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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.

REPORT: Manziel to start Saturday

Texas A&M officials said Monday that Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, remains the team’s starting quarterback, but will have no further comment about his status during Tuesday’s news conference in College Station.

Report: Manziel meets with NCAA investigators, denies taking money for autographs

According to an ESPN report, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel spent his Sunday fielding questions from NCAA investigators regarding allegations from autograph brokers that he profited from his signature.

Group pushing for open carry gun laws to host armed march in Longview

Following similar rallies in Fort Worth, Dallas, Temple and McAllen, a Tyler-based group pushing for open carry gun laws will host a march through downtown Longview on Saturday.

Longview animal shelter designer shares proposed timeline

Larry Connolly, who has been tasked with designing the city’s new animal shelter, presented a rough timeline for the design Thursday when his contract was approved by the Longview City Council for the project.

Smith Co. extends burn ban for 90 days

Smith County has extended the burn ban for 90 more days. The Smith County Fire Marshal, tells KETK the burn ban extention was voted on Tuesday morning by the Smith County Commissioners Court.

Kilgore PD identifies body of woman found in car, arrest 1

Police have identified the body of a woman who was found dead in the font seat of a car in Kilgore, early Tuesday morning.

BIG 12 NEWS: ETX native, OK State OL out for season with torn ACL

Nacogdoches native and current Oklahoma State offensive lineman, Devin Davis, is out for the season after tearing his ACL.

ETX jailer faces charges for inappropriately touching female inmates

After an investigation that began in May 2012, charges have been filed against an Angelina County jailer who had inappropriate relationships with female inmates.

BIG 12 NEWS: Former John Tyler DT leaving UT

According to Smoaky.com, former John Tyler defensive tackle, turned Texas Longhorn, Ashton Dorsey, has decided to transfer, the team announced Tuesday.