Though the alleged murderer of "Lavender Doe" was identified by Gregg County law enforcement on August 27, her identity remains unknown. She is not alone. Three other people found dead in East Texas remain unidentified as well, one dating back more than 20 years. Their deaths are still unsolved.
Straight-line winds of up to 60 miles per hour are to blame for fallen trees and downed power poles Tuesday evening as a severe thunderstorm rolled across East Texas, according to the National Weather Service in Shreveport.
State prosecutors have filed a long-awaited response to convicted murderer James Calvert's appeal filed in October 2017. The 286-page document filed with the Court of Criminal Appeals this week is the prosecution's detailed response to the 29 points of error listed in Calvert's original appeal.
A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of an East Texas woman murdered in a Marshall motel room is being heard in Harrison County this week. Kari Hunt's father filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her convicted killer, Brad Dunn, as well as OM Lodging, Wyndham Hotel Systems, and the Baymont Franchises.
While Texas game wardens were keeping the public safe during Memorial Day weekend, someone broke into a shed in Gregg County and stole several thousand dollars' worth of their equipment. Now, the agency is asking for the public's help in recovering it.
The Texas Attorney General's office is arguing that the 12th Court of Appeals in Tyler erred in April when it ruled the revenge porn law too broad and in violation of too many third-party rights to freedom of speech.
A tentative trial date has been set for a federal lawsuit between a former Smith County judge and his opponent. John Furlow is suing Joel Baker alleging civil rights violations occurred surrounding a campaign sign theft incident when both were candidates for the Smith County judge seat in 2014. The trial is scheduled to be heard by a jury in a Tyler federal court on May 20, 2019, pending approval during a scheduling hearing in June.
While it may not be as glamorous as choosing the next Texas governor or U.S. president, local municipal and school board elections are equally as important. Starting today, residents can vote early in local elections scheduled for May 5.
John T. Furlow, a Tyler accountant, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against former Smith County Judge Joel Baker, Tyler Police Department Detective Dennis Mathews, the City of Tyler and Smith County for "malicious criminal prosecution."
An East Texas high school will dedicate a baseball field to U.S. Army Cpl. Donny G. Tidwell, a standout high school athlete killed in Vietnam nearly 50 years ago. The ceremony is at 6:30 p.m. at 1373 US Highway 259 in Diana.