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Gov. Perry deflects blame for teacher layoffs

Texas school districts have for months pointed the finger at the state's spartan budget proposals for forcing them to lay off thousands of teachers and other employees.

City of Hudson passes K2 ban

HUDSON — Hudson Police will be enforcing a K2 ban passed by city council Tuesday night.

Brookshires' FRESH makes grand opening

TYLER — Brookshires' FRESH is making it's much anticipated opening Thursday with a ceremonial bell ringing.

Fatal wreck near UT Tyler; University drive shut down

TYLER —  Authorities have confirmed 1 death and 3 injuries in an accident on University Drive near UT Tyler.

DPS plans increased DWI patrols for Spring Break

Texas Highway Patrol troopers will be out in force during Spring Break looking for drivers who are intoxicated.

Arrest made in Longview murder

LONGVIEW, TX --- Longview Police have made an arrest in the March 7, 2011 murder of Danielo Nelson. Dexter Levi Prince 19, of Longview, was arrested Tuesday for two violation of probation warrants.

Diboll names retired Texas Ranger as interim police chief

A week after the resignation of Diboll’s longtime police chief Kent Havard, a new interim chief will take office.

Bill would change how state hands out economic development money

When Gov. Rick Perry says Texas is open for business, a Republican senator wants to be sure that "open" means transparent as well.

Warrant round-up a success in Longview

Since February 21, 2011, Longview-area citizens have been paying up.

Miss Teen Longview to compete in state title

The Longview News-Journal reports this year's Miss Longview winner will be competing in San Antonio this month for The Miss Teen Texas Pageant.