charges after deputies find guns, drugs in car

LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas — A 15-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl are facing multiple felony charges after deputies found guns and drugs inside of a car during a traffic stop. It happened on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit were working in the Montebello Subdivision, when one of them saw a gray Nissan Sentra break a Texas traffic law.
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Enjoying new sport at Leggett

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Leggett volleyball lost in straight sets Tuesday to Spurger 25-4, 25-9 and 25-5 at Dudley Dickens Gymnasium. Leggett was able to compete in the second set, and the third set was a one-point game until...
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Two East Texas counties sheriffs come together as one

A cooperative investigation between the San Jacinto County and Liberty County sheriff’s departments led to the arrest of a woman on narcotics charges. On Sept. 16, Leah Steiner was arrested on charges of manufacture or delivery of controlled substances, a first-degree felony after Steiner had been under surveillance for some time.

Texas couple finds abandoned baby in shed

John and Katherine McClain’s security camera caught a mostly naked man Saturday morning on their Livingston property. The man checked their vehicle doors before stealing a neighbor’s pickup. Their dog began barking at their shed after the man left and, when John McClain investigated, he found a baby...

City of Cleveland narrows city manager search to final candidate

After months of recruiting and interviewing candidates, Cleveland City Council has offered a contract for the city manager position to Scott Swigert, who most recently was the assistant city manager for the City of Mont Belvieu in neighboring Chambers County. According to Cleveland Mayor Richard Boyett, Council met Tuesday morning,...
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Tony Munson Relays

Livingston boys cross country were runners up at the Tony Munson Relays in Liberty. The Livingston girls finished ninth in Liberty. Courtesy photo.

Votaw woman killed in crash on FM 787

A single-vehicle accident claimed the life of a 52-year-old woman from Votaw, Texas, Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, around 7 p.m. According to Sgt. Rob Willoughby, supervisor for the Liberty County office of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Heather Lynn Scott was traveling westbound on FM 787 about five miles east of Rye in a 2000 Jeep Wrangler.

TxDOT Lufkin takes on biggest project ever with Corrigan Relief Route

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - Drivers through Corrigan will be getting some relief as TxDOT will start construction on a road to bypass the town and avoid red lights and railroad crossings. The Corrigan Relief Route will be the project with the biggest budget that TxDOT Lufkin has ever taken on.

Dad Who Should’ve Been in Jail Somehow Abandons His Baby and Steals a Truck, Cops Say

A Texas man who police thought was already in jail has been arrested and charged after allegedly leaving his 9-month-old daughter in a stranger’s shed. In the early hours of Saturday morning, security footage from a family’s home in Livingston allegedly caught Clifford Jason Guynes stealing their pickup truck in his underwear. After contacting the police, the homeowners also discovered an abandoned baby in their shed. The baby, who police identified as Guynes’ daughter, had to be hospitalized for a broken femur. “I was freaking out. I looked down and this little baby was just looking up at me,” one of the homeowners, Katherine McClain, said. Guynes allegedly has a history of drug and assault charges, and had been jailed for a parole violation the week prior, but authorities were uncertain how he may have gotten out. He has been charged with injury to a child and abandoning/endangering a child.Read it at Click 2 Houston

FIRST LOOK: Construction of Cleveland’s new fire station on schedule

Construction is well underway on the City of Cleveland’s new fire station, located on Grand Oaks Boulevard at the entrance of the Grand Oaks Reserve community off of SH 105/SH 321. On Sept. 20, before the start of a council meeting, council members were treated to a tour of the fire station by Fire Chief Sean Anderson, who is anxious to get settled in at the new station.

Democratic candidates making an appearance in Cleveland Saturday

Liberty County Democratic Party Chair Michael Mark is pleased to announce that the Liberty County, Montgomery County and San Jacinto County Democratic parties are hosting a “Turn Texas Blue in 2022 Democratic Party Rally” at Samuel Wiley Park, located at 1030 Green Street in Cleveland, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m.
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Bulldogs lose hard-fought battle at Shepherd

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. SHEPHERD– The Shepherd Pirates stormed back from a 20-point deficit to overcome Crockett 32-26 in the District 9-3A DI football opener Friday night. After Crockett struck for three unanswered touchdowns, the Pirates got on...