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Smith Co. Commissioners Court passes proposed budget, adopts tax rate

The Smith County Commissioners Court held their regular meeting, Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m., in the Smith County Commissioners Courtroom on the first floor of the Smith County Courthouse Annex

Yum Yums restaurant stalemate

Business owners in downtown Jacksonville are still feeling the effects from the Yum Yums restaurant fire back in April.

New rule just in time for deer bow hunting season

Texas Legislature passed a bill so dogs can assist hunters right here in East Texas. Now hunters will get a new set of eyes and paws.

Former Lon Morris employees to receive upaid wages thanks to charitable donations

A few years ago, employees of Lon Morris College in Jacksonville began to see delays in their paychecks.

In rural Texas, living without home internet

Vic Sowell had no internet service at his Palestine home and a laptop he barely knew how to use when it struck the East Texan that his granddaughter knew more about computers than he did.

Someone just lost tenure at Harvard

It is amazing sometimes when facts get in the way of a liberal narrative. Here is the question which was asked. "Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide? This was a Harvard study, look it up for yourself.

ETX police release sketch of man who allegedly attempted to kidnap 2 junior high girls inside school

The Kemp Police Department has released a sketch of a man who allegedly entered the Kemp Junior High School and attempted to kidnap two girls.

COACH JOHN KING: With preseason over, Longview shifts focus to opener

The preseason is in the books for the Lobos.

16-year NBA veteran, Tracy McGrady, retires

National Basketball League veteran forward, Tracy McGrady, announced his retirement Monday morning. "T-Mac," 34, ended his 16-year basketball career with the 2012-2013 Western Conference Champion San Antonio Spurs.

Longview Police seek Sunday night shooter

On Sunday, around 11:19 p.m., Longview Police Officers received a call to a shooting that had just occurred in the 300 Block of Hughes Street.