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Gregg County auditor says salary scheme to be tweaked

Gregg County auditor says salary scheme to be tweaked

Two Gregg County commissioners said Tuesday that they have worked out most issues with an incoming employee pay protocol intended to put the brakes on rising salaries.
East Texas food pantries see increased need, decreased donations

East Texas food pantries see increased need, decreased donations

A solitary jar of peanut butter sits on the shelves of the Longview Community Ministries’ Food Box food pantry.
Seminar in Longview offers seniors help with independent living

Seminar in Longview offers seniors help with independent living

Deciding when it’s time and making the transition to assisted living were among the common questions addressed Tuesday at a Longview seminar aimed at educating seniors about resources available in the area.
TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement September 17, 2014

TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement September 17, 2014

Tyler Police traffic enforcement for Wednesday, September 17, 2014: 7:00 am to 8:00 am 200 W. Front. 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm 1300 Shiloh Rd. 

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at UT Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler was honored to have Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speak Tuesday as part of its lecture series. Justice Thomas got a standing ovation when he walked into the Cowan Center.

200 acres of marijuana plants discovered in East Texas

It's the area's fourth pot field, discovered in eight weeks. This one, on Anna Nichols' property in Polk County. There, the Sheriff's Department found more than 21,000 marijuana plants. 

I want my money back

Back when I was a kid growing up in the 60s, then president Lyndon Johnson launched what he called the "war on poverty."

East Texas Arboretum trees cut to the ground, volunteers want answers

The East Texas Arboretum in Athens is a sanctuary for East Texas wildlife, but last week, an energy company demolished 100 year old trees, leaving a gaping hole in the habitat.

Gregg County debt free since 2005

Throughout east Texas cities, counties and school districts hold more than $600 million dollars in debt.

UT Tyler accepts grant to study leafcutter ants

UT Tyler now has the opportunity to collaborate with Germany, Argentina, and Uruguay in the study of leafcutter ants. The experiments are paid for by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation.
ETX man arrested in Louisiana for 5th DWI

ETX man arrested in Louisiana for 5th DWI

An East Texas man found himself behind bars in Louisiana for allegedly driving drunk for the fifth time in the last six years.

Local zoo animals 'wild' about painting

What may seem like an ordinary display of abstract work, is actually the combined efforts of Kazuri, Binti, Tonya, and Rolinda. They are elephants and rhinos at the Caldwell Zoo and have special noses for art.
2 more Smith Co. Sheriff's Office employees terminated for misconduct

2 more Smith Co. Sheriff's Office employees terminated for misconduct

The remaining two individuals who had been placed on administrative leave pending investigation for misconduct have had their employment terminated as of Tuesday, September 16.
Woman hydroplanes, dies in crash near Whitehouse

Woman hydroplanes, dies in crash near Whitehouse

A Flint woman was killed Monday morning after her vehicle lost control on a wet road.
1 dead after 2-vehicle wreck near Brownsboro

1 dead after 2-vehicle wreck near Brownsboro

One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Henderson County. On Saturday around 10:30 p.m., a motorcycle driven by Zachary Brenton Steuck, 28, was traveling north on Farm to Market Road 607 near Brownsboro.