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'American Sniper' trial: Deputy says defendant explained killings

'American Sniper' trial: Deputy says defendant explained killings

A former deputy testified last week that he overheard the defendant in the "American Sniper" murder trial explain why he killed two men.

All Saints wins 2015 TAPPS 2-4A District Tournament

The All Saints Trojans got the opportunity to host the 2015 TAPPS 2-4A District Tournament at Brookshire Gym. The tournament helps seed the teams during the playoffs.
Expectations high as LeTourneau opens baseball season

Expectations high as LeTourneau opens baseball season

 Last season, LeTourneau head coach Robin Harriss credited retention within the program as a key factor in the YellowJackets’ storied season.
Reed Picks Up UT Tyler-Win No. 375 in Sweep of Sul Ross

Reed Picks Up UT Tyler-Win No. 375 in Sweep of Sul Ross

 The No. 8 ranked UT Tyler softball team finished out a series sweep of American Southwest Conference opponent Sul Ross State on Saturday, winning 8-0 in five innings.
Cowboys sign linebacker Lawrence, tackle Coleman

Cowboys sign linebacker Lawrence, tackle Coleman

The Dallas Cowboys signed linebacker Cameron Lawrence and defensive tackle Davon Coleman on Friday.
After celebrity stay in China, James hopes to be rising star with Mavericks

After celebrity stay in China, James hopes to be rising star with Mavericks

When Bernard James got off the airplane in Shanghai, China, about two months ago to play basketball for the Shanghai Sharks, he thought this was going to be nothing more than a long flight to a faraway destination.
SMU coach coming to Longview

SMU coach coming to Longview

Longview High School will host the East Texas Coaches Association Football Mini-Clinic from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday. The clinic will feature SMU head football coach Chad Morris and staff.
Barkley vs Rockets

Barkley vs Rockets

Charles Barkley isn’t backing down from his criticism of Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

Longhorns 'Hook 'Em' a Buckeye, Traylor accepts UT coaching position

An East Texas football coach and athletic director is heading to the "Forty Acres."
Jeff Traylor: Decision on UT job coming Friday morning

Jeff Traylor: Decision on UT job coming Friday morning

KETK Sports Director Danny Elzner has learned from Jeff Traylor that a decision will be made on the Texas job Friday morning. Traylor said in a text the decision will be made tomorrow at 9:00.
Easy road ahead for the Texans?

Easy road ahead for the Texans?

The Texans won’t play a meaningful game for another six-plus months. But when they do start the 2015 NFL season, it’ll be against one of the easier slates in the league, at least according to the numbers.

The beginning of Jeff Traylor's winning ways in Gilmer

 Logan Bishop runs Outdoor Connection in Jacksonville, but during his high school days he played center for the Gilmer Buckeyes, and for head coach Jeff Traylor.
Is Darren Woodson next Cowboy for Hall of Fame, Ring of Honor?

Is Darren Woodson next Cowboy for Hall of Fame, Ring of Honor?

Now that defensive end Charles Haley and his five Super Bowl rings are finally in the Pro Football of Fame, could this pave the way for other long-overlooked Dallas Cowboys defensive players from the Super Bowl teams of the 1990s?
Whitehouse's Patrick Mahomes battling for starting job at Texas Tech

Whitehouse's Patrick Mahomes battling for starting job at Texas Tech

The candidates are Davis Webb, a junior coming off shoulder surgery, and Patrick Mahomes, a sophomore who threw for 439.6 yards per game in his final three starts of the 2014 season.

Jack Stallard previews state basketball playoffs

Jack Stallard is the Sports Editor of the Longview News-Journal. KETK Sports Director danny Elzner asked Stallard about the upcoming state basketball playoffs.