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Foundation provides gift to historic Longview depot, launches memorial brick project

The Hubbard-Watlington Foundation will present a $25,000 gift for the establishment of a memorial plaza at the Historic Longview Depot. The presentation will take place at 9:00 a.m., Friday, August 30, at the Historic Longview Depot, 905 E.

Smith Co. approves 2014 budget

The Smith County Commissioners Court unanimously approved the Fiscal Year (FY)2014 budget Tuesday, August 27.

Cowboys place Jay Ratliff on PUP list, out for 6 weeks

The Dallas Cowboys have placed defensive tackle, Jay Ratliff, on physically unable to preform (PUP) list.

Quick hits: Lobos looking for perfect combination entering season opener

The bus rolls to the big show on Friday. But for the Lobos, there are still some things to get squared away before they open the season against Coppell at the Tom Landry Classic in Allen’s Eagle Stadium.

Business Facilities names Texas 'Best Business Climate'

Business Facilities magazine has again ranked Texas as the country’s Best Business Climate, adding to a long list of national accolades for the economic principles that have helped the Lone Star State lead the nation in job creation.

TxDOT announces testing of app to help college students find sober rides home

As the fall semester welcomes back college students across the state, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will partner with three universities to test a new Facebook-integrated app designed to help students plan ahead for a sober rid

Former Lon Morris employees to receive unpaid 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.

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.