2 men jailed for kidnapping

Frightening incident tied to murder of Onalaska woman By Valerie Reddell WOODVILLE — Two men were arrested on charges of aggravated kidnapped charges Sunday for their alleged role in “tying up loose ends” in the aftermath of a brutal murder in Hillister. An alert motorist called the Tyler County Sheriff’s office at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23 as she drove on FM 1943 near Fred. The caller said she saw the door of a passenger car driving in front of her open and a female passenger attempt to exit the moving vehicle. The caller reported that the occupants of … Continue reading 2 men jailed for kidnapping

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Bank robber nabbed during cab ride to liquor store

LIVINGSTON — A local man is in custody after reportedly walking into First National Bank’s downtown location at 11:36 a.m. Monday and passing a note to a teller demanding money.

Thomas Stewart Holcomb, 34, of Livingston was being booked into the Polk County Jail Monday after the robbery and attempting what was described as a unique getaway. Continue reading Bank robber nabbed during cab ride to liquor store

Escapee captured near Trinity

Bobby Wood, the inmate who escaped from the Houston County Jail nine days ago, was captured near Trinity shortly before midnight last night. Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace said he received a call Friday afternoon from two men who were approached by a man who exited the woods and asked for water. Wallace and a game warden interviewed the two men and they identified the man as Woods from a photo. “I called everybody I could — we got the Houston County Sheriff’s Office down here, a DPS helicopter in the air, and the TDCJ search dogs out here,” Wallace … Continue reading Escapee captured near Trinity