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Nacogdoches ISD employee named 'Top bus driver in Texas'

A Nacogdoches ISD transportation employee has been named the top bus driver in Texas. Property Casualty Alliance of Texas selected NISD’s Joe Page Jr. for the honor of Texas School Bus Driver of the Year for 2012-13.

Representative Dan Flynn calls for additional tax relief

In a letter to Governor Rick Perry, State Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van) joined 29 of his fellow colleagues in a request to add significant franchise tax rate relief to the call of the first special session of the Texas Legislature.

Smith Co. man arrested for killing his father

A Smith County man was arrested late last night for murder. James Jason White, 40, was taken into custody by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office for shooting and killing his father, Steven Lacey White, 62, on Eastside Drive.

Inspection rips Longview animal shelter, finds minimum standard not met in 17 of 45 areas

A recent inspection by the Texas Department of Health Services cited Longview’s animal shelter for gross noncompliance, saying some conditions bordered on cruelty.

Longview woman gets tan before going to jail

About $100 worth of tanning supplies has landed a Longview woman in jail after police say she stole the items from a local salon.

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.