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ETX man sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for child porn

A 45-year-old Flint, Texas, man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

ETX man sentenced to 3 years probation for stealing government property

A 34-year-old Tyler, Texas man has been sentenced for stealing government property in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

NAVY Vet, former 'Rette' named East Texas Silver Citizen Coalition King and Queen

Elmer Everett Hill, right, and Jimmie "Lemerle" Modisette were crowned the 2013 East Texas Silver Citizen Coalition King and Queen Monday during a senior pageant at The Reserve at Towne Crossing.

CRUZ: 'Obama needs to take his broken promises tour elsewhere'

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz released the following statement regarding President Obama's trip to Texas:

ETX officials seek information in shots fired incident

The Trinity Police Department is seeking information regarding a November 2, shots fired incident.

TX single mom's 'Thanks a lot, Obama' letter goes viral

A single mother in the small town of Palmer, Texas, about an hour and 45 minutes southwest of Tyler, has written a "Thank you letter," to President Barack Obama.

ETX woman gets 60 years in child sex case

An Athens woman will spend the next 30 years behind bars after pleading guilty Tuesday to aggravated sexual assault a child.

ETX man wanted for aggravated robbery, assault with deadly weapon arrested in Gregg Co.

According to the Rusk County Sheriff's Office, a man on the county's most wanted list was arrested and booked into the Gregg County Jail, Monday.

ETX man convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a 7-year-old

Late Saturday afternoon, on the sixth day of an intense trial, Christopher Swofford, 33 of Brownsboro, was convicted of the Aggravated Sexual Assault of a seven-year-old family member.

South Ward Street in Longview to close for work November 7

South Ward Street will be closed between West Marshall Avenue and Memphis Street on Thursday November 7, between 8:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m.. The closure is for the railroad crossing work and additional work at the location.