DPS: Livingston ISD student killed in crash on US 59
An accident Thursday afternoon, Dec. 7, on US 59 north of Livingston has claimed the life of a 15-year-old ninth-grader at Livingston High School in Polk County. The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed the accident and death in a post to social media around 7:47 p.m. “Sadly, we can...
Identity of man in fatal crash released
Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Shana Clark on Thursday released the name of the man who died in a fiery Tuesday afternoon accident. It happened at about 4:00 in extreme northwest Jasper County in the Rockland Community. The man has been identified as Matthew Everett Carr, 34, of Woodville.
Tyler County Jail taken off state non-compliance list
TYLER COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A state agency has removed the Tyler County Jail from a list of non-compliance. The jail was placed on the list in October after a investigation found the jail exceeded maximum capacity per housing unit as well as overall daily capacity. As of Dec. 7, the jail has been removed from the list.
1 dead after rear-end crash in work zone on U.S. 69
ROCKLAND, Texas (KTRE) - A fatal crash took place in a work zone on U.S. Highway 69 late Tuesday afternoon. At about 3:52 p.m., a Kenworth 18-wheeler was traveling north on U.S. 69 when it stopped due to construction just north of the Jasper County line, DPS said in a report.
Inmate receives maximum sentence
Michael Jackson, a Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmate in the Polunsky Unit in Livingston, was recently sentenced to 99 years and a $10,000 fine for the assault of a correctional officer at the Polunsky Unit. A Polk County jury found Jackson guilty of the offense of aggravated assault of...
Arrest Reports for 12/06/23
42912 JC35721 FTA / HINDER APPREHENSION/PROSECUTION. FM20-012J2 FORGERY GOVT/NATIONAL INST/MONEY/SECURITY.
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Charge pending against man who shot at deputies
We learned new details on Thursday about a weekend incident involving a man who shot at deputies and was then barricaded inside a house for about five hours. It happened at about 5:30 on Saturday evening at a home on Farm to Market Road 1004 near Buna. Jasper County Sheriff’s...
Numerous departments fight sawmill fire in Corrigan
CORRIGAN, Texas (KTRE) - The Trinity Fire Department responded to a sawmill fire in Corrigan Wednesday morning. It happened at Roy O. Martin OSB Plant at 1923 US-287. According to the Trinity Fire & Rescue page, many other units were called out to the scene including the 356 Fire Department, several Polk County Fire Departments, Walker County Fire Departments, as well as the Angelina County Fire Department. A total of 12 to 15 departments worked the scene, consisting of about 50 firefighters.
Tyler County athletes named to THSCA teams
Santa Clause comes to town on top of a fire truck
It wasn't a sleigh or reindeer, but instead a fire truck that Santa Clause rode into town bringing up the last and most highest seat in the Annual Jasper Lake Sam Christmas Parade. "A Pajama Christmas" was the theme of the event in Downtown Jasper which began at 5:30 pm...
Centenarian Jasper Resident Recalls Pearl Harbor Attack and His Service in World War II
Discover the vivid memories of a 100-year-old veteran who was just 17 when he enlisted in the Navy. Hear his unique perspective on the Pearl Harbor attack, his service during World War II, and his experiences in the battles of the Pacific.
Fairdale Baptist Church Christmas Events will be Dec 15th, 17th, 19th, and 20th
Fairdale Baptist Church in the Fairmount Community will have four different days of Christmas events:. The Miracle of Christmas - Musical featuring adult and child choirs. The Miracle of Christmas - Musical featuring adult and child choirs. Tuesday, December 19th ~ 5:30pm to 7:30pm. LIVE Nativity Scene. Wednesday, December 20th...
Man’s foot ran over on WalMart parking lot during a disturbance
A man’s foot was ran over by a vehicle during a Tuesday afternoon disturbance on the WalMart parking lot in Jasper. Jasper Police and Allegiance EMS were sent to the store on Highway 190 West at about 1:30. Jasper County Precinct 2 Constable Niles Nichols said it started with...
24-year-old arrested for murder in East Texas after body found in driveway
POLK COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A man was arrested for murder after Polk County deputies responded to a 911 call on Sunday morning and found a body in a private driveway. According to the sheriff’s office, the call came in around 8:56 a.m. and after arriving at the scene in the 2800 block of Duff […]
You-can-try pot roast from this restaurant in Jasper, TX
In Jasper, Elijah's Cafe offers a lovely take on home cooking that perfectly captures the spirit of classic American fare. The menu offers a variety of foods that evoke the coziness of a home-cooked supper, serving as a tribute to the traditional comforts of the American kitchen:
Arrest Reports for 12/05/23
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Two charged with trying to smuggle 30 cell phones into a prison unit
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says a man and woman have been arrested after the pair tried to smuggle 30 cell phones into a prison unit in Polk County. TDCJ says it occurred at the Polunsky Unit, located on the west side of Livingston. According to TDCJ officials, the...
Be a Santa to a Senior this year, here’s how
Home Instead is helping bring joy to seniors in Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Chambers and Jasper counties with Be a Santa to a Senior, a gift-giving program for older adults who may be overlooked, isolated or alone during the holiday season. Since the program’s nationwide inception in 2003, Be a Santa to a Senior has engaged […] The post Be a Santa to a Senior this year, here’s how appeared first on Port Arthur News.
Recognize them? Jasper Police say they stole alcohol from a convenience store
Jasper Police have turned to the public and are asking for help in identifying suspects in a recent theft of alcoholic beverages from a convenience store. Police say the suspects all appear to be underage, and they were caught on security cameras during the commission of the crime. If you...