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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.

Tyler Firefighters to turn Tyler pink

To raise awareness of women’s cancer, Tyler Firefighters are inviting the entire community to don their pink shirts for the second annual TURN TYLER PINK event on Oct. 5, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. on the Downtown Square.

Government restoring Louisiana's coastal wetlands

Wildlife crews are on a mission in the Gulf of Mexio to save the wetlands. The endangered grounds are all getting attention from the White House.

Texas DPS adds to most wanted list

A Corpus Christi man has been added to the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted list. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of Javier Morin Jr., 38.

Rusk County man charged with sexual assault

On Saturday at approximately 2:12 a.m., the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the western region of Rusk County after a 911 call in reference to a sexual assault.

Longview transit seeks input from residents

Longview Transit, the public bus transportation system, is seeking feedback from residents regarding the quality and availability of bus service.

Red Cross and Longview Fire Department combine forces to make residences safer

The Longview Fire Department will install smoke alarms in approximately 100 private residential homes. The homes lacking smoke alarms were identified by the American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels Ministry, Inc.

State Board of Education wants to minimize Islam in schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The State Board of Education has adopted a resolution that seeks to curtail references to Islam in Texas textbooks.