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Texas sales tax collections show gain

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says state sales tax collections were $1.57 billion in September, up 6.8 percent compared with the same month a year ago.  

Bait shop owner's death ruled homicide

LONGVIEW, TX --- The Southeast Texas Forensics Center in Tyler, Texas has issued autopsy results in the death of 80-year-old John Morris, ruling his death as a homicide.

Fire department invites Longview to Block Party on October 16

The City of Longview Fire Department is sponsoring a Block Party in recognition of October as National Fire Prevention Month. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m.

DSHS encourages a seasonal flu shot for nearly all Texans

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging everyone over 6 months old to get a seasonal flu shot as soon as possible.

Man runs from police, bites officer

On Monday around 12:01 a.m., a Longview Officer stopped a vehicle for speeding in the 3100 block of South Eastman Road. Once stopped, the officer made contact with the driver, but the driver fled from the officer on foot.

Citizen apprehends neighborhood burglars

Some known suspects were captured again after they burglarized a Longview home.

Longview PD traffic accident reports available to public online

In an effort to improve services to citizens, the Longview Police Department has implemented an on-line service for obtaining copies of traffic accident reports.

Large chunk of Gulf of Mexico reopened to fishing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Another chunk of the Gulf of Mexico has been opened to fishing after seafood tests and surveys found no oil contamination threat.

Anderson County man pleads guilty to drug crimes

TYLER, Texas – A 43-year-old Palestine, Texas man has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Tyler Festival on the Square seeking volunteers

The 23rd Annual Festival on the Square is headed back to the brick streets of Downtown Tyler, and organizers are issuing the call for volunteers to help operate the event.