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Students taking the new, more rigorous STAAR exams Monday

Monday will be the first time students take the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness which by all accounts are tougher and harder to fake your way through than the old achievement tests.

Tejano Monument dedication set for Thursday

At Thursday's long-awaited dedication of the Tejano Monument at the Capitol, hundreds of schoolchildren will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and the descendants of pioneer Tejano settlers will unveil some of the 10 pieces of the massive gran

Conditions right for major allergy season

The Longview News Journal is reporting: The mild winter and recent rains have led to a profusion of blooming blossoms in East Texas.

No injuries or damage reported after unmanned locomotive incident

Officials say an train locomotive left a train station in Palestine and travelled to Jacksonville Sunday evening -- while unmanned.

Man dies after aircraft crashes in East Texas

Nacogdoches Sheriff's department tells KETK that a personal aircraft was forced into some trees shortly after take-off near FM 95.

2012 Hope Open raises money for adoptions

Last year the 2012 Hope Open raised 50-thousand dollars for Living Alternatives, and organizers tell KFXK that they had already hit that mark before today even got started.

EL Paso area DPS Trooper Dies in Crash

AUSTIN – A Texas Highway Patrol trooper died this morning in El Paso after a two-vehicle crash.

42nd Rusk County Youth Project Show

For five days, judges have been examining the weight, coat, and health of livestock that filled the dirt floors in rusk county.

Jefferson church among Preservation Texas’ most endangered sites

A church in Jefferson is among the Preservation Texas annual list of the state’s most endangered historic places.

Longview acquires additional access to rodeo arena

Longview residents should soon have easier access to the rodeo arena.