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RUSK – A Rusk man has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following an incident involving an argument between siblings.

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JACKSONVILLE – Three adults from Palestine, arrested along with a 16-year-old juvenile are being held for the aggravated kidnapping of Tyress Gipson, who was reported missing Aug. 23 from Jacksonville.

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“I was asleep in my bunk and the cotton pickin’ guys dumped a whole five-gallon can of stuff out of the kitchen on me in my bunk,” 93-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Walter Haynie said of finding out the battle of World War II was drawing to an end. “Oh God, I’ll never forget that.”

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NACOGDOCHES – One Stephen F. Austin State University student doesn’t have to worry about paying for the review courses and registration fees associated with the four-part Uniform CPA Examination she’ll take next year.

The Rockwall County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to implement a90-day ban on outdoor burning due to the extreme drought conditions and elevated fire danger.

RUSK – A controversial billboard proclaiming “Abortion is a blessing” had a short-lived run in Rusk, where officials confirmed that it was removed by the sign company overnight Thursday after being vandalized.

LUFKIN – Brookshire Brothers and its shoppers have come together to fight food insecurity through a company-wide program called “Together We Can Do More.”

“Hey, hey, ho, ho, that racist statue has got to go,” was heard blaring around the Cooke County Courthouse from members of PRO Gainesville shortly after county commissioners decided to keep the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument where it stands on the northeast corner of the courthouse.

CHEROKEE COUNTY – Sheriff's officials continue to seek information from the public in the death of a Jacksonville man whose body was recovered early Friday morning in the northern part of the county.

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As flood waters continue to rise, Texans are mobilizing everything from church directories to hobby car networks to assist parts of their state inundated by Harvey's rainfall.