Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers:
The Lufkin Daily News. Oct. 22, 2019.
There are more opportunities now for Angelina County students to graduate from high...
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say a Texas man who told police he drowned a 3-year-old boy because his girlfriend was pregnant and they needed room in the home has been sentenced to life in...
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Police in East Texas say a teenager from San Antonio is suspected of taking a tub of ice cream from a Walmart freezer, removing the top to lick the ice cream and then...
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Police who surrounded a house in eastern Texas because they thought they had a burglary in progress found a deer instead.
DALLAS (AP) — Powerful storms that rolled across the South on Saturday spawned at least two suspected tornadoes, damaged homes and killed two children in Texas, authorities said.
Texas officers catch kitten falling from tree
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — An East Texas minister and his family have been sentenced to federal prison for using hurricane relief funds to pay for personal expenses and fund their Jasper church.
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking to seize nearly $1 million in property from an East Texas minister and his family, who were convicted this summer of fraud charges for using hurricane relief funds to pay off personal expenses and fund their Jasper church.
CLASS 6A DIVISION I
Euless Trinity (11-2) vs. Allen (13-0), 1 p.m. Saturday, Denton's Apogee Stadium
Round Rock Cedar Ridge (12-1) vs. Pflugerville Hendrickson (10-3), 5 p.m. Saturday, Pflugerville's Pfield
Katy (10-0) vs. Galena Park North Shore (10-3), 2 p.m. Saturday, Houston's NRG Stadium
Lake Travis (11-2) vs. SA Northside O'Connor (13-0), 4 p.m. Saturday, San Antonio's Alamodome
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — An East Texas woman found incompetent to stand trial in the death of her nephew has remained in county jail eight months after she was committed to a mental health facility.
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — A 39-year-old East Texas kindergarten teacher has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to seven counts of sexual assault with a child and improper relationship with a student for having sex with high school students.
A judge in Angelina County also has ordered Heather Robertson, of Lufkin, to surrender her teaching certification and register for life as a sex offender.
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman is being held on several charges after she slipped her handcuffs, stole a police SUV and then led officers on a pursuit that reached speeds of nearly 100 mph (160 kph).
Thirty-three-year-old Toscha Sponsler was being held Thursday in the Angelina County jail on charges that include evading arrest.
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — An East Texas woman is in custody after stealing a police car while handcuffed and then leading officers on a chase that reached nearly 100 mph (160.93 kph) before she crashed.
Police say 33-year-old Toscha Sponsler of Lufkin had been detained for shoplifting and was in the back of a police car when she managed to get out of one of the cuffs, squeeze through a partition, crawl into the front seat and take off.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The crack of the bat, the gasp from the crowd, a fist pump on the trip around the bases and then a happy hop to waiting teammates at home plate.
Japan went through the routine three times in the fourth inning of the Little League World Series championship Sunday as Daisuke Hashimoto, Keitaro Miyahara and Natsuki Yajima homered, turning a tight game with Lufkin, Texas, into a 12-2 rout.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Lufkin, Texas, came from five runs down on Saturday to take the United States bracket at the Little League World Series.
Its task may be even tougher on Sunday, when Lufkin takes on 10-time tournament winner Japan in the championship.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Rounding second base with big strides, Mark Requena knew he had just given his teammates, and all of Texas, something to smile about.
Requena hit a two-run, go-ahead home run in the sixth inning and Lufkin, Texas, overcame a five-run deficit to beat Greenville, North Carolina, 6-5 on Saturday and earn a spot in the Little League World Series championship.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — It took only one batter to send Japan on its way to the championship game of the Little League World Series.
Keitaro Miyahara smacked a leadoff home run to left-center, capping a nine-pitch at-bat and powering Japan past Mexico 5-0 on Saturday for the international bracket title.
Miyahara, 6 for 12 in the tournament, slipped coming out of the box before sprinting around the bases, giving a little fist pump at third.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — It may have been the best game at the Little League World Series so far. Greenville, North Carolina, and Lufkin, Texas, played into extra innings on Wednesday in a thriller that ended with 2-1, walkoff Greenville victory.
The two teams will meet again on Saturday, this time with a berth in the championship game on the line. The winner faces the victor of the international championship being played Saturday between Mexico and Japan.
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — An East Texas minister and his family have been convicted of using hurricane relief funds to pay off personal expenses and fund operations of a 40-member Jasper church.
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant returned to his East Texas hometown to thank supporters with free barbecue that drew several thousand fans to a park.
Bryant was in Lufkin on Thursday afternoon for the outdoor event that included games and a chance to meet the NFL star as temperatures reached the 90s. Lufkin police spokeswoman Jessica Pebsworth (PEBS'-worth) on Friday estimated the crowd at about 3,000 and said two people were treated for heat exhaustion.
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas prison inmate has been sentenced to die for a corrections officer's death during an escape attempt a decade ago.
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Authorities in East Texas say a police officer has shot and killed a man who appeared to be stabbing another man during an altercation.
Police in Lufkin say the officer responded early Wednesday to a report of a stabbing outside an apartment complex.
He saw the two men fighting on the ground and police said in a statement that the officer repeatedly ordered the man who appeared to be stabbing the other to stop the attack.
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