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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.

UT-Tyler Softball Beats ETBU, Takes on LC Friday

The UT Tyler Patriots opened the 2012 American Southwest Conference Softball Championship Tournament at Oran Good Park with an 11-2 win over rival East Texas Baptist in five innings. The Patriots now advance to play Louisiana College at 4 p.m.

Amazon, State settle sales tax fight

TEXAS — Amazon.com will start collecting sales taxes from Texas customers this summer and agreed to make capital investments of $200 million and create 2,500 jobs in the state over the next four years, Comptroller Susan Combs announced th

Texas Forest Service unveils 'game changer' app

AUSTIN, Texas — Officials with Texas Forest Service and The Texas A&M University System gathered with state lawmakers Friday morning to unveil new web applications that will help homeowners and communities determine wildfire risk &mda