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Why 2013 will be a year of crisis

(CNN) -- Prediction: 2013 will be a year of serious global crisis. That crisis is predictable, and in fact has already begun. It will inescapably confront the next president of the United States.

Our trial by fire: East Texas wildfire outbreak began year ago

It wasn’t unusual that Longview firefighter Bert Scott was leaving the house on his day off to join fellow volunteers battling a Harrison County blaze.

Jenkins Practices With Cowboys

Mike Jenkins will play the slot, a position he has never played previously, and he'll play special teams, too, if that's what the coaches want him to do. He'll do anything, he said. He just wants to play.

Texans Have a Shot at the Super Bowl

Can the Texans win the Super Bowl? Simply, the Texans enter the 2012 season as one of the best teams in the NFL.

Defense Shines in Longhorns Victory

In fact, the defense's quest for big plays played a big role in setting up three scores in the second quarter that gave No. 15 Texas some breathing room en route to a 37-17 victory at Royal-Memorial Stadium.

Wanted Smith County sex offender arrested

A wanted Smith County sex offender has been arrested. The arrested followed a stakeout by officers. Taken into custody on Interstate Highway 20 was Michael Shannon Stephens, 40, of Henderson.

Officials: Plane crash at Iowa air show kills pilot

A plane performing at an air show in Davenport, Iowa, crashed and exploded in front of thousands of spectators.

California man pleads guilty to trafficking cocaine in ETX

A 44-year-old San Bernardino, CA, man has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

UPDATE: More than $18M worth of marijuana found in Cherokee County

UPDATE (1:30pm): Officials have cleared all four marijuana patches. The first patch had 7,500 plants, and after clearing all 4 patches, they ended up with 18,288 plants.

Man arrested for stealing valves from Longview property

On August 30, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a suspicious activity call in the 5000 Block of West Loop 281.