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The U.S. Attorney’s Office has announced that Stephen J. Cox has taken the oath of office to become the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. Cox was appointed to the position by Attorney General William P. Barr, and he took the oath of office Monday from U.S. District Ju…

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that improvements to U.S. Highway 96 near San Augustine have been given the green light. The approval came late last week from the Texas Transportation Commissioners, and it’s part of more than $731 million tabbed for projects statewide.

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The Jasper County Grand Jury convened on Thursday and after hearing evidence as submitted by District Attorney Ann Pickle and her staff handed down several indictments charging individuals with various crimes.

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The organizers of the Annual Purple Hull Pea Festival in small community of Shankleville in nearby Newton County have announced that they have reluctantly decided to cancel this year’s event due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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KTRE in Lufkin is reporting that a resident of Kirbyville died on Thursday in a two vehicle auto accident that occurred in Zavalla, in nearby Angelina County.

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The Texas Department of Transportation announced Friday afternoon that the Highway 190 Bridge at Dam B has reopened. The bridge had closed on April 27th after TXDOT officials said that engineers had discovered damage to the structure, and the bridge had to be closed to traffic immediately.

Jasper County deputies were busy Thursday afternoon investigating the theft of a trailer which contained a motorcycle. The crime was discovered at about 3:30 at a residence on Farm to Market Road 2799 just off of Highway 63 West.

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Veteran mail carrier Tracy LeBlanc has shared with a KJAS News a photo of a hand-written sign posted to the mailbox of former Sheriff Ronnie McBride in Beech Grove on Thursday. LeBlanc is one of about forty local postal workers who are being thanked by the McBride family, and also Jasper bus…