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USDA has $12 million for microentrepreneur grants, loans

USDA has $12 million for microentrepreneur grants, loans

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of loan and grant funds to support rural microentrepreneurs and microenterprises. 
More than 650 new Texas laws went into effect on Sept. 1st

More than 650 new Texas laws went into effect on Sept. 1st

During the last Texas legislative session, more than 1,573 bills were signed into law by Governor Rick Perry.

Texas Schlitterbahn cited for death of lifeguard in wave generator

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a federal safety agency cited Enterprize Management Inc.
Business Facilities names Texas 'Best Business Climate'

Business Facilities names Texas 'Best Business Climate'

Business Facilities magazine has again ranked Texas as the country’s Best Business Climate, adding to a long list of national accolades for the economic principles that have helped the Lone Star State lead the nation in job creation.
In rural Texas, living without home internet

In rural Texas, living without home internet

Vic Sowell had no internet service at his Palestine home and a laptop he barely knew how to use when it struck the East Texan that his granddaughter knew more about computers than he did.

Boy, 6, saves baby from drowning in Crosby

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A 6-year-old boy saved a 1-year-old from drowning Saturday night in Crosby.
Kidnapping suspects arrested in San Antonio

Kidnapping suspects arrested in San Antonio

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; two women wanted in connection with the kidnapping of Mexican pop singer Gloria Trevi's husband were arrested in San Antonio on shoplifting charges this week.

A wet discovery

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; an out-of-place irrigation system led Fayette County sheriff's deputies to nearly five acres of marijuana. According to Lt.
Longview infant death being investigated as homicide

Longview infant death being investigated as homicide

Longview police are investigating the February death of an infant as homicide.

Mexico re-jails alleged female cartel operator

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; purported drug cartel operator Sandra Avila Beltran, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," was returned to Mexico from the U.S.
Panhandle stop leads to more than $1M heroin bust

Panhandle stop leads to more than $1M heroin bust

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a traffic stop on Interstate 40 in the Texas Panhandle has led to the seizure of more than $1 million in heroin and the arrest of a driver from California.
I-69 Committee submits route proposal

I-69 Committee submits route proposal

After eight months of community input, meetings, and surveys, the I-69 Angelina and Nacogdoches Counties committee on Monday gave their recommendations on where they would like to see the proposed I-69 go through East Texas.
Longview man given 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting child younger than 6 years old

Longview man given 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting child younger than 6 years old

On Tuesday, a Longview man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child.
A surprise inside...

A surprise inside...

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; authorities in Ohio say a man who ordered a gun safe online opened it up only to discover 280 pounds of marijuana inside.
Accused killer points finger at child's stepfather

Accused killer points finger at child's stepfather

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The lawyer for Mona Nelson - accused of the 2010 kidnap-murder of a 12-year-old boy - sought to undermine the prosecution's case Thursday by pointing an accusing finger at the boy's stepfather.