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Exxon Mobil to give CEO a raise to $2.7 million

Exxon Mobil Corp. is raising CEO Rex W. Tillerson’s salary 6 percent to $2.72 million on Jan. 1.

Keystone XL pipeline project causes little stir among some East Texas residents

While the Keystone XL Pipeline has fueled a bitter battle between industry, landowners and environmentalists across East Texas, people living alongside the ruckus in Smith County voiced indifference Tuesday — to the pipeline and the prote

Longview officer hit on job by alleged drunk driver to be fired this month

A group representing an injured East Texas officer is speaking out after the City of Longview decided to fire to her.

Parts of Overton without water; Overton ISD dismissing early

Overton ISD students will be released early Wednesday morning due to a city utility problem.

Holiday fashions with Platos' closet

Lisa Snow with Plato's Closet in Tyler shows Ben and Katie a few winter fashions the consignment shop has to offer East Texans.

Teacher pay threatens student achievement, expert testifies

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Texas teacher salaries are not competitive, and teaching quality has declined, which threatens student achievement, a Harvard-trained economist testified Tuesday in an ongoing school funding lawsuit trial.

House damaged in Smith County fire

Firefighters were called to put out a house fire in the 12,500 block of County Road 1113, or Lake Placid Road, just outside of Tyler around 10 PM Tuesday night. The fire was put put by 11 PM but flames destroyed part of the home.

Bicyclist hospitalized after getting hit by truck in Tyler

One person was injured Tuesday evening after a bicyclist was hit by a truck in Tyler. At around 5:15 p.m., emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of Loop 323 and Driftwood Lane to reports of a major accident.

Volunteer accused of stealing more than $100K from Shreveport church

A volunteer at a Caddo Parish church was caught allegedly stealing more than $100,000 from the organization.

Longview man charged with setting roomate's legs on fire

A Longview man was in jail Tuesday, charged with setting his sleeping roommate on fire.