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Mayor of Jacksonville, Kenneth Melvin, dies at 74

 Although he grew up in Lindale, any remember him cruising through Jacksonville in his green cadillac. But what kind of man was Kenneth Melvin? Joe Angle, an Attorney at Norman Law Firm, knew Melvin for more than 30 years.

East Texas poinsettia farm in full-swing for busiest season

 It may not be Santa's workshop, but just along Highway 110 is a green house bursting with Christmas spirit. Filled wall-to-wall with 150,000 poinsettias, December for Darby Greenhouses and Farms, Inc. is their busiest month.
Titus County seeking new information on man missing since 2011

Titus County seeking new information on man missing since 2011

The Titus County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding a man missing for more than three years.
UPDATE: Planes, cash, vehicles seized in major ETX K2 bust

UPDATE: Planes, cash, vehicles seized in major ETX K2 bust

Three people were taken into custody during a major multi-agency search and seizure in Gregg and Upshur County Wednesday morning.
Bias against Baylor?

Bias against Baylor?

To just to be clear - Baylor University is a great place with a lot of wonderful people who work there, and are alums of that fine institution.
Police: 'Armed and dangerous' ETX suspect caught following tip

Police: 'Armed and dangerous' ETX suspect caught following tip

UPDATE:  D'Markus Leshaun Gaston was taken into custody Wednesday morning in the 2000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Aggies in hot pursuit of Muschamp

Aggies in hot pursuit of Muschamp

Former Florida coach Will Muschamp figured to be Texas A&M’s top target from the moment Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin fired defensive coordinator Mark Snyder last week.
Court orders Texas killer's execution postponed

Court orders Texas killer's execution postponed

 The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has stayed the execution of Texas death row inmate Scott Panetti, who was scheduled to be put to death at 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the court clerk's office.
Rangers let pitcher Ogando test free-agent market

Rangers let pitcher Ogando test free-agent market

 Alexi Ogando was a breakthrough reliever on the 2010 Texas Rangers team that went to the World Series, an All-Star starter and a postseason bullpen ace on the 2011 World Series team.
Court orders Texas killer's execution postponed

Court orders Texas killer's execution postponed

The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has stayed the execution of Texas death row inmate Scott Panetti, who was scheduled to be put to death at 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the court clerk's office.
Texans’ Ryan Fitzpatrick named AFC offensive player of week

Texans’ Ryan Fitzpatrick named AFC offensive player of week

 Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was named Wednesday as AFC offensive player of the week, following his career- and franchise-high six-touchdown performance during a 45-21 home win against Tennessee last Sunday.
ET Basketball: Longview Lobos dominate Daingerfield, 55-34

ET Basketball: Longview Lobos dominate Daingerfield, 55-34

 A 21-point, sparked by a strong defensive presence, lifted the Lobos to a 55-34 win over Daingerfield on Tuesday night at Lobo Coliseum, improving the team to 3-1 on the year.
Eating the Mediterranean diet may lead to a longer life

Eating the Mediterranean diet may lead to a longer life

 (CNN) -- Eating a Mediterranean diet may be your key to living longer. That's according to a new study led by Immaculata De Vivo, associate professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School.
ETX teen indicted for attempted murder of mother

ETX teen indicted for attempted murder of mother

 An East Texas teen has been indicted for attempted murder.
Texas senator files bill prohibiting sale of synthetic drugs

Texas senator files bill prohibiting sale of synthetic drugs

Today, Senator Charles Perry filed SB 199 to prohibit the sale and use of synthetic drugs in the State of Texas.