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Most vote to leave national group at First Presbyterian Church of Longview meeting

Longview, TX — In an historic vote Sunday, about three-fourths of the members attending a congregational meeting of First Presbyterian Church of Longview voted to separate from the Presbyterian Church of the USA.

5 more arrests made in Wood County gambling raid

Wood County — During the last week, Wood County deputies have issued six warrants for engaging in organized criminal activity for the suspects involved in the April 5th illegal gambling raids.

Woman arrested in connection with Quitman meth lab explosion

Wood County deputies have arrested a woman in connection with the meth lab that exploded late last year.

Recycling efforts extend life of Longview landfill

Our news partner, The Longview News Journal, reports Longview spreads out below the Pinehill Landfill like a toy city amid the trees.

More than 800 jobs available at Lufkin/Angelina job fair

Lufkin, TX — More than 800 jobs will be up for the taking when The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce presents the first Forest Country Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Angelina College Activity Center, 3500 S.

Texas Forest Service conducting 'dead tree census'

Lufkin, Texas — Crews from the Texas Forest Service will spend the next two months combing the state counting trees killed by last year’s historic drought.

Trial begins today in 2010 arson case

Nacogdoches, TX — The arson and criminal mischief trial for Steven Lynn Skidmore began this morning after a jury was selected last week. Skidmore allegedly set fire to a woman’s home in December 2010.

Nacogdoches making progress on rehab, water wells

Nacogdoches, TX —  Plans are progressing for the four new city water wells, and repairs on other wells are on schedule, officials said. Yes, it has rained recently. Yes, the water levels have gone back up at the lake.

UPDATE: Autopsy shows Waco man died from natural causes, not beating

UPDATE: Waco Police say the coroner ruled that 59-year-old Claudie Wagner died from natural causes due to previous existing conditions. Therefore, Waco police will continue to investigate this case as a robbery, not a homicide.

Off-duty Arp police officer killed in Harrison County wreck

An off-duty Arp police officer died Sunday afternoon after his vehicle flipped on I-20.