Homeschooled members of the Anchor Club in Longview are on the cutting edge in providing community service because their branch is the first in the state to be chartered by an organization instead of a school.
Fifteen years ago, a dozen people were killed and 27 more injured in the Texas A&M bonfire collapse. The tradition was held on campus to represent the student bodies' desire to beat the University of Texas in football.
A home was destroyed after a Tuesday morning fire in Smith County.
According to the Smith County Fire Marshal's Office, officials responded to a home in the 5600 block of Farm to Market Road 346 East around 2:45 a.m.