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Fallen ETX firefighter receives special honor

A fallen Jackson Heights volunteer firefighter received a special honor at the state capitol on Wednesday. Jalen Smith was added to the Texas Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Austin.
GE announces more layoffs at Angelina Co. sites, possible closure of foundry

GE announces more layoffs at Angelina Co. sites, possible closure of foundry

General Electric has announced more layoffs at their Angelina County operation sites. According to spokeswoman Laura Bauer, the decision was made because of "increasingly challenging market conditions." 

Longview election heats up with endorsement from firefighters

With the May 9th election only a few weeks away, the police and fire departments in Longview are backing mayoral candidates.
LIST: 2015 county health rankings

LIST: 2015 county health rankings

On Wednesday, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program and The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the 2015 County Health Rankings. 
DPS looking for TX suspect convicted of sexually assaulting young girls

DPS looking for TX suspect convicted of sexually assaulting young girls

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Floyd Montrel Moore, 29, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

Texas obtains enough execution drug to last through April

The state of Texas has obtained enough pentobarbital to carry out executions through the month of April.

ETX Oilfield Expo moves to Shreveport, kicks off April 1

The East Texas Oilfield Expo, which has taken place in Longview, TX since its launch in 2011, will move to Shreveport, LA in 2015 and become the Ark-La-Tex Oilfield Expo.

Army Sgt. Bergdahl to be charged with desertion

Military officials are set to charge Army Sgt.
Tyler council opposes Senate bill limiting property tax raises

Tyler council opposes Senate bill limiting property tax raises

During today’s regularly scheduled meeting, Tyler City Council unanimously voted to request support from Tyler’s Texas Legislative delegation to oppose Senate Bill 182. The bill is related to municipal revenue caps.
Kraft and Heinz merger to create food giant

Kraft and Heinz merger to create food giant

Heinz is buying Kraft Foods to create the world's fifth largest food and beverage company. The Kraft Heinz Company will have revenues of about $28 billion, according to a statement from both companies.

Group wants stricter Texas bestiality laws after disturbing video surfaces

A group of Midlanders are hoping to push for stricter bestiality laws in the state of Texas. The initiative came after video that alleges a dog was sexually abused by a person was posted on social media.
 Design build firm sought for Tyler hotel conference center

Design build firm sought for Tyler hotel conference center

At their regularly scheduled meeting held today, the Tyler City Council voted unanimously to authorize the City Manager to advertise a request for qualifications for a design build firm for the design and construction of a hotel conference cent
Gregg County judge hands 25-year sentence to child sex offender

Gregg County judge hands 25-year sentence to child sex offender

A Houston man received a 25-year prison term after pleading guilty to indecency with a child by sexual contact in Gregg County, Assistant District Attorney Madison Hood said Tuesday.
Police looking for 'dangerous' gunman who shot homeowner several times

Police looking for 'dangerous' gunman who shot homeowner several times

Authorities a looking for a man who is considered "armed and dangerous" following a shooting in Lamar County.
John Tyler High School Color Guard wins 2nd national championship in 3 years

John Tyler High School Color Guard wins 2nd national championship in 3 years

While the John Tyler High School Color Guard performed in two different categories, it was the high energy routine to Beyonce’s “Grown Woman” that earned them the National Championship Trophy at the Marching Auxiliaries Nation