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Gerard Cace, Longview restaurateur, dies of heart attack

Fox 51 has confirmed Gerard Cace, owner of Longview's famous Johnny Cace's Seafood & Steakhouse, has died of an apparent heart attack.

Library offering discount on late fees

Lufkin — The Lufkin Daily News is reporting; for patrons of Lufkin’s Kurth Memorial Library who may owe fines for those late books, it’s now safe to go back to the library.

Bowie County guard accused of helping inmate escape

A Bowie County Correctional Center guard is under arrest after he allegedly helped an inmate escape on July 14.

Governor and first lady: Texas Governor’s Mansion fully restored

Gov. Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry today announced that the 156- year-old Texas Governor’s Mansion has been fully restored.

Local school districts differ on benefits of transfers

While Hallsville ISD is again throwing open its doors to transfer students in an effort to raise funds, a Longview school district is taking a different route, keeping its doors closed and asking voters to OK a tax increase.

Harrison County teen missing for almost a week

A 16 year old Harrison County girl has been missing since July 12th. Kimberly Burns was reported missing by her mother, Tewana Morris.

UPDATE: I-20 E lanes reopened following overturned mail truck

Smith County officials tell Fox 51 all I-20 eastbound lanes are back open.

Kilgore pair gets prison time for dealing meth

Two Kilgore, Texas residents have been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Thieves steal equipment from Rusk County construction site

The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information in the identification of suspects involved in the burglary of a building that occurred on County Road 297.

Rash of mail thefts strikes rural Rusk County

A rash of mail thefts have occurred throughout much of rural Rusk County.