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Train collides with crane

Law enforcement is searching for a suspect who allegedly attempted to steal a crane last week, causing a collision with a train. On Aug. 4 at approximately 10 p.m., an unknown subject stole a Caterpillar (CAT) TL642C Telehandler Crane/Forklift from the 4000 block area of U.S. Hwy 59 South, and attempted to drive over the railroad tracks. The crane…
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Two arrested on possession charges

Two Crockett men have arrested after it was found they were in possession of controlled substances. On Aug. 2, around 7:50 a.m., officers with the Crockett Police Department conducted a traffic stop near 2nd Street and East Houston Avenue on a Dodge Durango for a traffic offense. During the traffic stop investigation, the officers were able to…
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Reward amount increased in Orange County cold case

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking information in the 2002 slaying of Dannarriah Finley, 4, of Orange. An increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before the next featured cold case is announced. A $3,000 reward for…
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Drivers urged to be alert as school begins

By Gary BordersTexas Press Association Millions of Texas children are heading back to school this month, as early as this week in some districts. The Texas Department of Transportation urges drivers to be especially alert and focused when driving in school zones and near bus stops. Drivers are further reminded that a new Texas law requires drivers…
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Looking for supects

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance from the public in finding two subjects who are wanted on felony warrants. Arley Cozell Bean has two counts of controlled substance, penalty group 1. Arthur Earl Bean Jr. is wanted for manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance, penalty group 1. Those with information on the…
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Sabine River Bend to play Triple Creek

Sabine River Bend, a bluegrass band, will play at Triple Creek on Saturday, August 27. WOODVILLE – On Saturday, August 27, Triple Creek RV Park, located between Woodville and Spurger, will host the ever-popular Sabine River Bend, a bluegrass group. The band will take the stage around 6 p.m., and they are a favorite of the Triple Creek crowds, with…
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Abbott renews COVID disaster declaration

By Chris Edwardsnews@hccourier.com AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott, last week, renewed the statewide disaster declaration stating that COVID-19 is “an imminent threat of disaster.” Abbott first issued the declaration on March 13, 2020, under Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code. The proclamation is “aimed at protecting the health and safety of…
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July statewide tax revenue totaled $3.9 billion

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Monday said state sales tax revenue totaled $3.88 billion in July, 14.7 percent more than in July 2021, and the highest monthly collections on record. The majority of July sales tax revenue is based on sales made in June and remitted to the agency in July. “July state sales tax collections showed continued…
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Small plane crashes in Lake Livingston

State and local responders rescued a pilot in Lake Livingston Tuesday afternoon after an aircraft was downed in the water.According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, a Fire Boss Single Engine Air Tanker/Scooper crashed in Lake Livingston while responding to wildfires in Polk County around 5 p.m.Texas A&M Forest Service was requested to assist on…
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