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Homeowners: Five steps to avoid contractor fraud

(StatePoint) Each year, thousands of trusting homeowners hire contractors for home repairs or renovation projects. But for many, dreams of a remodeled kitchen, new roof or updated patio are dashed by contractor fraud.

Historic Longview Farmers Market opening excites food fans

A steady stream of cars filed into a parking lot Saturday at the corner of High and Cotton streets as the Historic Longview Farmers Market set up for the first time this season.

Multiple power outages across East Texas

Oncore Storm Center is reporting several power outages in East Texas. A little over a 300 homes are without power. Oncore estimates they will begin restoring the power around 12:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Kaufman County DA, wife found dead in their home

CNN reports: A Texas community is on edge after a district attorney who said he would put away the "scum" who killed a colleague two months ago was shot to death alongside his wife in his home Saturday night.

Tyler Police investigating overnight robbery

Tyler Police are investigating a robbery that happened early Saturday morning. Just after midnight, officers were called to 1812 East Gentry Street and Relax Inn Motel for a robbery.

Report whooping crane sightings to Parks and Wildlife

Wildlife officials are asking the public join Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Texas Whooper Watch effort and watch for the endangered birds as they close out an unusual winter season in the state.

Texas Transportation Department to fund air traffic control services

In an effort to ensure safety at 13 municipal airports in Texas, the Texas Department of Transportation today said it intends to fund continued service of air traffic controllers when federal funding goes away as a result of sequestration, or b

Nominate businesses that support employee volunteerism in public schools

Applications are now being accepted by the State Board of Education (SBOE) for the 2013 Employers for Education Excellence (EEE) Award.

Emergency unemployment insurance benefits deadline extended

The deadline for jobless Texans to qualify for emergency unemployment insurance benefits has been extended to Jan. 1, 2014. Federal legislation signed by President Barack Obama on Jan.

Safety Summit for employers and employees May 14-16 in Austin

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (TDI-DWC) will host the 17th Annual Workplace Safety and Health Conference, the Texas Safety Summit, from May 14-16, 2013 in Austin at the Doubletree Hotel Austin, located