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Candidates Line up for Leadership Positions in Area Towns and Schools

Monday was the filing deadline for candidates who wish to be elected in November to help run the townships and school districts in Van Zandt County.

Update: Alcohol not a factor in Loop 323 wreck

Tyler — Alcohol was not a factor in this afternoon's Loop 323 wreck, according to Tyler Police.

Semi snarls traffic in Tyler

TYLER — A semi is slowing traffic near the intersection of Amherst St. and Broadway Avenue this morning. Officials say the 18-wheeler hit a tree and is blocking traffic. The wreck should be cleared shortly.

Authorities indict Rusk County constable; wife taken into custody

TYLER, TX — Today at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Rusk County Precinct 2 Constable, Benjamin Thomas Ferrell, 36, of Tatum, was arrested by Dallas Division F.B.I.

Tips for Texas Most Wanted Fugitives can now be submitted via facebook

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that tips regarding the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders can now be submitted through the social networking service, Facebook.

LETU to host human trafficking and modern day slavery symposium

 (LONGVIEW, Texas) — LeTourneau University will host a free symposium on human trafficking and modern day slavery from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center, 2100 S.

Longview hosts Baseball Super Series Tournament

(Longview, TX) Longview Parks and Recreation Department will host 46 teams from Texas and Louisiana on March 17 - 18, 2012 Approximately 600 Players representing 46 baseball teams from across Texas and Louisiana will compete in Longview for 8 U

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