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USDA bans junk foods in schools

This week the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a new "smart Snacks in School" federal regulation for the 2014-2015 school year.

No thanks, IRS, I don't believe you

CNS news is now reporting the Internal Revenue Service misled the public in claiming, this week, that both progressive and Tea Party groups were targeted for extra scrutiny, said Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.).

BREAKING: Alleged ETX murderer released from jail after authorities fail to indict him within 90 day period

After failing to be indicted within 90 days, Larry Maples, 44, of Ben Wheeler, was released from the Van Zandt County Ja on Thursday after murdering his wife and injuring her boyfiend in March 2013.

CBP officers seize $2.4 million in cocaine in Hidalgo City

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two individuals and seized $2.4 million in cocaine.

Tyler landmark restaurant closes its doors

According to the Gilbert's El Charro's Facebook page, the Tyler landmark has announced it is closing its doors. The following statement was posted on the El Charro Facebook:

Therapy dog adds furry fun to Gladewater library’s storybook time

Gladewater — Story time at Lee Public Library in Gladewater is going to the dogs, but that’s not a bad thing.

BREAKING: 3 ETX doctors among 57 disciplined by Texas Medical Board at June meeting

At its June 13-14, 2013 meeting, the Texas Medical Board disciplined 57 licensed physicians and issued three cease and desist orders.

TISD deputy superintendent accepts job at Keller ISD

Tyler Independent School District deputy superintendent, Cecil McDaniel, has resigned from TISD and accepted a position at Keller ISD.

LEDCO approves purchase of property near I-20 corridor

Two blighted city lots where Longview kisses Interstate 20 could be attractive to developers hunting 6½ acres which 30,000 vehicles pass daily, economic development leaders are banking after spending $1.8 million.

ETX woman indicted, charged with mailing laced letters to President Obama, NYC mayor

A Texas woman has been indicted and charged with mailing ricin-laced letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a U.S. attorney's office in Texas said Friday.