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West Rusk school board to consider district police

West Rusk, Tx (Longview News-Journal) — The Board of Trustees for West Rusk County Consolidated Independent School District will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss creating a school district police department.

Lindale ISD outperforms new state test averages

Lindale Independent School District students in grades three-through-eight exceeded the new state testing averages for STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness).

Marshall PD adds K-9 cop to force

On November 26, 2012, the Marshall Police Department added a new K-9 to the K-9 Division.

ETX mother accused of bludgeoning toddler has appeal rejected

On Friday, the Texas Sixth Court of Appeals in Texarkana, Tx affirmed the conviction of Jessica Bain Carson for the murder of her own child.

Water enthusiasts find adventure on new Caddo Lake trails

KARNACK, TX —  More than 50 miles of paddling trails were officially opened Saturday at Caddo Lake and the Big Cyprus Bayou as park authorities and city leaders saw two years of work come to fruition.

UPDATE: Missing elderly man found safe in Louisiana

UPDATE: The Silver Alert for Willie Hubert Wingfeld has been canceled. Tyler police tell Fox 51 He was found safe in Vermilion, Louisiana.

Authorities identify 2 Kilgore ISD students killed in crash

Three people were injured and two Kilgore ISD students were killed Sunday night in a car crash. It happened on Highway 259 at around 10:00 p.m.

Main Street Program achieves national accreditation

The City of Tyler’s Main Street Program has received National Accreditation, which distinguishes it as a downtown revitalization program that meets or exceeds ten critical areas of performance.

Retailers forced to ration ammo as supplies dry up

Gun stores across Northeast Texas are out of much of their ammunition, and store owners say it will be a long time before their shelves are stocked again.

How to lose weight and build muscle with a beach towel

Ben talks to Reagan Harris, a certified personal trainer about how you can lose weight and build muscle with a workout parner with something as simple as a beach towel.