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Promise of good music, good food brings out crowd to Overton Bluegrass Festival

With the scent of barbecue in the air and pickin’ and fiddlin’ on the outdoor stage, the 25th annual Overton Bluegrass Festival wrapped up Saturday afternoon at the city park.

Longview to hire Lindale DC, Randy Huffstickler, as asst. coach

According to Smoaky.com,  Longview ISD officially announced on Monday they will hire Randy Huffstickler as an assistant defensive coach and Special Teams Coordinator.

Tyler Police looking for suspect in Dollar General robbery

On Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 9:35 p.m., officers with Tyler Police were called to a robbery at the Dollar General in the 2700 block of West Gentry Parkway in Tyler.

Tyler Police looking for suspect in Dollar General robbery

On Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 9:35 p.m., officers with Tyler Police were called to a robbery at the Dollar General in the 2700 block of West Gentry Parkway in Tyler.

Bowie Co. Sheriff's Office seeks help in locating missing DeKalb man

UPDATE 06-09-13: Search teams spent Saturday, June 8, 2013, scouring the area off of County Road 4313 where Josphe Gaspard's vehicle was found yesterday.

Police: Missing Louisiana teacher's car found with body inside

A car with a body inside believed to be that of missing teacher Terrilyn Monette was found Saturday in a bayou in New Orleans, authorities said.

UPDATE: Smith County Sheriff officials searching for other suspect in shooting

  UPDATE: Lt. Goecking with Smith County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that there was a shooting just outside of Tyler on Saturday, June 8, 2013.

Texas actress first accuses husband, but she's arrested in ricin case

A Texas actress in a troubled marriage was arrested and charged Friday in connection with ricin-tainted letters that were mailed last month to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, authorities said.

Thieves steal lemon tree leaving a sour taste in the mouth of the owner

It's been said, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." But how do you make a sour situation sweeter when someone steals your lemon tree?

Court set to rule on race in college admissions

Heman Marion Sweatt and Abigail Noel Fisher both wanted to attend the University of Texas at Austin, and both claimed race was a primary reason for their rejection.