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Who Killed Sam Cook? Family seeking answers 7 years later

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) –Seven years ago, a Lufkin man was murdered in cold blood while he slept in his bed. Sam Cook was shot three times on September 11, 2007 shortly after midnight. For seven years, Cook’s family has been waiting for answers in this cold case. “They took my brother. I want to know […]

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Exclusive: Sabine Co. Sheriff breaks silence on Alfred Wright investigation

HEMPHILL, TX (KTRE) –For nearly a year, answers were hard to come by in the death of Alfred Wright, especially from Sabine County Sheriff Tom Maddox. The lead lawman in the East Texas county remained tight-lipped about the investigation, until now. “The most difficult thing was not being able to release the information there to […]

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Michelle Investigates: Biggest marijuana field in Texas discovered in Polk Co.

POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) – A man getting his deer lease ready for hunting season discovered the property is being used as a marijuana farm near the Goodrich area Saturday night. Polk County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Byron Lyons said there were about 47,000 marijuana plants on 18 fields. Authorities came to the scene around 6 […]

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Joaquin Motel shooting victim: ‘I forgive them both’

JOAQUIN, TX (KTRE) – It seems like the scene out of a horror movie, but for one Joaquin man, the memory of that dreadful day is still fresh in his mind. On April 27, 2012, Sam Watts was working as a maintenance man at the Joaquin Country Inn. He was just finishing up his work in […]

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Michelle Reed Investigates: Shelby Co. DA, law enforcement in public feud

BY Michelle Reed SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) –With a printed feud continuing to create ripples throughout the community, Shelby County officials and law enforcement refused to talk about recent allegations each party made against each other in two East Texas newspapers. On Monday, the East Texas News spoke to several Shelby County residents, and found […]

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East Texans file petition against Windstream Communications, get answer

The wheels are beginning to turn as major players within Windstream Communications have finally responded to a petition filed by dozens of Trinity County businesses last May. The petition, signed by nearly 300 residents and business owners in Trinity and Riverside, cites slow Internet service, and “poor” phone service provided by Windstream Communications as a […]

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Nursing home resident gets to be country star for a day

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE)-Since last May, Grace Care Center in Lufkin has been giving their residents bucket list dreams through the “Grace Filled Dreams” program. Every couple of months, the nursing home teams up with local businesses to make those dreams come true for each and every resident willing to fulfill a life-long dream. On Tuesday, […]

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Center girl beating the odds on softball diamond after medical scare

CENTER, TX (KTRE)- Spending time on the softball diamond is always a fun activity for many kids, but for Jaelyn Crawford, playing on a softball team was almost unattainable. Last year, the 9-year-old Center girl started to have problems in her joints. “It got to where she couldn’t walk and so that’s when we started […]

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Wife of “Congress Avenue Rapist” finally speaks out about traumatizing discovery

  CROCKETT, TX (KTRE)- A kind, and gentle woman, Dorothy Marshall said back in the 1980’s she thought she had it all; a perfect marriage, perfect children and a great job. Until that all turned upside down. “I thought I had the perfect marriage. I married in June of 1977; had a son later, and […]

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Commitment. The word of stone. The word of potential…the word for the Catholic Church?

Commitment. It can be a rather complicated word—a word full of desire, full of passion, and full of pain. It’s a word that doesn’t slip off the tongue as easily as other words…and sometimes it’s a word I find to be dripping with disdain. But sometimes, in those rare moments, it’s a word full of […]

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