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Amended payday lending bill passes Senate

The Texas Senate approved a bill to regulate short-term lenders on Monday night, a milestone some thought the chamber wouldn't reach after a personal and divisive floor fight on Thursday.

Update: missing child found safe

On Monday night at around 8:40 p.m., Tyler Police were called for a missing seven year old child.

Tyler Police asking for help finding missing child

On Monday night at around 8:40 p.m., Tyler Police were called for a missing seven year old child.

First lawsuit filed against plant in West, TX explosion

The first lawsuit has formally been filed against the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas, and is being carried out by local attorney, Randell Roberts. See attached photos for information on the lawsuit.  

Smith Co. FD raises money to benefit firefighters in West, TX

11 Smith County Fire Departments and over 50 Firefighters joined in an effort to raise money to benefit the West Fire Department.

Male drum major first in 40 years at Longview High School

For decades, the Big Green Marching Machine has been led by women. But in the fall, Garrett Littlejohn will make a mark in Lobo history when he becomes Longview High School’s first male drum major in 40 years.

2 from 'Texas 10 Most Wanted' captured

The Texas Department of Public Safety announced, Monday, that two Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives were captured within the last week.

Rangers sweep Mariners

The Rangers swept Seattle in Arlington over the weekend. Here's more from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Arlington set to become major player in college football playoff system

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has a story about Arlington and major college football. It's all because of Cowboys Stadium.

Lee beats Longview

Jimmy Carter writes for the Longview News-Journal. Lee beat Longview in a big district matchup.