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Vicki Stark-Fitts pleaded guilty to participating in a pattern of racketeering activity that included conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and murder Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin. (credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Department)

White Supremacist Pleads Guilty To Racketeering

Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a criminal enterprise that orchestrated a killing and distributed methamphetamine in East Texas.

08/22/2013

Exhaust plumes from cooling towers at a coal-fired power station on August 10, 2010. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Dallas Based Luminant Sued For Pollution

The Justice Department has filed a clean-air lawsuit against Dallas-based Luminant Generation over pollution from two coal-fired East Texas power plants.

08/17/2013

Federal agents search outside a New Boston, Texas home after letters containing ricin were mailed from there to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  (credit: CNN)

Texas Husband: Ricin Case ‘Like A Really Bad Dream’

The Texas man whose wife is accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an attempt to frame him says the experience has been “like a really bad dream.”

06/13/2013

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Texas Town Passes Resolution Encouraging Gun Ownership

The saying ‘lock and load’ is now probably being uttered more frequently in the East Texas town of Gun Barrel City. The town has passed a resolution that encourages residents to own a firearm.

CBSDFW.COM–05/01/2013

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Hunt Resumes For East Texas Jail Escapees

A capital murder suspect and convicted drug offender who escaped from a prison in East Texas on Tuesday morning have spent a very rainy night on the run.

04/03/2013

Organ Donor

Three Recipients Thank Family Of Organ Donor

Three people whose lives were changed forever by a lifesaving gift got to say thank you to their donor’s family Saturday.

03/02/2013

Lon Morris College (Credit: LonMorris.edu)

Texas School District Agrees To Buy College’s Assets

An East Texas school district has agreed to pay $1.53 million for the gymnasium, administration building and other assets of bankrupt Lon Morris College.

02/09/2013

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Another Minor Quake Shakes East Texas

East Texas had another minor earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey said that the 4.1 magnitude quake happened at 1:01 a.m. Friday morning near the town of Timpson.

01/25/2013

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East Texas Jailer Gets Probation For Inmate Sex

An East Texas jailer who was fired after being accused of having sex with a female inmate must serve two years of probation for violating her rights.

12/21/2012

A sign in front of a Domino's Pizza store on April 14, 2004 in Miami, Florida. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

East Texas Pizza Shop Worker Killed In Robbery

A 25-year-old Marshall man is held on capital murder charges for the fatal shooting of a Domino’s Pizza store worker and wounding of another during a robbery.

12/09/2012

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Texan Accused Of Setting Sleeping Roommate On Fire

Police say an East Texas man has been charged with using lighter fluid to set his sleeping roommate on fire after an argument.

12/05/2012

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Texas Death Row Inmate Loses Impairment Appeal

A federal appeals court has rejected an East Texas inmate’s claims that he’s mentally impaired and ineligible for execution.

11/21/2012

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