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Universal background checks

As the gun control debate rages in Washington, one proposal that seems to be gaining traction is the idea of a universal background check. But exactly what does that mean?

National Signing Day

It's National Signing Day in America! This is the Super Bowl for colleges across the U.S. trying to build championship teams. It's also one of the biggest days in any high school athlete's life.

SFA to host Showcase Saturday for prospective students

Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during two free, action-packed open-house Saturdays at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches on Feb. 23 and April 6.

LETU Heritage Scholarship competition to break record attendance

LeTourneau University is attracting a record number of top high school students to ever compete in its annual Heritage Scholarship Competition being held today through Saturday on the university’s Longview campus.

LETU to present My Anchor Holds in Chapel Feb. 11

LeTourneau University will present husband and wife singing-songwriting duo My Anchor Holds for a special performance during chapel service at 10:50 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center, 2100 S.

Most Wanted Sex Offender arrested in El Paso

Juan Alfredo Gandarilla, 43, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested in El Paso Monday night by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Bridge of the Americas.

Wood County woman guilty of methamphetamine violations

A 42-year-old Mineola, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Wednesday.

Gregg County man guilty of methamphetamine violations

A 26-year-old Longview man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Wednesday.

Harrison County man sentenced for bank fraud

A 45-year-old Marshall, Texas, man has been sentenced to federal prison for bank fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Wednesday.

Bait dogs: The unseen victims of an illegal blood sport

The gruesome world of illegal dogfighting rarely makes its way to the general public.