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Veterans Service Office closed May 20-23

The Smith County Veterans Service Office will be closed Monday, May 20 through Thursday, May 23, 2013, to attend semi-annual training conducted by Texas Veterans Commission and Veteran Affairs.

Smith Co. pro-development group gathers signatures to sell beer, wine in JP 4

A pro-development group in Smith County has started collecting the required number of signatures on petitions to place limited beer and wine sales on the November ballot for the current boundaries of Smith County JP 4.

Third person indicted in Gregg County child sex assault

A third person has been indicted in Gregg County on charges connected to the sexual assault of a child younger than 6 this past year.

Brookshire Brothers to host charity golf tournament

Golf and giving. In Brookshire Brothers’ world, the two go hand and hand. The Lufkin-based grocery chain holds two charity golf tournaments each year. The proceeds go into the company’s Charitable Foundation.

Joining Forces: Veterans’ Family Day

The Charles Wilson Outpatient Clinic is again “joining forces” with Veterans, families, East Texas Veteran Service Organizations, auxiliaries and many others for the Second Annual Veteran’s Family Day on Armed Forces Day.

East Texas disaster teams respond to tornado damage

An East Texas volunteer with the American Red Cross was in the Dallas/Fort Worth area discussing hurricane season when Wednesday night’s tornadoes changed her focus.

Great Things to do with Dad on Father’s Day

(StatePoint) Not sure what to give your dad for Father’s Day? Classic choices like a tie or cufflinks are nice, but don’t forget to give him the most meaningful gift of all -- quality time.

Restaurants Find Success with Daily Deals

(StatePoint) With so many options competing for the attention of diners, local restaurants are increasingly having success offering daily deals.

Tyler capital murder parolee behind bars

A capital murder parolee is now behind bars in the Wichita County Jail. Kimberly Lynn Coble, 50, was taken into custody Wednesday after the Wichita Falls Police Department Intelligence Unit received information about her.

Update from West, TX fertilizer plant explosion press conference

Officials held a press conference on Thursday to discuss the preliminary findings in the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion investigation.