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Smith County breaks ground on downtown jail expansion Tuesday morning

The Smith County Commissioners Court will break ground Tuesday morning on the downtown expansion of the Smith County Jail.

Gilmer man gets 9 years behind bars for dealing meth

TYLER, Texas — A Gilmer man is sentenced to 9 years in prison for dealing drugs in East Texas.

Teams needed for Puttzin’ Around Downtown game

Teams are needed to compete in the Second Annual Main Street Fund-raiser, “Puttzin’ Around Downtown” on May 17. Teams of four golfers will go business to business to play 18 holes of golf.

Prescribed burn, at Tyler State Park, should help fend off wildfire outbreak

SMITH COUNTY - Just like many places in East Texas, at Tyler State Park, it doesn't take much to start a fire.

Kurth Memorial Library Book Sale kicking off

Lufkin — The Lufkin Daily News is reporting; The Kurch Memorial Library book sale kicks off Monday morning at Ten. Magazines and paperbacks available in the library lobby during normal library hours.

Construction begins on Longview's largest water playground

Longview, TX — Work has begun on the City of Longview’s most ambitious splash pad ever.

Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge kicks off new canoe trails

Our news partner The Longview News Journal reports the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge officially kicked off six new Texas paddling trails on Saturday with what organizers hope will become an annual event — The Caddo Lake Earth Day Re

Ex-guard at Carswell guilty of sexually abusing inmate

FT. WORTH — Sentencing has been set for late October for a former correctional officer at the Federal Medical Center Carswell who pleaded guilty last week to sexually abusing an inmate.

Kilgore ISD looks for public opinion on future district policies

KILGORE — Kilgore ISD is polling the community to get feedback on future issues facing the district. The district's website is asking the public to take a few minutes to share your opinion.

Texas Board of Education Approves New Math Standards

Austin, TX — The State Board of Education has unanimously approved new K-12 math standards, despite objections from business leaders that they weren’t rigorous enough.