Electron-doped La1-xTexMnO3 thin films epitaxially grown on MgO substrates by laser molecular-beam epitaxy are studied. The samples have smooth surfaces, are single crystalline, and c-oriented. Spin–glass behavior of the films is observed at low temperature. Raman spectra of the samples show a significant change in the spin–glass phase. A softening of the 615 cm-1 stretching mode is observed near and below the magnetic ordering temperature. This behavior may be ascribed to magnetic interactions due to spin–phonon coupling terms.