Hawkins Mayor Will Rogers said that he was falsely arrested on an official oppression charge, and had just offered to help a resident get her yard cleaned up.
Texas authorities are working to clear more than a dozen elaborate marijuana fields with more than 44,000 plants that were found growing in the eastern part of the state.
Authorities said that the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 19 injured inmates to hospitals.
There were no escapes from the main jail in Canton, but more than 120 inmates have been moved from the East Texas prison because the locks are not working properly.
Some of the headstones at Greenwood Cemetery in Longview were moved while others were knocked over and damaged. Older headstones, including some obelisks, were toppled and broken into pieces.
Using online reviews, activists are trying to make Big Earl’s Bait House and Country Store seem like one of the highest rated and most recommended gay bars in Texas.
More than 300 residents were evacuated from their homes Thursday after a fire started at a fertilizer storage facility in the east Texas city of Athens. Thankfully, nobody was hurt.
A restaurant owner in East Texas refuses to admit a gay couple back into his restaurant. He says they were being inappropriate. They claim otherwise.
Two people were killed in a boating accident in East Texas. Authorities say several other minor accidents have occurred this holiday weekend.
Human remains have been found rolled up in a carpet in East Texas.
As her mother was being attacked, a 9-year-old girl frantically dialed 9-1-1 for help from inside an East Texas hotel room.
A former bank teller in East Texas has been convicted of embezzling nearly $1.4 million and faces up to 30 years in prison.