Local News + Statewide News

East Texas poverty rates above state average

It is four minutes til closing time at Longview Community Ministries Monday and there is a line outside the door to the food pantry; each person waiting his turn to get a box of food basics.

Fugitive sex offender arrested in Shreveport

NACOGDOCHES — A man wanted by the Nacogdoches Police Department for more than 4 years for failing to register as a sex offender, was finally caught by the U.S. Marhsal Service in Shreveport.

Last words of convicted killer Beunka Adams

HUNSTVILLE — The following are the last words of Beunka Adams, the convicted killer who was executed Thursday evening:

Sheriff candidates discuss plans for office at Diboll political forum

DIBOLL — Fifteen candidates running for city, county, state and federal positions in this year’s elections were present at the Diboll Parent Teacher Student Association candidate forum on Thursday night at H.G.

Nacogdoches insurance agent arrested for drugs

Nacogdoches, TX — A Nacogdoches man turned himself in to police on outstanding warrants Wednesday afternoon after a Nacogdoches Police Department investigation into drug activity.

Longview VFW asks for help

Longview, TX — Longview’s VFW Post 4002 recently won a big battle — just mustering a full slate of officers to serve for the coming year.

Rep. Louie Gohmert calls for EPA administrator’s resignation

Washington — U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert released this statement in regard to the EPA Region Six Administrator Al Armendariz:

‘Movies in the Park’ features “True Grit”

Tyler — The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department continues the 2012 Spring Movies in the Park Series on Saturday, May 5 with a free viewing of “True Grit” in the Bergfeld Park amphitheater at 8 p.m.

LeTourneau University students shave heads in support of friend with cancer

Longview, TX — When LeTourneau University honors student Julia Thurber recently shaved her head because of chemotherapy for Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, she was a little apprehensive, but soon discovered she wasn’t going throug

Longview High students’ produce garden project benefits global organizations

Longview, TX — You might say students in Longview High School’s International Baccalaureate program have a growing passion to do something good for others.