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Head Discovered

A woman’s head was discovered in a drainage ditch off Cane Bottom Road in Pinebox by several boys who were playing in the area. Pinebox Police Detective David West stated that the head belonged to “Francis Bucknell, who has been missing since last Saturday, and whose body was discovered last week near the railroad line […]

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Body Found in Golan County

The body of an unidentified woman was found near the railroad tracks in southern Golan County Sunday.  It was found by Byron Brown, who lives in the area. “I saw something blue in the ditch, and stopped to see what it was.  It was the girl’s blue jacket,” Byron stated. Sheriff Butch Anderson stated that […]

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Gunpowder and Belles Ball

The 148th annual Gunpowder and Belles Ball is scheduled for Saturday evening at 7 pm and will be held at the O’Brian Manor on the ETU grounds.  The ball celebrates the Southern traditions of East Texas as well as the modern South. Tickets are $100 a couple or $50 for an individual.  Many wear period […]

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Animal Skins Found in Forest

In a bizarre case, the Golan County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that more than ten animal skins have been found in the forest just north of the ETU campus.  The skins are from various animals including a dog, raven, coyote, armadillo, and a white tailed deer. Sheriff Butch Anderson stated that, “Some of them are […]

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City Jail Evacuated

The Pinebox City Jail was evacuated for 30 minutes on Wednesday after a police officer noticed smoke billowing from a jail cell. Police officers and handcuffed inmates stood on the sidewalk and watched as smoke poured out the front door of the city jail Wednesday morning. Firefighters donned oxygen masks and entered the building to put out the blaze, […]

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Large Cat Stalks Jogger

Mary Stevens reported that a “large cat, like a lion,” stalked her as she jogged along a trail off Whiskey Creek. “I was jogging down the trail when I kept hearing something in the bushes just to my right, but hidden in the underbrush. I stopped and waited, then called out, wondering if someone was […]

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