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Athens man pleads guilty to being felon in possession of a firearm

United States Attorney John M. Bales announced today that Frankie Darrell Durant, a 50 year old Athens, Texas man, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm during a hearing before United States Magistrate Judith K.

Man indicted in death of beloved Jacksonville 'Coach'

The man accused of killing a beloved Jacksonville coach has been indicted on a capital murder charge by the Cherokee County District Attorney's Office

Amber Alert issued for Texas 2-year-old

Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a missing West Texas 2-year-old. Officials are searching for Leah Marie Aguirre, 2, of Crosbyton, a small town just outside Lubbock.

Alcohol petition with 9,000 signatures delivered to Longview city hall

Longview, Texas — The city of Longview has 30 days to verify signatures on a petition it received Monday asking for a May election to allow beer and wine sales for off-premises consumption citywide.

Jury set for trial in Gregg County Jail inmate death

Longview, TX — Two longtime teachers, a janitor and a self-described housewife were among eight people selected Monday to decide whether Gregg County is to blame for the 2010 death of a jail inmate.

ETX Rep. David Simpson withdraws from speaker race

District 6 Representative David Simpson officially withdrew his name from the Texas Speaker of the House race Tuesday.

Nast flu virus hits East Texas

It's flu season and it's not going unnoticed. The CDC says the intensity of the flu activity in Texas is "high."

More college students feel a sense of entitlement

A new study shows, more college students feel a sense of entitlement. Students were asked to rates themselves to peers since the 1960's.

TX dog saved after being shot, left for dead in trash bag

A dog hit by a shotgun blast and left for dead in a trash bag on a cold night in Texas has survived, thanks to some animal lovers.

Brand said Mavs fortunate they haven't been booed

The struggling Mavericks see a bright side to their losing. At least the Dallas fans are still positive.