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Police: Woman asleep in car at Longview park had marijuana on her lap

Longview police arrested a woman about 1:30 a.m. Friday after they said she was found asleep in her car at McWhorter Park with marijuana on her lap.

ETX woman indicted in mortgage fraud scheme

A 34-year-old Edinburg, Texas woman has been indicted in a bank fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

ETX man sentenced for firearms arsenal, embezzlement

A 39-year-old Lewisville, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Gov. Perry signs drug screening legislation

Gov. Rick Perry today signed Senate Bill 21, which will require mandatory drug screening as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation benefits by certain individuals. The governor was joined by bill author Sen.

Spring Hill boys basketball coach leaving for Baylor

FOX51 has confimed with Spring Hill Athletic Director Mark Sartain, Spring Hill varsity head boy's basketball coach, Hunter Taylor, has resigned and will be taking a graduate assistant coaching job at Baylor University.

New Texas UIL rule on football practice reeks of political correctness

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram does not like the newest rule regarding Texas high school football. He's more from the Big Mac Blog.

Area athletes to take final prep bows in all-star game

Hayden Henry writes for the Longview News-Journal. He's got a preview of Saturday night's All-Star game at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.

CHEROKEE CO.: Non-emergency lines are down

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has been notified by Verizon, the phones are out. Verizon is working on the problem and hope to have phones back in service as soon as possible. 911 lines are working.

Boil water notification cancelled for Craft-Turney customers

On June 12, 2013 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required Craft-Turney Water Supply Corporation, PWS No.

Endocrinologist Christina Bratcher, MD, joins UT Health Northeast

Endocrinologist Christina Bratcher, MD, has joined UT Health Northeast. As an endocrinologist, she specializes in diagnosing and treating hormone imbalances that occur in diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis, and thyroid disorders.