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Gov. Perry signs 'Merry Christmas' bill, stands up for religious freedom

Gov. Rick Perry today signed House Bill 308, which allows public school students and staff to use traditional holiday greetings and display religious scenes and symbols on school property. The governor was joined by bill author Rep.

ETX man arrested for sexually assaulting 3-year-old girl

Deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office arrested a 25-year-old man Wednesday for aggravated sexual assault of a child for molesting a 3-year-old girl.

Longview's Leonard commits to play football at Texas

According to Smoaky.com, Longview High School wide receiver, Dorian Leonard announced today, he has committed to play football at The University of Texas.

Texas Tech, Texas State camps draw top ETX talent

Some of the top high school football players in East Texas showcased their skills at two area camps Wednesday.

Longview man fined, jailed on animal cruelty charges

A Longview man was fined and jailed Wednesday on animal cruelty charges in connection with the seizure last week of an emaciated horse found wandering near Eastman Road.

Overton woman killed in Wednesday night wreck

An Overton woman died Wednesday night after a one-vehicle crash east of Arp, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

TX boy receives backlash for Nat'l Anthem performance at NBA Finals

10-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz was a hit tuesday night as he sang the national anthem at the NBA Finals. But, he has since faced internet backlash with people making comments about his race.

Gunman still on loose after southwest Houston shooting

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A running dispute sparked a shooting that left a man dead outside a southwest Houston strip shopping center, officials said.

Perry adds abortion, juvenile justice to special session

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; for the second time in as many days, Gov.

Dehydration rises as temperatures warm up

As temperatures go up people need to drink more water. Reports say, more Americans are rushed to the emergency room this time of year because of dehydration.