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Ft. Hood shooting trial: Is Maj. Nidal Hasan's defense strategy martyrdom?

Prosecutors say he believed he had a duty to kill as many soldiers as possible. His lawyers say he is trying to help the prosecution put him to death.

Local attorney announces candidacy for Longview City Council seat

Area attorney Kristen Ishihara on Monday announced her candidacy for the District 4 seat on the Longview City Council.

New bins let Gregg Co. Courthouse employees recycle trash

The Gregg County Courthouse got a little greener recently with bins for employees to recycle their cans, bottles, plastic and paper.

Scene clear after Hwy. 259 wreck in Upshur Co.

the scene of an accident which slowed traffic on Hwy. 259 in Upshur County has now been cleared

Better get drilling fast

I know the president wants to make our energy plan wind, sun and unicorns, but we need to get going right now. Look at all the drilling we have going on in North Dakota. It's booming.

Governor Perry responds to HHS promoting 'Obamacare' with video contest

Governor Rick Perry today issued the following statement on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ visit to Houston to promote Obamacare:

Gregg County inmate dies while in custody

Gregg County Sheriff Maxey Cerliano announced that an investigation had been initiated into the death of jail inmate, Debra Ingram Duffie, 52, who died Monday.

Super Bowl champion Ravens cut Pine Tree's Johnson

The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens announced Monday, they have decided to cut veteran cornerback, Chris Johnson, from the roster.

Senator Cruz releases birth certificate after questions rise about presidential eligibility

As Ted Cruz's profile has skyrocketed in the last year-thanks to his election to the U.S.

New training to promote mental health intervention

When Josette Saxton was in high school, she wrote an essay about child abuse that was a red flag for a teacher who reached out to offer her help.