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Forest Service Urges Us To Report Arson Wildfires

Heading into the long Memorial Day weekend -- the unofficial start of another hot and dry summer — the Texas Forest Service is begging us to be careful with cookouts, campfires and any outdoor burning.

TFS also wants people to be especially watchful for arsonists deliberately starting fires and report them to law enforcement.

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Indian State Declares Open Season on Poachers

A state in western India is so disgusted with tiger poachers that it has declared open season on them.  The government of the state of Maharashtra is allowing state forest guards to shoot illegal hunters on sight -- in an effort to put a stop to the rampant killing of protected wildlife, especially the dwindling population of tigers.

To make this legal, this government simply declared that killing or injuring suspected poachers is not a crime anymore.

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via Flickr/Going Coastal
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TPWD Urges Boaters to Be Safe This Weekend

With the long Memorial Day weekend just days away, and with thousands of people heading for the great outdoors, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is busy promoting safe, responsible and sober boating on the state's rivers and lakes.

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via Flickr/CACorrections
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Death Row Inmate Wants to be Executed

A man on Texas death row for a drug-related killing in Waco says he wants his appeals to end, and he's asking the state to proceed with his execution.

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Lufkin Police Release Identity of Man Found Dead in V.A. Parking Lot

This morning, officials with the Lufkin Police Department released details concerning yesterday’s discovery of a man found dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The man’s name was also made public for the first time.   

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via Facebook/Texas Department of Public Safety
via Facebook/Texas Department of Public Safety
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New Residency Requirements for Texas Driver Licenses and IDs

Under a new state law that goes into effect Monday May 7th, anyone who applies for a new Texas driver’s license or ID card will need to show proof that they have lived in the state at least 30 days.

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Butch and Sundance: The Real Story

Want to know the truth about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?  Two of the more famous outlaws of the old west?  This coming Monday in Nacogdoches, an amateur historian who knows a lot about those people and those times will share everything she knows in a presentation at the Nacogdoches Public Library.

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Trinity Police Get Their Own Reality TV Show

For better or worse, the tiny police force in the tiny East Texas town of Trinity is about to go national, and even global, with their very own TV reality show on the County Music cable channel.  (CMT)

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