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Gladewater treatment facility withdraws its application

Gladewater treatment facility withdraws its application

 A nonprofit company looking to open a treatment facility for boys with severe behavioral issues in Gladewater has withdrawn its application for licensing with the state.

Special Report: Cowboy church -- a western culture

 Cowboy church is booming in East Texas. It's a non-denominational combination of fun and preaching. Where else can you find western entertainment and Jesus?

Middle school students build ramp for 6th grader battling bone cancer

6th grader Pasha Williams has been battling bone cancer since last year. Initially going into remission, it recently re-appeared in her knee.

"Voice of Kilgore" battling leukemia; fighting to get back to the game

 Manny Almanza is the sports announcer for Kilgore College and after battling frequent infections, doctors diagnosed him with leukemia.
ETX man allegedly sets apartment on fire after eviction notice

ETX man allegedly sets apartment on fire after eviction notice

A Commerce man was taken into custody and charged with intentionally setting an apartment on fire.

Kilgore College receives grant to accommodate growing industrial workforce

The Industrial Maintenance Program at Kilgore College in Longview received a grant based on a growing demand for workers in that field in east Texas.

East Texas man who beat wife to death pleads guilty

A man accused of killing his wife in Smith County accepted a plea deal on Wednesday.
Lindale PD warns of phishing scam, virus

Lindale PD warns of phishing scam, virus

The Lindale Police Department is warning the public about a scam in the area.

Whitehouse community coming together for need families with fun run

“Just this past month at Philadelphia Blessing we actually set a record for the Whitehouse Food Pantry where we serviced 6-hundred and 47 people in one month and that was an increase even over what we did in December." -Anthony Johns
Detectives investigating death of 6-month-old E. Texas infant

Detectives investigating death of 6-month-old E. Texas infant

Shelby County investigators are looking into the death of an infant discovered on Monday.

'American Sniper Trial' defense attorneys give opening statements

Tuesday, opening statements were heard by the defense in the "American Sniper Trial" of Eddie Ray Routh. A man accused of murdering former navy seal Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. 

Women's Ministry reaches out to community

Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview is reaching out to the community to provide spiritual and practical assistance to women who have gone through crisis situations such as domestic abuse, abortions, sex trafficking and mental illness.
Henderson Co. man who stole airplane to serve 15 years in prison

Henderson Co. man who stole airplane to serve 15 years in prison

A punishment hearing was held last Thursday afternoon for Joshua Paul Calhoun.
ETX woman gets prison time for embezzling $365K from local bank

ETX woman gets prison time for embezzling $365K from local bank

An East Texas woman was sentenced to more than three years in prison for embezzling around $365,000.
Texas Game Warden notes: Man runs over deer for "free meat"

Texas Game Warden notes: Man runs over deer for "free meat"

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. East Texas incidents are in bold.   Duck, Duck, Goose