Bernie Tiede is led into the Panola County court house by law enforcement officials in Carthage, Texas, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. The former mortician serving a life sentence for the death of a rich East Texas woman could soon go free with the agreement of the district attorney who prosecuted him. Tiede, whose case inspired the movie “Bernie,” is expected in court in Carthage, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

‘Bernie’ victim’s family fights for voice in court

When the East Texas mortician who inspired the movie “Bernie” was let out of prison, family members of the elderly woman he killed found out…

A truck carrying an oversized load knocked down a traffic light pole along SH 71.

Highway 71 reopens in Bastrop

The Bastrop Office of emergency management tells KXAN the westbound lanes of the highway are closed at the intersection where Loop 150 E tur…