East Texas Indian Casino Closing

The Alabama-Coushatta Indian tribe near Livingston has 30 days to close their casino's doors. Livingston's about 50 miles south of Lufkin. U.S. District Judge John Hannah Junior ruled the casino is illegal under an agreement made in 1987. The tribe agreed that in return for federal recognition, it would not sponsor any gambling activities that were otherwise illegal in the state of Texas. The tribe has operated the small casino near Livingston since November.