Robbery spree ends with arrests

March 10, 1978, a pair of bank robbers kidnapped John A. Gaylord, above left, hostage at his home and forced him to go to the bank and take money from the vault. FBI agents eventually arrested Mickey Clark at a Houston motel. He was charged with kidnapping and bank robbery, as well as several earlier robberies in Livingston. Raymond Herman Hicks of Galveston was arrested and charged with...

33 Who killed Billy Mac Fleming?

Billy Mac FlemingBilly Mac Fleming was a teacher/coach at Hull-Daisetta school district until his disappearance on April 12, 1985. Dick DeGuerin, left, and Hurley Fontenot, are swarmed by reporters after a Polk County jury found Fontenot not guilty in 1986. John Martin, the 2nd 9th District Judge, holds up his hands in mock surrender when confronted by reporters. Hurley Fontenot Opinions...

30 Livingston burns

Downtown Livingston circa 1902. The courthouse is shown on the left behind the drug store. Ben Lewis photo A battle between prohibitionists and imbibers led to the fiery destruction of downtown Livingston in 1902. Residents rallied to keep commerce going and rebuild the small railroad town.