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DPS urges Texans to prepare early for hurricane season

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents about the upcoming hurricane season and urging individuals to start preparing now for any possible storms. Hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30.

Documents show suspect killed in Longview standoff used meth, assaulted roommate

The registered nurse gunned down by Longview police after an hours-long armed standoff Thursday had been using methamphetamine and assaulted her roommate earlier in the day.

2 ETX women arrested in muder-for-hire plot

Two Longview women are being held Monday in the Harrison County Jail after police said they tried to hire someone to kill a police officer.

Astros cut ties with Phil Humber

Former Rice standout Philip Humber was designated for assignment by the Astros on Sunday.

UT-Tyler Patriots heading to World Series

The UT Tyler softball team won a 7-6 extra-inning thriller over rival East Texas Baptist to win the 2013 NCAA Softball Tyler Regional. The win vaults the Patriots into the 2013 NCAA DIII College World Series in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Boil water notification for Jacksonville residents

Due to conditions which have occurred recently in the water system, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the system, (Craft-Turney Water Supply) to notify all the customers involved in the repair

Creative Ways to Keep Kids Learning this Summer

(StatePoint) For families, summertime is all about active fun -- from vacations to ballgames, and fireworks to poolside picnics. But being on-the-go can mean lots of downtime in transit and waiting for activities to start.

How to Help New High School Grads Transition into Adulthood

(StatePoint) Transitioning from high school to the next life stage can be a time of excitement for young people, but it can also be a time filled with uncertainty.

How Women Help Each Other Succeed

(StatePoint) Forget the old stereotypes that women need to be cutthroat and competitive to succeed. A new networking trend shows that cooperation is a great way to combat the challenges women face in business.

Lufkin man arrested after being found screaming in a road way

A Lufkin man is arrested after being found screaming in the road way. Early Sunday morning, at 12:30 a.m., Lufkin Police were called the 900 block of Williams Street for a disturbance.