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Kilgore OKs pact to widen Texas 42

KILGORE, TX — City Council members on Tuesday entered into an agreement that will kick-start a state project to widen the southern portion of the highway linking Kilgore with White Oak.

Abandoned structure catches fire near Lake Palestine

An abandoned structure caught fire this morning in the Bullard Shadybrook neighborhood. It happened on Timber Bluff Lane at around 7:00 a.m.

Angelina Co. jailer arrested for inappropriate relationship with inmate

An alleged inappropriate relationship with an inmate landed an Angelina County jailer in custody Tuesday night.

Nacogdoches County saves $273,000 by refinancing debt

Nacogdoches, Texas — The complicated issue of refinancing and restructuring some of Nacogdoches County’s prior debt was explained at length Tuesday morning when commissioners met in regular session.

Longview pastor suspended after DWI arrest

LONGVIEW — The senior pastor of one of Longview’s oldest and largest churches has been suspended from duties after being arrested on a drunken driving charge.

Lucky to be alive

Lufkin — The Lufkin Daily News is reporting; what started as a fun-filled day of gulf fishing with friends turned into a near-death experience for one Lufkin man now coined a walking miracle.

Tyler couple accused of killing toddler back in court

A Tyler couple accused of killing a toddler were back in court today for a hearing.

HBO Obesity Series Showing Texas Schools Debuts

AUSTIN, Texas — Comptroller Susan Combs, who appears in a new HBO documentary series on obesity, on Monday at a screening championed the need for families to pay close attention to their children's health.

Skip the line, go online

The Texas Department of Public Safety is advising residents to avoid the summer rush at driver license offices across the state by renewing their license or identification card early or online.

East Texas primary pits Simpson vs. Merritt, again

EAST TEXAS — State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, has referred to his 2010 defeat of seven-term House incumbent Tommy Merritt as a “David and Goliath-like” battle.