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Lewis Engineering earns incentive through hiring, investments

MEDCO chairman Leslie Chambers presented a $28,000 partial incentive payment to Steve and Doug Lewis of Lewis Engineering for $400,000 in capital investments made by the company as well as 30 jobs added, twice the number required by the incenti

Longview railroad engineer gets motorist’s view of potential tragedy during rescue

The Longview News Journal reports Longview resident and Union Pacific Railroad locomotive engineer Tom Hellen got a different view of a potential rail accident Monday night.

@AlleyFest: Your guide to art, music, more at this year's event

Longview, TX — A few dozen artists gathered in 1979 in Bank Alley in Downtown Longview to exhibit their work, and 33 years later, the event has expanded in to one of East Texas’s premier events.

Police officers add comfort on Longview Transit buses

Longview, TX — Longview police and Longview Transit have teamed up to make riders feel more comfortable using public transporation.

Background check reveals warrant for stolen diapers

Lufkin, Texas — Stolen diapers and a background check resulted in the Tuesday arrest of one Lufkin woman.

Tax receipts up for state, down for Nac

Nacogdoches, Texas — The May sales tax allocations for Nacogdoches and the Nacogdoches County Hospital District were down, according to information released Wednesday by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs.

Sarah Palin endorses Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate

AUSTIN — Just four days before the start of early voting in the Texas Senate primary, the Ted Cruz campaign announced the endorsement of Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin.

Earthquake shakes ETX

An earthquake measuring 3.9 shook parts of East Texas this morning, according to the National Weather Service. They say it happened just southeast of Garrison at around 10:30 a.m.

Update: Woman dies of injuries caused by drunk driver

UPDATE: A woman is dead following a late night wreck caused by a drunk driver, according to Tyler Police.

Hatchet-wielding woman chases two people in Bossier City road rage incident

Bossier City — A Shreveport woman was arrested Tuesday following a road rage incident in which she chased two people with a hatchet.