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Grassroots America endorses Larry Smith for Smith County Sheriff

SMITH COUNTY — Grassroots America - We the People endorsed Larry Smith for Smith County Sheriff on Friday. Here is the information provided to FOX 51 by Grassroots:

Kilgore firefighter death lawsuit trial begins

KILGORE — The man sent to show Kilgore firefighters how to use a new ladder truck did not bring or use a safety belt before a January 2009 training exercise that resulted in the deaths of two firefighters, testimony in a wrongful death la

Alabama man arrested in Nacogdoches

NACOGDOCHES — An Alabama man was arrested in Nacogdoches Thursday morning.

4 Lufkin-area store clerks caught selling alcohol to a minor

Lufkin, TX — A March sting led to the arrests of four Lufkin-area convenience store workers this week for allegedly selling alcohol to a minor.

Pine Tree Pirate Signs Baseball Scholarship

As the sports cliché goes, speed kills, and that’s exactly what Crowder College is getting in Pine Tree’s Ryan Lazo.

Price of Nacogdoches gas spill hits $400,000

Nacogdoches, TX — The bills are in and Morgan Oil Company is paying a hefty price tag for the gas spill that happened in early March, and the company is waiting for final approval of closure from the Texas Commission on Environmental Qual

Nacogdoches parents concerned about gang activity

Nacogdoches, TX — At least 12 Nacogdoches High School students were sent to the district’s alternative education program last week for fighting and some parents are concerned because of rumors of a gang fight occurring today.

LISD Foundation to honor top 10 graduates, influential teachers

Lindale ISD’s top students and some of the district’s most dedicated educators will have a special night to shine, joined by their family, friends, school administrators and community leaders.

Longview Fire Department ‘No. 1 Driver’ retires

Our news partner The Longview News Journal reports that Longview Fire Department’s “No. 1 Driver” Steve Mauldin retires today.

Louisiana Tech moves to Conference USA in 2013

RUSTON, La. — In a news conference on campus on Friday, Louisiana Tech University accepted an invitation to join Conference USA in all sports starting in July 2013.