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Longview hosts TAAF girls State Basketball Tournament

(Longview, TX) The City of Longview Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Girls State Basketball Tournament March 16 – 18. This is the fifth time Longview has hosted this tournament.

Authorities looking for repeat burglar in Harrison, Panola counties

Harrison County officials are asking for the public's help in finding a wanted burglar.

UPDATE: Constable recommends dropping investigation on Whitehouse police chief

SMITH COUNTY — Smith County Constable Precinct 3 Donald Rust has recommended the Smith County District Attorney's Office close the investigation on Police Chief Rick Waller, but not on Fire Chief Ronny Fite, unless he agrees to retire

Texas tipsters sign on to Facebook

AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Public Safety announced today that tips regarding the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders can now be submitted through Facebook.

UPDATE: Leverett's Chapel ISD fire caused by electrical problems

On Tuesday, a Leverett's Chapel ISD concession stand burned to the ground, along with all of their baseball team's equipment

30 lbs of pot found in Lufkin drug bust

LUFKIN — As of 2 p.m. Wednesday a Lufkin man was at large after selling marijuana to undercover narcotics investigators.

Longview woman faces 20 years for dealing meth in ETX

TYLER — A 47-year-old Longview woman has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges.

Firefighters battle blaze at oil distributor in Mineola

Mineola Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched at 7:45 p.m. to battle a fire at a petroleum product distributorship in downtown Mineola Sunday.

Hallsville’s culinary arts program mixes students, restaurants in recipe for learning

Hallsville — As one Hallsville High School student adds ingredients into the cornbread she is mixing Thursday morning, another is making oyster sauce. They are working diligently and quietly as their teacher looks on.

What drought? Rains overflow East Texas ponds, Sabine River

The Texas drought broke long enough this past weekend to get Chad Hendrix of the Glenwood Community good and wet.