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Longview convention center in works; facility planned in I-20 corridor

Longview, TX (Longview News-Journal) — Long-awaited plans for a Longview convention center came into focus Thursday night, with City Council members authorizing negotiations with a developer for construction of a hotel and conference cent

Traffic lights out in South Tyler

Tyler, Tx (FOX 51) — A power outage has knocked out lights all over south Tyler Friday evening.

Tyler ISD bus involved in accident

A Tyler ISD school bus was hit by another vehicle Friday afternoon near the intersection of Rice Road and Old Jacksonville Highway.

ETX sheriff's department recovers $10,000 guitar for local church

A small town church was unexpectedly returned a prized item this week, thanks to hard work by the local sheriff's department.

Whitehouse police officer resigns following DWI arrest

A Whitehouse police officer resigned following his arrest on Valentine's Day for allegedly driving while intoxicated.

ETX road construction updates

Here's a quick look at events and work planned in the Tyler District: TxDOT offices closed Monday for holiday

Former Mt. Pleasant officer gets 50 years for sexual assault of child

A former Mt. Pleasant police sergeant was sentenced to 50 years in prison Friday for sexually assaulting a child.

Will the Cowboys listen to Old Man Kiffin?

Monte Kiffin is the new leader of the Dallas defense. How will the Cowboys react to him?

Robot chimp to call plays for Dallas Cowboys in 2013

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram features the Big Mac Blog. Here's Mac Engel.

Smith County receives eighth Distinguished Budget Award

Smith County has again been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2013 budget document.